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You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from GBP to USD.

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Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive USD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
OFX logo
6,279.5 USD
Best Overall
1.2559£0^1.26%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
TorFX logo
6,273.5 USD
6 USD
1.254701.35%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
HSBC logo
6,147.76 USD
132 USD
1.2314£7.53.33%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Natwest Bank logo
6,113.6 USD
166 USD
1.2264153.87%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
6,085.86 USD
194 USD
1.2201124.3%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
6,086 USD
193 USD
1.2208154.3%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
6,050.7 USD
229 USD
1.215204.86%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Lloyds TSB logo
6,032.27 USD
247 USD
1.2113205.15%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.2559 (1.26% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,279.5 USD
Total Cost:1.26%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun May 19 2019 06:09:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2547 (1.35% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,273.5 USD
Total Cost:1.35%
Difference:
6 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:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.2314 (3.18% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,147.76 USD
Total Cost:3.33%
Difference:
132 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 logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.2264 (3.58% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,113.6 USD
Total Cost:3.87%
Difference:
166 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 logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.2201 (4.07% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,085.86 USD
Total Cost:4.3%
Difference:
194 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
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.2113 (4.76% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,086 USD
Total Cost:4.3%
Difference:
193 USD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.2150 (4.47% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,050.7 USD
Total Cost:4.86%
Difference:
229 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 logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.2113 (4.76% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,032.27 USD
Total Cost:5.15%
Difference:
247 USD less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
05/19/2019

 

Table of possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank or bureau de change.

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Travel Money ProvidersAmount USD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
Travelex Online UK logo
1,246.6 USD
Best Overall
1.2466£0^1.99%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
1,218.8 USD
28 USD
1.218804.17%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,196.91 USD
50 USD
1.209£105.9%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,186 USD
61 USD
1.1998£106.73%Branch-
Lloyds TSB logo
1,184.73 USD
62 USD
1.1967£106.85%Branch-
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
1,184.73 USD
62 USD
1.1967£106.85%Branch-
Natwest Bank logo
1,178.75 USD
68 USD
1.1967£157.32%Branch-
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.2466 (1.99% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,246.6 USD
Total Cost:1.99%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun May 19 2019 06:30:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.2188 (4.17% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,218.8 USD
Total Cost:4.17%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2090 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,196.91 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
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1967 (5.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,186 USD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1967 (5.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,184.73 USD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1967 (5.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,184.73 USD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.1967 (5.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,178.75 USD
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
05/19/2019
 

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Nine straight days of losses against the euro in May took the pound to a 3-month low of €1.143, and similar losses against the US dollar meant quotes in the low $1.28s — also a 3-month low.

Sterling weakness has returned following a breakdown in the UK of cross-party Brexit talks, which has brought “no deal” back to life.

It seems nothing much has changed: PM Theresa May has announced that she will ask the House of Commons to vote again on her withdrawal deal in early June (the deal has already been rejected three times).

A fourth defeat for May’s plan is widely expected and would make no-deal much realer, with little time to organize any alternative before the October-31 exit date (unlikely to be extended). It remains possible, however, that Brexit is cancelled entirely.

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GBP in the News

Aussie Dollar Might Reach 10-Year Low of 65¢ After Decline Accelerates

The Australian dollar is now worth only 68.6¢ after another week of heavy losses, and now one senior analyst has predicted exchange rates in the “mid-60s” this year – rates not seen since 2009.

Posted: 18 May, 2019

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.

Last update: 15 May, 2019

 

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