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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.

 

Compare GBP/JPY Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks for GBP/JPY International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the amount when GBP is converted to JPY at mid-rate.

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive JPY(¥)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
726,250 JPY
Best Overall
145.25£0^1.03%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TorFX logo
725,550 JPY
700 JPY
145.1101.12%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
HSBC logo
710,982 JPY
15,268 JPY
142.41£7.53.11%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Natwest Bank logo
707,023 JPY
19,227 JPY
141.83153.65%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
703,857 JPY
22,393 JPY
141.11124.08%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
703,860 JPY
22,390 JPY
141.19154.08%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Santander International Money Transfers
 
Santander logo
699,790 JPY
26,460 JPY
140.52204.63%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Lloyds TSB logo
697,648 JPY
28,602 JPY
140.09204.92%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:145.25 (1.03% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:726,250 JPY
Total Cost:1.03%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Mar 20 2019 16:09:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:145.11 (1.12% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:725,550 JPY
Total Cost:1.12%
Difference:
700 JPY less than using OFX
Time:18:09 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:142.41 (2.96% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:710,982 JPY
Total Cost:3.11%
Difference:
15,268 JPY less than using OFX
Time:18:09 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:141.83 (3.36% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:707,023 JPY
Total Cost:3.65%
Difference:
19,227 JPY less than using OFX
Time:18:09 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:141.11 (3.85% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:703,857 JPY
Total Cost:4.08%
Difference:
22,393 JPY less than using OFX
Time:18:09 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:140.09 (4.54% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:703,860 JPY
Total Cost:4.08%
Difference:
22,390 JPY less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:140.52 (4.25% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:699,790 JPY
Total Cost:4.63%
Difference:
26,460 JPY less than using OFX
Time:18:09 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:140.09 (4.54% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:697,648 JPY
Total Cost:4.92%
Difference:
28,602 JPY less than using OFX
Time:18:09 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

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.

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Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount JPY(¥)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
Post Office Foreign Currency
Post Office logo
140,630 JPY
Best Overall
140.6304.17%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 
Travelex Online UK logo
140,535 JPY
95 JPY
140.5352£0^4.24%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
138,095 JPY
2,535 JPY
139.49£105.9%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
136,876 JPY
3,754 JPY
138.43£106.73%Branch-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
136,699 JPY
3,931 JPY
138.08£106.85%Branch-
Santander Foreign Currency
 
Santander logo
136,699 JPY
3,931 JPY
138.08£106.85%Branch-
 
Natwest Bank logo
136,009 JPY
4,621 JPY
138.08£157.32%Branch-
Post Office: Travel Money GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:140.63 (4.17% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:140,630 JPY
Total Cost:4.17%
Time:18:09 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:140.5352 (4.24% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:140,535 JPY
Total Cost:4.24%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Mar 20 2019 16:30:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Travel Money GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:139.49 (4.95% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:138,095 JPY
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:18:09 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:138.08 (5.91% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:136,876 JPY
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:138.08 (5.91% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:136,699 JPY
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:18:09 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Travel Money GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:138.08 (5.91% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:136,699 JPY
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:18:09 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:138.08 (5.91% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:136,009 JPY
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:18:09 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

GBP to JPY interbank exchange rate = 146.1543

Right now the GBP/JPY interbank exchange rate is 146.1543. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert Japanese Yen to British Pound Sterling.

This GBP/JPY Converter calculates equivalent British Pound Sterling to Japanese Yen amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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British Pound Sterling

Japanese Yen

1 GBP 146.15 JPY
5 GBP 730.77 JPY
10 GBP 1,461.54 JPY
20 GBP 2,923.09 JPY
50 GBP 7,307.72 JPY
100 GBP 14,615.43 JPY
250 GBP 36,538.58 JPY
500 GBP 73,077.15 JPY
1,000 GBP 146,154.30 JPY
2,000 GBP 292,308.60 JPY
5,000 GBP 730,771.50 JPY
10,000 GBP 1,461,543.00 JPY
50,000 GBP 7,307,715.00 JPY
100,000 GBP 14,615,430.00 JPY
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British Pound Sterling

Japanese Yen

0.0068 GBP 1 JPY
0.0342 GBP 5 JPY
0.0684 GBP 10 JPY
0.1368 GBP 20 JPY
0.3421 GBP 50 JPY
0.6842 GBP 100 JPY
1.7105 GBP 250 JPY
3.4210 GBP 500 JPY
6.8420 GBP 1,000 JPY
13.68 GBP 2,000 JPY
34.21 GBP 5,000 JPY
68.42 GBP 10,000 JPY
342.10 GBP 50,000 JPY
684.20 GBP 100,000 JPY
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British Pound Sterling to Japanese Yen (GBP-JPY) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the GBP/JPY 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
20 Mar 2019146.8759Latest
13 Mar 2019147.77031 Week-0.61%
18 Feb 2019142.93071 Month+2.76%
21 Sep 2018147.14406 Months-0.18%
20 Mar 2018149.10561 Year-1.5%
20 Mar 2017139.21392 Years+5.5%
21 Mar 2014168.63355 Years-12.9%
22 Mar 2009138.401610 Years+6.12%

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

The GBP/JPY 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 / JPY 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/JPY 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 JPY exchange rate

  1. Know the latest GBP/JPY 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 Japanese Yen

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 JPY, you should pay attention to both British Pound Sterling and Japanese Yen news and forecasts.

British Pound Sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

The Brexit debacle continues, as does above-average volatility in the British pound. Until now, the UK government’s inability to make any decisions has been to sterling’s advantage, since this casts doubt on the delivery of Brexit and/or makes a softer Brexit more likely.

Sterling’s uptrend is evident from recent peaks against the dollar, coming in at $1.322 on January-25, at $1.335 on February-27, and at $1.338 on March-13. Sterling had been as low as $1.237 in early January. It was at $1.32 at the time of this report.

Increasing the risk of a no-deal Brexit (potentially very bad for sterling) was the statement made on March-20 by EU Council President Donald Tusk, who said that the EU would agree to the Article 50 extension sought by the UK government only if British MPs first backed the current withdrawal agreement—the one that had twice been defeated by large parliamentary majorities.

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 $1.10 in the event of no-deal, near $1.45 with a deal and at $1.55 if Brexit is cancelled.

Japanese Yen (JPY) - Market news and forecasts

In early January, amid a “flash crash” USD/JPY briefly struck a 9-month low (yen high) of ¥104.65, and other yen rates also struck long-term lows. These values greatly flattered the yen and market rebounds followed quickly.

Since then, the yen has been the weakest major currency, and in March USD/JPY was 6 percent higher, back in the 111s.

In the second week of March, Goldman Sachs said it was betting on yen appreciation; it expected Japan’s currency to be “the main beneficiary of the current data backdrop.”

In late February, experts at French bank Credit Agricole also expressed bullishness, saying it was the right time to acquire yen.