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Popular GBP Exchange Rates & Alerts

Currency PairBuyingExchange RateAlerts
GBP/EUREuro1.1258
90-DAY HIGHS 60-DAY HIGHS 30-DAY HIGHS 14-DAY HIGHS
GBP/USDUnited States Dollar1.2453
14-DAY UP 3.4%
GBP/AUDAustralian Dollar1.8338
60-DAY HIGHS 30-DAY HIGHS 14-DAY HIGHS
GBP/CADCanadian Dollar1.6548
14-DAY UP 3.1%
GBP/INRIndian Rupee88.8185
NO ALERTS
GBP/JPYJapanese Yen134.3955
60-DAY HIGHS 30-DAY HIGHS 14-DAY UP 5.5%14-DAY HIGHS 7-DAY UP 2.2%
GBP/NZDNew Zealand Dollar1.9744
90-DAY HIGHS 60-DAY HIGHS 30-DAY HIGHS 14-DAY UP 3.2%14-DAY HIGHS 7-DAY UP 2.7%
GBP/TRYTurkish Lira7.1162
NO ALERTS
GBP/ZARSouth African Rand18.3183
NO ALERTS

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Compare the actual market exchange rates

Our comparison tables for transfers, travel cash and cards help you find the best value on offer by making it easy to compare each provider's margins to each other and to bank rates.

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive USD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
6,185.5 USD
Best Overall
1.2371£0^0.8%
TorFX logo
6,146.5 USD
39 USD
1.229301.43%
WorldFirst logo
6,204.5 USD
19 USD
1.240900.5%
HSBC logo
6,023.45 USD
162 USD
1.2065£7.53.4%
Natwest Bank logo
5,989.98 USD
196 USD
1.2016153.94%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
5,962.66 USD
223 USD
1.1954124.38%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
5,962 USD
223 USD
1.1959154.39%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
5,928.69 USD
257 USD
1.1905204.92%
Lloyds TSB logo
5,904.29 USD
281 USD
1.1856205.31%
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.2371 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,185.5 USD
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2293 (1.43% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,146.5 USD
Total Cost:1.43%
Difference:
39 USD less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2409 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,204.5 USD
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
19 USD more than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.2065 (3.26% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,023.45 USD
Total Cost:3.4%
Difference:
162 USD less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logo

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.2016 (3.65% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,989.98 USD
Total Cost:3.94%
Difference:
196 USD less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logo

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.1954 (4.15% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,962.66 USD
Total Cost:4.38%
Difference:
223 USD less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.1868 (4.84% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,962 USD
Total Cost:4.39%
Difference:
223 USD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logo

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.1905 (4.54% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,928.69 USD
Total Cost:4.92%
Difference:
257 USD less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Lloyds TSB logo

Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.1856 (4.93% from mid-rate)
To Amount:5,904.29 USD
Total Cost:5.31%
Difference:
281 USD less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/19/2019 - See full table
 
Travel Money ProvidersAmount USD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online UK logo
1,215.9 USD
Best Overall
1.2159£0^2.5%
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
1,195 USD
21 USD
1.19504.18%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,173.55 USD
42 USD
1.1854£105.9%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,163 USD
53 USD
1.1764£106.73%
Lloyds TSB logo
1,161.67 USD
54 USD
1.1734£106.85%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
1,161.67 USD
54 USD
1.1734£106.85%
Natwest Bank logo
1,155.8 USD
60 USD
1.1734£157.32%
 

Travelex Online UK logo

Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→USD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.2159 (2.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,215.9 USD
Total Cost:2.5%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Sep 19 2019 08:15:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Post Office Money logo

Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→USD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.1950 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,195 USD
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logo

Citibank: Travel Money GBP→USD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1854 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,173.55 USD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→USD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1734 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,163 USD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logo

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→USD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1734 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,161.67 USD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logo

Santander: Travel Money GBP→USD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1734 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,161.67 USD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logo

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→USD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.1734 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,155.8 USD
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/19/2019 - See full table
 
Travel Card ProvidersAmount USD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
1,240.8 USD
Best Overall
1.240800.5%
Post Office Money Travel Card
1,227.1 USD
14 USD
1.227101.6%
1,226.5 USD
14 USD
1.226501.64%
 
TransferWise: Travel Card GBP→USD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2408 (-0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,240.8 USD
Total Cost:0.5%
Card Facts/Fees:
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Multi-currency debit card with linked foreign bank accounts
Delivery/Collect:5-7 days
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
Post Office Money: Travel Card GBP→USD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2271 (-1.6% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,227.1 USD
Total Cost:1.6%
Card Facts/Fees:
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Travelex Money Card: Travel Card GBP→USD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:undefined
Exchange Rate:1.2265 (-1.64% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,226.5 USD
Total Cost:1.64%
Card Facts/Fees:
10 Load Currencies: AUD USD EUR GBP NZD HKD SGD CAD JPY THB.
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee: FREE
Card Purchase Fee: $5.00
Maximum Load Amount: $100,000
Monthly Fee : $4 (after 12 months inactive)
Currency Conversion: 5.95% (when you withdraw
a currency not loaded on your card)
Offers 24/7 Global Emergency Assistance service with fee free emergency funds up to the available balance on the card
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Sep 18 2019 23:45:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/18/2019 - See full table
 

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