GBP to CHF - Convert Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc

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1 GBP = 1.155 CHF

1 CHF = 0.866 GBP

(Mid-market exchange rate)

Last updated May 18, 2024 09:30 GMT

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GBP to CHF conversion chart

Below is the live and historical Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc rate chart so you can see today's rate - and how the rates have changed over time.

1 GBP = 1.155 CHF

1,000 Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc stats | GBP to CHF

Stat Last 7 days Last 30 days Last 90 days Last year Selected period on chart
High 1.155 1.155 1.155 1.155 1.155
Low 1.135 1.123 1.111 1.065 1.123
Average 1.144 1.139 1.133 1.116 1.139
Volatility 1.76% 2.85% 3.96% 8.45% 2.85%

What is the Pound Sterling worth against the Swiss Franc today?

1 GBP is worth 1.155 CHF today

How much is 1,000 GBP worth in CHF?

At the current exchange rate of 1.155 , a sum of 1,000 Pound Sterling is worth 1,155 Swiss Franc.

Which currency is stronger? GBP or CHF?

The Pound Sterling is currently stronger than the Swiss Franc given that 1 GBP is equal to 1.155 CHF. Conversely, 1 CHF is worth 0.866 GBP.

Overview of GBP to CHF Performance and Trends

Today, to buy 1,000 Pound Sterling, you need 1,155 Swiss Franc. On the same date last year, you needed 1,120 Swiss Franc for 1,000 Pound Sterling. This change indicates that the Pound Sterling has become stronger against the Swiss Franc by 3.13% over the past year.

The pair experienced moderate volatility of 8.45%.

Moderate volatility means there is a moderate risk of price changes. It represents a balance of potential gains and risks.

GBP to CHF Currency Performance and Volatility

Last 7 Days

  • Performance: £1,000 varied between SFr.1.135 (weekly low) and SFr.1.155 (weekly high), a variance of SFr.0.02 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 1.76%.

Last 30 Days

  • Performance: £1,000 varied between SFr.1.123 (30-day low) to SFr.1.155 (30-day high), a variance of SFr.0.032 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 2.85%.

Last 90 Days

  • Performance: £1,000 varied between SFr.1.111 (90-day low) to SFr.1.155 (90-day high), a variance of SFr.0.044 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 3.96%.

Last Year

  • Performance: £1,000 ranged from SFr.1.065 (yearly low) to SFr.1.155 (yearly high), a variance of SFr.0.09 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 8.45%.

GBP to CHF Forecast and trending

Is the Pound Sterling going up or down against the Swiss Franc?

Today's GBP to CHF exchange rate (1.155) is higher compared to yesterday's rate (1.148).

Currency information

GBP - Pound Sterling

The currency code for Pound Sterling is GBP.

The GBP currency symbol is £.

Minor unit: 1/100 = Penny

GBP rank by most traded currencies: 4

Avg proportion of daily world trade volume: 6.45%

GBP rank by strongest currencies (buying power): 5

The Pound Sterling is the currency of 10 countries:
United Kingdom, Bailiwick of Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Saint Helena, British Antarctic Territory, Tristan da Cunha

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CHF - Swiss Franc

The currency code for Swiss Franc is CHF.

The CHF currency symbol is SFr..

Minor unit: 1/100 = Rappen

CHF rank by most traded currencies: 8

Avg proportion of daily world trade volume: 2.60%

CHF rank by strongest currencies (buying power): 8

The Swiss Franc is the currency of 2 countries:
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

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Understanding GBP to CHF Currency Exchange: Our Top Tips

Let's look at some practical information, ideas and tips to help you make sure you can get the most from your money when you convert Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc, to send a payment, for a trip overseas, when shopping online or to hold a balance in Swiss Franc.

How to convert GBP to CHF?

You can convert Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc either in a physical location or online. If you choose to exchange money at a currency exchange store, bank or at the airport, you'll be given your Swiss Franc in cash. Or, you can choose to convert digitally, to send a payment overseas for example.

If you're exchanging money in a physical location you'll usually need to take the following steps:

  • Choose an exchange service that suits your needs
  • Head there with the money in Pound Sterling cash to exchange
  • Get a quote for the exchange rate and any commission or fee you need to pay
  • Hand over your money and receive your Swiss Franc in cash

Exchanging your money digitally is often easier. As an example, here's how to send a payment overseas:

  • Choose an international payment service that suits your needs and head to their desktop site, or download their app
  • Tap Send Payment
  • Enter the amount in Pound Sterling you want to send, or the amount in Swiss Franc you want your recipient to get in the end
  • You'll be shown a quote for the exchange rate and any commission or fee you need to pay
  • Choose your preferred payment method, and follow the prompts to pay
  • Your money will be deposited to your recipient's bank account directly, in Swiss Franc

How to get the best GBP to CHF exchange rate?

Because banks, currency exchange offices and international payment services all set their own exchange rates, you'll need to shop around a little to find the best GBP to CHF exchange rate for your specific transaction.

Get to know the GBP/CHF mid-market exchange rate using reputable currency conversion tools, so you'll be able to see how the market is trending. You can often set up rate alerts so the service you choose will send you a message when the GBP/CHF mid-market exchange rate hits your preferred level. Once you see a rate you like, act fast to complete your transaction before markets move again.

Another smart option is to open a multi-currency account which lets you hold a selection of major world currencies, often including Pound Sterling and Swiss Franc. This can be helpful if you transact internationally often, live overseas, receive payments from abroad, invest in diverse markets or even if you simply love to shop online with international retailers. Because you can hold a balance in the currency or currencies of your choice, there's no need to convert from one currency to another unnecessarily - you can wait until exchange rates are favorable to avoid losing out.

How to buy Pound Sterling with Swiss Franc?

You'll be able to exchange Swiss Franc to Pound Sterling in the same way as you'd exchange Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc. If you have Swiss Franc in your pocket in cash, you can take them along to a currency exchange service and ask if they'll buy back in exchange for Swiss Franc. Be aware that the exchange rate might not be great - so coming back from a trip with as little foreign cash as possible is a smart plan.

On the other hand, if you hold Pound Sterling in a bank or specialist provider account, you'll be able to take advantage of online currency exchange services which can often offer fast, efficient and good value conversion which uses a better rate than a bank would.

Where to exchange GBP to CHF?

You can exchange currencies in person at a currency exchange store, bank or airport, or use an online service instead. It's helpful to know that in person currency exchange options can offer a pretty poor deal overall, as exchange rates commonly include a markup - an extra fee. If you're exchanging somewhere with little local competition - like at an airport or hotel, for example - the chances are that the rate you get will be even worse.

A good alternative is to open a multi-currency account which lets you hold and exchange currencies digitally - and if you pick an account which also offers a linked debit card, you can make ATM withdrawals at home and abroad whenever you need cash. Digital specialist services can often offer a better exchange rate with lower overall costs compared to using your bank or exchanging cash in person - plus they're intuitive to use and let you manage your money with just your phone.

Frequently asked questions when converting Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc (GBP to CHF)

How much is the Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc?

The Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc exchange rate today is 1.155 . Use this guide to learn more about exchanging GBP to CHF in the easiest and best value way for your specific needs.

How much is 1,000 Pound Sterling to the Swiss Franc?

The GBP to CHF rate today is 1.155 . That means that 1,000 Pound Sterling would be worth 1,155 Swiss Franc.

How to exchange Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc?

Exchange GBP to CHF in person at a bank, currency exchange store or airport - or for a better exchange rate and to avoid standing in line in a physical store, use a digital service. Online currency exchange services are safe, intuitive and easy to use, to send payments internationally, or hold and exchange multiple currencies including GBP to CHF.

How to send money to Switzerland?

If you want to send money from UK - or anywhere else in the world - to Switzerland, you'll be able to do so through your bank or an online specialist service like Wise. Specialist international money transfer services can often offer better exchange rates and lower overall costs for payments to Switzerland - plus, you'll be able to get everything arranged with just your laptop or phone.

What is the Mid-Market Rate?

The mid-market exchange rate is the rate that banks and currency exchange services get when they buy and sell currencies like Swiss Franc and Pound Sterling on wholesale markets. It's an important benchmark you can use to measure whether the exchange rate you're offered by a bank or exchange service is fair.

Usually banks and exchange services add a percentage margin - known as a markup - to the exchange rate they get themselves. But this markup can vary a lot, and in some cases pushes up the cost of currency exchange significantly. Learning about the mid-market rate and monitoring it can mean you get a better deal when you exchange currencies.

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