British Pound overview

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha. It is subdivided into 100 pence (singular: penny, abbreviated: p). A number of nations that do not use sterling also have currencies called the pound. At various times, the pound sterling was commodity money or bank notes backed by silver or gold, but it is currently fiat money, backed only by the economy in the areas where it is accepted. The pound sterling is the world's oldest currency still in use and which has been in continuous use since its inception.Sterling is the fourth most-traded currency in the foreign exchange market, after the United States dollar, the euro, and the Japanese yen. Together with those three currencies and the Chinese yuan it forms the basket of currencies which calculate the value of IMF special drawing rights. Sterling is also the third most-held reserve currency in global reserves (about 4%).The British Crown dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man produce their own local issues of sterling (the Guernsey pound, the Jersey pound and the Manx pound) which are considered fully equivalent to UK sterling in their respective regions. The pound sterling is also used in Gibraltar (alongside the Gibraltar pound), the Falkland Islands (alongside the Falkland Islands pound), Saint Helena and Ascension Island in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (alongside the Saint Helena pound). The Bank of England is the central bank for the pound sterling, issuing its own coins and banknotes, and regulating issuance of banknotes by private banks in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Banknotes issued by other jurisdictions are not regulated by the Bank of England; local governments use Bank of England notes as backing for local issuance by allowing them to be exchanged 1:1 at face value.

British Pound to USD exchange rates chart

GBP to USD exchange rates chart

British Pound exchange rates table

Exchange British Pound Buy GBP Rate Sell GBP Rate
Euro 0.844 1.185
Australian Dollar 0.518 1.931
Canadian Dollar 0.581 1.720
Japanese Yen 0.007 142.238
US Dollar 0.766 1.305

British Pound news tweets

British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-01-27 02:43:57 UTC
Don't miss how George Soros quantum hedge fund made billions after shorting British pound. The Trade of the Century… https://t.co/MvOcRQfBe4
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-01-27 02:43:41 UTC
RT @Swamy39: The Trade of the Century: When George Soros Broke the British Pound https://t.co/2QQNLYTOXA via @priceonomics
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-01-27 02:43:22 UTC
RT @Swamy39: The Trade of the Century: When George Soros Broke the British Pound https://t.co/2QQNLYCdz0 via @priceonomics
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-01-27 02:42:28 UTC
RT @Swamy39: The Trade of the Century: When George Soros Broke the British Pound https://t.co/2QQNLYTOXA via @priceonomics
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-01-27 02:42:06 UTC
RT @Jelliewobbler: This is a stark reminder of the value of the British Pound in relation to the Euro after the 31st January 2020… https://t.co/NkDXustL53
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-01-27 02:41:45 UTC
RT @Swamy39: The Trade of the Century: When George Soros Broke the British Pound https://t.co/2QQNLYCdz0 via @priceonomics
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-01-27 02:38:08 UTC
RT @benjmueller: I wrote about how Prince Charles turned a shrinking inheritance of rundown farms into a billion pound property empi… https://t.co/EipqjJO3JW
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-01-27 02:37:23 UTC
RT @Swamy39: The Trade of the Century: When George Soros Broke the British Pound https://t.co/2QQNLYTOXA via @priceonomics
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-01-27 02:36:51 UTC
RT @Swamy39: The Trade of the Century: When George Soros Broke the British Pound https://t.co/2QQNLYCdz0 via @priceonomics

British Pound news videos

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The British pound initially fell during the trading session on Monday but did recover a bit as we are starting to.... For the full article ...
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British Pound currency converter

British Pound exchange rates

1 USD to BRL
Brandon, United States.
20 USD to BRL
Brandon, United States.
18000 ZAR to USD
Harare, Republic of Zimbabwe.
1 ZAR to USD
Harare, Republic of Zimbabwe.
3000 EUR to NOK
Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania.
2800 EUR to NOK
Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania.
1000 EUR to NOK
Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania.
1 EUR to NOK
Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania.
300 TRY to EUR
Amsterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands.
43 INR to AZN
Ludhiāna, Republic of India.
500 FJD to EUR
Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany.
2500 USD to SGD
Honolulu, United States.
400 USD to PHP
Zürich, Switzerland.
100 CZK to EUR
Leipzig, Federal Republic of Germany.
100 CZK to EUR
Leipzig, Federal Republic of Germany.
1 CZK to USD
Katy, United States.
1 CZK to USD
Katy, United States.
1 USD to CZK
Katy, United States.
100 BAM to DKK
Aalborg, Kingdom of Denmark.