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GBP/INR - Rate Guide

British Pound Sterling to Indian Rupee 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/INR Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the British Pound Sterling to Indian Rupee exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and GBP to INR 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/INR Calculator.

Looking for INR travel money? Then it is important to note that the Indian Rupee is a closed currency. Which means that it is more difficult (but not impossible) to purchase the currency before departure and may need to buy it upon arrival. For more information and a full list of closed currencies read our guide: What is a closed currency?

A good solution for closed currencies is to use a pre-paid travel card to avoid carrying large amounts of cash and also minimise ATM fees. Compare Travel Cards

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1 GBP = 88.0299 INR

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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/INR International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive INR(₹)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
437,850 INR
Best Overall
87.5700.5%
TorFX logo
428,350 INR
9,500 INR
85.6702.65%
OFX logo
428,800 INR
9,050 INR
85.76£0^2.55%
HSBC logo
419,769 INR
18,081 INR
84.08£7.54.6%
Natwest Bank logo
417,444 INR
20,406 INR
83.74155.13%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
415,550 INR
22,300 INR
83.31125.56%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
415,480 INR
22,370 INR
83.34155.58%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
413,191 INR
24,659 INR
82.97206.1%
Lloyds TSB logo
411,448 INR
26,402 INR
82.62206.5%
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→INR
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:87.57 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:437,850 INR
Total Cost:0.5%
Time:16:20 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→INR
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:85.67 (2.65% from mid-rate)
To Amount:428,350 INR
Total Cost:2.65%
Difference:
9,500 INR less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→INR
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:85.76 (2.55% from mid-rate)
To Amount:428,800 INR
Total Cost:2.55%
Difference:
9,050 INR less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Sep 23 2019 16:10:32 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→INR
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:84.08 (4.46% from mid-rate)
To Amount:419,769 INR
Total Cost:4.6%
Difference:
18,081 INR less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logo

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→INR
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:83.74 (4.85% from mid-rate)
To Amount:417,444 INR
Total Cost:5.13%
Difference:
20,406 INR less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logo

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→INR
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:83.31 (5.34% from mid-rate)
To Amount:415,550 INR
Total Cost:5.56%
Difference:
22,300 INR less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→INR
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:82.71 (6.02% from mid-rate)
To Amount:415,480 INR
Total Cost:5.58%
Difference:
22,370 INR less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logo

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→INR
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:82.97 (5.72% from mid-rate)
To Amount:413,191 INR
Total Cost:6.1%
Difference:
24,659 INR less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Lloyds TSB logo

Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→INR
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:82.62 (6.12% from mid-rate)
To Amount:411,448 INR
Total Cost:6.5%
Difference:
26,402 INR less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/23/2019 - 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 INR(₹)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
84,330 INR
Best Overall
84.3304.18%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
82,814 INR
1,516 INR
83.65£105.9%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
82,079 INR
2,251 INR
83.01£106.73%
Lloyds TSB logo
81,972 INR
2,358 INR
82.8£106.86%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
81,972 INR
2,358 INR
82.8£106.86%
Natwest Bank logo
81,558 INR
2,772 INR
82.8£157.33%
 

Post Office Money logo

Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→INR
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:84.33 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount:84,330 INR
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:16:20 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logo

Citibank: Travel Money GBP→INR
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:83.65 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount:82,814 INR
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:16:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→INR
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:82.8 (5.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount:82,079 INR
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logo

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→INR
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:82.8 (5.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount:81,972 INR
Total Cost:6.86%
Time:16:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logo

Santander: Travel Money GBP→INR
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:82.8 (5.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount:81,972 INR
Total Cost:6.86%
Time:16:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logo

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→INR
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:82.8 (5.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount:81,558 INR
Total Cost:7.33%
Time:16:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/23/2019 - See full table

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British Pound Sterling

Indian Rupee

1 GBP 88.03 INR
5 GBP 440.15 INR
10 GBP 880.30 INR
20 GBP 1,760.60 INR
50 GBP 4,401.50 INR
100 GBP 8,802.99 INR
250 GBP 22,007.48 INR
500 GBP 44,014.95 INR
1,000 GBP 88,029.90 INR
2,000 GBP 176,059.80 INR
5,000 GBP 440,149.50 INR
10,000 GBP 880,299.00 INR
50,000 GBP 4,401,495.00 INR
100,000 GBP 8,802,990.00 INR
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British Pound Sterling

Indian Rupee

0.0114 GBP 1 INR
0.0568 GBP 5 INR
0.1136 GBP 10 INR
0.2272 GBP 20 INR
0.5680 GBP 50 INR
1.1360 GBP 100 INR
2.8400 GBP 250 INR
5.6800 GBP 500 INR
11.36 GBP 1,000 INR
22.72 GBP 2,000 INR
56.80 GBP 5,000 INR
113.60 GBP 10,000 INR
568.00 GBP 50,000 INR
1,136.00 GBP 100,000 INR
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GBP/INR - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of British Pound Sterling to Indian Rupee over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*GBP/INRDate
1 Day-0.7%89.406419 Sep 2019
7 Day0%88.824313 Sep 2019
30 Day+2.5%86.667121 Aug 2019
3 Month+0.2%88.658822 Jun 2019
1 Year-6.7%95.180920 Sep 2018
5 Year-10.5%99.208121 Sep 2014
10 Year+13.3%78.379622 Sep 2009

*For period to 20-Sep 21UTC when GBP/INR was 88.8105

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

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GBP and INR in the Markets

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

 

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

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.

 

Indian Rupee (INR)

The rupee is doing remarkably well in what is normally a seasonally weak time of year and despite a 35 percent rise in the oil price this year (oil is India's largest import).

In early May, by the narrowest of margins, the rupee reached a 16-month high against the Australian dollar (₹48.4), before falling back slightly. It rose towards long-term highs against the euro (₹77.3) and was flat on the year against the US dollar (₹69.2), although it was 8 percent higher against the greenback than it had been in October of last year.

Read more in the article INR Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the GBP/INR 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 / INR 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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