|POSTFINANCE||MIN. TRANSFER||SPEED||FX MARGIN RATE||*GUIDE RATES||MORE DETAILS|
|GBP £ - to CHF||NO MINIMUM||5/7 DAYS||5.0%||1.165|
|EUR € - to CHF||NO MINIMUM||5/7 DAYS||5.0%||1.052|
|BROKER RATES||MIN. TRANSFER||SPEED||FX MARGIN RATE||*GUIDE RATES||MORE DETAILS|
|GBP £ - to CHF||From £100||From 1 DAY||From 0.7%||1.217|
|EUR € - to CHF||From £100||From 1 DAY||From 0.7%||1.1|
Table *GUIDE RATES are updated daily (Monday to Friday) at 09:00 GMT.
Answer: Using Postfinance services, the exchange rates shown are typical. All banks have individual rates and commission structures for international currency transfers. Find the latest exchange rates for an overseas bank using our Bank Rate Comparison below:
Save on the exchange rate conversion when transferring money overseas from your Postfinance account in Swiss francs, euros, the UK pound and other currencies. Postfinance international money transfers to or from Switzerland have higher transaction charges, due to a less competitive exchange rate offered by Postfinance. Skip to: Switzerland Money Transfer Specialists
Typically, sending funds to or from your Postfinance account in Swiss francs, euros, the UK pound or US dollar overseas bank account will involve a margin rate of 5.0% – much higher than most currency broker rates (typically 0.7 to 1.0%).
Sending foreign currency to or from your Postfinance account in Switzerland needn’t be a complex matter, moreover, you can save time and money when you use a specialist currency broker instead.
Specialist foreign exchange companies including our recommended providers here can save you money and time on the transaction. Our recommendations are based on international coverage and office locations together with the lowest foreign exchange margin rates offered.
Example: A typical overseas currency transfer of 100,000 Swiss francs (CHF) using Postfinance services would have a transaction exchange rate margin of around 5.0% – or 5,000 CHF. Using a specialist broker, in this example TorFX – the exchange rate margin would work out at 0.7% – or only 700 CHF in total, which is a large saving over the bank service.
International money transfers from Postfinance could take longer to arrive than using a private currency exchange provider and you will also need to be an existing Postfinance account holder to use their services. Postfinance may additionally charge a flat rate commission fee when sending money abroad into another currency and bank transfer commission fees vary depending on the amount you need to transfer. Private brokers offer commission free currency transfers, typically over a value of £5000 (or 5,000 CHF).
Unless you pay a premium, Postfinance’s service will take from 5 to 7 days for your funds to arrive at the destination bank. Private foreign exchange companies typically complete the transaction either same day, or next day.
PostFinance was created in 1906 and is the financial services unit of Swiss Post. Postfinance is the fifth largest retail financial institution in Switzerland, serving customers through over 1,000 local branch locations in the country.