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USD to GBP - Exchange Rate Overview

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

 
 

U$1,000 USD
=
£814.99 GBP

*Converted at interbank exchange rate, scroll down to compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


 

Latest interbank exchange rate:

1 USD = 0.8150 GBP

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USD to GBP 90-day trend
ALERT:1-DAY0.5% |
USD/GBP at 0.815 was trading 1.4% above AVG:0.8035 with LO:0.7635 and HI:0.8721 (90 days). ALERT: Today USD/GBP is UP 0.5%

US Dollar to Pound Sterling - Quick Conversions

USD GBP
U$ 1 £ 0.8150
U$ 5 £ 4.0750
U$ 10 £ 8.1500
U$ 20 £ 16.30
U$ 50 £ 40.75
U$ 100 £ 81.50
U$ 250 £ 203.75
U$ 500 £ 407.50
U$ 1,000 £ 815.00
U$ 2,000 £ 1,630
U$ 5,000 £ 4,075
U$ 10,000 £ 8,150
U$ 50,000 £ 40,750
U$ 100,000 £ 81,500
More amounts
USD GBP
U$ 1.2270 £ 1
U$ 6.1350 £ 5
U$ 12.27 £ 10
U$ 24.54 £ 20
U$ 61.35 £ 50
U$ 122.70 £ 100
U$ 306.75 £ 250
U$ 613.50 £ 500
U$ 1,227 £ 1,000
U$ 2,454 £ 2,000
U$ 6,135 £ 5,000
U$ 12,270 £ 10,000
U$ 61,350 £ 50,000
U$ 122,700 £ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate your own USD/GBP amounts use our Convert USD to GBP quick calculator.


Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

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, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for USD/GBP International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
 

USD to GBP International Money Transfers

Foreign Transfer Provider Receive GBP(£) Exchange RateFee USDDeal Links
OFX logo
£808.80
0%
Best Overall
0.80880^
XE logo
£803.10
0%
£5.7 less
0.80310
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
£783.00
0%
£26 less
0.7830
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
£771.26
0%
£38 less
0.783U$15
HSBC logo
£785.02
0%
£24 less
0.7862U$1.50
Wells Fargo Bank logo
£771.26
0%
£38 less
0.787U$20
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Bank of America logo HSBC logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
£777.64
0%
£31 less
0.784815
 
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OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.8088 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £808.80
Total Cost:0%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 1:29 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
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XE: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.8031 (1.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £803.10
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
£5.7 GBP less than using OFX
Time:1:29 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
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U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7830 (3.96% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £783.00
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
£26 GBP less than using OFX
Time:1:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Bank of America logo
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Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$15 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.7830 (3.96% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £771.26
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
£38 GBP less than using OFX
Time:1:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
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HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$1.50 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7862 (3.57% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £785.02
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
£24 GBP less than using OFX
Time:1:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
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Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.7870 (3.47% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £771.26
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
£38 GBP less than using OFX
Time:1:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
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Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.7814 (4.16% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £777.64
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
£31 GBP less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:
Services:
 
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Snapshot 05/28/2020 - View live rates
 

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

Provider Amount GBP(£) Exchange RateFee USDDeal Links
Travelex Online logo
£737.20
0%
Best Overall
0.73720^
U.S. Bank Foreign Cash
U.S. Bank logo
£763.20
0%
£26 more
0.76320
Wells Fargo Bank logo
£747.94
0%
£11 more
0.7632U$20
£807.14
0%
£70 more
0.8112U$5.00
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
£755.57
0%
£18 more
0.763215
 
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Travelex Online: Travel Money USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.7372 (-9.58% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £737.20
Total Cost:0%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu May 28 2020 01:15:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
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U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7632 (-6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £763.20
Total Cost:0%
Time:1:29 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
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Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.7632 (-6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £747.94
Total Cost:0%
Time:1:29 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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TransferWise: Travel Money USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$5.00 USD (0.5% + U$1)
Exchange Rate:0.8112 (-0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £807.14
Total Cost:0%
Time:1:29 Local
Currency Services:Multi-currency debit card with linked foreign bank accounts
Delivery/Collect:5-7 days
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
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Travel Money USD→GBP
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.7134 (-12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £755.57
Total Cost:0%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
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Pound Sterling (GBP) Country Guides

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Isle of ManIsle of Man (GBP)JerseyJersey (GBP)South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GBP)

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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 a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the USD to GBP exchange rate over periods upto 10 years.

USD/GBPPeriod to 27-MayDateRate
0.2% ▼1 Week20 May 20200.8173
1.3% ▲30 Days27 Apr 20200.8050
5.1% ▲90 Days27 Feb 20200.7760
3.3% ▲1 Year28 May 20190.7900
24.7% ▲5 Years29 May 20150.6539
18.9% ▲10 Years30 May 20100.6862
USD/GBP 10 year rates & changes to 27-May-2020 (0.8157)
 

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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