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    GBP to JPY Exchange Rates

    Compare & Save on Pound Sterling to Japanese yen exchange rates. Latest pound to yen analysis and forecasts.

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    GBP to JPY - Rate Calculator

    Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare rates from different sources before making a conversion.

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    GBP/JPY Analysis

    Pound Sterling to Japanese yen FX market data and key indicators - Interbank rate, charts, forecasts & historic rates and trends.

     
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    GBP to JPY at 159.9 is just below its 3-month average of 160.6, having fluctuated within a 5.2% range of 156.2-164.3
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    GBP/JPY Forecasts

    The market view suggests that the Japanese yen may continue to experience some modest strength in March. This follows its overall loss against the US dollar in previous months, with the pair likely to trade between 130.74 and 140.77 for March. Key drivers such as changing US-Japan interest rates, global oil prices, and the yen's safe-haven status may significantly impact the USDJPY exchange rate. Given the current uncertainty in global markets, any forecast of the yen's future value against the USD must be treated with caution.

    As for GBPJPY, the exchange rate at 158.9 is 1.1% below its three-month average of 160.6, fluctuating within a 5.2% range of 156.2-164.3. The market awaits the next interest rate statement from the Bank of Japan towards the end of March. Any new evolution in domestic and global conditions may significantly impact the policy decisions of the Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) April meeting, so it will be worth watching any movement in inflation numbers and the global growth outlook. Overall, given the fluctuations in global markets, it’s critical to closely monitor the exchange rate and make an appropriate decision before making international transactions involving GBPJPY.
    DateGBP/JPYChangePeriod
    10 Mar 2023
    162.44
    1.6% 2 Week
    24 Dec 2022
    160.02
    0.1% 3 Month
    24 Mar 2022
    161.43
    1% 1 Year
    25 Mar 2018
    148.33
    7.8% 5 Year
    26 Mar 2013
    143.35
    11.5% 10 Year
    29 Mar 2003
    188.20
    15.1% 20 Year
    GBP/JPY historic rates & change to 24-Mar-2023
       
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    How to get a good GBP to JPY exchange rate

    There are several ways to save on exchange rates when converting Pound Sterling to Japanese yen:

    1. Shop around for the best GBP/JPY exchange rate: Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare rates from different sources before making a conversion.
    2. Timing is important: Keep an eye on the GBP/JPY rate on currency markets, as exchange rates can fluctuate frequently. Try to make your transactions when the exchange rate is in your favor. You can do this easily with our BER Smart Rate Tracker.
    3. Use a credit/debit or travel card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees: Some credit cards charge additional fees for transactions made in a foreign currency, so it's important to check with your card issuer to see if they charge these fees and what their exchange rate is.
    4. Use a multi-currency account: Having a multi-currency account allows you to hold and transfer money in both GBP and JPY at close to the interbank rate. It also allows you to make payments or withdrawals in the local currency while avoiding high conversion fees.
    5. Buy currency in advance: If you know that you will need foreign currency in the future, consider buying it in advance when the exchange rate is favorable.

    The key is reducing excessive costs and fees

    Generally speaking, if you are buying Japanese yen with Pound Sterling, then it's better for the GBP/JPY exchange rate to be higher.

    However working against you are the fees all foreign exchange providers charge for providing their service. These fees is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate).

    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.

    It's worth noting that while these tips can help you save on exchange rates, it's important to be aware that no single method is guaranteed to provide the best exchange rate in every situation, and it may require some research and comparison-shopping to find the best option for your specific needs.

    Will the Pound Sterling rise against the Japanese yen?

    It is almost impossible to predict what an exchange rate will do in the future, the best approach is to monitor the currency markets and transact when an exchange rate moves in your favour.

    To help with this you can add GBP/JPY to your personalised BER Smart Rate Tracker to track and benefit from currency movements.

     
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    Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our FX Alerts work differently. Once you add a currency pair for tracking in your watchlist we can select to be notified daily for any UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.

    You can also read our practical guide to getting the Best Deals for your Foreign Transfers and Travel Money to Japan.


     

    Pound Sterling & Japanese yen - Country Guides

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    How is the cost of living in Japan?

    The cost of living in Japan can vary depending on location, lifestyle, and individual needs. However, generally speaking, Japan is known to be one of the more expensive countries in the world, especially in terms of accommodation and transportation.

    Accommodation costs, particularly in the big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, can be quite high. Rent for apartments can be very expensive, and purchasing a home can be out of reach for many.

    Read more at our Japan (JPY) country guide