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GBP/SGD - Rate Guide

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.

 

GBP/SGD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

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

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GBP/SGD - 90 Day Rate Alerts

1 GBP = 1.7127 SGD

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GBP/SGD over the last 90 days

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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
WorldFirst logo
8,507.5 SGD
Best Overall
1.701500.5%
TorFX logo
8,393 SGD
114 SGD
1.678601.84%
OFX logo
8,481.5 SGD
26 SGD
1.6963£0^0.8%
HSBC logo
8,225.14 SGD
282 SGD
1.6475£7.53.8%
Natwest Bank logo
8,178.89 SGD
329 SGD
1.6407154.34%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
8,141.91 SGD
366 SGD
1.6323124.77%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
8,141 SGD
366 SGD
1.6330154.79%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
8,095.49 SGD
412 SGD
1.6256205.32%
Lloyds TSB logo
8,062.12 SGD
445 SGD
1.6189205.71%
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.7015 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,507.5 SGD
Total Cost:0.5%
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.6786 (1.84% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,393 SGD
Total Cost:1.84%
Difference:
114 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.6963 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,481.5 SGD
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
26 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: 8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.6475 (3.65% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,225.14 SGD
Total Cost:3.8%
Difference:
282 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logo

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6407 (4.05% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,178.89 SGD
Total Cost:4.34%
Difference:
329 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logo

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.6323 (4.54% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,141.91 SGD
Total Cost:4.77%
Difference:
366 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6205 (5.23% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,141 SGD
Total Cost:4.79%
Difference:
366 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logo

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6256 (4.94% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,095.49 SGD
Total Cost:5.32%
Difference:
412 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Lloyds TSB logo

Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→SGD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6189 (5.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,062.12 SGD
Total Cost:5.71%
Difference:
445 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/24/2019 - 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
1,639.1 SGD
Best Overall
1.6391£0^4.15%
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
1,638.6 SGD
0.5 SGD
1.638604.18%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,609.15 SGD
30 SGD
1.6254£105.9%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,595 SGD
44 SGD
1.6130£106.73%
Lloyds TSB logo
1,592.81 SGD
46 SGD
1.6089£106.85%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
1,592.81 SGD
46 SGD
1.6089£106.85%
Natwest Bank logo
1,584.77 SGD
54 SGD
1.6089£157.32%
 

Travelex Online UK logo

Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→SGD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.6391 (4.15% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,639.1 SGD
Total Cost:4.15%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Sep 24 2019 08:15:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Post Office Money logo

Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→SGD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.6386 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,638.6 SGD
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logo

Citibank: Travel Money GBP→SGD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6254 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,609.15 SGD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→SGD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6089 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,595 SGD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logo

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→SGD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6089 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,592.81 SGD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logo

Santander: Travel Money GBP→SGD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6089 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,592.81 SGD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logo

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→SGD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.6089 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,584.77 SGD
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/24/2019 - See full table

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British Pound Sterling

Singapore Dollar

1 GBP 1.7127 SGD
5 GBP 8.5635 SGD
10 GBP 17.13 SGD
20 GBP 34.25 SGD
50 GBP 85.64 SGD
100 GBP 171.27 SGD
250 GBP 428.18 SGD
500 GBP 856.35 SGD
1,000 GBP 1,712.70 SGD
2,000 GBP 3,425.40 SGD
5,000 GBP 8,563.50 SGD
10,000 GBP 17,127.00 SGD
50,000 GBP 85,635.00 SGD
100,000 GBP 171,270.00 SGD
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British Pound Sterling

Singapore Dollar

0.5839 GBP 1 SGD
2.9195 GBP 5 SGD
5.8390 GBP 10 SGD
11.68 GBP 20 SGD
29.20 GBP 50 SGD
58.39 GBP 100 SGD
145.98 GBP 250 SGD
291.95 GBP 500 SGD
583.90 GBP 1,000 SGD
1,167.80 GBP 2,000 SGD
2,919.50 GBP 5,000 SGD
5,839.00 GBP 10,000 SGD
29,195.00 GBP 50,000 SGD
58,390.00 GBP 100,000 SGD
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GBP/SGD - Historical Trends

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

PeriodChange*GBP/SGDDate
1 Day-0.2%1.716722 Sep 2019
7 Day+0.2%1.709416 Sep 2019
30 Day+0.6%1.702824 Aug 2019
3 Month-0.3%1.718925 Jun 2019
1 Year-4.1%1.785423 Sep 2018
5 Year-17.2%2.069924 Sep 2014
10 Year-24.2%2.259325 Sep 2009

*For period to 23-Sep 21UTC when GBP/SGD was 1.7129

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

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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)

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.

 

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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