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GBP to CAD mid-rate = 1.6873

Right now the GBP/CAD market mid-rate is 1.6873 and represents ideally how many Canadian Dollar you can get for one British Pound Sterling.

You can calculate equivalent British Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar currency amounts (at mid-rate) below. Then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available for GBP to CAD transfers or buying CAD travel money.

GBP / CAD Converter


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1 British Pound Sterling equals
1.6873 Canadian Dollar

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GBP/CAD exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers Travel Cash/Cards

 
 
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British Pound Sterling

Canadian Dollar

1 GBP 1.6873 CAD
5 GBP 8.4365 CAD
10 GBP 16.87 CAD
20 GBP 33.75 CAD
50 GBP 84.37 CAD
100 GBP 168.73 CAD
250 GBP 421.83 CAD
500 GBP 843.65 CAD
1,000 GBP 1,687.30 CAD
2,000 GBP 3,374.60 CAD
5,000 GBP 8,436.50 CAD
10,000 GBP 16,873.00 CAD
50,000 GBP 84,365.00 CAD
100,000 GBP 168,730.00 CAD
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British Pound Sterling

Canadian Dollar

0.5927 GBP 1 CAD
2.9635 GBP 5 CAD
5.9270 GBP 10 CAD
11.85 GBP 20 CAD
29.64 GBP 50 CAD
59.27 GBP 100 CAD
148.18 GBP 250 CAD
296.35 GBP 500 CAD
592.70 GBP 1,000 CAD
1,185.40 GBP 2,000 CAD
2,963.50 GBP 5,000 CAD
5,927.00 GBP 10,000 CAD
29,635.00 GBP 50,000 CAD
59,270.00 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
16 Dec 20181.6848Latest
09 Dec 20181.69551 Week-0.63%
16 Nov 20181.68831 Month-0.21%
19 Jun 20181.74926 Months-3.68%
16 Dec 20171.71431 Year-1.72%
16 Dec 20161.66422 Years+1.24%
17 Dec 20131.72465 Years-2.31%
18 Dec 20081.815310 Years-7.19%

Best Rates for GBP/CAD Transfers and Travel Money

The total transaction cost you will be charged is the margin from the mid-rate offered by your foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from GBP to CAD.

Compare GBP to CAD Foreign Transfers vs the Banks

Foreign Transfer ProvidersAmount CAD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedReviewsDeal Links
OFX logo
8,304 CAD
Top Provider
1.6608£0^1.42%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TorFX logo
8,300 CAD
$4 less
1.6601.47%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
HSBC logo
8,129.79 CAD
$174 less
1.6284£7.53.49%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Natwest Bank logo
8,084.17 CAD
$220 less
1.6217154.03%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
8,048 CAD
$256 less
1.6144154.46%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank
Citibank logo
8,047.64 CAD
$256 less
1.6134124.47%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Santander logo
8,001.37 CAD
$303 less
1.6067205.02%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Lloyds TSB logo
7,976.96 CAD
$327 less
1.6018205.31%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.6608 (1.42% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,304 CAD
Total Cost:1.42%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Dec 16 2018 16:09:24 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:1.6600 (1.47% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,300 CAD
Total Cost:1.47%
Difference:
$4 less than using OFX
Time:18:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.6284 (3.35% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,129.79 CAD
Total Cost:3.49%
Difference:
$174 less than using OFX
Time:18:11 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:1.6217 (3.75% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,084.17 CAD
Total Cost:4.03%
Difference:
$220 less than using OFX
Time:18:11 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:1.6018 (4.93% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,048 CAD
Total Cost:4.46%
Difference:
$256 less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.6134 (4.24% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,047.64 CAD
Total Cost:4.47%
Difference:
$256 less than using OFX
Time:18:11 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:1.6067 (4.64% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,001.37 CAD
Total Cost:5.02%
Difference:
$303 less than using OFX
Time:18:11 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:1.6018 (4.93% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:7,976.96 CAD
Total Cost:5.31%
Difference:
$327 less than using OFX
Time:18:11 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
Rates @ 12/16/2018.
Total Cost = Fee + exchange rate margin vs GBP/CAD mid-rate: 1.6848

The below table shows an example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank, kiosk or post office rate to buy foreign cash.

Compare GBP to CAD Travel Money Exchange Rates vs the Banks

Travel Money ProvidersAmount CAD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery SpeedReviewsDeal Links
Travelex Online UK logo
1,624 CAD
Top Provider
1.624£0^3.61%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 
Post Office Foreign Currency
Post Office logo
1,614.5 CAD
$9.5 less
1.614504.17%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank
Citibank logo
1,585.39 CAD
$39 less
1.6014£105.9%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,571 CAD
$53 less
1.5892£106.73%Branch-
Lloyds TSB logo
1,569.35 CAD
$55 less
1.5852£106.85%Branch-
 
Santander logo
1,569.35 CAD
$55 less
1.5852£106.85%Branch-
 
Natwest Bank logo
1,561.42 CAD
$63 less
1.5852£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:1.624 (3.61% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,624 CAD
Total Cost:3.61%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Dec 16 2018 16:15:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery Speed:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Post Office: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.6145 (4.17% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,614.5 CAD
Total Cost:4.17%
Time:18:11 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery Speed:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Citibank: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6014 (4.95% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,585.39 CAD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:18:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
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:1.5852 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,571 CAD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.5852 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,569.35 CAD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:18:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Santander: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.5852 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,569.35 CAD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:18:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.5852 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,561.42 CAD
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:18:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Rates @ 12/16/2018.
Total Cost = Fee + exchange rate margin vs GBP/CAD mid-rate: 1.6848

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.

GBP to CAD mid-rate on google

GBP to CAD mid-rate on google search

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

10-December-18: UK politics was in a state of disarray in December and a no-deal Brexit was looking ever more likely. As a result, sterling struck a 20-month low against the dollar ($1.251) and a 3-1/2-month low against the euro (€1.1). Against each of its peers, sterling had been worth 17 percent more prior to the UK’s EU referendum in June 2016.

The Bank of England has predicted a shocking 25 percent loss in the pound’s value in the event of a “disorderly” no-deal Brexit, under which there will be serious border delays and a marked loss of confidence in Britain’s financial institutions.

In the more likely event of a milder, “disruptive” no-deal Brexit, under which goods face tariffs but flow somewhat easily, sterling still loses 15 percent, the BoE believes.

How likely is no-deal? It’s highly likely unless Prime Minister May achieves a time-limited backstop; British MPs will not accept much else. This will be difficult for May to achieve — EU negotiators have already said that their previous offer was the last and only offer — and little time remains, with Brexit scheduled for March-29.

Canadian Dollar (CAD) - Market news and forecasts

5-December-18: In early December, the Canadian dollar traded at C$1.34 per USD — its weakest level in 18 months. It did so after traders revised down their expectations for future Canadian interest rate hikes following a dovish Bank of Canada meeting.

Also not helping the loonie in late 2018 has been the oil price which, by the time of this report, had slumped 30 percent from 2018 highs. Oil is Canada’s largest export.

In December, several FX analysts expressed a belief that inevitable OPEC production cuts will create a rebound in the oil market, which will drive the Canadian dollar higher throughout 2019.

Risks to the Canadian dollar include, of course, oil, and the return of global trade tensions. Tensions eased in early December when US and Chinese leaders agreed to suspend tariff increases for 3 months.

Also in December, Citibank offered a “long-term” (>18 months) forecast for USD/CAD of 1.2, representing potential CAD appreciation of 12 percent.


 

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