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GBP to SEK - Rate Guide

British Pound Sterling to Swedish Krona 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/SEK update & alerts

1 GBP = 12.47 SEK

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GBP to SEK - Trading Range (90 Day)
14-DAY HIGH (1d)
90-DAY TREND: At 12.46 GBP/SEK is trading 1.5% above the average 12.27 with a range 11.84 to 12.54. There are no current alerts.
Update: 06-Dec 16:01-EST 21:01-GMT 08:01-AEDT(+1D)

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GBP/SEK Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the British Pound Sterling to Swedish Krona exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and GBP to SEK comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. If you want to calculate equivalent amounts in foreign currencies or rate margins then use our GBP/SEK Quick Calculator.

GBP and SEK in the Markets

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

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

Sterling has climbed more than 5 per cent in October since Boris Johnson announced a new Brexit agreement with Brussels that has reduced the possibility of the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal. Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on Brexit No-deal, Deal and Remain probabilities. Currency strategists predict that gains in the pound would remain limited for now while parties prepared their election campaigns.

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.

Earlier in the year the pound was the worst-performing major currency by some margin. 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.

 

Swedish Krona (SEK)

It’s been a grim 16 months for the Swedish krona. In October hitting a record low of 9.90 per USD and falling to its weakest level against the euro since the wake of the financial crisis as global trade tensions continued to take a toll.

2019 weakness has confounded forecasters, who predicted at the start of the year a much stronger currency based on expectations for higher interest rates in Sweden. With economic conditions changing for the worse, markets have now completely priced out any rate hike in 2019, spurring krona weakness.

Danske Bank said in May that “EUR/SEK is somewhat overbought … however, we believe there is a clear risk that Swedish growth and inflation will undershoot the Riksbank’s forecasts … and that monetary policy will have to remain accommodative for the foreseeable future.” As a result, Danske raised its 12-month EUR/SEK forecast to 11.00 to reflect its more bearish krona outlook.

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