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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.
Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as exchange rates are the ratio between two currencies.
So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the GBP vs DKK, you should pay attention to the forecasts and trends for both British Pound Sterling and Danish Krone:
British Pound Sterling (GBP) outlook
Nine straight days of losses against the euro in May took the pound to a 3-month low of €1.143, and similar losses against the US dollar meant quotes in the low $1.28s — also a 3-month low.
Sterling weakness has returned following a breakdown in the UK of cross-party Brexit talks, which has brought “no deal” back to life.
It seems nothing much has changed: PM Theresa May has announced that she will ask the House of Commons to vote again on her withdrawal deal in early June (the deal has already been rejected three times).
A fourth defeat for May’s plan is widely expected and would make no-deal much realer, with little time to organize any alternative before the October-31 exit date (unlikely to be extended). It remains possible, however, that Brexit is cancelled entirely.
Against the dollar, the Danish krone remains weak. At kr6.635 per USD on April-22, the krone is only 2.4 percent away from making a 22-month low.
Being pegged to the euro, krone weakness has been driven partly by Brexit uncertainties and has followed recent dovishness from the ECB: with the eurozone economy struggling, the ECB has said it will push back its first interest rate rise in 7 ½ years to 2020 at the earliest.
Forecasts: Based on ING’s March forecasts for the euro, the krone is likely to continue to depreciate against USD over the coming months. ANZ has also said that the krone will weaken, most likely to kr6.9 by mid-year. Danske Bank EUR/USD forecasts imply a USD/DKK rate between kr6.45 and kr6.65 at year-end.
Why can't I just get the GBP/DKK market rate I see online or in the media?
The GBP/DKK mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online 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 / DKK 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.
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