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USD to GBP - Exchange Rates Guide

US Dollar to Pound Sterling exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.


USD/GBP exchange rate (wholesale):

1 USD = 0.8005 GBP

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USD to GBP chart and trends
1-DAY0.5% (3d) 14-DAY-HI (6d)
USD/GBP at 0.8002 was trading 0.9% below AVG:0.8078 with LO:0.7845 and HI:0.8661 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

US Dollar to Pound Sterling - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 £ 0.8005
U$ 5 £ 4.0025
U$ 10 £ 8.0050
U$ 20 £ 16.01
U$ 50 £ 40.03
U$ 100 £ 80.05
U$ 250 £ 200.13
U$ 500 £ 400.25
U$ 1,000 £ 800.50
U$ 2,000 £ 1,601
U$ 5,000 £ 4,003
U$ 10,000 £ 8,005
U$ 50,000 £ 40,025
U$ 100,000 £ 80,050
More amounts
U$ 1.2492 £ 1
U$ 6.2460 £ 5
U$ 12.49 £ 10
U$ 24.98 £ 20
U$ 62.46 £ 50
U$ 124.92 £ 100
U$ 312.30 £ 250
U$ 624.60 £ 500
U$ 1,249 £ 1,000
U$ 2,498 £ 2,000
U$ 6,246 £ 5,000
U$ 12,492 £ 10,000
U$ 62,460 £ 50,000
U$ 124,920 £ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate other USD/GBP amounts try our home-page Convert USD to GBP quick converter.

Comparing Retail Exchange Rates

The total cost for 'Retail' exchange rates you receive from your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the 'Wholesale' rate (interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the exchange rate margin will also vary depending on the currency pair and total amount.


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US Dollar and Pound Sterling Forecasts

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the USD vs GBP, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

US Dollar (USD)

In early May the continuing coronavirus pandemic and an associated possible re-escalation in the US-China trade tensions has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and JPY.

Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital forecast a large drop for US dollar against Japanese Yen to continue with a USD/JPY rate of 95 in the near future.

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite the US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.


Pound Sterling (GBP)

GBP will rise to 1.25 against the euro according to Standard Bank. The coronavirus pandemic has replaced Brexit in the headlines and means that the deadline for a trade deal with the Eurozone this year could either be pushed back, delaying a risk for the currency, or see more favorable terms given to the U.K.

This is a remarkable change of fortunes for GBP which was sold-off after the Brexit vote and again after the virus forced a lockdown in London, the world’s largest foreign-exchange centre. Against the dollar, sterling touched the lowest level in 35 years in March as traders sought the safety of the USD.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

How to get Best USD to GBP Exchange Rates

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 USD to GBP exchange rate?

This is always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the US Dollar vs Pound Sterling current value is to look the USD/GBP historic rate and change over a range of periods.

The following table looks at the change in the USD to GBP exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.

USD/GBP historic rateChange to 03-JulPeriod
0.8107  26 Jun 20201.2% ▼1 Week
0.7953  03 Jun 20200.7% ▲30 Days
0.8152  04 Apr 20201.7% ▼90 Days
0.7948  04 Jul 20190.8% ▲1 Year
0.6425  05 Jul 201524.7% ▲5 Years
0.6597  06 Jul 201021.4% ▲10 Years
USD/GBP 10 year historic rates & changes to 03-Jul-2020 : 0.8010

When is the best time to exchange USD to GBP?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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