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Accounts & Cards

Find all bank account and payment card articles and guides from independent Swiss online comparison service moneyland.ch listed in this overview. Topics covered include: credit cards; debit cards; private accounts (checking accounts); business accounts; savings accounts; other types of bank accounts.

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Swiss Credit Cards in Foreign Currencies: The Pros and Cons

Is it worth using Swiss credit cards denominated in euros or other foreign currencies? This moneyland…

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Where Can I Earn the Most Interest?

There are countless interest-yielding financial products in Switzerland. Here, moneyland.ch breaks these…

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Free Credit Cards in Switzerland Explained

Are the free credit cards offered in Switzerland really free? In this guide, independent online comparison…

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Using Credit Cards to Earn Free Flights

Learn how to use Swiss credit cards to earn frequent flyer miles and enjoy free travel.

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Using Debit and Credit Cards While Traveling

Get informed about the costs of card payments and cash withdrawals outside of Switzerland, and learn…

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Is Getting Airport Lounge Access With Credit Cards a Cheap Alternative?

Is getting a Swiss credit card with airport lounge benefits cheaper than joining an airport lounge club…

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How to Send Money to Other Countries Cheaply

Do you frequently send money to other countries? Find out what to pay attention to in this moneyland…

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Neobanks in Switzerland: A Comprehensive Guide

Find answers to your questions about neobanks and smartphone banks in Switzerland in this comprehensive…

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Swiss Prepaid Card Guide

How are Swiss prepaid card different from standard Swiss credit cards? Does using prepaid cards make…

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Neon Swiss Neobank FAQ

Find answers to your questions about Neon in this guide by independent online comparison service moneyland…

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The 10 Best Savings Account Tips

Find the best tips for using Swiss savings accounts in this moneyland.ch guide.

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How to Open a Swiss Bank Account Online

Many Swiss banks give you the option of opening a bank account completely online. This moneyland.ch…

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How to Open a Swiss Savings Account

A savings account lets you earn interest on your savings. This guide explains how to open savings accounts…

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How to Open a Pillar 3a Account

The third pillar lets you save on taxes while saving for retirement. This moneyland.ch guide explains…

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Swiss Bank Fees for Non-Residents Explained

Most Swiss banks charge special non-resident fees to customers who live outside of Switzerland. Get…

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How to Accept Card Payments in Switzerland

Debit cards are the most widely used payment method for consumer purchases in Switzerland. The move…

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Reward Programs From Swiss Banks Explained

Many Swiss banks offer their customers reward programs, discounts, and other perks. In this guide, moneyland…

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Swiss Banks: Benefits For Young Customers

Many Swiss banks have special benefits for teenagers, young adults, and students. This moneyland.ch…

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How to Apply for Swiss Credit Cards

This moneyland.ch guide explains which information you have to provide when applying for a Swiss credit…

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Interest Rates of Swiss Credit Cards Compared

Find answers to the most important questions about carrying credit card balances in Switzerland and…

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Credit Card Fees for Casino, Lottery and Betting Payments Explained

Get informed about the fees charged when you use Swiss credit cards to pay for gambling purchases in…

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Free Cash Withdrawals With Credit Cards Explained

Many people in Switzerland use their credit cards to get cash and end up paying heavily in the way of…

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Swiss Bank Overdraft Interest Rates Explained

How much interest do Swiss banks charge you if your account gets overdrawn? Find useful information…

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Paying With Bitcoin in Switzerland: Questions and Answers

Find out how and where you can use bitcoin to pay in Switzerland in this moneyland.ch guide.

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Online Banking Fraud: Can I Get My Money Back?

Who is responsible for fraudulent online banking and credit card transactions? Find out in this guide…

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In-Car Payments: When Your Car Pays the Gas Station

When your car becomes a wallet: This moneyland.ch guide answers important questions about in-car payments…

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Swiss Gift Accounts for Children Compared

Get informed about gift accounts to save money for a child and compare gift accounts for children from…

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How to Protect Your Money From Phishing

Scammers use fraudulent messages to try to get to your money. Find out how to protect yourself from…

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Rental Deposit Accounts in Switzerland Compared

What is a Swiss rental deposit savings account and how does it work? Read this guide from moneyland.…

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Instant Payments: Real-Time Bank Transfers Explained

Instant payments enable bank transfers to be completed in a matter of seconds. This moneyland.ch guide…

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Cash Withdrawals: A Practical Guide

Cash withdrawals can be expensive. This moneyland.ch guide explains how expensive cash withdrawals are…

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Virtual Credit Cards: A Practical Guide

Virtual credit cards which can be used for mobile or online payments are now being offered by some card…

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Apple Pay in Switzerland FAQ

Find the answers to the most important questions about using Apple Pay in Switzerland in this guide…

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The Biggest Swiss Banks

Which are the biggest Swiss banks? Find the most important information in this guide.

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How to Protect Yourself From Card Skimming

Skimming occurs when criminals steal your card information and use it to make fraudulent transactions…

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Mistakes on Bank and Credit Card Statements

Find out what to do when payments you did not make are charged to your credit card or debit card in…

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Cash Back Credit Cards in Switzerland

Get informed about Swiss credit cards which reward users with cash back in this guide from independent…

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The Pros and Cons of Payment Methods in Switzerland

What are the advantages and disadvantages of payment methods like credit cards, debit cards, cash, and…

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QR-bill FAQ

Find answers to key questions about the new QR-bill Swiss deposit slips with QR codes in this moneyland…

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How to Avoid Cost Pitfalls When Using Credit Cards to Shop Online

Credit cards are a very popular payment method for online shopping. But there are a number of cost pitfalls…

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Debit Mastercard in Switzerland: Questions and Answers

The Debit Mastercard is being adopted by a growing number of Swiss banks as a replacement for the Maestro…

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Swiss Bank Secrecy Explained

Bank customer secrecy protects the privacy of bank customers. This moneyland.ch guide explains Swiss…

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Swiss Credit Card Rewards Programs Compared

Get informed about the rewards programs used by Swiss credit cards, and see how the value of these Swiss…

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Visa Debit in Switzerland: Questions and Answers

Visa Debit is a debit card from Visa which has recently been introduced in Switzerland. Here, independent…

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Wise in Switzerland FAQ

Get answers to the most important questions about using Wise (Transferwise) in Switzerland in this guide…

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Using Credit Cards on Holiday: Practical Tips

Credit cards are a popular travel companion for holidaymakers. Learn how to use credit cards smartly…

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How to Use Swiss Credit Cards to Save on Car Rentals

Many people in Switzerland pay for car rentals using credit cards, either online or when collecting…

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Euro Accounts From Swiss Banks: Questions and Answers

Get informed about euro-denominated bank accounts from Swiss banks, and find out whether or not it is…

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Swiss Credit Card Concierge Services Explained

Some Swiss credit cards come with concierge services which take care of time-consuming tasks for you…

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Credit Card Insurance Benefits in Switzerland

Get informed about the complimentary insurance coverages which come with some Swiss credit cards in…

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Samsung Pay in Switzerland FAQ

Find the answers to the most important questions about using Samsung Pay in Switzerland in this moneyland…

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Using Checks in Switzerland: A Practical Guide

What checking services do Swiss banks offer? Find useful information on using checks in Switzerland…

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Card Fraud: A Guide to Protecting Your Money

This moneyland.ch guide explains how to avoid credit card fraud and debit card fraud, and the steps…

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Contactless Payments in Switzerland: A Complete Guide

Find all the information you need about making contactless payments with credit cards, debit cards,…

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The 8 Quirkiest Credit Cards Ever Issued

Are you looking for a credit card that will help you stand out from the crowd? Look no further than…

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Choosing a Business Credit Card: 10 Key Criteria

Which credit card is right for your business? This moneyland.ch guide explains the most important criteria…

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Yapeal Questions and Answers

Find answers to your questions about Swiss neobank Yapeal here.

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Direct Debits in Switzerland FAQ

Find answers to your questions about using direct debits in Switzerland in this moneyland.ch guide.

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Interest Rates for Savings in Switzerland Compared Internationally

How do the interest rates of Swiss private accounts, savings accounts, and fixed deposits compare with…

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How to Find the Right Bank

These tips from moneyland.ch can help you choose the right Swiss bank for your specific needs.

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Bank Bankruptcy: Protection for Swiss Bank Customers Explained

Swiss banks are considered exceptionally safe by international standards. But it is still important…

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Visa, American Express, Mastercard, or Diners Club?

How are cards from Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club different? Which is the right…

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Online Shopping Payment Methods in Switzerland

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Twint, PayPal, invoice billing, installments, Apple Pay, bank transfers…

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Markups for Credit Card Payments in Switzerland Explained

In the past, many stores, online shops, and travel agencies, and most airlines, charged customers who…

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How to Change Your Bank Account

Follow this step-by-step guide to make changing your bank account quick and simple, and use the practical…

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How to Use Swiss Private Bank Accounts

Get informed about what points to consider when using Swiss private accounts in this guide.

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Using Credit Cards While Traveling: Local Currency vs. Dynamic Currency Conversion

Should you pay in your credit card’s currency or in the local currency when making purchases outside…

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Which is the Oldest Swiss Bank?

Find a list of the oldest Swiss banks, organized by their dates of founding.

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Student Bank Accounts in Switzerland Compared

Find out what you should take into account when opening Swiss student bank accounts in this guide.

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Refugees in Switzerland: Work, Support, Bank Accounts and Insurance Explained

Are refugees in Switzerland allowed to hold jobs? Do they pay social security contributions? Can asylum…

Renting a Home

Security Deposit Account or Insurance?

When you rent a new home and have to pay a deposit, you can choose between paying into a rental deposit…

Online Security

Online Scams and Fraud: How to Protect Yourself

From phishing messages to fake online stores, here are some online scams you should be aware of. Learn…

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Swiss Numbered Bank Accounts: A Practical Guide

Find clear information about what Swiss numbered bank accounts are, how they work, and what they cost…

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Swiss Banks with Negative Interest Rates

Which Swiss banks charged negative interest? This moneyland.ch guide provides a historical overview…

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Swatch Pay in Switzerland FAQ

Find answers to the most important questions about Swatch Pay from Swiss watch maker Swatch in this…

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Google Pay in Switzerland FAQ

Find answers to the most important questions about using Google Pay in Switzerland in this guide by…

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Fitbit Pay in Switzerland FAQ

Find answers to the most important questions about using Fitbit Pay in Switzerland in this guide by…

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Garmin Pay in Switzerland FAQ

Find answers to key questions about using Garmin Pay in Switzerland in this moneyland.ch guide.

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How to Withdraw Money at Retail Stores in Switzerland

Find out how to make cash withdrawals or get cash advances at the tills of stores across Switzerland…

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Bank Accounts for Refugees in Switzerland Explained

Not all Swiss banks let refugees open accounts. Find out which Swiss banks accept refugees, and under…

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Revolut in Switzerland: Questions and Answers

This guide from independent online comparison service moneyland.ch answers the most important questions…

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How Do Swiss Credit Cards Compare Internationally?

How do the costs and benefits of Swiss credit cards compare to those of cards in the US and Singapore…

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Going On Vacation: The Checklist

The days leading up to your vacation are a non-stop endorphin rush. Following these 10 easy tips before…

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Swiss Bank Accounts For Foreigners Explained

Depending on your citizenship and residence permit, you may find yourself unable to open accounts at…

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Online Banking: How to Use It to Your Advantage

A full-on move to online banking can make financial sense. This moneyland.ch report looks into the pros…

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Credit Cards Bills: Making Your Payments

Find out how to read Swiss credit card statements, pay credit card bills, and avoid penalty fees in…

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V Pay Debit Card from Visa in Switzerland: Questions and Answers

Find answers to your questions about the V Pay debit card from Visa in Switzerland here.

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eBill FAQ

Find answers to key questions about the Swiss eBill in this guide by independent online comparison service…

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Twint Questions and Answers

Find answers to your questions about the Swiss Twint mobile wallet in this guide by independent online…

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Credit Card or Debit Card?

Get informed about the biggest differences between Swiss credit cards and debit cards in this guide…

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Bank Package Tips

Find out what to consider when choosing a Swiss bank package in this practical guide.

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Platinum Credit Cards in Switzerland

Do platinum credit cards have more to offer cardholders than a feel-good experience? Get informed in…

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Gold Credit Cards Explained

While the sight of a gold credit card no longer turns heads, they continue to hold an air of exclusivity…

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Youth Bank Accounts in Switzerland Compared

What should you consider when choosing a Swiss youth account? Find out in this moneyland.ch guide.

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Swiss Bank Accounts for Seniors

What should you consider when choosing a senior bank account in Switzerland? Get the information you…

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Swiss Credit Cards: 12 Key Tips

Find useful tips on how to get the most out of Swiss credit cards in this moneyland.ch guide.

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Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees Explained

Find clear examples of how Swiss credit card foreign transaction fees affect you in this moneyland.ch…

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The Compound Interest Effect

Can you save your way to wealth? Check out moneyland.ch’s report on the surprising effect of compounding…

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Streamlining Your Savings Account

Find out how to optimize your savings account in this moneyland.ch guide.

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How to Close a Swiss Bank Account

Find useful information and tips to consider when closing a Swiss bank account or migrating to a new…

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Investment Fund Accounts in Switzerland Explained

Find out how investment fund accounts in Switzerland work, what they cost, and whether they can benefit…

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Cross-Border Workers in Switzerland: A Financial Guide

Do you live in France, Germany, Austria or Italy and work in Switzerland? Find the most important information…

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Comparing Comparison Websites

Online comparison portals have been around for a long time. But newcomers and new technologies are disrupting…

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Swiss Bank Safe Deposit Boxes: A Practical Guide

Get informed about what to consider when renting safe deposit boxes from Swiss banks and compare prices…

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How To Open a Bank Account in Switzerland

Find useful information about opening a Swiss bank account in this moneyland.ch guide.

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Cross-Border Workers: Which Swiss Bank Should You Use?

A Swiss bank account is a necessity for many people who work in Switzerland but live in neighboring…

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Swiss Banks: Which Is the Best?

Learn how to quickly find the best Swiss banking products and services at no cost.

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Swiss Capital Payment Accounts Explained

The costs of capital payment accounts vary widely across Swiss banks. Find useful information about…

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Likeable Banking Ideas

How can banks become more likeable? Check out our picks of likeable banking ideas.

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Bank Accounts for Startups: Getting It Right

What should you consider when choosing a bank to work with as you found and grow your startup in Switzerland…

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Peer to Peer Currency Exchange Explained

Are peer to peer platforms a viable option for exchanging currency at competitive rates? How much money…

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Peer to Peer Money Transfers Explained

Are peer to peer platforms a viable option for transferring money across borders? How much money can…

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Foreign Currency: Getting the Best Rates

Learn how to get the best deal when buying foreign currency in Switzerland in this moneyland.ch financial…

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Banknote Rates and Forex Rates in Switzerland

Swiss banks use two different exchange rates for different kinds of foreign currency exchange transactions…