British Pound Sterling (GBP) Exchange Rates on 25th January 2020 (25/01/2020)

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Exchange rates for British Pound Sterling (GBP)

Updated: 2020-01-25
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GBP BGN 2.3245 GBP to BGN 0.4302 BGN to GBP
GBP HRK 8.8476 GBP to HRK 0.113 HRK to GBP
GBP CZK 29.9083 GBP to CZK 0.0334 CZK to GBP
GBP DKK 8.8811 GBP to DKK 0.1126 DKK to GBP
GBP HUF 400.3811 GBP to HUF 0.0025 HUF to GBP
GBP KZT 498.1031 GBP to KZT 0.002 KZT to GBP
GBP LVL 0.7944 GBP to LVL 1.2588 LVL to GBP
GBP LTL 3.8779 GBP to LTL 0.2579 LTL to GBP
GBP MKD 73.1949 GBP to MKD 0.0137 MKD to GBP
GBP MDL 23.3757 GBP to MDL 0.0428 MDL to GBP
GBP NOK 11.8143 GBP to NOK 0.0846 NOK to GBP
GBP PLN 5.046 GBP to PLN 0.1982 PLN to GBP
GBP RON 5.6819 GBP to RON 0.176 RON to GBP
GBP RUB 81.2718 GBP to RUB 0.0123 RUB to GBP
GBP SEK 12.5201 GBP to SEK 0.0799 SEK to GBP
GBP CHF 1.2744 GBP to CHF 0.7847 CHF to GBP
GBP TRY 7.7894 GBP to TRY 0.1284 TRY to GBP
GBP UAH 32.2622 GBP to UAH 0.031 UAH to GBP
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GBP ARS 78.7941 GBP to ARS 0.0127 ARS to GBP
GBP BOB 9.1104 GBP to BOB 0.1098 BOB to GBP
GBP BRL 5.4776 GBP to BRL 0.1826 BRL to GBP
GBP CAD 1.724 GBP to CAD 0.58 CAD to GBP
GBP KYD 1.0979 GBP to KYD 0.9108 KYD to GBP
GBP CLP 1023.3318 GBP to CLP 0.001 CLP to GBP
GBP COP 4414.5145 GBP to COP 0.0002 COP to GBP
GBP CRC 744.0552 GBP to CRC 0.0013 CRC to GBP
GBP DOP 70.0766 GBP to DOP 0.0143 DOP to GBP
GBP SVC 11.5278 GBP to SVC 0.0867 SVC to GBP
GBP FJD 2.8508 GBP to FJD 0.3508 FJD to GBP
GBP HNL 32.4462 GBP to HNL 0.0308 HNL to GBP
GBP JMD 183.1378 GBP to JMD 0.0055 JMD to GBP
GBP MXN 24.6356 GBP to MXN 0.0406 MXN to GBP
GBP ANG 2.187 GBP to ANG 0.4572 ANG to GBP
GBP PYG 8599.2563 GBP to PYG 0.0001 PYG to GBP
GBP PEN 4.3721 GBP to PEN 0.2287 PEN to GBP
GBP TTD 8.9085 GBP to TTD 0.1123 TTD to GBP
GBP USD 1.3133 GBP to USD 0.7614 USD to GBP
GBP UYU 49.2879 GBP to UYU 0.0203 UYU to GBP
GBP VEF 13.1169 GBP to VEF 0.0762 VEF to GBP
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GBP AUD 1.9191 GBP to AUD 0.5211 AUD to GBP
GBP BDT 111.8478 GBP to BDT 0.0089 BDT to GBP
GBP BND 1.7775 GBP to BND 0.5626 BND to GBP
GBP CNY 9.1102 GBP to CNY 0.1098 CNY to GBP
GBP INR 93.585 GBP to INR 0.0107 INR to GBP
GBP IDR 17835.3792 GBP to IDR 0.0001 IDR to GBP
GBP JPY 143.8592 GBP to JPY 0.007 JPY to GBP
GBP MYR 5.3354 GBP to MYR 0.1874 MYR to GBP
GBP MVR 20.2907 GBP to MVR 0.0493 MVR to GBP
GBP NPR 150.1343 GBP to NPR 0.0067 NPR to GBP
GBP NZD 1.9853 GBP to NZD 0.5037 NZD to GBP
GBP PKR 203.8484 GBP to PKR 0.0049 PKR to GBP
GBP PGK 4.5478 GBP to PGK 0.2199 PGK to GBP
GBP PHP 66.7991 GBP to PHP 0.015 PHP to GBP
GBP SCR 17.9912 GBP to SCR 0.0556 SCR to GBP
GBP SGD 1.7727 GBP to SGD 0.5641 SGD to GBP
GBP KRW 1534.0181 GBP to KRW 0.0007 KRW to GBP
GBP LKR 239.1572 GBP to LKR 0.0042 LKR to GBP
GBP TWD 39.4031 GBP to TWD 0.0254 TWD to GBP
GBP THB 40.0486 GBP to THB 0.025 THB to GBP
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GBP BHD 0.4951 GBP to BHD 2.0197 BHD to GBP
GBP EGP 20.7103 GBP to EGP 0.0483 EGP to GBP
GBP HKD 10.2077 GBP to HKD 0.098 HKD to GBP
GBP ILS 4.5381 GBP to ILS 0.2204 ILS to GBP
GBP JOD 0.9312 GBP to JOD 1.0739 JOD to GBP
GBP KWD 0.3989 GBP to KWD 2.5066 KWD to GBP
GBP LBP 1992.2923 GBP to LBP 0.0005 LBP to GBP
GBP OMR 0.5049 GBP to OMR 1.9805 OMR to GBP
GBP QAR 4.7818 GBP to QAR 0.2091 QAR to GBP
GBP SAR 4.9267 GBP to SAR 0.203 SAR to GBP
GBP AED 4.8238 GBP to AED 0.2073 AED to GBP
GBP YER 328.792 GBP to YER 0.003 YER to GBP
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GBP DZD 157.2777 GBP to DZD 0.0064 DZD to GBP
GBP KES 132.4366 GBP to KES 0.0076 KES to GBP
GBP MUR 48.2522 GBP to MUR 0.0207 MUR to GBP
GBP MAD 12.6698 GBP to MAD 0.0789 MAD to GBP
GBP NAD 18.909 GBP to NAD 0.0529 NAD to GBP
GBP NIO 44.4456 GBP to NIO 0.0225 NIO to GBP
GBP NGN 474.7674 GBP to NGN 0.0021 NGN to GBP
GBP SLL 12755.6755 GBP to SLL 0.0001 SLL to GBP
GBP ZAR 18.8777 GBP to ZAR 0.053 ZAR to GBP
GBP TZS 3028.0021 GBP to TZS 0.0003 TZS to GBP
GBP TND 3.7085 GBP to TND 0.2697 TND to GBP
GBP UGX 4845.73 GBP to UGX 0.0002 UGX to GBP
GBP XOF 779.2382 GBP to XOF 0.0013 XOF to GBP
GBP ZMK 11821.5298 GBP to ZMK 0.0001 ZMK to GBP

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

Sign £
1 Pound is subdivided into 100 pence.

GBP is the currency code for the pound sterling which is represented in accounting with the symbol. The GBP is the fourth most traded currency and third most widely held reserve currency in the world. It is issued by the second oldest central bank in the world, the Bank of England, once known as the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. The Bank of England was, at its formation in 1694, a private bank until 1931 when it was placed under the control of the British Treasury Department with it finally being fully nationalized in 1946. This is how it remained until 1998 when it was returned to the Treasury, this time as a wholly owned, yet independent public organization.

Coins used:
- frequently used: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, 1, 2
- rarely used: 5

Banknotes used:
- frequently used: 5, 10, 20
- rarely used: 1 (Scot. & IoM only), 50, 100 (Scot. & N. Ireland only)

Central Bank
Bank of England
The Bank of England issues GBP currency within Wales and England and controls GBP issuance in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Though it retains this sovereign control over GBP in these core countries, there are 7 other central banks that have the power to issue GBP throughout the United Kingdom, each in their own respective countries.

This is because GBP is the official currency of the entire United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, as well as British dependencies and territories such as South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands, British Antarctica, as well as Tristan da Cunha. Each of these dependencies and territories have their own issuances of GBP. While not the only major currency in the world that is issued by more than a single central bank, the GBP is the largest currency that has this unique characteristic. This makes it particularly difficult to understand the specific movement of the currency relative to worldwide markets because it is in fact not reflective of the monetary policy or economic condition of a particular nation. The issuance is spread across multiple economies and varied economic conditions as well as the local monetary policy responses to those conditions at any given time.

Therefore even though the Bank of England has a Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), their power over the GBP is limited. This limitation is increased with knowing that the MPC itself is responsible for carrying out directives from the Treasury if such directives are also backed by Parliament. Short of these additional directives, the Bank of England MPC is tasked with pursuing the economic target of price stability through the setting of interest rates. The MPC is comprised of 8 directors and the Governor of the Bank of England. The MPC is designed to be independent of political influence yet is accountable to both the Treasury and Parliament, this accountability certainly influences decisions made, albeit indirectly. The MPC has a substantial impact on the circulation and valuation of the GBP.

The value of the historical currencies of England in the 17th century was as an enforceable legal tender value relative to gold. By 1816 the direct relation of British currency relative to silver was established, this being the first precursor to the existing name as the pound sterling, but as the underlying currency fluctuating between being used as legal tender and simply as a value based banknote. Over time the British currency switched between the gold and silver standard with the any standard being completely abolished in 1914. After World War I they returned to a version of the gold standard in order to stifle post war inflation. The gold standard was once again abolished at the outset of the Great Depression, in 1931, causing a sudden devaluation of the GBP by over 25%. Nine years later in 1940, the Bretton Woods system was adopted and the GBP was pegged to the USD. This held until the pressures of post World War II debt forced England to devalue the currency over 30% in 1949, yet they still remained within Bretton Woods, simply at a lower valuation. In the 1960's with the exchange rate remaining at the 1949 fixed point relative to the USD the GBP was devalued again this time by 14.3% in November 1967. When Bretton Woods finally disintegrated in 1971, the GBP became a de facto floating currency and has remained as such to the current day.

This long history of the GBP shows the ways in which some valuations and currencies can experience long periods of stability and then bounce through different standards, valuations, and policies within a single decade. Within each of these movements there is a complexity of international issues and interdependence that affects each new development. The most recent of which is the debate of whether the GBP should be consolidated into the euro. This consolidation would be complex given the dispersed central bank structure of the GBP and could include a partial transfer of the GBP to EUR leaving the remaining GBP issuers outside the eurozone. This is treated primarily as a political topic relative to the GBP and yet it can and will have a substantial impact on the economies of the United Kingdom as well as all those using it not only as a reserve currency to supplement the euro, effectively narrowing their diversification, but also for those that see the largess of the United Kingdom economy substantially influencing the current dynamics within the eurozone.

These are all value and circulation issues that will drastically impact the GBP as a currency over the next 2-10 years. Aside from the political issues of circulation, absorption into the euro, and standards of value is the current issue of GBP acceptance as legal tender. As it stands, similar to the CAD, which has its roots in ties to the GBP, there are maximum legal values set for acceptance of the GBP as legal tender. These guidelines place maximum restrictions at 20p with 1p or 2p coins, 5 with 5p or 10p coins, 10 with 20p through 50p coins, and unlimited with 1- 5 coins. There is no restriction on the acceptance of banknotes as legal tender.

The GBP is a complex currency that is difficult to forecast given the diversity of central banks and corresponding economies to which each serves. This is further complicated when noting the rapidly changing history of the standard of value connected and rapidly changing history of the GBP, this combines further with the uncertainty of joining the eurozone and the consequences that will result. All of these factors combine to form an uncertain future for the GBP and its place within world trade and as a sovereign currency.

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