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    GBP to JPY Exchange Rates

    Compare & Save - Pound Sterling to Japanese yen exchange rates. Latest sterling→yen analysis and review of forecasts.

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    Compare & Save - Pound Sterling to Japanese yen

    Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare Pound Sterling (GBP) to Japanese yen (JPY) rates from different sources before making a conversion.

    The above Rate Calculator and Comparison Table makes it easy to compare the Total Cost you are being charged on sterling to yen currency rates and the possible savings of using various providers.

    In this sterling to yen (GBP/JPY) rate guide:

    @bestfxrates : 29 Sep update: FX analysts are anticipating a potential downturn in the GBP to JPY exchange rate in the upcoming months. HSBC, previously bullish on GBP, now predicts a decline due to softening consumer confidence in UK and Eurozone. Also, GBP/USD and ongoing Brexit uncertainties could add to the volatility. JPY forecast is influenced by US-Japan interest rate gap, oil price movements and its safe-haven status. #GBPJPY #FXForecasts #CurrencyMarket

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    GBP to JPY Market Data

    Pound Sterling (GBP) to Japanese yen (JPY) market data - latest interbank mid-rate, trend, chart & historic rates.

    1 GBP =
    182.19We compare provider deals to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
    GBP to JPY at 182.2 is just below its 3-month average, having traded in a quite stable 4.5% range from 178.5 to 186.5
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    15 Sep 2023
    0.5% 2 Week
    01 Jul 2023
    0.7% 3 Month
    29 Sep 2022
    12.9% 1 Year
    30 Sep 2018
    22.8% 5 Year
    01 Oct 2013
    14.9% 10 Year
    04 Oct 2003
    1.2% 20 Year
    GBP/JPY historic rates & change to 29-Sep-2023

    Forecasts for GBP to JPY

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    According to recent forecasts by FX analysts and market updates, the GBP to JPY exchange rate is expected to experience some downward pressure in the coming months. HSBC, which had been bullish on the UK currency in the first half of the year, now believes that the rally in the pound has played out and anticipates a reversion lower. This change in sentiment is attributed to weakening consumer confidence in both the UK and Eurozone, which is often a precursor to macroeconomic underperformance.

    Read our full GBP to JPY forecasts analysis

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    How to get a good GBP to JPY exchange rate

    There are several ways to save on exchange rates when converting Pound Sterling to Japanese yen:

    1. Shop around for the best GBP/JPY exchange rate: Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare rates from different sources before making a conversion.
    2. Timing is important: Keep an eye on the GBP/JPY rate on currency markets, as exchange rates can fluctuate frequently. Try to make your transactions when the exchange rate is in your favor. You can do this easily with our BER Smart Rate Tracker.
    3. Use a credit/debit or travel card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees: Some credit cards charge additional fees for transactions made in a foreign currency, so it's important to check with your card issuer to see if they charge these fees and what their exchange rate is.
    4. Use a multi-currency account: Having a multi-currency account allows you to hold and transfer money in both GBP and JPY at close to the interbank rate. It also allows you to make payments or withdrawals in the local currency while avoiding high conversion fees.
    5. Buy currency in advance: If you know that you will need foreign currency in the future, consider buying it in advance when the exchange rate is favorable.

    The key is reducing excessive costs and fees

    Generally speaking, if you are buying Japanese yen with Pound Sterling, then it's better for the GBP/JPY exchange rate to be higher.

    However working against you are the fees all foreign exchange providers charge for providing their service. These fees 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.

    It's worth noting that while these tips can help you save on exchange rates, it's important to be aware that no single method is guaranteed to provide the best exchange rate in every situation, and it may require some research and comparison-shopping to find the best option for your specific needs.

    Will the Pound Sterling rise against the Japanese yen?

    It is almost impossible to predict what an exchange rate will do in the future, the best approach is to monitor the currency markets and transact when an exchange rate moves in your favour.

    To help with this you can add GBP/JPY to your personalised BER Smart Rate Tracker to track and benefit from currency movements.

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