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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 for GBP/CAD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the amount when GBP is converted to CAD at mid-rate.

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive CAD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
TorFX logo
8,570.5 CAD
Best Overall
1.714101.07%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX logo
8,579 CAD
8.5 CAD
1.7158£0^0.98%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
HSBC logo
8,398.88 CAD
172 CAD
1.6823£7.53.05%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Natwest Bank logo
8,351.87 CAD
219 CAD
1.6754153.6%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
8,314 CAD
256 CAD
1.6668124.03%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
8,314 CAD
256 CAD
1.6679154.03%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Santander International Money Transfers
 
Santander logo
8,266.8 CAD
304 CAD
1.66204.58%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Lloyds TSB logo
8,240.9 CAD
330 CAD
1.6548204.88%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.7141 (1.07% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,570.5 CAD
Total Cost:1.07%
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
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:1.7158 (0.98% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,579 CAD
Total Cost:0.98%
Difference:
8.5 CAD more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Apr 22 2019 22:09:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.6823 (2.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,398.88 CAD
Total Cost:3.05%
Difference:
172 CAD less than using TorFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6754 (3.31% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,351.87 CAD
Total Cost:3.6%
Difference:
219 CAD less than using TorFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.6668 (3.8% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,314 CAD
Total Cost:4.03%
Difference:
256 CAD less than using TorFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6548 (4.5% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,314 CAD
Total Cost:4.03%
Difference:
256 CAD less than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6600 (4.2% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,266.8 CAD
Total Cost:4.58%
Difference:
304 CAD less than using TorFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6548 (4.5% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:8,240.9 CAD
Total Cost:4.88%
Difference:
330 CAD less than using TorFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

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.

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Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount CAD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Travelex Online UK logo
1,676.3 CAD
Best Overall
1.6763£0^3.26%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Post Office Foreign Currency
Post Office logo
1,660.4 CAD
16 CAD
1.660404.17%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,630.53 CAD
46 CAD
1.647£105.9%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,616 CAD
60 CAD
1.6345£106.73%Branch-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
1,614 CAD
62 CAD
1.6303£106.85%Branch-
Santander Foreign Currency
 
Santander logo
1,614 CAD
62 CAD
1.6303£106.85%Branch-
 
Natwest Bank logo
1,605.85 CAD
70 CAD
1.6303£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:1.6763 (3.26% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,676.3 CAD
Total Cost:3.26%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Apr 22 2019 22:15:04 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:1.6604 (4.17% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,660.4 CAD
Total Cost:4.17%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6470 (4.95% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,630.53 CAD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6303 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,616 CAD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6303 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,614 CAD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6303 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,614 CAD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→CAD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.6303 (5.91% from mid-rate)
CAD amount:1,605.85 CAD
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

GBP to CAD interbank exchange rate = 1.7348

Right now the GBP/CAD interbank exchange rate is 1.7348. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert Canadian Dollar to British Pound Sterling.

This GBP/CAD Converter calculates equivalent British Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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British Pound Sterling

Canadian Dollar

1 GBP 1.7348 CAD
5 GBP 8.6740 CAD
10 GBP 17.35 CAD
20 GBP 34.70 CAD
50 GBP 86.74 CAD
100 GBP 173.48 CAD
250 GBP 433.70 CAD
500 GBP 867.40 CAD
1,000 GBP 1,734.80 CAD
2,000 GBP 3,469.60 CAD
5,000 GBP 8,674.00 CAD
10,000 GBP 17,348.00 CAD
50,000 GBP 86,740.00 CAD
100,000 GBP 173,480.00 CAD
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British Pound Sterling

Canadian Dollar

0.5764 GBP 1 CAD
2.8820 GBP 5 CAD
5.7640 GBP 10 CAD
11.53 GBP 20 CAD
28.82 GBP 50 CAD
57.64 GBP 100 CAD
144.10 GBP 250 CAD
288.20 GBP 500 CAD
576.40 GBP 1,000 CAD
1,152.80 GBP 2,000 CAD
2,882.00 GBP 5,000 CAD
5,764.00 GBP 10,000 CAD
28,820.00 GBP 50,000 CAD
57,640.00 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 Apr 20191.7332Latest
15 Apr 20191.75141 Week-1.04%
23 Mar 20191.77311 Month-2.25%
24 Oct 20181.68116 Months+3.1%
22 Apr 20181.78791 Year-3.06%
22 Apr 20171.72862 Years+0.27%
23 Apr 20141.85075 Years-6.35%
24 Apr 20091.776310 Years-2.43%

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

Update 14-April: The pound hovered between US$1.30 and US$1.31 (in line with 3-month averages) after the EU granted the UK a Brexit extension until the end of October. No-deal risk is gone for now and anything is possible, including a new British prime minister, a general election and/or second referendum.

Experts at MUFG said in April that sterling would likely trade between US$1.30 and US$1.34 until more clarity emerged.

If an election is called, the pound could depreciate to US$1.24, a UBS analyst said, due to “heightened uncertainty” (the opposition Labour party is consistently ahead in the polls).

Goldman Sachs said in April that sterling was set for a “big finish” (higher) once the gridlock in the UK parliament ends and a deal is agreed and certainty found.

Earlier this year, currency analysts at HSBC estimated that the pound 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 if Brexit is cancelled.

Canadian Dollar (CAD) - Market news and forecasts

In the March-April period (to April-20), the Canadian dollar traded mostly sideways relative to USD, between C$1.33 and C$1.34; it was stable against EUR, at C$1.50, but against AUD it neared 15-week lows, at C$0.957.

Unlike other oil-sensitive currencies, the Canadian dollar has failed to take advantage of a thriving oil market, with the market’s attention instead turned towards the global economic slowdown and the Canadian housing market, which, according to the IMF, is now as risky as it was during the 2007-08 financial crisis.

Forecasters at RBC expect further sideways price action until mid-year, after which the loonie probably weakens modestly towards C$1.36 to the USD by year-end. 

CIBC is also predicting C$1.36 per USD in December, and sees further weakness to C$1.40 sometime in 2020 C$1.40 is an exchange rate last seen in February 2016.