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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.

 
   

Pound Sterling to US Dollar

INTERBANK MID-MARKET RATE We compare provider rates to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
 
SELL GBP  :  BUY USD 
1 GBP = 1.3950 USD
GBPUSD at 1.3956 is 2.1% above its 90-DAY average, range 1.3226-1.4147.
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4-DAY1.5% (2d)14-DAY-LOW (1d)

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ING predict GBP/USD should breach 1.50 this year.

GBP-USD Forecasts 2021

   

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 GBP/USD rate ( 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.

 
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Pound Sterling to US Dollar - Quick Convert

GBP USD
£ 1 $ 1.3950
£ 5 $ 6.9750
£ 10 $ 13.95
£ 20 $ 27.90
£ 50 $ 69.75
£ 100 $ 139.50
£ 250 $ 348.75
£ 500 $ 697.50
£ 1,000 $ 1,395
£ 2,000 $ 2,790
£ 5,000 $ 6,975
£ 10,000 $ 13,950
£ 50,000 $ 69,750
£ 100,000 $ 139,500
More amounts
GBP USD
£ 0.7168 $ 1
£ 3.5840 $ 5
£ 7.1680 $ 10
£ 14.34 $ 20
£ 35.84 $ 50
£ 71.68 $ 100
£ 179.20 $ 250
£ 358.40 $ 500
£ 716.80 $ 1,000
£ 1,434 $ 2,000
£ 3,584 $ 5,000
£ 7,168 $ 10,000
£ 35,840 $ 50,000
£ 71,680 $ 100,000
More amounts

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

         

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.

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.

GBP/USDChangePeriod
1.4119
23 Feb 2021
1.1% ▼1 Week
1.3699
31 Jan 2021
1.9% ▲30 Days
1.3368
02 Dec 2020
4.4% ▲90 Days
1.2766
02 Mar 2020
9.4% ▲1 Year
1.4173
03 Mar 2016
1.5% ▼5 Years
1.6267
05 Mar 2011
14.2% ▼10 Years

GBP/USD 10 year historic rates & change to 02-Mar-2021 : 1.3960

 
   

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 will automatically check the exchange rate for any UP or DOWN move over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.