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    Best USD to GBP Exchange Rates Compared Live

    The best USD to GBP exchange rate is 0.7863. Compare foreign transfer and currency exchange rates, find better rates & deals.

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    Comparing USD-GBP exchange rates

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

    The above Dollar to Sterling comparison table makes it easy to compare the Total Fees (both variable and fixed) you are being charged vs the latest USD-GBP mid-rate (see below) and the possible savings of using another provider.

     
    @bestfxrates : Uncertainty grips USDGBP as cooling US inflation & weak data hint at Fed rate cuts, pushing USD down. The GBP finds strength in positive trade sentiment & data, but Brexit looms large. USDGBP stable at 0.7892, says market view, with policy moves key to future trends. #Forex #USDGBP

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    USD to GBP Market Data

    US dollar (USD) to Pound Sterling (GBP) market data - latest interbank exchange rate, trend, chart & historic rates.

     
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    0.7863We compare provider deals to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
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    -0.1%
    2M
    USD to GBP is at 60-day lows near 0.7869, just 0.8% below its 3-month average of 0.793, having traded in a quite stable 4.1% range from 0.7776 to 0.8097
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    DateUSD/GBPChangePeriod
    06 May 2024
    0.7960
    1.1% 2 Week
    20 Feb 2024
    0.7921
    0.6% 3 Month
    21 May 2023
    0.8024
    1.9% 1 Year
    22 May 2019
    0.7898
    0.4% 5 Year
    23 May 2014
    0.5941
    32.5% 10 Year
    25 May 2004
    0.5525
    42.4% 20 Year
    USD/GBP historic rates & change to 20-May-2024
     

    What are equivalent amounts of USD and GBP?

    Here are some popular conversion amounts for USD to GBP (US dollar to Pound Sterling)*.

    USD GBP
    $ 1 £ 0.7863
    $ 5 £ 3.9315
    $ 10 £ 7.8630
    $ 20 £ 15.73
    $ 50 £ 39.32
    $ 100 £ 78.63
    $ 250 £ 196.58
    $ 500 £ 393.15
    $ 1,000 £ 786.30
    $ 2,000 £ 1,573
    $ 5,000 £ 3,932
    $ 10,000 £ 7,863
    $ 20,000 £ 15,726
    $ 50,000 £ 39,315
    $ 100,000 £ 78,630
    USD GBP
    $ 1.2717 £ 1
    $ 6.3585 £ 5
    $ 12.72 £ 10
    $ 25.43 £ 20
    $ 63.59 £ 50
    $ 127.17 £ 100
    $ 317.93 £ 250
    $ 635.85 £ 500
    $ 1,272 £ 1,000
    $ 2,543 £ 2,000
    $ 6,359 £ 5,000
    $ 12,717 £ 10,000
    $ 25,434 £ 20,000
    $ 63,585 £ 50,000
    $ 127,170 £ 100,000

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    *Converted at the current USDGBP interbank exchange rate. Calculate actual payout amounts for Send Money and Travel Money exchange rates.

     
     

    Forecasts for USD to GBP

     

    Based on recent forecasts and currency market updates, the outlook for the USD to GBP exchange rate remains uncertain. The US dollar (USD) has faced pressure due to cooling US inflation and weaker-than-expected economic data, leading to expectations of potential rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. This has caused fluctuations in the USDGBP exchange rate, with the USD slumping against the pound (GBP) in recent trading sessions.

    Read our full review of recent USD to GBP forecasts.

     

    How to get a good USD to GBP exchange rate

    There are several ways to save on exchange rates when converting US dollar to Pound Sterling:

    1. Shop around for the best USD/GBP 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 USD/GBP 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 USD and GBP 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 Pound Sterling with US dollar, then it's better for the USD/GBP 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 US dollar rise against the Pound Sterling?

    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.

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