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    GBP to USD Exchange Rates

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

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    1 GBP = 1.3905 USD
    £1,000 GBP = $1,391 USD
    Converted at latest GBP-USD mid-rate.
    GBP to USD at 1.3905 is just below its 90-day average, range 1.3628-1.4208.
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    Compare GBP to USD Exchange Rates

    Exchange rates available for foreign transfers and currency exchange always contain either a rate margin from the wholesale GBP/USD mid-rate (shown above) or a transaction fee and often both!

    The below comparison table makes it easy to calculate the Total Cost you are being charged and the possible savings of using another FX provider.


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    Pound Sterling to US dollar - Recent Trend

    GBP to USD at 1.3905 is just below its 90-day average, range 1.3628-1.4208.
    GBP to USD Interbank mid-market We compare bank & FX provider rates to these wholesale mid-market rates. Read more rate

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    GBP - USD - Forecasts & News

    The British Pound also had a choppy trading week. Sterling finished at 1.3766 on Friday from 1.3765 a week ago. GBP-USD Forecasts

    Last week saw the US Dollar slowly but surely grind its way higher against all its Rivals. 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


    How to get a good GBP to USD Exchange Rate

    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 Jul 2021
    1.1% 1 Week
    30 Jun 2021
    0.6% 30 Days
    01 May 2021
    0.6% 90 Days
    30 Jul 2020
    6% 1 Year
    31 Jul 2016
    5.3% 5 Years
    02 Aug 2011
    14.6% 10 Years

    GBP/USD rate change to 30-Jul-2021 → 1.3905


    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 FX Alerts work differently.

    Once you add a currency pair for tracking in your watchlist we can select to be notified daily for any UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.


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