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Re: How to transfer and exchange Swiss Franc to GBP?

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It depends how you do it - if you specify sending GBP, UBS will charge you an international transfer fee and give you a poor FX rate.

If you send CHF, they'll charge you the international fee and Barclays will give you a poor interest rate at best, or refuse to take CHF, or charge a fee for foreign currency receipt.

I'd recommend using xe.com, although it depends on the amount / frequency as to whether it's worth setting up.
I used to use XE but changed last year to Currency Fair which seems to give better rates. Pretty easy to set-up, but probably only worth doing (hassle-wise) if you are going to do more than one smaller transfer, or need to do one large transfer.
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Re: How to transfer and exchange Swiss Franc to GBP?

Indeed when comparing currency brokers, Currency Fair seems to give the best rates.

https://www.fxcompared.com/money-tra...e=1&ref=filter

I think I'll sign up with them.
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Re: How to transfer and exchange Swiss Franc to GBP?

I use transferwise. Low fees, but a bit slow (esp from CH as you have to manually do the payment to transferwise).

Are there any sites with better rates than transferwise?
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