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CAD to GBP - Exchange Rates

Canadian Dollar to Pound Sterling exchange rates aren't all the same. The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees.

Foreign Exchange margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.

 

1 CAD = 0.5691 GBP

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Quick Conversions from Canadian Dollar to Pound Sterling

CAD GBP
C$ 1 £ 0.5691
C$ 5 £ 2.8455
C$ 10 £ 5.6910
C$ 20 £ 11.38
C$ 50 £ 28.46
C$ 100 £ 56.91
C$ 250 £ 142.28
C$ 500 £ 284.55
C$ 1,000 £ 569.10
C$ 2,000 £ 1,138
C$ 5,000 £ 2,846
C$ 10,000 £ 5,691
C$ 50,000 £ 28,455
C$ 100,000 £ 56,910
More amounts
CAD GBP
C$ 1.7573 £ 1
C$ 8.7865 £ 5
C$ 17.57 £ 10
C$ 35.15 £ 20
C$ 87.87 £ 50
C$ 175.73 £ 100
C$ 439.33 £ 250
C$ 878.65 £ 500
C$ 1,757 £ 1,000
C$ 3,515 £ 2,000
C$ 8,787 £ 5,000
C$ 17,573 £ 10,000
C$ 87,865 £ 50,000
C$ 175,730 £ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate your own CAD/GBP amounts use our Convert CAD to GBP quick calculator.


Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for CAD/GBP International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer Provider Receive GBP(£) Exchange RateFee CADDeal Links
XE logo
£5,640
1.24%
Best Overall
0.5640
OFX logo
£5,665
0.81%
£25 more
0.56650^
HSBC logo
£5,499.74
3.7%
£140 less
0.5508C$15
Coast Capital Savings International Money Transfers
Coast Capital Savings logo
£5,457.87
4.43%
£182 less
0.5513C$100
Scotiabank logo
£5,452.92
4.52%
£187 less
0.5508C$100
Banks - Average Rate
Coast Capital Savings logo Scotiabank logo HSBC logo TD Canada Trust logo Royal Bank of Canada logo
£5,449
4.58%
£191 less
0.549515
TD Canada Trust logo
£5,439.06
4.76%
£201 less
0.5494C$100
Royal Bank of Canada logo
£5,397.48
5.49%
£243 less
0.5452C$100
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.5640 (1.24% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,640
Total Cost:1.24%
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.5665 (0.81% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,665
Total Cost:0.81%
Difference:
£25 GBP more than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$15 CAD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.5508 (3.55% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,499.74
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
£140 GBP less than using XE
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Coast Capital Savings logo
Coast Capital Savings: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5513 (3.47% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,457.87
Total Cost:4.43%
Difference:
£182 GBP less than using XE
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Scotiabank logo
Scotiabank: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5508 (3.55% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,452.92
Total Cost:4.52%
Difference:
£187 GBP less than using XE
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.5425 (5.01% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,449
Total Cost:4.58%
Difference:
£191 GBP less than using XE
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
TD Canada Trust logo
TD Canada Trust: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5494 (3.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,439.06
Total Cost:4.76%
Difference:
£201 GBP less than using XE
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Royal Bank of Canada logo
Royal Bank of Canada: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5452 (4.54% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,397.48
Total Cost:5.49%
Difference:
£243 GBP less than using XE
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/02/2020 - View latest rates
 

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money Provider Amount GBP(£) Exchange RateFee CADDeal Links
Travelex Online CA logo
£551.10
3.5%
Best Overall
0.5511$0
Royal Bank of Canada logo
£539.00
5.62%
£12 less
0.5390
TD Canada Trust logo
£533.50
6.58%
£18 less
0.53350
Banks - Average Rate
Scotiabank logo TD Canada Trust logo Royal Bank of Canada logo
£532.14
6.82%
£19 less
0.5357C$10
Scotiabank logo
£523.91
8.26%
£27 less
0.5346C$20
 
Travelex Online CA logo
Travelex Online CA: Travel Money CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.5511 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £551.10
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:07 Local
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Royal Bank of Canada logo
Royal Bank of Canada: Travel Money CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.5390 (5.62% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £539.00
Total Cost:5.62%
Time:6:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
TD Canada Trust logo
TD Canada Trust: Travel Money CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.5335 (6.58% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £533.50
Total Cost:6.58%
Time:6:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:C$10 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.4997 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £532.14
Total Cost:6.82%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Scotiabank logo
Scotiabank: Travel Money CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:C$20 CAD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.5346 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £523.91
Total Cost:8.26%
Time:6:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/02/2020 - View latest rates
 

Also here is a comparison table of the exchange rates and fees on some popular prepaid multi-currency debit cards.

Travel Card Provider Amount GBP(£) Exchange RateFee CADDeal Links
£518.60
9.13%
Best Overall
0.5265$0
 
Travelex Money Card: Travel Card CAD→GBP
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.5265 (-7.74% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £518.60
Total Cost:9.13%
Card Facts/Fees:
10 Load Currencies: AUD USD EUR GBP NZD HKD SGD CAD JPY THB.
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee: FREE
Card Purchase Fee: $5.00
Maximum Load Amount: $100,000
Monthly Fee : $4 (after 12 months inactive)
Currency Conversion: 5.95% (when you withdraw
a currency not loaded on your card)
Offers 24/7 Global Emergency Assistance service with fee free emergency funds up to the available balance on the card
Time:
Rate Fetched: 0:00 Local
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/01/2020 - View latest rates
 

Country Guides (CAD & GBP)

United KingdomUnited Kingdom (GBP)United Kingdom (GBP)CanadaCanada (CAD)
GuernseyGuernsey (GBP)Isle of ManIsle of Man (GBP)JerseyJersey (GBP)
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GBP)

CAD and GBP in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the CAD vs GBP, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq also pared back some of the gains the Loonie had made coming into the New Year.

The Canadian dollar was range bound during the second half of 2019 oscillating between US75c and US76.5c. Mid-year the loonie stormed ahead in June and July, rising to what turned out to be the 2019 high against the US dollar of US76.7cents and to 8-month highs against the euro, pound, Australian and New Zealand dollars. Against the Aussie, a minimal additional increase would take CAD to a 9-year high.

Supporting the loonie was a 10 percent rise in the oil price (oil is among Canada’s most exported products but is volatile and can’t be relied upon), a large and welcome jump in inflation, and dovishness at major central banks of the world, including the Federal Reserve, ECB and RBA.

The USMCA was signed by the United States, Mexico and Canadian on November 30 at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Any delay to Canadian ratification of the USMCA trade deal would have likely depressed sentiment on Canada’s currency.

Read more in the article CAD Forecasts.

 

Pound Sterling (GBP)

With the Bank of England 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.

In the post UK election euphoria the pound rose to over 1.33 USD and 1.20 EUR but has since dropped back over the uncertainty of what sort of trade deal the UK can realistically negotiate with Europe over the next 11 months.

GBP has given up all of those election result gains as Mr Johnson pledged to outlaw any extension to the UK’s post-Brexit transition period at the end of next year. It appears the Brexit volatility in the pound is set to continue for the foreseable future.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.


How to get Best CAD to GBP Exchange Rates

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate).

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 foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

What is a good CAD 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 CAD to GBP exchange rate to the present day for periods going back upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*CAD/GBPDate
1 Day-0.7%0.572531 Mar 2020
7 Day-4.2%0.593425 Mar 2020
30 Day-3.3%0.587902 Mar 2020
3 Month-2.9%0.585802 Jan 2020
1 Year-0.4%0.570902 Apr 2019
5 Year+6.1%0.535803 Apr 2015
10 Year-12.1%0.646804 Apr 2010

*For period to 01-Apr 21UTC when CAD/GBP was 0.5686

When is the best time to exchange CAD to GBP?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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