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Transfer money from US to CH

Is TransferWise still the best way to transfer money (one time) from the US to Switzerland?

And to all those who are going to answer "Send me the money and I'll forward it", you are a riot.

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Old 22.06.2018, 09:57
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

I've been using Transferwise regularly for the reverse (CH->US) and have found it simple to use, fast, and with the best rates.
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

Transferwise is very good.

If you want the USD for usual purchases etc. you can also keep it in USD and use Revolut / Transferwise to spend and it will auto-convert your USD to CHF when you use it.
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Old 22.06.2018, 15:16
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

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Is TransferWise still the best way to transfer money (one time) from the US to Switzerland?

And to all those who are going to answer "Send me the money and I'll forward it", you are a riot.

Thank you.

All depends on the amount, really
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

I saw an ad for an essentially international Venmo, but unfortunately I can't remember the name. I thought it said it was free, like Venmo, for certain transfers. Does anyone know what it could be?
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Is TransferWise still the best way to transfer money (one time) from the US to Switzerland?
Why only one time?
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

Thank you all. I'll look into it further.
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

Transferwise is by far the best way to transfer money.
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

i use revolut. much simpler than transferwise or others like it. and a better rate.
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

I use the bank in Australia to send cash
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

I top up Revolut via Transferwise.
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Old 05.07.2018, 23:08
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

why? why not just wire the USD to revolut and then transfer out?
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

because fees, duh
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Old 06.07.2018, 13:03
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Re: Transfer money from US to CH

what fees?

i don't pay any fees end to end.
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