GBP to USD - Best Rates Guide

We review Pound Sterling to US Dollar latest & historic FX rates along with recent GBP/USD Trend and Alerts.

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Latest wholesale rate

1 GBP = 1.3339 USD
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Pound Sterling to US Dollar
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GBPUSD at 1.3353 is 2.3% above its 90-DAY average, range 1.2725-1.3386.
1-DAY0.5% 90-DAY-HIGH
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Comparing GBP to USD Exchange Rates

You should always check the total cost for any exchange rate you are provided by banks or FX specialists. These exchange rates almost always contain a margin from the wholesale GBP/USD rate (aka interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for GBP to USD International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the total cost will also vary depending on the total amount being exchanged.


Pound Sterling to US Dollar - Quick Conversions

£ 1 U$ 1.3339
£ 5 U$ 6.6695
£ 10 U$ 13.34
£ 20 U$ 26.68
£ 50 U$ 66.70
£ 100 U$ 133.39
£ 250 U$ 333.48
£ 500 U$ 666.95
£ 1,000 U$ 1,334
£ 2,000 U$ 2,668
£ 5,000 U$ 6,670
£ 10,000 U$ 13,339
£ 50,000 U$ 66,695
£ 100,000 U$ 133,390
More amounts
£ 0.7497 U$ 1
£ 3.7485 U$ 5
£ 7.4970 U$ 10
£ 14.99 U$ 20
£ 37.49 U$ 50
£ 74.97 U$ 100
£ 187.43 U$ 250
£ 374.85 U$ 500
£ 749.70 U$ 1,000
£ 1,499 U$ 2,000
£ 3,749 U$ 5,000
£ 7,497 U$ 10,000
£ 37,485 U$ 50,000
£ 74,970 U$ 100,000
More amounts

Calculate other GBP/USD amounts (from or to) at mid-market with our GBP to USD Calculator .

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Pound Sterling to US Dollar Forecasts

Two senior advisers to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have quit, creating turmoil in his inner circle. Cummings leaving is positive news for the pound with the markets thinking a ‘Brexit Deal’ more likely to happen.

Get more details in the article GBP to USD Forecasts.


How to get Best 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.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.


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.

23 Nov 2020
0% ▼1 Week
31 Oct 2020
2.9% ▲30 Days
01 Sep 2020
0.6% ▼90 Days
01 Dec 2019
3.2% ▲1 Year
02 Dec 2015
10.9% ▼5 Years
03 Dec 2010
15.2% ▼10 Years

GBP/USD 10 year historic rates & change to 30-Nov-2020 : 1.3325


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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Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.