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GBP to USD Forecasts

The success or failure of post Brexit negotations will dominate GBP trends and forecasts in 2020.

British Pound Sterling to US dollar bank forecasts

With such obvious post-Brexit negotation related uncertainties in play, analysts are reluctant to offer many GBP forecasts.

However, with the Bank of England (BoE) holding interest rates steady amid signs of a recovery in the health of the UK economy following the general election, the pound is showing strength against most currencies early in 2020.

The GBP to USD exchange rate jumped to 1.31 in early February when Mark Carney – in his final press conference as Governor of the BoE – stated: “The UK economic performance has not been so far so good, but so far good enough. Although the global economy looks to be recovering, caution is warranted” and “Evidence of a pick-up in growth is not yet widespread.”

You can read more about GBP cross-rate forecasts here GBP Trends and Forecasts for 2020.

GBP/USD - 90 day trend
GBP/USD at 1.2348 was trading 0.8% below AVG:1.2444 with LO:1.1467 and HI:1.3098 (90 days). ALERT: GBP/USD rose to 14-DAY HIGHS.

Note that forecasts and predictions for the AUD/GBP exchange rate change all the time, affected by news events and relative sentiment towards the Australian and UK economies and this exchange rate is even more volatile than usual because of the uncertainties around Brexit.

What is a good AUD to GBP exchange rate?

This is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the GBP to USD exchange rate to the present day for periods going back upto 10 years:

GBP/USDPeriod to 29-MayDateRate
1.5% ▲1 Week22 May 20201.2166
1% ▼30 Days29 Apr 20201.2470
3.7% ▼90 Days29 Feb 20201.2822
2% ▼1 Year30 May 20191.2606
19.2% ▼5 Years31 May 20151.5284
15.5% ▼10 Years01 Jun 20101.4620
GBP/USD 10 year rates & changes to 29-May-2020 (1.2348)
Please note that the opinions of our authors are their own and do not reflect the opinion of Best Exchange Rates and should not be taken as a reference to buy or sell any financial product.

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