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USD to GBP mid-rate = 0.7867

Right now the USD/GBP market mid-rate is 0.7867 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.

USD / GBP Converter


$USD


£GBP
1 United States Dollar equals
0.7867 British Pound Sterling

Compare how much you can save on
USD/GBP exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers Travel Cash/Cards

 
 
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United States Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1 USD 0.7867 GBP
5 USD 3.9335 GBP
10 USD 7.8670 GBP
20 USD 15.73 GBP
50 USD 39.34 GBP
100 USD 78.67 GBP
250 USD 196.68 GBP
500 USD 393.35 GBP
1,000 USD 786.70 GBP
2,000 USD 1,573.40 GBP
5,000 USD 3,933.50 GBP
10,000 USD 7,867.00 GBP
50,000 USD 39,335.00 GBP
100,000 USD 78,670.00 GBP
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United States Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1.2712 USD 1 GBP
6.3560 USD 5 GBP
12.71 USD 10 GBP
25.42 USD 20 GBP
63.56 USD 50 GBP
127.12 USD 100 GBP
317.80 USD 250 GBP
635.60 USD 500 GBP
1,271.20 USD 1,000 GBP
2,542.40 USD 2,000 GBP
6,356.00 USD 5,000 GBP
12,712.00 USD 10,000 GBP
63,560.00 USD 50,000 GBP
127,120.00 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
09 Dec 20180.7855Latest
02 Dec 20180.78431 Week+0.15%
09 Nov 20180.77101 Month+1.88%
12 Jun 20180.74776 Months+5.06%
09 Dec 20170.74681 Year+5.18%
09 Dec 20160.79522 Years-1.22%
10 Dec 20130.60805 Years+29.19%
11 Dec 20080.669110 Years+17.4%

Best Rates for USD/GBP Transfers and Travel Money

The total transaction cost you will be charged is the margin from the mid-rate offered by your 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 USD to GBP Foreign Transfers vs the Banks

ProvidersAmount GBPExchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer SpeedTransfer ServicesReviewsDeal Links
WorldFirst logoWorldFirst
£7810.00 GBP
Top Provider
0.78100.4%1-2 daysOnline, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
OFX logoOFX
£7810.00 GBP0.7810^0.4%1-2 daysOnline, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank
£7401.65 GBP
£GBP408 less
0.7415185.6%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
HSBC logoHSBC
£7396.89 GBP
£GBP413 less
0.7408$155.66%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
£7351.25 GBP
£GBP459 less
0.7394156.25%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Bank of America logoBank of America
£7303.23 GBP
£GBP507 less
0.7377$1006.86%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank
£7303.23 GBP
£GBP507 less
0.7377$1006.86%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.7810 (0.4% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£7810.00 GBP
Total Cost:0.4%
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Online, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.7810 (0.4% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£7810.00 GBP
Total Cost:0.4%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Online, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.7415 (5.43% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£7401.65 GBP
Total Cost:5.6%
Difference:
£GBP408 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7408 (5.52% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£7396.89 GBP
Total Cost:5.66%
Difference:
£GBP413 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

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

Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.7362 (6.11% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£7351.25 GBP
Total Cost:6.25%
Difference:
£GBP459 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7377 (5.92% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£7303.23 GBP
Total Cost:6.86%
Difference:
£GBP507 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7377 (5.92% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£7303.23 GBP
Total Cost:6.86%
Difference:
£GBP507 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers Get Quotes
Total Cost = provider fees + exchange rate margin vs USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7841
Rates @ 12/10/2018

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 USD to GBP Travel Money Exchange Rates vs the Banks

ProvidersAmount GBPExchange RateFee USDTotal CostReviewsDeal Links
Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank
£734.12 GBP
Top Provider
0.7491$206.37%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
£734.06 GBP
£GBP0.06 less
0.7415$106.38%
U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank
£734.00 GBP
£GBP0.12 less
0.73406.39%
Travelex Online US logoTravelex Online US
£711.80 GBP
£GBP22 less
0.71180^9.22%
 
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.7491 (4.46% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£734.12 GBP
Total Cost:6.37%
Time:6:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

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

Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6861 (12.5% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£734.06 GBP
Total Cost:6.38%
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→GBP
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7340 (6.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£734.00 GBP
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:6:07 Local
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:0.7118 (9.22% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:£711.80 GBP
Total Cost:9.22%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 10 2018 04:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers Get Quotes
Total Cost = provider fees + exchange rate margin vs USD/GBP mid-rate: 0.7841
Rates @ 12/10/2018

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.

USD to GBP mid-rate on google

USD to GBP mid-rate on google search

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, 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

2018 has been a good year for the dollar; certainly much better than 2017, in which the world’s reserve currency lost 10 percent of its value on a trade-weighted basis. Entering the third week of November 2018, the dollar stood nearly 5 percent higher than its level on January 1st. The dollar benefitted in the month leading up to this report from Brexit uncertainty in Europe and from a collapse in the oil market, which saw its value rise against petro-currencies.

Seasonality becomes an important supporting factor for the dollar approaching year-end, and especially in November. Since 2010, the dollar has averaged trade-weighted gains of 1.8 percent in November and 0.2 percent in December.

In 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. It predicted EUR/USD climbing as high as $1.30, from levels in the high $1.13s at the time of writing.

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 clearly would like a far weaker currency.

J.P. Morgan said in November that the dollar would be worth slightly more in the first half of 2019, before weakening slightly in the second half of the year.

British Pound Sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

In late November, the Bank of England offered a stark warning on no-deal Brexit outcomes.

In the event of a “disorderly” no-deal Brexit, under which there will be serious border delays and a marked loss of confidence in Britain’s financial institutions, the BoE predicts a significant decrease in the size of the UK economy and a rather shocking 25 percent loss in the British pound’s value.

In the milder, more likely event of a “disruptive” no-deal Brexit, under which goods face tariffs but flow somewhat easily, sterling still loses 15 percent, the BoE believes.

These are some of the most alarmist currency forecasts of recent years and holders of sterling will therefore hope for a UK-EU agreement before the March-29 exit date.

In late-November, GBP/USD continued to trade in the lower third of its 1.27-1.32 range, which contained much of the price action since mid-July. GBP/EUR slipped into the middle of its 2018 range, at 1.123, and GBP/NZD weakened to a 13-month low of 1.8572.


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