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CAD/GBP - Rate Guide

Canadian Dollar to British 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. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

CAD/GBP Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Canadian Dollar to British Pound Sterling exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and CAD to GBP comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the CAD/GBP Calculator.

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CAD/GBP - 90 Day Rate Alerts

1 CAD = 0.6066 GBP

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Exchange rates can 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 ProvidersReceive GBP(£)Exchange RateFee CADTotal CostDeal Links
XE logo
5,990 GBP
Best Overall
0.59901.25%
OFX logo
6,017 GBP
27 GBP
0.60170^0.81%
HSBC logo
5,837.23 GBP
153 GBP
0.5846C$153.77%
Coast Capital Savings International Money Transfers
Coast Capital Savings logo
5,793.48 GBP
197 GBP
0.5852C$1004.49%
Scotiabank logo
5,787.54 GBP
202 GBP
0.5846C$1004.59%
Banks - Average Rate
Coast Capital Savings logo Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo HSBC logo TD Canada Trust logo
5,785 GBP
205 GBP
0.5833154.64%
TD Canada Trust logo
5,776.65 GBP
213 GBP
0.5835C$1004.77%
Royal Bank of Canada logo
5,728.14 GBP
262 GBP
0.5786C$1005.57%
 

XE logo

XE: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount:10,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.5990 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,990 GBP
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:18:02 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:10,000 CAD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.6017 (0.81% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,017 GBP
Total Cost:0.81%
Difference:
27 GBP more than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:02 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:10,000 CAD
Fee:C$15 CAD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.5846 (3.63% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,837.23 GBP
Total Cost:3.77%
Difference:
153 GBP less than using XE
Time:18:02 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:10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5852 (3.53% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,793.48 GBP
Total Cost:4.49%
Difference:
197 GBP less than using XE
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Scotiabank logo

Scotiabank: Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount:10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5846 (3.63% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,787.54 GBP
Total Cost:4.59%
Difference:
202 GBP less than using XE
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer CAD→GBP
From Amount:10,000 CAD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.5763 (5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,785 GBP
Total Cost:4.64%
Difference:
205 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:10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5835 (3.81% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,776.65 GBP
Total Cost:4.77%
Difference:
213 GBP less than using XE
Time:18:02 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:10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5786 (4.62% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,728.14 GBP
Total Cost:5.57%
Difference:
262 GBP less than using XE
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/23/2019 - See full table

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 ProvidersAmount GBP(£)Exchange RateFee CADTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online CA logo
585.40 GBP
Best Overall
0.5854$03.49%
Royal Bank of Canada logo
572.50 GBP
13 GBP
0.572505.62%
TD Canada Trust logo
566.60 GBP
19 GBP
0.566606.59%
Banks - Average Rate
Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo TD Canada Trust logo
565.18 GBP
20 GBP
0.5690C$106.83%
Scotiabank logo
556.44 GBP
29 GBP
0.5678C$208.27%
 

Travelex Online CA logo

Travelex Online CA: Travel Money CAD→GBP
From Amount:1,000 CAD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.5854 (3.49% from mid-rate)
To Amount:585.40 GBP
Total Cost:3.49%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:02 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:1,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.5725 (5.62% from mid-rate)
To Amount:572.50 GBP
Total Cost:5.62%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

TD Canada Trust logo

TD Canada Trust: Travel Money CAD→GBP
From Amount:1,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.5666 (6.59% from mid-rate)
To Amount:566.60 GBP
Total Cost:6.59%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money CAD→GBP
From Amount:1,000 CAD
Fee:C$10 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5308 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:565.18 GBP
Total Cost:6.83%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Scotiabank logo

Scotiabank: Travel Money CAD→GBP
From Amount:1,000 CAD
Fee:C$20 CAD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.5678 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount:556.44 GBP
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/23/2019 - See full table

CAD / GBP converter & margin calculator

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Compare how much you can save on CAD/GBP exchange rates for:

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Canadian Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1 CAD 0.6066 GBP
5 CAD 3.0330 GBP
10 CAD 6.0660 GBP
20 CAD 12.13 GBP
50 CAD 30.33 GBP
100 CAD 60.66 GBP
250 CAD 151.65 GBP
500 CAD 303.30 GBP
1,000 CAD 606.60 GBP
2,000 CAD 1,213.20 GBP
5,000 CAD 3,033.00 GBP
10,000 CAD 6,066.00 GBP
50,000 CAD 30,330.00 GBP
100,000 CAD 60,660.00 GBP
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Canadian Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1.6485 CAD 1 GBP
8.2425 CAD 5 GBP
16.49 CAD 10 GBP
32.97 CAD 20 GBP
82.43 CAD 50 GBP
164.85 CAD 100 GBP
412.13 CAD 250 GBP
824.25 CAD 500 GBP
1,648.50 CAD 1,000 GBP
3,297.00 CAD 2,000 GBP
8,242.50 CAD 5,000 GBP
16,485.00 CAD 10,000 GBP
82,425.00 CAD 50,000 GBP
164,850.00 CAD 100,000 GBP
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CAD/GBP - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of Canadian Dollar to British Pound Sterling over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*CAD/GBPDate
1 Day+0.4%0.602219 Sep 2019
7 Day+0.5%0.601713 Sep 2019
30 Day-2.6%0.620421 Aug 2019
3 Month+1.9%0.593222 Jun 2019
1 Year+3.6%0.583720 Sep 2018
5 Year+8%0.559821 Sep 2014
10 Year+5.6%0.572222 Sep 2009

*For period to 20-Sep 21UTC when CAD/GBP was 0.6045

You can use our CAD interactive charts to check CADGBP historic trends.

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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)

The Canadian dollar stormed ahead in the second half of June, rising to a 16-week high against the US dollar 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.

Any delay to Canadian ratification of the USMCA trade deal (already accepted by Mexico) is likely to depress sentiment on Canada’s currency.

Read more in the article CAD Forecasts.

 

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on Brexit 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.

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.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the CAD/GBP market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the CAD / GBP was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

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). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

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.

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

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