The exchange rate shown is merely indicative and is not the exchange rate that might be applied in transactions with the Bank.

  • What is the Swiss franc and where is it used?

  • The Swiss franc is the official currency of Switzerland and the small Principality of Liechtenstein. It is also legal tender in the enclaves of Campione d'Italia (in Italy) and Büsingen am Hochrhein (in Germany), where it can be used interchangeably with the euro.

    A Swiss franc is divided into 100 centimes. Banknotes in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 1,000 Swiss francs (abbreviated to CHF) are currently in circulation, in addition to coins in denominations of 5, 10 and 20 centimes and ½, 1, 2 and 5 Swiss francs.
  • What is the value of the Swiss franc against the euro?

  • The value of the euro and the Swiss franc changes daily. As such, a good way to find out the value of the Swiss franc against the euro is using our currency converter. This amount will serve as a reference when you exchange currency.
  • I will be travelling to Switzerland soon. How far in advance should I exchange my euros for Swiss francs?

  • If you need to exchange euros for another foreign currency, such as Swiss francs, we recommended that you request the foreign currency from your bank several days in advance. This is because, depending on your currency and the amount ordered, this process may be take some time. You can carry out the exchange at any Banco Santander branch. To do so, request an appointment here.
  • Converting Swiss francs to euros: What do I do with any left over foreign currency after I return from my trip?

  • If you wish to exchange remaining Swiss franc banknotes (not coins) after you return from your trip, you may do so at any of the bank's branches.

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