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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 and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

Compare CAD/GBP Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks when making an International Money Transfer from CAD to GBP. The total costs are calculated against the latest mid-market rate.

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive GBP(£)Exchange RateFee CADTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
5,745 GBP
Best Overall
0.57450^1.49%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
WorldFirst logo
5,809 GBP
64 GBP
0.580900.39%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
HSBC logo
5,624.55 GBP
120 GBP
0.5633$153.56%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Coast Capital Savings logo
5,582.61 GBP
162 GBP
0.5639$1004.28%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Scotiabank logo
5,576.67 GBP
168 GBP
0.5633$1004.38%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Coast Capital Savings logo Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo HSBC logo TD Canada Trust logo
5,572 GBP
173 GBP
0.5618154.47%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
TD Canada Trust logo
5,553.9 GBP
191 GBP
0.561$1004.77%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Royal Bank of Canada logo
5,520.24 GBP
225 GBP
0.5576$1005.35%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.5745 (1.49% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:5,745 GBP
Total Cost:1.49%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Feb 23 2019 10:04:42 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.5809 (0.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:5,809 GBP
Total Cost:0.39%
Difference:
64 GBP more than using OFX
Time:12:13 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:$15 CAD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.5633 (3.41% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:5,624.55 GBP
Total Cost:3.56%
Difference:
120 GBP less than using OFX
Time:12:13 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Coast Capital Savings: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5639 (3.31% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:5,582.61 GBP
Total Cost:4.28%
Difference:
162 GBP less than using OFX
Time:12:13 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Scotiabank: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5633 (3.41% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:5,576.67 GBP
Total Cost:4.38%
Difference:
168 GBP less than using OFX
Time:12:13 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Coast Capital Savings logo Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo HSBC logo TD Canada Trust logo

Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.5540 (5.01% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:5,572 GBP
Total Cost:4.47%
Difference:
173 GBP less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
TD Canada Trust: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5610 (3.81% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:5,553.9 GBP
Total Cost:4.77%
Difference:
191 GBP less than using OFX
Time:12:13 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Royal Bank of Canada: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5576 (4.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:5,520.24 GBP
Total Cost:5.35%
Difference:
225 GBP less than using OFX
Time:12:13 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in Canada with FINTRAC. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/23/2019

The below table shows a snapshot 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 Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount GBP(£)Exchange RateFee CADTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Travelex Online CA logo
562.80 GBP
Best Overall
0.5628$03.5%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 
Royal Bank of Canada logo
550.40 GBP
12 GBP
0.550405.62%Branch-
TD Canada Trust logo
544.80 GBP
18 GBP
0.544806.58%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo TD Canada Trust logo
543.39 GBP
19 GBP
0.5470$106.83%Branch-
Scotiabank logo
534.98 GBP
28 GBP
0.5459$208.27%Branch-
Travelex Online CA: Travel Money CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$1,000 CAD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.5628 (3.5% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:562.80 GBP
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 12:13 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Royal Bank of Canada: Travel Money CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$1,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.5504 (5.62% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:550.40 GBP
Total Cost:5.62%
Time:12:13 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
TD Canada Trust: Travel Money CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$1,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.5448 (6.58% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:544.80 GBP
Total Cost:6.58%
Time:12:13 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo TD Canada Trust logo

Travel Money CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$1,000 CAD
Fee:$10 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5103 (12.5% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:543.39 GBP
Total Cost:6.83%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Scotiabank: Travel Money CAD→GBP
CAD amount:$1,000 CAD
Fee:$20 CAD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.5459 (6.4% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:534.98 GBP
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:12:13 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in Canada with FINTRAC. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/23/2019

CAD to GBP mid-rate = 0.5833

Right now the CAD/GBP market mid-rate is 0.5833 and represents ideally how many British Pound Sterling you can get for one Canadian Dollar.

This CAD/GBP Converter calculates equivalent Canadian Dollar to British Pound Sterling amounts at the market mid-rate:

CAD / GBP mid-rate converter


$CAD


£GBP
1 Canadian Dollar equals
0.5833 British Pound Sterling

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Canadian Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1 CAD 0.5833 GBP
5 CAD 2.9165 GBP
10 CAD 5.8330 GBP
20 CAD 11.67 GBP
50 CAD 29.17 GBP
100 CAD 58.33 GBP
250 CAD 145.83 GBP
500 CAD 291.65 GBP
1,000 CAD 583.30 GBP
2,000 CAD 1,166.60 GBP
5,000 CAD 2,916.50 GBP
10,000 CAD 5,833.00 GBP
50,000 CAD 29,165.00 GBP
100,000 CAD 58,330.00 GBP
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Canadian Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1.7142 CAD 1 GBP
8.5710 CAD 5 GBP
17.14 CAD 10 GBP
34.28 CAD 20 GBP
85.71 CAD 50 GBP
171.42 CAD 100 GBP
428.55 CAD 250 GBP
857.10 CAD 500 GBP
1,714.20 CAD 1,000 GBP
3,428.40 CAD 2,000 GBP
8,571.00 CAD 5,000 GBP
17,142.00 CAD 10,000 GBP
85,710.00 CAD 50,000 GBP
171,420.00 CAD 100,000 GBP
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Canadian Dollar to British Pound Sterling (CAD-GBP) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the CAD/GBP exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of CAD versus other currencies : CAD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Feb 20190.5809Latest
15 Feb 20190.58561 Week-0.8%
23 Jan 20190.57281 Month+1.41%
26 Aug 20180.59786 Months-2.83%
22 Feb 20180.56371 Year+3.05%
22 Feb 20170.61002 Years-4.77%
23 Feb 20140.54135 Years+7.32%
24 Feb 20090.553810 Years+4.89%

Why can't I just get the CAD/GBP market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The CAD/GBP mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the CAD / GBP was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however 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.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market CAD/GBP midrate the better deal you are getting.

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

The three things you need in order to get a good CAD to GBP exchange rate

  1. Know the latest CAD/GBP market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for Canadian Dollar and British Pound Sterling

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the CAD vs GBP, you should pay attention to both Canadian Dollar and British Pound Sterling news and forecasts.

Canadian Dollar (CAD) - Market news and forecasts

7-February-19: January was a fantastic month for the Canadian dollar. A gain of 4 percent relative to the US dollar took USD/CAD away from 19-month highs near C$1.365 into the low C$1.31s.

A recovery in the oil market has played a big part in the loonie’s 2019 recovery. By the time of this report, oil had gained nearly $12 per barrel, or 23 percent, on 2018 lows. The price of oil remains vital to Canada’s economy; it had fallen by as much as 40 percent in the October-December period.

Going forward, risks to the Canadian dollar include, of course, oil, and the return of global trade tensions.

Towards the end of 2018, Goldman Sachs predicted a strong energy market rebound in 2019 — more so than has already been realised — and this would underpin Canada’s currency.

In February, Westpac reaffirmed its view that the Canadian dollar would be an outperformer in 2019. Canada’s growth picture is more secure than those of the eurozone, UK or Australia, Westpac believes, and as a result, the Bank of Canada will be more hawkish this year relative to other G10 central banks, driving CAD appreciation.

British Pound Sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

20-February-19: Given Brexit uncertainties, 2018 wasn’t too bad of a year for the pound. Although it lost 7.5 percent of its value against the US dollar, it only lost 1.9 percent against the euro and gained nearly 3 percent against the Australian dollar.

In early 2019, the pound has been resilient, having gained several percent against most of the other G10 currencies despite UK politics being in a state of disarray and with all Brexit options still on the table. Sterling remains well down when compared with its recent history though: at the time of writing, against the US dollar it was 12 percent lower than levels prior to the UK’s EU referendum in June 2016.

Pound forecasts are futile given uncertainties over Brexit but estimates can be made for different outcomes. Currency analysts at HSBC said in February that sterling would be valued at levels near US$1.10 in the event of no-deal, near US$1.45 with a deal and at US$1.55 should Article 50 be revoked and Brexit cancelled. GBP/USD was quoted at US$1.305 at the time of this report.

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