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British Pound Sterling Daily Market Updates with latest GBP exchange rates, charts and rate changes in the major GBP cross currency pairs for day, week and quarter periods. This allows you to take advantage of any market moves as well as the low margins from our online currency and foreign payment partners to ensure you get the best possible exchange rates deals.


Coronavirus panic drives US dollar strength

Currency rates were extremely volatile last week as the coronavirus situation worsened day by day with various countries implementing ever-tougher measures to stop the spread of the disease.

Coronavirus spread fears linger – USD strong – AUD at 11 year lows

This week the US Dollar was touching three-year highs when valued against a basket of major currencies. The greenback's traditional role as one of the safe-haven currencies is helped by a domestic economy that is largely immune to the threats of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus unnerves currency markets

The strong start to the year for "risk-on" currencies is already a distant memory.

New Year Optimism Retreats on US/Iran Tension

The threat of a proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq has pared back some of the recent gains of "risk-on" currencies.

AUD/GBP Between a Rock and a Hard Place – USD Strength


Both the Australian dollar and British pound sterling have had a hard time of late caught between the rock of the China/US trade war and the Brexit hard place.

Australia Cuts Interest Rates to Record Low

RBA Australian dollar AUD currency news and forecasts

The RBA has cut Australian interest rates to a record low of 1 percent in an effort to boost inflation. The Australian dollar is slightly stronger following the widely expected decision but is expected to lose 5–7 percent of its value before year-end.

GBP’s Bright Start to the Year Is a Distant Memory

The British pound was the worst-performing major currency in the April-June period and remains “impossible to forecast” amid a Tory leadership battle that might force "no deal” or a general election.

Australians Swerve Thai Holidays with Exchange Rates in the Gutter

With AUD-THB at a 10-year low, Australians travelling this year to Thailand's wildly popular resorts are facing holiday costs 50 percent higher than those paid in 2012. With exchange rates as they are, those in Oz are choosing better-value destinations.

Canadian Dollar in the Spotlight After Surging to 16-Week High

Lifted by oil, economic data and the Fed, the Canadian dollar has soared against the US dollar to a 16-week high and has reached even more impressive milestones against the pound, euro and Australian dollar.

Banks Charge Small Customers 25 Times More for FX, Research Shows

New research from the European Central Bank shows that banks charge smaller customers up to 25 times more for FX forward transactions and that those who fail to compare providers pay 14 times more for FX than those that do.

Booming Commodities Can’t Save Australian Dollar

The Australian dollar is at or near multi-month lows against a number of major currencies in spite of a rampant iron ore market — once a great influence on AUD.

Sterling Nears 5-Month Low Versus Euro

The UK economy is shrinking, as is the pound, which is buying less than 1.12 euros for the first time since mid-January. Investors are becoming increasingly unsettled over Brexit, particularly with Boris Johnson a hot favourite to become the UK's next prime minister.

US Dollar at 10-Week Low After Payrolls Disappoint; Fed Rate Cuts Now a Certainty

Investors dumped the US dollar on Friday after US jobs data came in well short of estimates and cemented expectations for lower US interest rates. In the coming months, the greenback might maintain its value based on safe haven inflows and looser monetary policies in other parts of the world.

Australia Cuts Interest Rates for the First Time in 3 Years

The Australian dollar remains stable in the high US$0.69s following the RBA’s decision on Tuesday to cut Australian interest rates to a record low of 1.25 percent.

Pound Could Be 10 Percent Higher at Year-End as No-Deal Brexit Risks Overblown

GBP Pound Sterling Brexit Deal on Financial Services

A “no deal” Brexit remains highly unlikely according to experts at Goldman Sachs and ING, and as such the pound is grossly undervalued and could rise strongly from current levels.

SGD, MYR at 6-Month Lows After Singapore, Malaysia Added to U.S. Currency Watchlist

The currencies of Malaysia and Singapore were trading at 6-month lows against the dollar on Wednesday following news that the US had added the Southeast Asian nations to its watchlist of suspected currency manipulators.

Westpac Cuts Australian Dollar Forecasts, Expects Interest Rates to Halve This Year

The struggling Australian dollar will lose a further 5 percent of its value against the US dollar and pound before the year is out, and 3 percent against the euro and New Zealand dollar, Westpac predicted on Friday.

GBP to EUR Forecast

The coronavirus pandemic has replaced Brexit in the headlines for 2020 which is favourable for GBP.

GBP to AUD Forecast

The success or failure of post Brexit negotations will dominate GBP trends and forecasts in 2020.

GBP to USD Forecasts

The success or failure of post Brexit negotations will dominate GBP trends and forecasts in 2020.

Expensive Holidays for Brits After Pound Slips for Record 13th Day; What Next?

The British pound fell on Wednesday for a record thirteenth consecutive day against the euro. The currency is taking a Brexit-induced beating days before May’s half-term school break — a popular time in the UK for family holidays.

AUD to GBP Forecast

The success or failure of post Brexit negotations will dominate AUD/GBP trends and forecasts in 2020.

Sterling in Trouble: Eighth Day of Losses Takes GBP to 3-Month Low

The British pound fell on Wednesday towards a 3-month low against the euro and US dollar as attention turned back to Brexit and after lower-than-expected wage growth lessened prospects for a Bank of England rate hike.

Australian Dollar at 4-Month Low After China Announces Tariff Retaliation

The US-China trade war is hotting up and that’s bad news for the Australian dollar, which slipped on Monday to a 4-month low against the dollar, euro and yen.

Canadian Dollar Shockingly Undervalued, Analysts Say

The Canadian dollar might be worth considerably more towards the end of this year based on research by Scotiabank analysts who describe the currency as being “egregiously” undervalued.

Australian Dollar Leaps as RBA Stands Firm on Interest Rates

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AUD/INR: A Perfect Storm for a Higher Exchange Rate

British Pound in Great Form with Brexit Troubles Fading

Dollar Turbocharged by Economic Data; At Long-Term High Versus Euro, Franc and Krona

Swiss Franc Slumps to 6-Month Low Versus Euro

8 Percent Drop Coming Soon for Australian Dollar; RBA “Wants a Weaker Currency”

SGD/MYR at 17-Month High; Ringgit Slumps on FTSE Index Deselection

Commodities Boom Will Take Australian Dollar to US$0.74

Brexit This Year Now a Toss-Up, Bookmakers Say; What Next for Pound?

Euro to Sink to US$1.08, Says ANZ

AUD/NZD at 10-Week High and “Likely to Run Higher From Here”

Bitcoin More Popular Than Visa, MasterCard for Large Payments; Recent Price Surge Only the Beginning (DataLight)

Get Ready for Sterling’s “Big Finish”; Australian Dollar at 2-Week Low

Banks Bet Against Aussie, Kiwi Dollar

Shocking Loss for New Zealand Dollar After RBNZ Says a Rate Cut Most Likely

Benign Brexit Outcome Most Likely; Pound to Strengthen, Says Bank of America

Australian Dollar: Last Week’s Price Action Suggests Further Declines

US Dollar Plunges After Fed Signals No Rate Hikes This Year

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CBOE Ditches Bitcoin Futures Amid Reduced Interest

Australian Dollar Still Struggling; AUD/GBP at Lowest Since 2016

Pound Falls From 21-Month High After Doubts Cast on May’s “Legally Binding” Assurances

Australian Dollar, Euro Get Lift from “Too Bad to Be True” US Data

Canadian Dollar Still Friendless After GDP; Fair Value Much Lower

JP Morgan: Aussie Dollar to Face Hard Times If No Let-Up in Housing Decline

GBP Trends, News and Forecasts for 2020

Sterling Leaps to 21-Month High on Prospects of Brexit Delay, Second Referendum

Pound at 2-Week High Ahead of May-Juncker Brexit Meeting

Euro to Strike 20-Month Low This Week; $1.12 Beckons

Dollar Optimism Drives Markets

Cryptocurrencies Soar: Litecoin Gains 30 Percent

Tough Week for Australian Dollar as RBA Disappoints on Growth, Interest Rates

Pound Rejects Lower Prices After Bank of England Slashes Growth Forecast

Australian Dollar in the Headlines This Week; Latest RBA Forecasts Due

Pound Reverses from 3-Month High After MPs Reject a Delayed Brexit

AUD Steady Ahead of Inflation, FOMC and Trade Talks

Investors Ditch US Dollar Ahead of Fed Meeting; GBP/USD at 15-Week High

Researchers Make Sweeping Cuts to Australian Dollar Forecasts

Euro Struggles on Increased Recession Risk; Rand Outlook Worsens After Central Bank Changes Tune on Interest Rates

Pound Fights Back on Hopes for Soft Brexit; Thai Baht at Long-Term Highs

Sterling at 7-Week High Ahead of Important Brexit Vote

Euro Fails in Breakout Attempt, Has Mixed Outlook in 2019

Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar to Outperform; Yuan at 5-Month High

USD Nears Peak; Oil Rebound to Send CAD Higher, INR to Record Low

Pound to Rebound Higher in 2019, Says SEB; No-Deal Brexit Unlikely

US Dollar Posts Worst Day in 7 Weeks After Fed Cuts Interest Rate Forecasts

Australian Dollar Lacks Inspiration Following RBA Minutes, Looks Cheap Versus CAD, JPY

US Dollar Strikes 18-Month High, Will Lose Value in 2019

AUD/USD Forecast at $0.75 in 3 Months’ Time; Potential for Extreme AUD/GBP Moves on Wednesday

Pound at 20-Month Low After PM Cancels Big Brexit Vote; UK Prepares for No-Deal

Big Bank Rolls the Dice on British Pound, Is a Buyer Ahead of Crucial Brexit Vote

Pound to Lose 25 Percent on Disorderly Brexit, Bank of England Warns

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Australian Dollar and Euro Heading Higher, Experts Say

Australian Dollar Threatens $0.73; Pound Plunges as Brexit Secretary Resigns

AUD, NZD Lead the Pack; No Imminent Recovery for CAD (SocGen)

Hard to Bet Against USD Despite Midterms and Rough Start to November

GBP, AUD, NZD Jump as UK-EU Reach Deal on Financial Services

Dollar Strikes 16-Month High; Euro FX Down in the Dumps; Mexican Peso Falls Sharply

Canadian Dollar Gets Interest Rate Boost; Rand Dips on Budget Disappointment

Manufacturing Weakness Creates Further Uncertainty for Sterling

Focus Turns to Europe Ahead of Big Brexit Meeting; Stay Long Euros; Krona Revived

Australian Dollar Steady Despite Risk Aversion, Sterling to Get Wild and Bitcoin Makes Its Move

EUR/GBP at 3-Month Low; EUR/USD Much Higher Next Year

“Avoid GBP,” Forecasters Say; Swiss Franc Volatility to Increase

Australian Dollar Has Best Week in 9 Months; Sterling Has a Shocker

Time to Exchange British Pounds: Currency Is Under Siege Following Latest Brexit Deal Humiliation

Relief in Emerging Market FX After Turkey Raises Interest Rates

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EUR/GBP Set for Big Move Lower on Impressive Technical Formation

Frightening FX Losses in Argentina; SNB Might Intervene to Weaken Franc

Dollar and Yen Soar on Flight to Safety; Turkey Leads Turmoil in EM FX

Canadian Dollar at Multi-Month Highs; NZD/CAD Sinks to Lowest Since December

US Dollar on the March; Markets Yet to Price in Full Extent of Fed Hikes, Says SEB

FX Markets Subdued Despite Trump-EU Deal to Avoid a Trade War

Yuan and Australian Dollar Hit by Latest Round of US Tariffs

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Higher Yields Support Dollar’s Best Week Since Trump Elected

Swiss Franc Slides to Symbolic 1.2 Per Euro Level, Cheered On by SNB

Sterling to Remain Steady but Bitcoin, Canadian Dollar Face Difficult Times Ahead

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BER-News: Bitcoin below $US10K mark (again)

BER-News: Cryptos hung onto recent gains.

FX Calm Amid Broader Market Carnage; Dollar, Yen and Bitcoin Benefit

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Dollar Doldrums: USD Suffers Worst Day in 10-Months Despite Pick-Up in Core Inflation

Westpac, ING Forecasts: Australian Dollar Set for 10 percent Decline and Sterling to Climb on Trade Deal, Hawkish BoE

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Ruble Volatile After Rate Cut; Reverses From 8-Week Low

Korean Won at 7-Week High, Canadian Dollar Suffers and ECB to Announce Plans for QE

A Higher Australian Dollar Poses No Problems for Exporters, Says Treasurer

RBA Preview: Australian Dollar, Labour Market and House Prices in Focus

HSBC Admit Mistake on Euro-Sterling Forecast; No Longer Sees Parity

Moody’s Downgrade the UK and Elections Begin in New Zealand, Germany

ABM Amro Has “Strong Conviction” on Future Dollar Weakness; Predicts 12 percent Rise in AUD and NZD

Sterling Soars, Yen the Casualty at the End of Eventful Week

Singapore Dollar Trades Cautiously but Still Reaches 6-Week High Versus Yen

New Zealand Dollar Remains Heavy as Election Looms

Baht’s Climb Not Yet Done, Says New Forecast

Australia Adds 28k Jobs, AUD/NZD and AUD/GBP Rally to Multi-Month Highs

Yen Falls as Risk Appetite Returns

Banks in Agreement: Euro to Reach Parity Versus Pound

Drama in Asia as the Yuan Spikes to 10-Month High Amid Speculation of a Wider Trading Band

Sterling Predicted to Fall 15 percent Before Year-End and RBA Deputy Cools Australian Dollar

2017 Dollar Dream Is Crumbling, Currency Falls Sharply Following More Disappointing Inflation Data

New Zealand Dollar Hits 1-Month Low Versus EUR and GBP, 3-Month Low Versus CAD

Ringgit Completes Turnaround, Is Asia’s Best Performing Currency in Second Quarter

Yen Falls to 1-Month Low Ahead of Yellen Speech

Sterling Set for Significant Fall, Says Investment Guru

EM Asia Currencies Fall Following Moderately Hawkish Fed Speak

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Malaysian Ringgit Trapped in Range Versus Pound, Reverses from Five-Month High

New Zealand Dollar Finally Turns Following FOMC and Weaker Than Expected GDP

Australian Dollar Unmoved by Fall in Consumer Sentiment

Canadian Dollar Surges as Central Banker Hints at Rate Hike and Hong Kong Dollar Hits 16-Month Low

New Zealand Dollar Strength Continues, Reaches 7-Month High vs. Canadian Dollar

Sterling Tumbles as a Hung UK Parliament Most Likely with Half of Votes Counted

UK to Vote, ECB Decision and Comey Testimony Make It a Big Day for FX and Politics

US Dollar Index Falls to 7-Month Low on Poor Jobs Data

Pound Falls as Shocking Poll Data Suggests UK Should Brace for a Hung Parliament

New Zealand Dollar Is Best Performer in May but Big Bank Predicts Lower Value Ahead

Sterling Falls to 1-Month Low as Polls Show Tory Lead Shrinking

Merkel Adds Fuel to Euro Rally, Says Euro “Too Weak” for Germany

Make the Most of Japan’s Spring Time Charm: Yen Great Value Against Korean Won, Taiwan Dollar, Pound and Euro

Sterling Falls After 4-Week Winning Streak, Fails to Penetrate $1.30 Despite Disappointing US Data

Australian Dollar Getting Cheaper by the Day as Further Economic Data Drags Currency Lower

Traders Bought the Rumour, Sold the Fact as Euro Falls Slightly on Macron Victory

Fed and Economic Data Add to a Terrible Day for Australian Dollar

Sterling Soars on May’s Election U-Turn and Switzerland Denies Currency Manipulation

Thai Baht Close to 21-Month Highs as Central Bank Governor Denies Currency Manipulation

A Big Increase in the Yen Is Coming, Says Analyst at Investment Bank

Wednesday’s Data to Breathe New Life into FX, and Time to Buy Your Sterling

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