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Convert EUR to GBP at Best Exchange Rates

There are three amounts that you need to understand if you are to have any chance of getting the best possible EUR to GBP rate, these are :

  1. The EUR/GBP foreign exchange market mid-rate
  2. The transaction margin from the mid-rate you will be charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider
  3. Any fixed or percentage fees for your transfer or currency exchange.

1 euro equals
British pound sterling 1=

Right now the EUR/GBP market rate is and represents how many British pound sterling you can get for one euro. You can calculate with the current mid-rate using our EUR to GBP calculator below but note the rate will most likely be quite different by the time you make you currency exchange.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

Why can't I just get the same EUR/GBP market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

When you look up the current euro to British pound sterling exchange rate on the web the figure you find quoted on sites like google or mentioned on TV is commonly referred to as the mid-market rate.

EUR to GBP mid-rate on google

EUR to GBP mid-rate on google search

Getting a great EUR to GBP mid-market rate is all about timing, so unless you are able to wait, watch and time the market this is largely beyond your control. This rate will go up and down with varying amounts of volatility depending on the currency pair.

This mid-market rate is really only a reference and is just the starting point for calculating the actual rate you will get for your transaction, luckily we can also use this same rate to determine how good a deal a rate that a provider offers you actually is.

You can use the below EUR to GBP calculator to convert currency amounts using the latest mid-market exchange rates. Then choose your transaction type for specific euro cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.

EUR to GBP mid-rate calculator

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euro - Recent Performance

In mid-October, the euro was floating around 1.18 against the dollar, having pulled back from September’s long-term highs close to 1.21.

Against the British pound, the euro stood at 0.897. It had been as high as 0.9306 in August – a level that hadn’t been achieved since 2009.

Speculation surrounding the end of the ECB’s quantitative easing program has driven euro appreciation this year. For the first time since its introduction, the central bank will discuss tapering QE at its meeting on October 26th.

In September, Dutch bank ABN Amro predicted EUR/USD would rise to 1.3 by the end of 2018. As reasons for the pair’s climb, ABN cited “strong conviction” on future US dollar weakness and less stimulative ECB policy.

In September, HSBC cancelled its forecast for the euro to rise to parity with the pound. HSBC’s revised year-end forecast now places EUR/GBP at 0.893.

A divergence in the paths of monetary policy between the ECB and the Swiss National Bank will lead to EUR/CHF climbing to 1.18 in the medium term, from October's rate of 1.154, according to a prediction by Credit Agricole.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch go one further on EUR/CHF. The bank has a “minimum target” of 1.20 by the end of 2018. BAML says that EUR/CHF “looks cheap relative to its longer-term moving averages.”

British pound sterling - Recent Performance

Between mid-September and mid-October, sterling fell 3.5% against the dollar to $1.319, taking “cable” back to levels experienced in the three-month period following 2016’s EU referendum.

Against the euro, within the same period, sterling fell by 1.3% to €1.121 but it remains within the middle third of its 2017 range.

In mid-October, opinions on the British currency were mixed. Although Bank of England hawkishness meant that 75% of economists were predicting a November interest rate hike, which would normally be sterling-supportive, a “no deal” Brexit was looking increasingly possible and that prompted some pretty gloomy predictions.

In a “no deal” scenario, both ING and J.P. Morgan predicted that the pound would lose 13% of its value against the dollar by falling to $1.15.

Other negative news for the UK came in October with the ONS’ surprise downward revision to the UK’s wealth by some £490 billion! Ratings agencies had already been downbeat on the UK’s finances. In September, Moody’s downgraded the UK’s credit rating from Aa1 to Aa2 on the grounds that “fiscal pressures will be exacerbated by [the UK’s] departure from the EU.”

On a more positive note, in September, HSBC cancelled its forecast for the pound to fall to parity with the euro. HSBC’s revised year-end forecasts now place GBP/EUR at €1.12 and GBP/USD at $1.35.

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