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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.

 

GBP/HKD trend & alerts

1 GBP = 10.06 HKD

ALERTS: 14-DAY UP 4% | 90-DAY HIGH |
GBP/HKD is trading well above the 90 day average 9.6449 with a range from LOW 9.4337 to HIGH 10.03. ALERTS: GBP/HKD is UP 4% this 14-DAY period and has also risen to a 90-DAY HIGH.

View GBP/HKD - Interactive Chart

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. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the GBP/HKD 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
TorFX logo
HK$49,027
Best Overall
9.805401.86%
OFX logo
HK$49,077
HK$50 more
9.8153£0^1.76%
WorldFirst logo
HK$49,705
HK$678 more
9.94100.5%
HSBC logo
HK$48,046
HK$981 less
9.6236£7.53.82%
Natwest Bank logo
HK$47,777
HK$1,250 less
9.5842154.36%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
HK$47,561
HK$1,466 less
9.5351124.79%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
HK$47,553
HK$1,474 less
9.5390154.81%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
HK$47,289
HK$1,738 less
9.4958205.34%
Lloyds TSB logo
HK$47,093
HK$1,934 less
9.4565205.73%
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:9.8054 (1.86% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$49,027
Total Cost:1.86%
Time:12:21 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:9.8153 (1.76% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$49,077
Total Cost:1.76%
Difference:
HK$50 HKD more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 12:09:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:9.9410 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$49,705
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
HK$678 HKD more than using TorFX
Time:12:21 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→HKD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:9.6236 (3.68% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$48,046
Total Cost:3.82%
Difference:
HK$981 HKD less than using TorFX
Time:12:21 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:9.5842 (4.07% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$47,777
Total Cost:4.36%
Difference:
HK$1,250 HKD less than using TorFX
Time:12:21 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:9.5351 (4.56% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$47,561
Total Cost:4.79%
Difference:
HK$1,466 HKD less than using TorFX
Time:12:21 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:9.4663 (5.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$47,553
Total Cost:4.81%
Difference:
HK$1,474 HKD less than using TorFX
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:9.4958 (4.96% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$47,289
Total Cost:5.34%
Difference:
HK$1,738 HKD less than using TorFX
Time:12:21 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:9.4565 (5.35% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$47,093
Total Cost:5.73%
Difference:
HK$1,934 HKD less than using TorFX
Time:12:21 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - 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$9,634.9
Best Overall
9.6349£0^3.56%
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
HK$9,573.8
HK$61 less
9.573804.18%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
HK$9,401.73
HK$233 less
9.4967£105.9%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
HK$9,318
HK$317 less
9.4244£106.73%
Lloyds TSB logo
HK$9,306.3
HK$329 less
9.4003£106.85%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
HK$9,306.3
HK$329 less
9.4003£106.85%
Natwest Bank logo
HK$9,259.3
HK$376 less
9.4003£157.32%
 

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:9.6349 (3.56% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,634.9
Total Cost:3.56%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 12:15:03 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:9.5738 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,573.8
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:12:21 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:9.4967 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,401.73
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:12:21 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:9.4003 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,318
Total Cost:6.73%
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:9.4003 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,306.3
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:12:21 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:9.4003 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,306.3
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:12:21 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:9.4003 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$9,259.3
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:12:21 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - See full table

GBP / HKD converter & margin calculator

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British Pound Sterling

Hong Kong Dollar

1 GBP 10.06 HKD
5 GBP 50.30 HKD
10 GBP 100.60 HKD
20 GBP 201.20 HKD
50 GBP 503.00 HKD
100 GBP 1,006.00 HKD
250 GBP 2,515.00 HKD
500 GBP 5,030.00 HKD
1,000 GBP 10,060.00 HKD
2,000 GBP 20,120.00 HKD
5,000 GBP 50,300.00 HKD
10,000 GBP 100,600.00 HKD
50,000 GBP 503,000.00 HKD
100,000 GBP 1,006,000.00 HKD
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British Pound Sterling

Hong Kong Dollar

0.0994 GBP 1 HKD
0.4969 GBP 5 HKD
0.9938 GBP 10 HKD
1.9876 GBP 20 HKD
4.9689 GBP 50 HKD
9.9378 GBP 100 HKD
24.84 GBP 250 HKD
49.69 GBP 500 HKD
99.38 GBP 1,000 HKD
198.76 GBP 2,000 HKD
496.89 GBP 5,000 HKD
993.78 GBP 10,000 HKD
4,968.90 GBP 50,000 HKD
9,937.80 GBP 100,000 HKD
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Country Guides (GBP & HKD)
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GBP/HKD - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of British Pound Sterling to Hong Kong Dollar over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*GBP/HKDDate
1 Day+1.3%9.891914 Oct 2019
7 Day+4.6%9.586308 Oct 2019
30 Day+2.5%9.777615 Sep 2019
3 Month+3.2%9.716417 Jul 2019
1 Year-2.7%10.307015 Oct 2018
5 Year-19.6%12.473016 Oct 2014
10 Year-20.8%12.656517 Oct 2009

*For period to 15-Oct 21UTC when GBP/HKD was 10.0252

You can use our GBP interactive charts to check GBPHKD historic trends.

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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)

On October 11 the pound had a large one-day rise against the Euro with signs that the EU and UK could still get a Brexit deal ahead of the October 31 deadline. Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on Brexit No-deal, Deal and Remain probabilities. No-deal prospects may increase if, as is widely expected, ardent Brexiteer Boris Johnson becomes the UK’s next prime minister. However, some banks argue that Johnson’s appointment would make little difference to no-deal or remain probabilities.

The pound is unlikely to receive much in the way of meaningful respite until November, analysts say, when hopefully the UK-EU Brexit arrangement, or lack thereof, is known (Boris Johnson insists that the UK will not seek any further Article 50 extensions beyond the October-31 deadline).

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.

By some margin, the pound was the worst-performing major currency in the second quarter. 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.

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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