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Old 28.09.2011, 17:03
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Re: Sending money from Switzerland to UK

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From what I read I think SEPA transfers are always in Euros. Does that mean that for a transfer to the UK you have two points for potential exchange rate losses i.e. CHF>Euro, then Euro>Sterling?
Uh, dunno. I generally don't transfer enough money for the exchange rate loss to be material. I'm not going to go through the hassle of going through a specialist currency broker to save CHF5 in exchange rate variance.

If I'm doing larger transfers, I normally use a service like XE.com, recommended above.

In any case, you can specify the amount of the transfer in GBP, and it will confirm the CHF/GBP rate before you have to commit. You can then point your browser over to another specialist site, get out your calculator, and decide whether to transfer the money via bank or via a broker.

The original poster asked if there were charges at their end from PostFinance to Santander -- I answered how to avoid them. As far as the best way to transfer money back-and-forth to the UK? Plenty of threads available via 'search'.
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