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Foreign exchange guide to Jersey and the Pound Sterling (GBP)

     

USD/GBP 90-day view

USD/GBP at 0.7709 is a little below its 90-DAY average, range 0.7472 - 0.8131 .
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4-DAY1.5% 30-DAY-HIGH (4d)
 
Recent USD to GBP 90-day trend

General Currency Info - Pound Sterling

The British pound (ISO: GBP) is one base unit of sterling – that being the name of Britain's currency – and is subdivided into 100 pence.

Contributing to around 13% of all foreign exchange deals, the pound, or sterling, is the world’s fourth most traded currency.

Reputedly, sterling is 1200 years old. It is said that Anglo-Saxon traders used silver pennies in the eighth century called ‘sterlings’, 240 of which would equal one pound in weight.

Due to its membership of the European Union, Britain could have adopted the euro as its currency upon its introduction in 1999, however the British government opted against this because it wanted to retain monetary policy independence and because it perceived euro adoption as offering only small economic benefits.

In recent years, the most significant event to affect sterling’s valuation was the UK’s vote to leave the European Union on June 24th 2016 – a day on which the exchange rate for GBP/USD fell by as much as 11%.

In the past two decades, the pound’s highest valuation against the dollar occurred in November 2007 when GBP/USD reached 2.1161. Its lowest value came in October 2016, three-and-a-half months after the historic ‘Brexit’ vote, when GBP/USD reached 1.1905.

   

GBP News, Forecasts and Trends

In the 2nd half of August market analysts started forecasting risk to the downside for the pound from US 1.33 given the tight 7 week deadline for Brexit combined with the drop in domestic demand due to the pandemic.

US dollar weakness has helped the embattled pound continue its recovery off June and early July lows. Despite this brief upturn, the outlook remains pessimistic as Brexit uncertainty and questions over the economy’s ability to rebound after the pandemic weigh on the currency.

In late July pound sterling is heading back towards US1.30 due to US dollar weakness. This is a remarkable change of fortunes for GBP which was sold-off after the Brexit vote and again after the virus forced a lockdown in London, the world’s largest foreign-exchange centre. Against the dollar, sterling touched the lowest level in 35 years (below US1.16) in March as traders sought the safety of the USD.

The coronavirus pandemic has replaced Brexit in the headlines and means that the deadline for a trade deal with the Eurozone this year could either be pushed back, delaying a risk for the currency, or see more favorable terms given to the U.K.

For more GBP currency market forecasts you can read the full article Pound Sterling Forecasts. The above interactive chart shows the USD to GBP exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

US Dollar to Pound Sterling - Historical Rates

USD/GBP rateChangePeriod
10 Sep 2020 : 0.78081.3% ▼1 Week
18 Aug 2020 : 0.75462.1% ▲30 Days
19 Jun 2020 : 0.80984.8% ▼90 Days
18 Sep 2019 : 0.80203.9% ▼1 Year
19 Sep 2015 : 0.643719.7% ▲5 Years
20 Sep 2010 : 0.642320% ▲10 Years

USD/GBP 10 year historic rates & change to 17-Sep-2020 : 0.7706

 

U$10,000 USD
=
£7,706 GBP

Converted at USD/GBP interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

US Dollar to Pound Sterling - Quick Conversions

USD GBP
U$ 1 £ 0.7706
U$ 5 £ 3.8530
U$ 10 £ 7.7060
U$ 20 £ 15.41
U$ 50 £ 38.53
U$ 100 £ 77.06
U$ 250 £ 192.65
U$ 500 £ 385.30
U$ 1,000 £ 770.60
U$ 2,000 £ 1,541
U$ 5,000 £ 3,853
U$ 10,000 £ 7,706
U$ 50,000 £ 38,530
U$ 100,000 £ 77,060
More amounts
USD GBP
U$ 1.2977 £ 1
U$ 6.4885 £ 5
U$ 12.98 £ 10
U$ 25.95 £ 20
U$ 64.89 £ 50
U$ 129.77 £ 100
U$ 324.43 £ 250
U$ 648.85 £ 500
U$ 1,298 £ 1,000
U$ 2,595 £ 2,000
U$ 6,489 £ 5,000
U$ 12,977 £ 10,000
U$ 64,885 £ 50,000
U$ 129,770 £ 100,000
More amounts
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What currency should I use in Jersey?

The domestic currency in Jersey is the Pound Sterling.

What is the Pound Sterling currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Pound Sterling is GBP — symbol is £.

Which countries use the Pound Sterling?

It is the domestic currency in    United Kingdom,   Guernsey,   Isle of Man,   Jersey and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

Is the Pound Sterling a closed currency?

No, the Pound Sterling is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?

 

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Jersey

The main currency of Jersey is the pound, although in many places the euro is accepted because of the location of the island. Pound coins are issued, but are much less widely used than pound notes.

In July 2014, the Jersey Financial Services Commission approved the establishment of the world's first regulated Bitcoin fund, at a time when the digital currency was being accepted by some local businesses

 

Travel money for Jersey

Save money and time by Ordering your Pounds Sterling online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the GBP cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Pounds Sterling otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 

Sending money to Jersey

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Jersey you need to start with finding out the latest Pound Sterling exchange rate for foreign-transfers, which can be very different to the wholesale rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.


Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Jersey

When sending money to Jersey it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Pound Sterling amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted GBP amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Jersey.

Use the above Send to Pounds Sterling calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Pounds Sterling deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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