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Foreign Exchange Guide to Jersey

Read this currency guide to Jersey with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/GBP=0.817]

 
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

By some margin, the pound was the worst-performing major currency in the second quarter. It slipped in late June to multi-month lows against a number of important currencies, including the Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar, euro, Canadian dollar and Swiss franc.

Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on No-deal, Deal and Remain probabilities. No-deal prospects may increase if, as is widely expected, 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 unlikely to receive much in the way of meaningful respite until November, analysts say, when hopefully the UK-EU Brexit arrangement, or lack thereof, is known (Boris Johnson insists that the UK will not seek any further Article 50 extensions beyond the October-31 deadline).

The pound would be doing far worse if it weren't receiving some support from the Bank of England which, surprisingly, is the only major central bank still considering higher interest rates in 2019.

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
766.10 GBP
Compare
0.766106.39%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
758.44 GBP
7.66 GBP
0.7661$107.33%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
750.78 GBP
15 GBP
0.7661$208.26%
Travelex Online US logo
748.50 GBP
18 GBP
0.74850^8.54%
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7661 (6.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:766.10 GBP
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:12:00 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:0.7161 (12.5% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:758.44 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:0.7661 (6.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:750.78 GBP
Total Cost:8.26%
Time:12:00 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:0.7485 (8.54% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:748.50 GBP
Total Cost:8.54%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Aug 23 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 08/23/2019 - See full table
 

Jersey Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare GBP travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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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!

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive GBP(£)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
8,119 GBP
Best Overall
0.81190^0.79%
XE logo
8,082 GBP
37 GBP
0.808201.25%
TransferWise logo
8,134.3 GBP
15 GBP
0.8176$510.61%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
7,893.77 GBP
225 GBP
0.7908183.55%
HSBC logo
7,888.15 GBP
231 GBP
0.79$153.61%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
7,840 GBP
279 GBP
0.7886154.21%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
7,788.33 GBP
331 GBP
0.7867$1004.83%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
7,788.33 GBP
331 GBP
0.7867$1004.83%
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.8119 (0.79% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:8,119 GBP
Total Cost:0.79%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.8082 (1.25% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:8,082 GBP
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
37 GBP less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:0.8176 (0.1% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:8,134.3 GBP
Total Cost:0.61%
Difference:
15 GBP more than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.7908 (3.37% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,893.77 GBP
Total Cost:3.55%
Difference:
225 GBP less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7900 (3.47% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,888.15 GBP
Total Cost:3.61%
Difference:
231 GBP less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.7851 (4.07% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,840 GBP
Total Cost:4.21%
Difference:
279 GBP less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logoBank of America

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7867 (3.87% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,788.33 GBP
Total Cost:4.83%
Difference:
331 GBP less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
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:0.7867 (3.87% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,788.33 GBP
Total Cost:4.83%
Difference:
331 GBP less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/23/2019 - See full table
 

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

PeriodChange*GBP/USDDate
1 Day+1.03%1.213021 Aug 2019
1 Week+1.36%1.209115 Aug 2019
1 Month-1.46%1.243723 Jul 2019
6 Months-6.11%1.305323 Feb 2019
1 Year-5.04%1.290522 Aug 2018
5 Years-26.05%1.657323 Aug 2014
10 Years-25.46%1.644024 Aug 2009

*For period to 22-Aug 21UTC when GBP/USD was 1.2255

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

PeriodChange*GBP/EURDate
1 Day+1.12%1.093621 Aug 2019
1 Week+1.64%1.088115 Aug 2019
1 Month-0.85%1.115423 Jul 2019
6 Months-3.94%1.151323 Feb 2019
1 Year-0.72%1.113922 Aug 2018
5 Years-11.63%1.251523 Aug 2014
10 Years-3.78%1.149324 Aug 2009

*For period to 22-Aug 21UTC when GBP/EUR was 1.1059

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

PeriodChange*GBP/AUDDate
1 Day+1.45%1.787921 Aug 2019
1 Week+1.6%1.785415 Aug 2019
1 Month+2.04%1.777623 Jul 2019
6 Months-0.9%1.830423 Feb 2019
1 Year+3.07%1.759822 Aug 2018
5 Years+1.96%1.779023 Aug 2014
10 Years-7.33%1.957324 Aug 2009

*For period to 22-Aug 21UTC when GBP/AUD was 1.8139

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