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GBP to HKD - Rate Guide

British Pound Sterling to Hong Kong Dollar exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

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GBP to HKD - Trading Range (90 Day)
90-DAY HIGH (4d)
GBP/HKD 90-DAY TREND: At 10.29 GBP to HKD is trading 3.5% above the average 9.94 with a range 9.5755 to 10.3. There are no current alerts.
09 Dec, 2019 16:01-EST 21:01-GMT 08:01-AEDT(+1D)

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GBP/HKD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the British Pound Sterling to Hong Kong Dollar exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and GBP to HKD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. If you want to calculate equivalent amounts in foreign currencies or rate margins then use our GBP/HKD Quick Calculator.

Exchange rates can vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for GBP/HKD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive HKD(HK$)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
HK$51,200
Best Overall
10.2400.52%
TorFX logo
HK$50,450
HK$750 less
10.0901.98%
OFX logo
HK$50,500
HK$700 less
10.1£0^1.88%
HSBC logo
HK$49,447
HK$1,753 less
9.9043£7.53.93%
Natwest Bank logo
HK$49,172
HK$2,028 less
9.8639154.46%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
HK$48,949
HK$2,251 less
9.8133124.89%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
HK$48,941
HK$2,259 less
9.8173154.91%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
HK$48,669
HK$2,531 less
9.7728205.44%
Lloyds TSB logo
HK$48,467
HK$2,733 less
9.7324205.83%
 
WorldFirst logo
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:10.24 (0.52% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$51,200
Total Cost:0.52%
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
TorFX logo
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:10.09 (1.98% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$50,450
Total Cost:1.98%
Difference:
HK$750 HKD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:10.1 (1.88% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$50,500
Total Cost:1.88%
Difference:
HK$700 HKD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Dec 10 2019 05:09:39 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:9.9043 (3.78% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$49,447
Total Cost:3.93%
Difference:
HK$1,753 HKD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Natwest Bank logo
Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:9.8639 (4.17% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$49,172
Total Cost:4.46%
Difference:
HK$2,028 HKD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:9.8133 (4.67% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$48,949
Total Cost:4.89%
Difference:
HK$2,251 HKD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:9.7425 (5.35% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$48,941
Total Cost:4.91%
Difference:
HK$2,259 HKD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
Santander logo
Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:9.7728 (5.06% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$48,669
Total Cost:5.44%
Difference:
HK$2,531 HKD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Lloyds TSB logo
Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:9.7324 (5.45% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$48,467
Total Cost:5.83%
Difference:
HK$2,733 HKD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 12/10/2019 - See full table

Example 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 ProvidersAmount HKD(HK$)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online UK logo
HK$9,905.1
Best Overall
9.9051£0^3.78%
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
HK$9,863.7
HK$41 less
9.863704.18%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
HK$9,686.36
HK$219 less
9.7842£105.9%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
HK$9,601
HK$304 less
9.7097£106.74%
Lloyds TSB logo
HK$9,588.05
HK$317 less
9.6849£106.86%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
HK$9,588.05
HK$317 less
9.6849£106.86%
Natwest Bank logo
HK$9,539.63
HK$365 less
9.6849£157.33%
 
Travelex Online UK logo
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:9.9051 (3.77% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,905.1
Total Cost:3.78%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Dec 10 2019 06:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Post Office Money logo
Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:9.8637 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,863.7
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
Citibank: Travel Money GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:9.7842 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,686.36
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:9.6849 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,601
Total Cost:6.74%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:9.6849 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,588.05
Total Cost:6.86%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Santander logo
Santander: Travel Money GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:9.6849 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,588.05
Total Cost:6.86%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Natwest Bank logo
Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:9.6849 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,539.63
Total Cost:7.33%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 12/10/2019 - See full table

GBP and HKD in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the GBP vs HKD, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

Sterling has climbed more than 9 per cent against the US dollar and even more against other currencies (since early October) during the election campaigning and since Boris Johnson announced a new Brexit agreement with Brussels that has reduced the possibility of the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal. Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on Brexit No-deal, Deal and Remain probabilities.

The pound would be doing far worse if it weren't receiving some support from the Bank of England which, surprisingly, is the only major central bank still considering higher interest rates in 2019.

Earlier in the year the pound was the worst-performing major currency by some margin. It slipped in late June to multi-month lows against a number of important currencies, including the Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar, euro, Canadian dollar and Swiss franc.

For GBP forecasts and predictions read our British Pound Forecasts summary.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

 

Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

The Hong Kong dollar has gained value in 2019 despite the recent protests and also serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the US dollar, to which HKD is pegged, is attracting safe-haven inflows. By May-17, against a basket of important currencies, HKD was worth 2 percent more year-to-date, and was only 0.5 percent away from making a 2-year high.

HKD was doing particularly well against the Australian dollar. It was, at the time of writing, valued 18 percent higher than 2018 lows against AUD and needed only a further 2.3 percent to reach a 10-year high. Though HKD was meeting significant resistance in mid-May at the 5.4 per AUD level, a break of this could spark significant appreciation.

Read more in the article HKD Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the GBP/HKD market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the GBP / HKD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

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.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

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