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

British Pound to USD Exchange rates Chart

British Pound Exchange rates Table

Exchange British Pound You buy GBP You sell GBP
Japanese Yen 0.008 133.119
US Dollar 0.815 1.227
Euro 0.881 1.135
Canadian Dollar 0.574 1.743
Australian Dollar 0.489 2.047

British Pound Tweets

British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-03-27 17:54:25 UTC
Currency Trend (£ To ₦) Table of 1 British Pound to Nigerian Naira Exchange Rate: Updated: 27/03/20 17:54 Date Br… https://t.co/pmNVI9qXnz
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-03-27 18:02:05 UTC
British Pound (GBP) Latest: GBP/USD and FTSE 100 Trimming Wild Gains https://t.co/pgI3dhLbPZ https://t.co/bM3y87cIBy
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-03-27 17:59:47 UTC
@patfoley1996 How does Brexit affect the British pound?
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-03-27 17:59:42 UTC
@andersleijersta How does Brexit affect the British pound?
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-03-27 17:59:39 UTC
@smsdoc How does Brexit affect the British pound?
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-03-27 18:49:25 UTC
@80_mcswan I bet you still accept the British Pound. Bunch of abuser excusers. Wee Nippys time is up. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣INDEPEND… https://t.co/NlWDepAt7k
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-03-27 18:40:16 UTC
@TransferWise The British economy remains strong in comparison to the rest of the world. Yet the exchange rate for… https://t.co/SOmHzMrEiX
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-03-27 18:23:07 UTC
RT @robertmeractayl: @SkyFootball A man who hates the UK and everything it stands for but is happy to accept the British pound and live in England
British Pound added 1 tweet
2020-03-27 18:19:26 UTC
@Stuart_TheGreat @British_Ideas @BBCPolitics Maybe. Original point was that U.K. bailed out Eurozone. It didn’t. No… https://t.co/FHXK9STY9h

British Pound Videos

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As further clarity emerges from the trading relationship between the U.K. and the EU, some risk premium will be priced out of the ...
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British Pound News

EU Calls For UK Brexit Transition Extension, Pound Sterling Volatility Inevitable

EU Calls for UK Brexit Transition Extension, Pound Sterling Volatility Inevitable

4 days conditional neutral
FACTBOX-UK to spend over 60 bln pounds to keep economy afloat

Britain has pledged over 60 billion pounds ($73.70 billion) in public spending and tax cuts in an attempt to shield its economy from a deep recession caused by the coronavirus outbreak, and the final bill could end up being a lot higher.

1 day conditional neutral
LTA announces multi-million pound package for British tennis amidst coronavirus crisis

The LTA has announced a multi-million pound package of additional funding for the British tennis fraternity affected by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

about 7 hours conditional positive

British Pound Currency converter

British Pound Exchange rates

900 THB to CNY
Chongqing, People’s Republic of China.
900 THB to CNY
Chongqing, People’s Republic of China.
1 KWD to INR
Kuwait City, State of Kuwait.
1 USD to IDR
Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.
1 USD to IDR
Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.
100 USD to BDT
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
165000 JPY to HKD
Central, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
1000000000 KRW to IDR
Surabaya, Republic of Indonesia.
150 GBP to TWD
Taipei, Taiwan.
1 USD to IDR
Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.
100 SGD to TWD
Taipei, Taiwan.
100 SGD to TWD
Taipei, Taiwan.
1 GBP to USD
Stone Mountain, United States.
10 CNY to IDR
Surabaya, Republic of Indonesia.
5 USD to IDR
Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.
100 USD to IDR
Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.
100 QAR to INR
Doha, State of Qatar.
100 USD to INR
Kolkata, Republic of India.
1 AED to INR
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.