In this Pound Sterling to US dollar guide:
Compare GBP to USD Exchange Rates
When sending or spending money abroad you should always check the total cost of the exchange rate and fees offered by your bank or FX provider. Exchange rates for foreign transfers and currency exchange always contain a margin from the wholesale GBP/USD rate (see above) plus additional fixed or percentage fees, but these costs can be hard to calculate.
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Pound Sterling to US dollar - Recent Trend
GBP - USD - Forecasts & News
The big event for Sterling is the UK’s reopening of its economy scheduled for June 21. Weaker than estimated UK GDP, Industrial and Manufacturing Production data will keep a lid on GBP/USD and GBP crosses, until the economy reopens GBP-USD Forecasts
This week the US Federal Reserve pushed its growth forecasts higher and moved the timing of its interest rate hikes to 2023. This sent the US Dollar higher against all its Rivals on Thursday and Friday. USD Forecasts
GBP/USD – closed the week at 1.4160 (1.4210 last week). The Fed’s hawkish shift hit the Pound hard, pushing it 1.6% lower in 2 days. GBP Forecasts
Country Guides - US dollar
|United States (USD)||East Timor (USD)||Ecuador (USD)|
|El Salvador (USD)||British Virgin Islands (USD)||US Virgin Islands (USD)|
|Caribbean Netherlands (USD)||Turks and Caicos Islands (USD)|
How to get Good GBP to USD Exchange Rates
There are two important ways to save on Foreign Exchange, the first is minimising unnecessary or excessive costs and fees, and the other is to transact when the exchange rate is in your favour.
Reduce Excessive costs and fees
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).
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.
GBP to USD - Quick Amounts
|£ 1||$ 1.3930|
|£ 5||$ 6.9650|
|£ 10||$ 13.93|
|£ 20||$ 27.86|
|£ 50||$ 69.65|
|£ 100||$ 139.30|
|£ 250||$ 348.25|
|£ 500||$ 696.50|
|£ 1,000||$ 1,393|
|£ 2,000||$ 2,786|
|£ 5,000||$ 6,965|
|£ 10,000||$ 13,930|
|£ 20,000||$ 27,860|
|£ 50,000||$ 69,650|
|£ 100,000||$ 139,300|
|£ 0.7179||$ 1|
|£ 3.5895||$ 5|
|£ 7.1790||$ 10|
|£ 14.36||$ 20|
|£ 35.90||$ 50|
|£ 71.79||$ 100|
|£ 179.48||$ 250|
|£ 358.95||$ 500|
|£ 717.90||$ 1,000|
|£ 1,436||$ 2,000|
|£ 3,590||$ 5,000|
|£ 7,179||$ 10,000|
|£ 14,358||$ 20,000|
|£ 35,895||$ 50,000|
|£ 71,790||$ 100,000|
More Pound Sterling Rates & Trends
GBP to EUR
GBP to EUR at 1.1684 is 0.7% above its 90-day average, range 1.1471-1.1774. GBP/EUR Rates
GBP to AUD
GBP to AUD at 1.8459 has risen 1.8% above its 90-day average, range 1.7784-1.8485. GBP/AUD Rates
GBP to INR
GBP to INR at 103.5 is 0.7% above its 90-day average, range 99.46-105.1. GBP/INR Rates
GBP to TRY
GBP to TRY at 12.07 has risen 3.4% above its 90-day average, range 10.84-12.27. 1D▼-1.4% GBP/TRY Rates
What is a good GBP to USD exchange rate?
This is always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the Pound Sterling vs US dollar current value is to look the GBP/USD historic rate and change over a range of periods.
The following table looks at the change in the GBP to USD exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.
15 Jun 2021→
|0.9% ▼||1 Week|
23 May 2021→
|1.4% ▼||30 Days|
24 Mar 2021→
|1.9% ▲||90 Days|
22 Jun 2020→
|11.6% ▲||1 Year|
23 Jun 2016→
|6.6% ▼||5 Years|
25 Jun 2011→
|12.7% ▼||10 Years|
GBP/USD rate change to 22-Jun-2021 → 1.3949
Will the Pound Sterling rise against the US dollar?
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/USD to your BestExchangeRates My Rates Watchlist to track and benefit from currency movements.
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