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Transfers to and from Swiss Francs

TransferWise can send Swiss Francs (CHF) to bank accounts located in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. We can also receive CHF transfers from Switzerland. Read more below!

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If your bank requires an address to make the transfer, please use the one below:

The Royal Bank of Scotland NV Switzerland,
Lerchenstrasse 24
8045 Zurich

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Sending to CHF

For more information, and to get started with your first transfer to CHF, click here!
Basic Information   Notes
TransferWise Fee 0,5% (or the equivalent of 1,5 CHF of payments under 300 CHF) When sending from currencies with a different fee, the higher charge applies. For information about the fee when transferring from USD to CHF, please see this page
Delivery time* 1 working day *After payout. Please keep in mind that TransferWise can take up to two working days to convert your funds from receiving the deposit
Maximum payment 2,000,000 CHF per transfer  
Countries we can send to To Switzerland and Liechtenstein  
Additional Receiving Banking Fees None  
Required Details    
Recipient Full Name 35 English characters only When sending to individuals, please include the first name and the surname. There is a 35 character limit, and please use only standard Latin letters (a-z).
Recipient IBAN Yes IBAN should be 21 characters long (letters and numbers) and begin with CH
Recipient SWIFT/BIC code Yes Mandatory. SWIFT/BIC code 8-11 characters (letters and numbers)
Fixed/specific amount Yes The currency you're sending from must also be able to send fixed amounts. For more information, please click here. When you transfer from USD to CHF, we lock your exchange rate - read more here
Transfers to an email address Yes Except when transferring from USD. For more information, please click here
Reference sent with payment Via email only Reference is not sent along with the bank transfer, but is sent to the recipient in their confirmation email. Please be sure to enter the recipient's email email address correctly when creating your payment to ensure this is received

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Sending from CHF

Basic Information   Notes
TransferWise fee 0,5% (or the equivalent of 1,5 CHF of payments under 300 CHF.) Except when sending to SWIFT currencies, where an additional €7 flat fee is charge in addition to the outlined fees.

Debit and credit card payments are available from CHF. The additional fees can be seen here.
Time for deposit to reach TransferWise 1-3 working days Please note: TransferWise usually only receives deposits within UK working hours (9-5 UK time Mon-Fri)
How to send money Debit/Credit Card or Local bank transfer There is a limit of 3,500 CHF for debit/credit card payments
Additional sending fees No  
Max. payment 60,000 CHF per transfer  
Fixed/specific amount (in) Yes  
Transfers to an email address Yes Except for transfers to INR and UAH. for more information, please click here
Debit/Credit Card Payments Yes The limit per payment for CHF card payments is 3500 CHF. The fees for paying with each type of card can be seen here.


CHF Refunds

If you cancel your transfer from CHF after you've sent the money to us, but before your transfer has been completed, we can simply refund your money back to you. See what is required to complete the refund for your payment method below.

Bank Transfer

When refunding a bank transfer, the money must be sent back to the account it came from. To do this, we will ask for the following details:

- Account holder name
- Bank code (BIC/SWIFT)

Your money will then be sent back to you and should arrive within 3 working days maximum.

Debit/Credit Card

Card payment refunds are automatic. Once you cancel a payment, your money will be sent back to the card you paid from. You can read about how long it will take to arrive here. 


Additional Note

When sending a deposit to us from CHF (Swiss Franc), we ask you to include a different reference that than provided for your other currency orders. Swiss banks often have two places to include a reference on a transfer, normally called "Booking Text" and "Reason for Payment". Please enter our reference in "Reason for Payment".

If the reference is entered in "Booking Text", our system will not be able to automatically match your deposit to your active payment order. 

As a result, we will ask you for a proof of payment document so we can manually locate your payment in our system.

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