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British Pound Sterling to Singapore Dollar 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.

 

This resource page for the British Pound Sterling to Singapore Dollar exchange rate, has news, forecasts and GBP to SGD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. You can also check an exchange rate margin with our Exchange Rate Checker.

GBP/SGD Exchange Rates - How to Compare & Save

Exchange rates can vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for GBP/SGD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive SGD(S$)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
8,426.5 SGD
Best Overall
1.6853£0^0.8%
HSBC logo
8,169.73 SGD
257 SGD
1.6364£7.53.82%
Natwest Bank logo
8,124.05 SGD
302 SGD
1.6297154.36%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
8,087.54 SGD
339 SGD
1.6214124.79%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
8,086 SGD
340 SGD
1.6220154.81%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
8,041.21 SGD
385 SGD
1.6147205.34%
Lloyds TSB logo
8,007.84 SGD
419 SGD
1.608205.73%
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.6853 (0.8% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:8,426.5 SGD
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 0:20 Local
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→SGD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.6364 (3.68% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:8,169.73 SGD
Total Cost:3.82%
Difference:
257 SGD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6297 (4.07% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:8,124.05 SGD
Total Cost:4.36%
Difference:
302 SGD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.6214 (4.56% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:8,087.54 SGD
Total Cost:4.79%
Difference:
339 SGD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6097 (5.25% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:8,086 SGD
Total Cost:4.81%
Difference:
340 SGD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6147 (4.96% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:8,041.21 SGD
Total Cost:5.34%
Difference:
385 SGD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 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→SGD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6080 (5.35% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:8,007.84 SGD
Total Cost:5.73%
Difference:
419 SGD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 07/24/2019 - See full table

Example 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.

Travel Money ProvidersAmount SGD(S$)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online UK logo
1,625 SGD
Best Overall
1.625£0^4.35%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,598.65 SGD
26 SGD
1.6148£105.9%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,585 SGD
40 SGD
1.6026£106.73%
Lloyds TSB logo
1,582.52 SGD
42 SGD
1.5985£106.85%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
1,582.52 SGD
42 SGD
1.5985£106.85%
Natwest Bank logo
1,574.52 SGD
50 SGD
1.5985£157.32%
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→SGD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.625 (4.35% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:1,625 SGD
Total Cost:4.35%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Jul 23 2019 22:30:04 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→SGD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6148 (4.95% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:1,598.65 SGD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→SGD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.5985 (5.91% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:1,585 SGD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→SGD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.5985 (5.91% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:1,582.52 SGD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Travel Money GBP→SGD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.5985 (5.91% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:1,582.52 SGD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→SGD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.5985 (5.91% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:1,574.52 SGD
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 07/24/2019 - See full table

GBP to SGD interbank exchange rate = 1.6976

 
 

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GBP and SGD in the Markets

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

 

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

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.

Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on 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.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

 

Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Singapore was added to a US watchlist of suspected currency manipulators in May. Though that means little right now in terms of economic implications, it created some negative sentiment that spurred a rise in USD/SGD to a 6-month high (SGD low) of S$1.384.

Overall, it’s been a mixed 2019 for the Singapore dollar, with small gains (<2 percent) against the euro and Australian dollar, but small losses against the US dollar and pound.

In May, SGD was pressured by data showing core inflation at a 1-year low, by an escalation in US-China trade tensions, and after Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry downgraded 2019 growth forecasts. At 1.2 percent, quarterly growth in the Lion City has slowed to its lowest level in a decade.

All said, the Monetary Authority of Singapore will, at best, keep monetary policy unchanged when it next meets in October (there's a chance it could turn dovish).

Read more in the article SGD Forecasts.

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