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GBP to RUB - Rate Guide

British Pound Sterling to Russian Ruble 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/RUB trend & alerts

1 GBP = 81.13 RUB

GBP/RUB is trading well above the 90 day average 79.82 with range high 81.67 and low 77.14. There are currently no alerts.

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GBP/RUB Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

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

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British Pound Sterling

Russian Ruble

1 GBP 81.13 RUB
5 GBP 405.65 RUB
10 GBP 811.30 RUB
20 GBP 1,622.60 RUB
50 GBP 4,056.50 RUB
100 GBP 8,113.00 RUB
250 GBP 20,282.50 RUB
500 GBP 40,565.00 RUB
1,000 GBP 81,130.00 RUB
2,000 GBP 162,260.00 RUB
5,000 GBP 405,650.00 RUB
10,000 GBP 811,300.00 RUB
50,000 GBP 4,056,500.00 RUB
100,000 GBP 8,113,000.00 RUB
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British Pound Sterling

Russian Ruble

0.0123 GBP 1 RUB
0.0616 GBP 5 RUB
0.1233 GBP 10 RUB
0.2465 GBP 20 RUB
0.6163 GBP 50 RUB
1.2326 GBP 100 RUB
3.0815 GBP 250 RUB
6.1630 GBP 500 RUB
12.33 GBP 1,000 RUB
24.65 GBP 2,000 RUB
61.63 GBP 5,000 RUB
123.26 GBP 10,000 RUB
616.30 GBP 50,000 RUB
1,232.60 GBP 100,000 RUB
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Country Guides (GBP & RUB)
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JerseyJersey (GBP)RussiaRussia (RUB)South Georgia And South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia And South Sandwich Islands (GBP)

GBP/RUB - Historical Trends

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

1 Day-0.1%81.093213 Oct 2019
7 Day+1.5%79.842807 Oct 2019
30 Day+0.7%80.476214 Sep 2019
3 Month+3.6%78.181616 Jul 2019
1 Year-6.3%86.470214 Oct 2018
5 Year+24.9%64.887315 Oct 2014
10 Year+69%47.931916 Oct 2009

*For period to 14-Oct 21UTC when GBP/RUB was 81.0182

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

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GBP and RUB in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the GBP vs RUB, 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.


Russian Ruble (RUB)

The ruble has appreciated steadily against the US dollar (65.2), euro (73.05) and Australian dollar (45.6) in 2019. Against those three currencies, in early May, the ruble was worth 7 percent more, on average, than it was at the start of the year.

Recent strength makes a change from last year — a year of steady depreciation for the ruble (it lost 17 percent of its value against USD). US Sanctions played a part in last year’s weakness, as did a year-end collapse in the oil price and foreign currency buying by Russia’s central bank.

Among factors supporting the ruble this year has been a thriving energy market: oil is nearly 50 percent higher per barrel than rates at Christmas time.

In May, TradingEconomics.com was predicting a slightly weaker ruble in a year’s time, with USD/RUB forecast in May 2020 at 67.5 and AUD/RUB at 46.5.

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