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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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Receive GBP(£)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
7,672 GBP
Best Overall
0.76720^1.01%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
7,671.67 GBP
£0.33 less
0.7711$511.01%Bank Transfers - Online1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
7,512.45 GBP
£160 less
0.7526183.07%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
7,507.72 GBP
£164 less
0.7519$153.13%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
7,462 GBP
£210 less
0.7505153.72%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
7,413.12 GBP
£259 less
0.7488$1004.35%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
7,413.12 GBP
£259 less
0.7488$1004.35%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:0.7672 (1.01% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,672 GBP
Total Cost:1.01%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Feb 17 2019 22:02:23 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:0.7711 (0.5% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,671.67 GBP
Total Cost:1.01%
Difference:
£0.33 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.7526 (2.89% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,512.45 GBP
Total Cost:3.07%
Difference:
£160 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7519 (2.98% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,507.72 GBP
Total Cost:3.13%
Difference:
£164 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
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:0.7473 (3.57% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,462 GBP
Total Cost:3.72%
Difference:
£210 less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7488 (3.38% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,413.12 GBP
Total Cost:4.35%
Difference:
£259 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→GBP
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7488 (3.38% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,413.12 GBP
Total Cost:4.35%
Difference:
£259 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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Rate snapshot: 02/18/2019

1 USD = 0.7742 GBP

This is the current USD-GBP mid-market exchange rate. 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.

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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

26-January-19: 2018 was a reasonable year for the dollar. Measured by the US Dollar Index, the greenback appreciated by 4 percent, which was much better than 2017’s 10 percent loss. It was, though, something of a stuttering end to 2018 and the dollar has had mixed fortunes in early 2019.

In December, after lifting US interest rates to 2.25-2.5 percent, the Fed lowered its expectations for future hikes due to so-called “cross currents” (China, Brexit, trade wars etc.). Skepticism among analysts over future Fed hikes has for some time been the main reason for dollar pessimism for 2019, but now, there is also the prospect of a US economic slowdown to contend with.

“A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year,” a CIBC researcher said in January.

Of the same opinion was an expert at ING, who argued that the dollar is soon to “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

January’s extended US government shutdown also has dollar-negative ramifications. Not only is the shutdown likely to hit first-quarter GDP growth, disagreements within Congress bode poorly for the future of potentially inflationary fiscal spending.

British Pound Sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

16-January-19: Given Brexit uncertainties, 2018 wasn’t too bad for the pound. Although it lost 7.5 percent of its value against the dollar last year (it’s down 12 percent on pre-EU referendum levels), it only lost 1.9 percent against the euro and gained nearly 3 percent against the Australian dollar.

The pound was relatively robust throughout early to mid-January despite UK politics being in a state of disarray, and with all Brexit options still on the table.

Against the euro, sterling traded on the day of this report at a 7-week high of €1.13, and against the dollar, it bought $1.288—close to a 9-week high.

Sterling’s 2019 strength (albeit strength from low levels) following the massive parliamentary rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit deal was, analysts said, the result of an expectation among investors for Article 50 extensions, Brexit delays, a second referendum or soft-Brexit outcomes, rather than for “no deal.”

Impact of no-deal: The Bank of England has predicted a shocking 25 percent loss in the pound’s value 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. In the more likely event of a milder, “disruptive” no-deal Brexit, under which goods face tariffs but flow somewhat easily, sterling still loses 15 percent, the BoE believes.

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