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Thin Trading as Markets Hold their Breath for Key US Data

Pound Sterling Weakens as GDP Figures Disappoint Today’s UK data has mostly printed below forecasts, with the second round of GDP estimates for 2016 Q1 showing a surprise downward revision to growth expectations. The quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) figure was reaffirmed at 0.4%, but the annualised forecast was trimmed ten basis points to 2%. Accompanying the headline release are figures showing a drop in mortgage approvals of almost -4,000 during April, as well as drops in total business investment of -0.5% on the quarter and -0.4% on the year. View article >
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 9:56 am GMT
Author: TorFX

Australian Dollar – Thu May 26: AUD Up vs USD, NZD, CNY & JPY and Down vs GBP & SGD

Thursday May 26th 10:05 AEST – The Australian Dollar is today up 0.08% against the United States Dollar, down -0.37% against the British Pound Sterling, even against the Euro, up 0.36% against the New Zealand Dollar, up 0.07% against the Chinese Yuan, up 0.24% against the Japanese Yen and down -0.19% against the Singapore Dollar; read on for market news & views, AUD cross rate stats & charts. View article >
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 12:05 am GMT
Author: BER Research

IFS Boosts Pound Sterling with Dire Warning over ‘Brexit’ Consequences

Pound Sterling Advances on IFS Prediction of Extended Austerity after ‘Brexit’ With no domestic data to provide momentum, Pound Sterling is at the mercy of market sentiment and the latest ‘Brexit’ arguments. The most recent YouGov poll has shown that both sides of the campaign are tied with 41% of voter support, undermining the positivity generated by yesterday’s ORB poll. However, countering ‘Brexit’ fears are comments from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) claiming a split from the EU could force George Osborne to extend austerity measures. View article >
Posted on 25 May 2016 | 9:50 am GMT
Author: TorFX

Australian Dollar – Wed May 25: AUD Up vs EUR, NZD & JPY and Down vs USD, GBP, CNY & SGD

Wednesday May 25th 10:05 AEST – The Australian Dollar is today down -0.45% against the United States Dollar, down -1.38% against the British Pound Sterling, up 0.31% against the Euro, up 0.06% against the New Zealand Dollar, down -0.46% against the Chinese Yuan, up 0.38% against the Japanese Yen and down -0.14% against the Singapore Dollar; read on for market news & views, AUD cross rate stats & charts. View article >
Posted on 25 May 2016 | 12:05 am GMT
Author: BER Research

Pound Sterling Bullish as ‘Remain’ Referendum Campaign Gains 13-Point Lead

Pound Charges Ahead as Latest Poll Shows Huge Lead for EU Support New poll results from the Telegraph have shown that support for a ‘Brexit’ has fallen considerably. The ‘Remain’ camp has extended a 13-point lead against the ‘Leave’ campaign, with support split 55% to 42% respectively. These figures have proved crucial for two reasons. Firstly, they represent the intentions of those who definitely intend to vote; until recently Vote Leave had an edge over Britain Stronger in Europe because their supporters were more likely to actually vote. View article >
Posted on 24 May 2016 | 9:51 am GMT
Author: TorFX

How can I get the best possible foreign currency exchange rate?

There are lots of ways; most importantly you need up-to-date information on exchange rates and fees. When you use BestExchangeRates you can see clearly which currency vendor is offering the best deal for your needs, most importantly who is taking the smallest margin and fees to give you the largest possible converted amount. Below is an example of the AUDGBP percentage margins that are charged by banks and non-bank currency providers. View article >

What makes sending money internationally so expensive?

There are a number of cost components to making and receiving international payments, most of which are far from transparent to customers: Currency fees Currency conversion rates : Banks charge huge margins for currency conversion to the majority of businesses and individuals. They tend to fix rates once a day and therefore need to incorporate enough margin to protect against intraday rate volatility. View article >

What is the International Mid-Market Rate?

All Vendor currency exchange rates on BestExchangeRates are compared to what we call the Mid-Market Rate for each currency pair. This mid-market rate (sometimes also called the interbank rate or spot rate) is used in global financial markets and what you normally see reported on the news. It is called the “mid-rate” because it is always half-way between latest BUY and SELL rates for the currency pair. View article >

When is the Foreign Exchange Market Open around the world?

Forex Market Hours: As one major forex market closes, another one opens. Using the GMT timezone, for instance, forex trading hours move around the world like this: available in New York between 01:00 pm – 10:00 pm GMT; at 10:00 pm GMT Sydney comes online; Tokyo opens at 00:00 am and closes at 9:00 am GMT; and to complete the loop, London opens at 8:00 am and closes at 05:00 pm GMT. View article >

BestExchangeRates wins Best International Money Transfer Comparison Provider 2016 – London Friday 19th February 2016: The judging panel are delighted to announce that we have chosen BestExchangeRates as the winner for the: “Best International Money Transfer Comparison Provider” award. We felt that the company takes a fresh approach to the currency transfer market with its simplicity and the clarity of information displayed on the site. The judging panel were particularly impressed by the range of currency related products BER looks at and complimentary data displayed in easy to access forms. View article >
Posted on 19 February 2016 | 12:22 pm GMT
Author: David Brown

BestExchangeRates on Sky News Money talking travel cards

Money Exchange TV’s Andrew Barnett interviews BER CEO, David Brown, for Sky News Money. David explains how to save money on your travels using a prepaid travel card, and why you should never exchange money at the airport departure gate. View article >
Posted on 8 December 2015 | 10:43 am GMT
Author: David Brown

BestExchangeRates on UKTI trade mission to London Fintech week

Watch official UKTI Fintech Mission video In September BestExchangeRates was one of 10 Australian fintech startups selected from 70 applications by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), a UK Government department, to take part in a trade mission to pitch at London Fintech Week. We were lavished with attention, events and presentations, made valuable connections with some of the industry’s most influential players and toured co-working spaces such as WeWork and Level39 (Europe’s largest fintech accelerator). View article >
Posted on 1 October 2015 | 10:59 am GMT
Author: David Brown
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