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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.

 

GBP to JPY interbank exchange rate = 139.9638

This calculator converts amounts at the latest JPY/GBP mid-rate or enter a rate to check the exchange rate you are being offered or already charged.

 

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British Pound Sterling

Japanese Yen

1 GBP 139.96 JPY
5 GBP 699.82 JPY
10 GBP 1,399.64 JPY
20 GBP 2,799.28 JPY
50 GBP 6,998.19 JPY
100 GBP 13,996.38 JPY
250 GBP 34,990.95 JPY
500 GBP 69,981.90 JPY
1,000 GBP 139,963.80 JPY
2,000 GBP 279,927.60 JPY
5,000 GBP 699,819.00 JPY
10,000 GBP 1,399,638.00 JPY
50,000 GBP 6,998,190.00 JPY
100,000 GBP 13,996,380.00 JPY
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British Pound Sterling

Japanese Yen

0.0071 GBP 1 JPY
0.0357 GBP 5 JPY
0.0715 GBP 10 JPY
0.1429 GBP 20 JPY
0.3573 GBP 50 JPY
0.7145 GBP 100 JPY
1.7863 GBP 250 JPY
3.5725 GBP 500 JPY
7.1450 GBP 1,000 JPY
14.29 GBP 2,000 JPY
35.73 GBP 5,000 JPY
71.45 GBP 10,000 JPY
357.25 GBP 50,000 JPY
714.50 GBP 100,000 JPY
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Compare Actual 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. Total Costs are calculated when the amount when GBP is converted to JPY at the mid-rate without fees.

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Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive JPY(¥)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
TorFX logo
692,850 JPY
Best Overall
138.5701.02%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
OFX logo
693,550 JPY
700 JPY
138.71£0^0.92%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
HSBC logo
678,980 JPY
13,870 JPY
136£7.53%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Natwest Bank logo
675,168 JPY
17,682 JPY
135.44153.54%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
672,133 JPY
20,717 JPY
134.75123.98%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
672,154 JPY
20,696 JPY
134.83153.98%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
668,266 JPY
24,584 JPY
134.19204.53%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Lloyds TSB logo
666,224 JPY
26,626 JPY
133.78204.82%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:138.57 (1.02% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:692,850 JPY
Total Cost:1.02%
Time:12:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:138.71 (0.92% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:693,550 JPY
Total Cost:0.92%
Difference:
700 JPY more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon May 20 2019 10:09:27 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:136 (2.85% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:678,980 JPY
Total Cost:3%
Difference:
13,870 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:12:20 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:135.44 (3.25% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:675,168 JPY
Total Cost:3.54%
Difference:
17,682 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:12:20 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:134.75 (3.75% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:672,133 JPY
Total Cost:3.98%
Difference:
20,717 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:12:20 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:133.78 (4.44% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:672,154 JPY
Total Cost:3.98%
Difference:
20,696 JPY less than using TorFX
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:134.19 (4.15% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:668,266 JPY
Total Cost:4.53%
Difference:
24,584 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:12:20 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:133.78 (4.44% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:666,224 JPY
Total Cost:4.82%
Difference:
26,626 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:12:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
05/20/2019

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.

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Travel Money ProvidersAmount JPY(¥)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
134,150 JPY
Best Overall
134.1504.18%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Travelex Online UK logo
133,202 JPY
948 JPY
133.2021£0^4.85%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
131,739 JPY
2,411 JPY
133.07£105.9%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
130,572 JPY
3,578 JPY
132.06£106.73%Branch-
Lloyds TSB logo
130,403 JPY
3,747 JPY
131.72£106.85%Branch-
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
130,403 JPY
3,747 JPY
131.72£106.85%Branch-
Natwest Bank logo
129,744 JPY
4,406 JPY
131.72£157.32%Branch-
Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→JPY
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:134.15 (4.18% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:134,150 JPY
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:12:20 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:133.2021 (4.85% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:133,202 JPY
Total Cost:4.85%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon May 20 2019 10:30:04 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:133.07 (4.95% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:131,739 JPY
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:12:20 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:131.72 (5.91% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:130,572 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:131.72 (5.91% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:130,403 JPY
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:12:20 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:131.72 (5.91% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:130,403 JPY
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:12:20 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:131.72 (5.91% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:129,744 JPY
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:12:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
05/20/2019

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GBP/JPY - Historical Trends

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

PeriodChange*GBP/JPYDate
1 Day-0.39%140.604616 May 2019
1 Week-2.01%142.915710 May 2019
1 Month-4.12%146.075017 Apr 2019
6 Months-3.2%144.685718 Nov 2018
1 Year-6.5%149.779417 May 2018
5 Years-18%170.786018 May 2014
10 Years-5.94%148.896119 May 2009

*For period to 17-May 21UTC when GBP/JPY was 140.0500

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

Outlook and forecasts for GBP and JPY

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as exchange rates are the ratio between two currencies.

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 the forecasts and trends for both British Pound Sterling and Japanese Yen:

 

British Pound Sterling (GBP) outlook

Nine straight days of losses against the euro in May took the pound to a 3-month low of €1.143, and similar losses against the US dollar meant quotes in the low $1.28s — also a 3-month low.

Sterling weakness has returned following a breakdown in the UK of cross-party Brexit talks, which has brought “no deal” back to life.

It seems nothing much has changed: PM Theresa May has announced that she will ask the House of Commons to vote again on her withdrawal deal in early June (the deal has already been rejected three times).

A fourth defeat for May’s plan is widely expected and would make no-deal much realer, with little time to organize any alternative before the October-31 exit date (unlikely to be extended). It remains possible, however, that Brexit is cancelled entirely.

Read the full article British Pound Sterling Forecasts.

 

Japanese Yen (JPY) outlook

The yen was the star performer in the weeks leading up to this report (May-17), with appreciation driven by a flight to safety following a serious escalation in the US-China trade war. The benchmark yen rate, USD/JPY, was down in the mid-109s, having been as high as 112.4 in late April. Relatively speaking, against their April highs, other yen rates had fallen even more (NZD/JPY was down from 76 to 71.6).

In May, HSBC warned against thinking that yen-supporting safe-haven flows would soon stop, implying that the yen could have more upside potential in the near term. The bank highlighted the “desolation and destruction” (an exaggeration) present in many major economies and currencies. “You can never get too high,” the bank’s chief analyst said.

Read the full article Japanese Yen Forecasts.

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

The GBP/JPY mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online 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.

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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