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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.

 

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

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive EUR(€)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
WorldFirst logo
5,684.5 EUR
Best Overall
1.136900.92%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX logo
5,687.5 EUR
3 EUR more
1.1375£0^0.86%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TorFX logo
5,684.5 EUR1.136900.92%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
5,707.17 EUR
23 EUR more
1.1474£260.52%Bank Transfers - Online1-2 days
 
Currencies Direct logo
5,682 EUR
2.5 EUR less
1.136400.96%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
HSBC logo
5,568.14 EUR
116 EUR less
1.1153£7.52.94%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Natwest Bank logo
5,536.84 EUR
148 EUR less
1.1107153.49%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
5,512 EUR
172 EUR less
1.1057153.92%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
5,511.74 EUR
173 EUR less
1.105123.93%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Santander logo
5,480.49 EUR
204 EUR less
1.1005204.47%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Lloyds TSB logo
5,463.06 EUR
221 EUR less
1.097204.77%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
CurrencyFair logo
Your amount above the CurrencyFair GBP3000 maximum
NaN EUR less
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.1369 (0.92% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:5,684.5 EUR
Total Cost:0.92%
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.1375 (0.86% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:5,687.5 EUR
Total Cost:0.86%
Difference:
3 EUR more than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 10:10:08 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.1369 (0.92% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:5,684.5 EUR
Total Cost:0.92%
Time:12:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer GBP→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£26 GBP (0.5% + £1)
Exchange Rate:1.1474 undefined
EUR amount:5,707.17 EUR
Total Cost:0.52%
Difference:
23 EUR more 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→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.1364 (0.96% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:5,682 EUR
Total Cost:0.96%
Difference:
2.5 EUR 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→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.1153 (2.8% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:5,568.14 EUR
Total Cost:2.94%
Difference:
116 EUR 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→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.1107 (3.2% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:5,536.84 EUR
Total Cost:3.49%
Difference:
148 EUR 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→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.0970 (4.39% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:5,512 EUR
Total Cost:3.92%
Difference:
172 EUR less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.1050 (3.7% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:5,511.74 EUR
Total Cost:3.93%
Difference:
173 EUR 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→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.1005 (4.09% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:5,480.49 EUR
Total Cost:4.47%
Difference:
204 EUR 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→EUR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.0970 (4.39% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:5,463.06 EUR
Total Cost:4.77%
Difference:
221 EUR 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→EUR
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: 02/22/2019

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 EUR(€)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Travelex Online UK logo
1,120.5 EUR
Best Overall
1.1205£0^2.34%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Post Office Foreign Currency
Post Office logo
1,099.5 EUR
21 EUR less
1.099504.17%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,079.69 EUR
41 EUR less
1.0906£105.9%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,070 EUR
50 EUR less
1.0824£106.73%Branch-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
1,068.8 EUR
52 EUR less
1.0796£106.85%Branch-
 
Santander logo
1,068.8 EUR
52 EUR less
1.0796£106.85%Branch-
 
Natwest Bank logo
1,063.41 EUR
57 EUR less
1.0796£157.32%Branch-
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→EUR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.1205 (2.34% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:1,120.5 EUR
Total Cost:2.34%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 10:30:03 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→EUR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.0995 (4.17% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:1,099.5 EUR
Total Cost:4.17%
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→EUR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.0906 (4.95% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:1,079.69 EUR
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→EUR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.0796 (5.91% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:1,070 EUR
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→EUR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.0796 (5.91% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:1,068.8 EUR
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:12:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Santander: Travel Money GBP→EUR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.0796 (5.91% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:1,068.8 EUR
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:12:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→EUR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.0796 (5.91% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:1,063.41 EUR
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: 02/22/2019

GBP to EUR mid-rate = 1.1458

Right now the GBP/EUR market mid-rate is 1.1458 and represents ideally how many Euro you can get for one British Pound Sterling.

This GBP/EUR Converter calculates equivalent British Pound Sterling to Euro amounts at the market mid-rate:

GBP / EUR mid-rate converter


£GBP


€EUR
1 British Pound Sterling equals
1.1458 Euro

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British Pound Sterling

Euro

1 GBP 1.1458 EUR
5 GBP 5.7290 EUR
10 GBP 11.46 EUR
20 GBP 22.92 EUR
50 GBP 57.29 EUR
100 GBP 114.58 EUR
250 GBP 286.45 EUR
500 GBP 572.90 EUR
1,000 GBP 1,145.80 EUR
2,000 GBP 2,291.60 EUR
5,000 GBP 5,729.00 EUR
10,000 GBP 11,458.00 EUR
50,000 GBP 57,290.00 EUR
100,000 GBP 114,580.00 EUR
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British Pound Sterling

Euro

0.8728 GBP 1 EUR
4.3640 GBP 5 EUR
8.7280 GBP 10 EUR
17.46 GBP 20 EUR
43.64 GBP 50 EUR
87.28 GBP 100 EUR
218.20 GBP 250 EUR
436.40 GBP 500 EUR
872.80 GBP 1,000 EUR
1,745.60 GBP 2,000 EUR
4,364.00 GBP 5,000 EUR
8,728.00 GBP 10,000 EUR
43,640.00 GBP 50,000 EUR
87,280.00 GBP 100,000 EUR
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British Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP-EUR) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the GBP/EUR 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
21 Feb 20191.1510Latest
14 Feb 20191.13311 Week+1.58%
22 Jan 20191.14021 Month+0.95%
25 Aug 20181.10486 Months+4.18%
21 Feb 20181.13281 Year+1.61%
21 Feb 20171.18452 Years-2.83%
22 Feb 20141.20965 Years-4.84%
23 Feb 20091.141510 Years+0.83%

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

The GBP/EUR 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 / EUR 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/EUR 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 EUR exchange rate

  1. Know the latest GBP/EUR 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 Euro

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 EUR, you should pay attention to both British Pound Sterling and Euro 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.

Euro (EUR) - Market news and forecasts

13-February-19: 2018 was a mixed year for the euro. A 5 percent loss versus the US dollar was offset by a 6 percent gain versus the Australian dollar and small gains against other majors.

Since November, the euro has been remarkably stable against the US dollar, against which it has traded for the most part between $1.125 and $1.15. The euro was quoted towards the low of this range at $1.128 at the time of writing, down 1.5 percent year-to-date.

At the time of writing, euro-pound was 2.5 percent lower on the year at £0.876. Most price action since September has been between £0.865 and £0.91.

The euro is understandably under pressure in early 2019 ahead of Brexit, which more than ever is a source of uncertainty, and on increasing recession risks — Italy slid into recession in February and Germany barely escaped one in the October-December period.

The main euro-supporting factor this year would be an interest rate hike by the ECB, although this is up in the air considering the aforementioned risks.

Forecasts: In February, the head of strategy at BMO Capital Markets predicted a decline in EUR/USD to 1.11 by the end of April. Experts at Natwest predicted a slide in EUR/GBP to £0.85 by mid-year.

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