GBP to USD - Compare Rates

Pound Sterling to US Dollar exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.

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Latest interbank rate (wholesale):

1 GBP = 1.2849 USD

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GBP/USD - Trend & Alerts

GBP/USD at 1.2841 is near its 90-DAY average, range 1.2298 - 1.3384 .
🔔 Today GBP/USD is DOWN 0.6%
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Comparing GBP 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' rate (interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the exchange rate margin will also vary depending on the currency pair and total amount.


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Pound Sterling to US Dollar - Quick Conversions

£ 1 U$ 1.2849
£ 5 U$ 6.4245
£ 10 U$ 12.85
£ 20 U$ 25.70
£ 50 U$ 64.25
£ 100 U$ 128.49
£ 250 U$ 321.23
£ 500 U$ 642.45
£ 1,000 U$ 1,285
£ 2,000 U$ 2,570
£ 5,000 U$ 6,425
£ 10,000 U$ 12,849
£ 50,000 U$ 64,245
£ 100,000 U$ 128,490
More amounts
£ 0.7783 U$ 1
£ 3.8915 U$ 5
£ 7.7830 U$ 10
£ 15.57 U$ 20
£ 38.92 U$ 50
£ 77.83 U$ 100
£ 194.58 U$ 250
£ 389.15 U$ 500
£ 778.30 U$ 1,000
£ 1,557 U$ 2,000
£ 3,892 U$ 5,000
£ 7,783 U$ 10,000
£ 38,915 U$ 50,000
£ 77,830 U$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate other GBP/USD FROM or TO amounts at wholesale rate use our home-page quick & easy Calculate GBP to USD .

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Pound Sterling - US Dollar Forecasting

The Great British pound sell-off continues as mounting Brexit fears weigh on the embattled currency. Trade negotiations have stalled heightening fears a “no deal” divorce will eventuate. With risk sentiment faltering and Brexit concerns escalating we expect the pound will remain under pressure as we move toward the self imposed October trade deal deadline.

Market analysts are predicting a possible drop to US$1.25 in the event of a ‘No-deal Brexit’.

Read more about FX Broker and Bank analysts' predictions for GBP to USD future trends in our blog article GBP to USD Forecast Review.


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How to get Best GBP to USD Exchange Rates

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.


Will GBP rise or fall against USD?

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.

GBP/USD rateChangePeriod
11 Sep 2020 : 1.27951% ▲1 Week
19 Aug 2020 : 1.31101.5% ▼30 Days
20 Jun 2020 : 1.23494.6% ▲90 Days
19 Sep 2019 : 1.25233.1% ▲1 Year
20 Sep 2015 : 1.552716.8% ▼5 Years
21 Sep 2010 : 1.556217% ▼10 Years

GBP/USD 10 year historic rates & change to 18-Sep-2020 : 1.2917


When is the best time to exchange GBP to USD?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

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.

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