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The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

Compare USD/GBP Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks for USD/GBP International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the amount when USD is converted to GBP at mid-rate.

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive GBP(£)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
7,587 GBP
Best Overall
0.75870^1.43%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
7,649.79 GBP
63 GBP
0.7689$510.61%Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
7,429.6 GBP
157 GBP
0.7443183.47%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
7,424.85 GBP
162 GBP
0.7436$153.54%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
7,379 GBP
208 GBP
0.7422154.13%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
7,330.95 GBP
256 GBP
0.7405$1004.76%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
7,330.95 GBP
256 GBP
0.7405$1004.76%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.7587 (1.43% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,587 GBP
Total Cost:1.43%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 18 2019 22:02:23 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:0.7689 (0.1% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,649.79 GBP
Total Cost:0.61%
Difference:
63 GBP more than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.7443 (3.3% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,429.6 GBP
Total Cost:3.47%
Difference:
157 GBP less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7436 (3.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,424.85 GBP
Total Cost:3.54%
Difference:
162 GBP less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.7390 (3.99% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,379 GBP
Total Cost:4.13%
Difference:
208 GBP less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logoBank of America

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7405 (3.79% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,330.95 GBP
Total Cost:4.76%
Difference:
256 GBP less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7405 (3.79% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,330.95 GBP
Total Cost:4.76%
Difference:
256 GBP less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

The below table shows a snapshot of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

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Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount GBP(£)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
720.50 GBP
Compare
0.720506.39%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
713.3 GBP
7.2 GBP
0.7205$107.33%Branch-
Wells Fargo Bank logo
706.09 GBP
14 GBP
0.7205$208.26%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
699.00 GBP
21 GBP
0.6990^9.19%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7205 (6.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:720.50 GBP
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6735 (12.5% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:713.3 GBP
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.7205 (6.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:706.09 GBP
Total Cost:8.26%
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.699 (9.19% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:699.00 GBP
Total Cost:9.19%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 18 2019 22:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

USD to GBP interbank exchange rate = 0.7697

Right now the USD/GBP interbank exchange rate is 0.7697. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert British Pound Sterling to United States Dollar.

This USD/GBP Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to British Pound Sterling amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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United States Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1 USD 0.7697 GBP
5 USD 3.8485 GBP
10 USD 7.6970 GBP
20 USD 15.39 GBP
50 USD 38.49 GBP
100 USD 76.97 GBP
250 USD 192.43 GBP
500 USD 384.85 GBP
1,000 USD 769.70 GBP
2,000 USD 1,539.40 GBP
5,000 USD 3,848.50 GBP
10,000 USD 7,697.00 GBP
50,000 USD 38,485.00 GBP
100,000 USD 76,970.00 GBP
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United States Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1.2992 USD 1 GBP
6.4960 USD 5 GBP
12.99 USD 10 GBP
25.98 USD 20 GBP
64.96 USD 50 GBP
129.92 USD 100 GBP
324.80 USD 250 GBP
649.60 USD 500 GBP
1,299.20 USD 1,000 GBP
2,598.40 USD 2,000 GBP
6,496.00 USD 5,000 GBP
12,992.00 USD 10,000 GBP
64,960.00 USD 50,000 GBP
129,920.00 USD 100,000 GBP
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United States Dollar to British Pound Sterling (USD-GBP) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/GBP exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
18 Apr 20190.7693Latest
11 Apr 20190.76601 Week+0.43%
19 Mar 20190.75361 Month+2.08%
20 Oct 20180.76506 Months+0.56%
18 Apr 20180.70411 Year+9.26%
18 Apr 20170.77862 Years-1.19%
19 Apr 20140.59555 Years+29.19%
20 Apr 20090.687210 Years+11.95%

Why can't I just get the USD/GBP market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The USD/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 USD / GBP was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

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 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.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market USD/GBP midrate the better deal you are getting.

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

The three things you need in order to get a good USD to GBP exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/GBP market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and British Pound Sterling

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the USD vs GBP, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and British Pound Sterling news and forecasts.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

In the third week of April the Dollar Index was rallying strongly towards the mid-97s, slightly below major resistance at 97.70, a break of which would be massively positive for the greenback. The index was up 1.7 percent year-to-date.

The dollar’s strength comes in spite of a dovish surprise in March from the Federal Reserve, which ditched two interest rate hikes from its 2019 projections. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and other important central banks also turned dovish, removing much of the incentive for selling USD.

Bloomberg research warned in April of potential for a large upcoming move in the US dollar, up or down. Over the past quarter-century, three prominent troughs in the JPMorgan Global FX Volatility Index were followed by dollar moves over 6-month periods worth 10-15 percent. The index was trading in mid-April at a 5-year low.

British Pound Sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

Update 14-April: The pound hovered between US$1.30 and US$1.31 (in line with 3-month averages) after the EU granted the UK a Brexit extension until the end of October. No-deal risk is gone for now and anything is possible, including a new British prime minister, a general election and/or second referendum.

Experts at MUFG said in April that sterling would likely trade between US$1.30 and US$1.34 until more clarity emerged.

If an election is called, the pound could depreciate to US$1.24, a UBS analyst said, due to “heightened uncertainty” (the opposition Labour party is consistently ahead in the polls).

Goldman Sachs said in April that sterling was set for a “big finish” (higher) once the gridlock in the UK parliament ends and a deal is agreed and certainty found.

Earlier this year, currency analysts at HSBC estimated that the pound would be valued at levels near US$1.10 in the event of no-deal, near US$1.45 with a deal and at US$1.55 if Brexit is cancelled.