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Compare USD to GBP foreign transfers

Use our comparison table to find the best exchange rates for British Pound Sterling foreign transfers versus the Banks.

When you are thinking about sending money abroad, an international money transfer provider is a great option. They can help you with the whole process, provide useful online tools and most importantly bank-beating exchange rates and low or zero fees.

 
 

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Foreign Transfer Providers
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Receive GBP(£)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
7,632 GBP
Best Overall
0.76320^0.93%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
7,656.75 GBP
25 GBP
0.7696$510.61%Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
7,473.52 GBP
158 GBP
0.7487182.99%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
7,468.78 GBP
163 GBP
0.748$153.05%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
7,423 GBP
209 GBP
0.7466153.65%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
7,374.51 GBP
257 GBP
0.7449$1004.28%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
7,374.51 GBP
257 GBP
0.7449$1004.28%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:0.7632 (0.93% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,632 GBP
Total Cost:0.93%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Apr 22 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:0.7696 (0.1% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,656.75 GBP
Total Cost:0.61%
Difference:
25 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:0.7487 (2.82% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,473.52 GBP
Total Cost:2.99%
Difference:
158 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:0.7480 (2.91% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,468.78 GBP
Total Cost:3.05%
Difference:
163 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:0.7434 (3.5% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,423 GBP
Total Cost:3.65%
Difference:
209 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:0.7449 (3.31% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,374.51 GBP
Total Cost:4.28%
Difference:
257 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:0.7449 (3.31% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,374.51 GBP
Total Cost:4.28%
Difference:
257 GBP less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
3 Month Chart
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This is a chart showing the change in the USD-GBP mid-market exchange rate over the last week. The Total Cost of each foreign transfer in the above table is calculated as the sum of all fees and the exchange rate margin, which is the difference between the provider's exchange rate and the mid-market USD-GBP exchange rate.

Currency news 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

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.