Swiss Banks’ Foreign Exchange Rate Comparison (November)

Swiss Banks’ Foreign Exchange Rate Comparison (November)
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Swiss banks charge on average 1.53% for currency exchange.
In some cases 4 times more than amnis.

Small and medium-sized companies are often unaware that high exchange rate mark-ups are hidden in the standard industry exchange rates. amnis is committed to transparent conditions and, thus, regularly conducts an exchange rate comparison by analyzing the fees included in banks’ foreign exchange rates.

The chart below shows a comparison of the fees included in the exchange rates for a currency exchange of max. CHF 50’000:

Swiss banks charge between 1 and 2.06 percent for currency exchange. amnis, on the other hand, offers fair and transparent conditions to SMEs. The highest fee of amnis is 0.40%. The solution is therefore already worthwile for low annual volumes. With our “Essential” or “Professional” plans, the fee is 0.3% and 0.2% respectively. Moreover, all foreign currency accounts are included in the amnis starter package and available free of charge.

If your bank is not included in the analysis you can get in touch with us – we are happy to provide you with a non-binding comparison quote.

Know your fx saving potential

SMEs that regularly exchange foreign currencies can save with amnis often more than 1% of the total CHF amount exchanged. Hence, a company with a monthly FX volume of CHF 50,000 can already save more than CHF 6,000 per year.

Additionally, you can create transparency and, most probably, save some money by following three simple steps:

  • Never exchange currencies by means of standard account transfers. This can cost you up to 2.5% of the amount exchanged.
  • Know your costs! Find out the margins and fees included in your exchange rates.
  • Compare the various conditions and services (comparison of Swiss providers).

More tips on how to optimize foreign exchange in SMEs can be found in this article.


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Nina Wyler
As a content & digital marketing specialist at amnis I provide SMEs with fx market, international business and news updates on our blog & FAQ page.
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