Use this two-way calculator and chart to calculate amounts in either Singapore dollar or 1000 using
the real-time SGD/GBP market mid-rate.
Then choose your transaction type
Foreign TransferTravel Money
to see the available exchange rates and reviews for our leading foreign exchange providers.
Right now the SGD/GBP market rate is
and represents how many
British pound sterling
you can get for one Singapore dollar.
The SGD/GBP mid-rate is the rate you will see
Quoted on Google
or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between
the last rate at which the SGD / GBP was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.
1 Singapore dollar equals British pound sterling
You can calculate with the current mid-rate using our
SGD to GBP
calculator below but note the rate will most likely be quite different by the time you make you currency exchange.
2. Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for SGD/GBP Foreign Exchange
The transaction margin from the mid-rate you will be charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
SGD to GBP Foreign Transfer - Costs Compared
You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from SGD to GBP.
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The below table shows an example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank, kiosk or post office rate to buy foreign cash.
Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin
you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for
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.
Why can't I just get the same SGD/GBP market rate I see on Google or in the Media?
When you look up the current Singapore dollar to British pound sterling exchange rate on the web the figure you find quoted on sites like google or mentioned on TV is commonly referred to as the mid-market rate.
Getting a great SGD to GBP mid-market rate is all about timing, so unless you
are able to wait, watch and time the market this is largely beyond your control.
This rate will go up and down with varying amounts of volatility depending on the currency pair.
This mid-market rate is really only a reference and is just the starting point for calculating the actual rate you will
get for your transaction, luckily we can also use this same rate to determine how good a deal a rate that a provider offers you actually is.
You can use the below
SGD to GBP calculator to convert currency amounts using the latest mid-market exchange rates.
Then choose your transaction type for specific Singapore dollar cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.
3. Currency News, Research and Forecasts for Singapore dollar and British pound sterling
Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency is always determined quoted in comparison to another currency.
So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the SGD vs GBP, you should pay attention to both Singapore dollar and British pound sterling news and forecasts.
Singapore dollar (SGD) - Market news and forecasts
In 2018, Singapore developments and economic data have been less of a driver of SGD FX rates, with most simply following the broader market(s).
In January, after breaking significant technical support at 1.335, USD/SGD fell to 1.3 for the first time since 2014. Then, in line with the broader market for dollar pairs, USD/SGD rallied by mid-February into the high 1.31s. 1.335 remains a significant technical level in this pair.
Against a very strong Japanese yen, SGD lost nearly 4% of its value in the first seven weeks of the year; however, this was once again in line with the broad moves in yen pairs. In mid-February, SGD bought roughly 81 yen.
Against the euro, SGD continues to lose value in 2018, as it did in 2017. SGD weakened in early February to 1.645 per euro – its weakest level in two-and-a-half years.
The team at TradingEconomics.com is forecasting SGD weakness ahead. It sees the currency weakening to 1.38 per US dollar before the end of the year.
British pound sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts
Like most currencies, the pound was strong against the US dollar in early 2018. By late March, in line with the broader market for dollar pairs, GBP/USD had fallen back from January’s 19-month high of 1.434 to 1.4, but remained up 4% on the year and 17% higher than 2017’s low of 1.2.
Mirroring the standoff between UK and EU Brexit negotiators, the pound-euro exchange rate did little in the six-month period between October ’17 and March ’18. The pound continues to buy roughly 1.14 euros.
Like most other G10 currencies, the pound gained significantly in early 2018 against the Australian dollar and lost out against the yen.
According to a Reuters survey of FX analysts in March, the pound will end the year buying 1.41 US dollars (entering 2018, most analysts predicted rates between 1.3 and 1.35) and 1.12-1.14 euros.
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