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United States Dollar to British Pound Sterling - Calculate Compare Save

USD to GBP mid-rate = 0.7606

Right now the USD/GBP market mid-rate is 0.7606 and represents ideally how many British Pound Sterling you can get for one United States Dollar.

You can calculate equivalent United States Dollar to British Pound Sterling currency amounts (at mid-rate) below. Then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available for USD to GBP transfers or buying GBP travel money.

 

Currency Converter USD to GBP


$USD


£GBP
1 United States Dollar equals
0.7606 British Pound Sterling
1GBP= 1.3147 USD

Compare how much you can save on exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers    Travel Cash/Cards

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3 Month USD/GBP Chart
USD-GBP 3 Month chart

United States Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1 USD 0.7606 GBP
5 USD 3.8030 GBP
10 USD 7.6060 GBP
20 USD 15.21 GBP
50 USD 38.03 GBP
100 USD 76.06 GBP
250 USD 190.15 GBP
500 USD 380.30 GBP
1,000 USD 760.60 GBP
2,000 USD 1,521.20 GBP
5,000 USD 3,803.00 GBP
10,000 USD 7,606.00 GBP
50,000 USD 38,030.00 GBP

United States Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1.3147 USD 1 GBP
6.5735 USD 5 GBP
13.15 USD 10 GBP
26.29 USD 20 GBP
65.74 USD 50 GBP
131.47 USD 100 GBP
328.68 USD 250 GBP
657.35 USD 500 GBP
1,314.70 USD 1,000 GBP
2,629.40 USD 2,000 GBP
6,573.50 USD 5,000 GBP
13,147.00 USD 10,000 GBP
65,735.00 USD 50,000 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.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
19 Sep 20180.7600Latest
12 Sep 20180.76661 Week-0.86%
20 Aug 20180.78101 Month-2.69%
23 Mar 20180.70756 Months+7.42%
19 Sep 20170.74001 Year+2.7%
19 Sep 20160.76682 Years-0.89%
20 Sep 20130.62455 Years+21.7%
21 Sep 20080.548810 Years+38.48%

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.

Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for USD/GBP Transfers and Currency 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.

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 USD to GBP.

Compare Foreign Transfers vs the Banks

Send USD $10,000 → Receive GBP

ProviderReceive Amount GBPExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
OFX logoOFX
£7558.00 GBP0.75580.47%
 
Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank
£7385.68 GBP0.73992.74%
HSBC logoHSBC
£7379.91 GBP0.73912.82%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
£7335.09 GBP0.73783.41%
Bank of America logoBank of America
£7287.39 GBP0.73614.04%
U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank
£7287.39 GBP0.73614.04%
 
OFX: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:£7558.00 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.7558
Total Cost:0.47% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Wed Sep 19 2018 14:03:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:£7385.68 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.7399
Total Cost:2.74% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Difference:
£172 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:£7379.91 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.7391
Total Cost:2.82% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Difference:
£178 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:£7335.09 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.7346
Total Cost:3.41% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Difference:
£223 GBP less than using OFX
Bank of America: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:£7287.39 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.7361
Total Cost:4.04% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Difference:
£271 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:£7287.39 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.7361
Total Cost:4.04% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Difference:
£271 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594
Rates @ 09/19/2018

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.

Compare Travel Money Exchange Rates vs the Banks

USD $1,000 → Spend British pound sterling (GBP)

ProviderSpend Amount USDExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
Travelex Online US logoTravelex Online US
£692.10 GBP
Top Provider
0.69218.86%
 
HSBC logoHSBC
£685.20 GBP
£6.9 less
0.68529.77%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
£676.00 GBP
£16 less
0.680610.98%
Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank
£671.50 GBP
£21 less
0.685211.57%
U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank
£671.30 GBP
£21 less
0.671311.6%
Travelex Online US: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:£692.10 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.6921
Total Cost:8.86% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Wed Sep 19 2018 14:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:£685.20 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.6852
Total Cost:9.77% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:£676.00 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.6645
Total Cost:10.98% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Fees:$10
Wells Fargo Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:£671.50 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.6852
Total Cost:11.57% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Fees: Minimum 20 USD
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:£671.30 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.6713
Total Cost:11.6% (against USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Request a free multiple-vendor quote: Get Quotes
* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7594
Rates @ 09/19/2018

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.

Our real-time comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.


Currency News, Research and Forecasts for United States 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 must always be quoted in comparison 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

Until mid-August, the US dollar had been thriving, with a trade-weighted gain of 5.1 percent since January. A one-month wobble to mid-September had erased more than half of those gains but the remaining year-to-date gain of 2.4 percent was at least looking far rosier than 2017’s 10 percent slump. In a year in which safe havens have done well, the dollar ranked as the fifth best performer from a list of 21 important currencies.

Reasons for the dollar’s recent fall weren’t entirely obvious at the time of writing (September-17), given that most fundamental drivers appeared to be supportive, and those included a jump in US earnings, solid economic growth and safe-haven flows caused by trade tensions.

In mid-September, Citibank said of the dollar’s 6-12-month outlook that 3-4 percent upside was likely, followed by an 11 percent loss in the long term.

Like Citi, ING remain long-term bearish on the dollar. ING isn't ruling out interventions and jawboning from Washington aimed at weakening the dollar. President Trump would like a far lower dollar.

A near-term negative turn in US economic data might see the dollar lose 5-7 percent, ING said.

British Pound Sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

The pound slumped throughout the summer as a “no deal” Brexit became increasingly likely. In August, the pound fell versus the dollar to a fourteen-month low of 1.266, and versus the euro, it fell below 1.1 for the first time in a year.

It came as a relief, then, when in early September the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said he was “determined” to strike a deal with the UK and that he hoped to establish “the closest relationship possible.” At the time of this report (September-7), the pound had recovered into the 1.29s and the 1.12s versus the dollar and euro respectively.

On monetary policy, the pound got no support from the Bank of England’s decision in August to raise its benchmark interest rate to 0.75 percent – the highest since 2009. An outgoing member of the BOE’s decision-making board has said that UK interest rates will need to stay low for at least another 20 years.

Looking ahead, the pound is set to recover further versus the euro based on technical analysis. Between early August and early September, GBP/EUR traced out a textbook inverse Head and Shoulders pattern on daily price charts. A weekly close above the pattern’s neckline on September 7th was sufficient confirmation and reasonable targets are between 1.135 and 1.14.

For GBP/USD, in September, Citibank offered a 6-12 month forecast of 1.21.

Why can't I just get the same 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.


When you look up the current United States 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.

USD to GBP mid-rate on google

USD to GBP mid-rate on google search

Getting a great USD 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 our USD to GBP currency converter to calculate equivalent amounts in each currency using the latest mid-market exchange rates. Then choose your transaction type for specific United States Dollar cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.