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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 GBP/CAD Exchange Rates

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

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive CAD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
WorldFirst logo
8,539 CAD
Best Overall
1.707800.4%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX logo
8,451.5 CAD
87 CAD
1.6903£0^1.42%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TorFX logo
8,447 CAD
92 CAD
1.689401.48%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
8,528.92 CAD
10 CAD
1.7147£260.52%Bank Transfers - Online1-2 days
 
Currencies Direct logo
8,443 CAD
96 CAD
1.688601.52%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
HSBC logo
8,274.07 CAD
265 CAD
1.6573£7.53.49%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Natwest Bank logo
8,227.74 CAD
311 CAD
1.6505154.03%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
8,191 CAD
348 CAD
1.6430154.46%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
8,190.3 CAD
349 CAD
1.642124.47%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Santander logo
8,143.3 CAD
396 CAD
1.6352205.02%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Lloyds TSB logo
8,118.4 CAD
421 CAD
1.6302205.31%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
CurrencyFair logo
Your amount above the CurrencyFair GBP3000 maximum
NaN CAD
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.7078 (0.4% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,539 CAD
Total Cost:0.4%
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.6903 (1.42% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,451.5 CAD
Total Cost:1.42%
Difference:
87 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Feb 23 2019 10:10:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.6894 (1.48% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,447 CAD
Total Cost:1.48%
Difference:
92 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£26 GBP (0.5% + £1)
Exchange Rate:1.7147 undefined
CAD amount:8,528.92 CAD
Total Cost:0.52%
Difference:
10 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
Currencies Direct: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.6886 (1.52% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,443 CAD
Total Cost:1.52%
Difference:
96 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.6573 (3.35% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,274.07 CAD
Total Cost:3.49%
Difference:
265 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6505 (3.74% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,227.74 CAD
Total Cost:4.03%
Difference:
311 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo

Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6302 (4.93% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,191 CAD
Total Cost:4.46%
Difference:
348 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.6420 (4.24% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,190.3 CAD
Total Cost:4.47%
Difference:
349 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6352 (4.64% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,143.3 CAD
Total Cost:5.02%
Difference:
396 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6302 (4.93% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,118.4 CAD
Total Cost:5.31%
Difference:
421 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
CurrencyFair: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:GBP 7.5 (0.15%)
Transfer Speed:1 day
Services:Bank Transfers - Online only
Rating:
 
: 4.5/5.0
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 the UK by the FCA for the provision of payment services. 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 CAD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Travelex Online UK logo
1,658.4 CAD
Best Overall
1.6584£0^3.28%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Post Office Foreign Currency
Post Office logo
1,643.1 CAD
15 CAD
1.643104.18%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,613.6 CAD
45 CAD
1.6299£105.9%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,599 CAD
59 CAD
1.6174£106.73%Branch-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
1,597.17 CAD
61 CAD
1.6133£106.85%Branch-
 
Santander logo
1,597.17 CAD
61 CAD
1.6133£106.85%Branch-
 
Natwest Bank logo
1,589.1 CAD
69 CAD
1.6133£157.32%Branch-
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.6584 (3.28% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,658.4 CAD
Total Cost:3.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Feb 23 2019 10:15:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Post Office: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.6431 (4.18% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,643.1 CAD
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:12:11 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Citibank: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6299 (4.95% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,613.6 CAD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:12:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo

Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6133 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,599 CAD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6133 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,597.17 CAD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:12:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Santander: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6133 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,597.17 CAD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:12:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.6133 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,589.1 CAD
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:12:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
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 the UK by the FCA for the provision of payment services. 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

GBP to CAD mid-rate = 1.7142

Right now the GBP/CAD market mid-rate is 1.7142 and represents ideally how many Canadian Dollar you can get for one British Pound Sterling.

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

GBP / CAD mid-rate converter


£GBP


$CAD
1 British Pound Sterling equals
1.7142 Canadian Dollar

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British Pound Sterling

Canadian Dollar

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

Canadian Dollar

0.5833 GBP 1 CAD
2.9165 GBP 5 CAD
5.8330 GBP 10 CAD
11.67 GBP 20 CAD
29.17 GBP 50 CAD
58.33 GBP 100 CAD
145.83 GBP 250 CAD
291.65 GBP 500 CAD
583.30 GBP 1,000 CAD
1,166.60 GBP 2,000 CAD
2,916.50 GBP 5,000 CAD
5,833.00 GBP 10,000 CAD
29,165.00 GBP 50,000 CAD
58,330.00 GBP 100,000 CAD
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British Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar (GBP-CAD) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the GBP/CAD 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 GBP versus other currencies : GBP historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Feb 20191.7207Latest
15 Feb 20191.70781 Week+0.76%
23 Jan 20191.74571 Month-1.43%
26 Aug 20181.67296 Months+2.86%
22 Feb 20181.77391 Year-3%
22 Feb 20171.63922 Years+4.97%
23 Feb 20141.84745 Years-6.86%
24 Feb 20091.805610 Years-4.7%

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

The GBP/CAD 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 GBP / CAD 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 GBP/CAD 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 GBP to CAD exchange rate

  1. Know the latest GBP/CAD 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 British Pound Sterling and Canadian Dollar

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 GBP vs CAD, you should pay attention to both British Pound Sterling and Canadian Dollar news and forecasts.

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.

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.

Currency News and Forecasts - British Pound Sterling

Pound at 2-Week High Ahead of May-Juncker Brexit Meeting
Euro to Strike 20-Month Low This Week; $1.12 Beckons
HSBC Cuts Australian Dollar Forecast; Aussie to Buy Only US66¢ at Year-End
China’s Ant Financial Acquires WorldFirst
New Zealand Dollar Jumps After RBNZ Says It Won’t Lower Interest Rates
Dollar Optimism Drives Markets