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How to Send Money to UK from Switzerland (Francs to Sterling)

Are you planning to send money to the UK from Switzerland? This could be because you're a British citizen living in Switzerland, and you intend to exchange francs to sterling, when you sell your Swiss property and repatriate the money.

Also, this might be because you're a Swiss citizen, and you've been offered a job in the UK. So you need to transfer money to the UK, for when you emigrate in the foreseeable future.

Alternatively, this may be because you're a Swiss company CEO, and you want currency for your business to import British goods or services to Switzerland. These might be British-manufactured automobiles to sell to your Swiss customers, or City of London professional services such as a solicitor or accountant.

Whatever your reasons to send money to the UK from Switzerland, you'll want a swift way to do so, at highly competitive exchange rates.

With this in mind, please find below how to transfer money to the UK from Switzerland with Pure FX, and the benefits of doing so. This article will cover the following points:

  1. How to Transfer Money to The UK from Switzerland with Pure FX.
  • Register An Account.
  • Request An Exchange Rate Quote.
  • Transfer Your Money.
  1. The Benefits of Exchanging Swiss Francs to Pounds with Pure FX.
  • You'll Get A Highly Competitive Exchange Rate.
  • Your Money Is Held In Segregated Client Accounts, as We're Authorised by The FCA.
  • We've Won Awards for Our Outstanding Service.

Also, if you have any additional questions about how to transfer money to the UK from Switzerland with Pure FX, Contact Us.

You'll speak to one of Pure FX's friendly, professional currency dealers, who'll answer your questions in straightforward, jargon-free English. We'll be delighted to help you to exchange Swiss francs for sterling.

1. How to Transfer Money to The UK from Switzerland with Pure FX.

A. Register An Account

To transfer money to the UK from Switzerland with Pure FX, first visit https://www.purefx.co.uk/register to register an account. This is free, it takes just two minutes, and you come under no obligation to exchange currencies with us.

Once you've registered, one of Pure FX's friendly currency dealers will contact you. He or she will ask you about your money transfer requirements to the UK from Switzerland, so that we can best assist you. As part of this process, you'll be asked to provide the following information:

  1. The name and address of your sending Swiss bank account.
  2. The name and address of your receiving UK bank account.
  3. Your UK bank account's IBAN (International Bank Account Number). This will be 22 characters long, and start with GB. You'll find this on a bank statement, or on your bank's online portal.
  4. Your BIC or SWIFT code. You'll also find this on a bank statement, or on your UK bank's online portal.
  5. A legal form of ID, such as your passport or driver's license, and a proof of address. This is to comply with the Financial Conduct Authority's anti-money laundering due diligence.

When you've provided these details, you can transfer money to the UK from Switzerland at your leisure. The next step is to:

B. Request An Exchange Rate Quote.

To request an exchange rate quote with Pure FX, scroll up to the top-right of this page, to the 'Get A Free Quote' form.

On the currency buttons, select 'CHF' (Swiss franc) to 'GBP' (British pound.) These are the currencies you're selling and buying. Fill in the details of your transfer, and click the 'Get A Free Quote' button at the bottom of the form.

Once you've requested a quote, your Pure FX currency dealer will contact you, to offer you today's highly competitive Swiss francs to sterling exchange rate quote.

To stay up-to-date with the Swiss franc to pound exchange rate, you can visit Pure FX's Rates & Tools page. On the 'Latest Market Rates Widget', select 'CHF' to GBP'.

This will show you the Swiss franc to sterling interbank exchange rate for today and the last seven days. So you can quickly see if the Swiss franc is rising versus the pound, to decide when to transfer your money.

C. Transfer Your Money.

When you're happy with the Swiss francs to pounds exchange rate you've been offered, just tell your currency dealer. You'll then transfer your money to the UK from Switzerland.

Typically, your money will arrive in your UK bank account in two or three working days. However, if you choose to make a Priority International Transfer, your money will arrive faster. A Priority International Transfer costs £15 for amounts under £50,000, and is free for amounts over this.

2. The Benefits of Exchanging Swiss Francs to Pounds with Pure FX.

A. You'll Get A Highly Competitive Exchange Rate.

The first benefit for you of transferring money to the UK from Switzerland with Pure FX is that you'll receive a highly competitive exchange rate.

This is because we're a specialist currency dealer, and buy currencies in bulk at discounted prices. So when you exchange Swiss francs to sterling with Pure FX, we pass these discounts onto you in the form of highly competitive exchange rates.

In particular, when you transfer money to the UK from Switzerland, it could be worth comparing the exchange rate you're offered by your bank compared to Pure FX's.

This is because, while you might normally use your bank for your financial dealings, you may find that Pure FX offers a better exchange rate. So you might receive a higher GBP total in your UK bank account.

B. We're Authorised by The FCA.

We’re authorised by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority as an Electronic Money Institution (Firm Reference Number 902022), as a trading name of Foreign Currency Direct. So to safeguard your money, we keep it in segregated bank accounts.

C. We've Won Awards for Our Outstanding Service.

When you transfer money to the UK from Switzerland, you'll want to speak to a friendly professional, who’ll (1) answer your questions clearly, (2) tell you the money transfer process, (3) and keep you updated with the exchange rate.

With this in mind, you'll be pleased to know Pure FX has won the independent review platform Feefo's 'Gold Trusted Service' award in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

What's more, Pure FX has received over 800 outstanding reviews from our existing clients, on our Feefo page: http://ww2.feefo.com/en-gb/reviews/pure-fx.

Visit the page to see our existing clients' experience of using Pure FX, so you can feel confident you're using an outstanding money transfer company, to transfer money to the UK from Switzerland.

I hope you’ve found this article helpful. As I mention, if you have any additional questions about how to transfer money to the UK from Switzerland with Pure FX, Contact Us. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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