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Foreign Exchange Guide to Jersey

Read this currency guide to Jersey with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/GBP=0.7857]

 
Jersey
Country Code:
JE
Domestic Currency:
British Pound Sterling
Symbol - Code:
£ GBP
Telephone Prefix:
+441534

This is a foreign exchange guide to Jersey, the British Pound Sterling currency plus GBP transfers and travel tips.


In this Jersey currency guide we take a look at :

  1. British Pound Sterling info - general info about the British Pound Sterling
  2. British Pound Sterling in the markets - recent GBP moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Jersey - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying British Pound Sterling cash online - travel money for Jersey
  5. Sending money to Jersey - save on British Pound Sterling bank transfers to Jersey
  6. British Pound Sterling exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
  7. GBP News - the latest British Pound Sterling related articles from our blog.

British Pound Sterling (GBP) general currency information


What is the British Pound Sterling currency code and symbol?

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


Which countries use the British Pound Sterling?

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

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.


British Pound Sterling (GBP) in the markets

The pound slipped to a 5-month low of 1.12 euros in June. Against the US dollar, it climbed away from May’s multi-month low of $1.256 to $1.27, but was still 5 percent lower than March's high of $1.338.

Brexit paralysis in the UK has led to declines in business investment and two months of economic contraction (for the months of March and April).

Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on No-deal, Deal and Remain probabilities. No-deal prospects may increase if, as is predicted by betting markets, ardent Brexiteer Boris Johnson becomes the UK’s next prime minister. However, some banks argue that Johnson’s appointment would make little difference to no-deal or remain probabilities.

The pound is receiving some support from the Bank of England which, surprisingly, is the only major central bank to be considering raising interest rates this year.

For more details read the full article British Pound Sterling Forecasts.

The interactive chart below shows the USD to GBP exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

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 British Pound 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 British Pound Sterling otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 
Travel Money ProvidersAmount GBP(£)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
735.40 GBP
Compare
0.735406.39%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
728.05 GBP
7.35 GBP
0.7354$107.33%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
720.69 GBP
15 GBP
0.7354$208.26%
Travelex Online US logo
713.60 GBP
22 GBP
0.71360^9.16%
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7354 (6.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:735.40 GBP
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:12:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6874 (12.5% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:728.05 GBP
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.7354 (6.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:720.69 GBP
Total Cost:8.26%
Time:12:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.7136 (9.16% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:713.60 GBP
Total Cost:9.16%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Jun 25 2019 10:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 06/25/2019 - See full table
 

Jersey Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare GBP travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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 British Pound Sterling foreign-transfer exchange 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 here).


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 British 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 our Send to GBP 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 British Pound Sterling deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 
ProvidersReceive GBP(£)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
7,826 GBP
Best Overall
0.78260^0.39%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
7,603.29 GBP
223 GBP
0.7617183.23%
HSBC logo
7,597.59 GBP
228 GBP
0.7609$153.3%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
7,551 GBP
275 GBP
0.7596153.89%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
7,502.22 GBP
324 GBP
0.7578$1004.52%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
7,502.22 GBP
324 GBP
0.7578$1004.52%
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.7826 (-0.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,826 GBP
Total Cost:0.39%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 12:01 Local
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.7617 (-3.05% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,603.29 GBP
Total Cost:3.23%
Time:12:01 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7609 (-3.16% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,597.59 GBP
Total Cost:3.3%
Time:12:01 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.7562 (-3.75% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,551 GBP
Total Cost:3.89%
 

Bank of America logoBank of America

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7578 (-3.55% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,502.22 GBP
Total Cost:4.52%
Time:12:01 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7578 (-3.55% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,502.22 GBP
Total Cost:4.52%
Time:12:01 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 06/25/2019 - See full table
 

GBP/USD - British Pound Sterling to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*GBP/USDDate
1 Day-0.12%1.275123 Jun 2019
1 Week+1.55%1.254217 Jun 2019
1 Month+0.18%1.271325 May 2019
6 Months+0.7%1.264826 Dec 2018
1 Year-3.97%1.326224 Jun 2018
5 Years-25.01%1.698425 Jun 2014
10 Years-22.86%1.651126 Jun 2009

*For period to 24-Jun 21UTC when GBP/USD was 1.2736

GBP/EUR - British Pound Sterling to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*GBP/EURDate
1 Day-0.25%1.120023 Jun 2019
1 Week-0.03%1.117517 Jun 2019
1 Month-1.52%1.134425 May 2019
6 Months+0.35%1.113326 Dec 2018
1 Year-1.77%1.137324 Jun 2018
5 Years-10.34%1.246025 Jun 2014
10 Years-4.77%1.173226 Jun 2009

*For period to 24-Jun 21UTC when GBP/EUR was 1.1172

GBP/AUD - British Pound Sterling to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*GBP/AUDDate
1 Day-0.37%1.835723 Jun 2019
1 Week-0.09%1.830517 Jun 2019
1 Month-0.33%1.835025 May 2019
6 Months+2.29%1.787926 Dec 2018
1 Year+2.59%1.782824 Jun 2018
5 Years+1.23%1.806625 Jun 2014
10 Years-10.62%2.046226 Jun 2009

*For period to 24-Jun 21UTC when GBP/AUD was 1.8289

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