The Snap General Election Announcement Had a Dramatic Effect on the Pound

Posted by Allison on 21 April 2017, 15:49

The British pound has been bumping along at around $1.24 to the US dollar for a while now, but surprise news this week of a General Election on 8th June has changed the picture dramatically.



Is the British Pound Really Doing That Badly Against the US Dollar?

Posted by Allison on 11 April 2017, 09:26

Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in the headlines and to assume the British pound is struggling against a raft of major world currencies. So, let’s put it to the test against the US dollar to see how it did in March.



How Will the British Pound React to Article 50?

Posted by Allison on 7 April 2017, 16:08

In case you didn’t know, Article 50 is the process whereby a country can trigger its desire to leave the European Union. So, now Britain has triggered this process, how will the British pound react to what happens next?



An Uncertain Performance from the British Pound against the New Zealand Dollar

Posted by Allison on 24 February 2017, 16:09

We are used to seeing erratic exchange rates between the British pound and the New Zealand dollar. So, how have things developed so far during this year?



Has the British Pound Made a Better Start to the Year?

Posted by Allison on 30 January 2017, 15:55

Brexit triggered an immediate fall in the British pound versus the US dollar, something we were perhaps expecting at the time. However, in the months since then, it has had a rocky journey to navigate. So, would the first month in 2017 see the British currency faring better to start the year?



India Bans Widely-Used Banknotes

Posted by Allison on 29 November 2016, 15:18

Banning banknotes doesn’t happen often. Usually, it involves taking infrequently-used notes out of the monetary system. But this isn’t what’s happened in India.



What Was the Sterling Flash Crash?

Posted by Allison on 28 October 2016, 15:09

Three words reverberated around the currency markets about three weeks ago – sterling flash crash. But what was it, how did it happen and what happened next?



Will the Euro Start Dropping Against the US Dollar Again?

Posted by Allison on 20 September 2016, 16:09

The euro started September in fairly weak fashion, but it has done better of late than we have seen recently. Where will it go for the remainder of the month though?



UK Freelancers Benefit from Getting Paid in US Dollars

Posted by Allison on 6 September 2016, 15:46

Much has been made recently of the nosedive the British pound took in value following the vote for Brexit. While it doesn’t benefit anyone looking to exchange money to go abroad, some people are benefiting from the change.



What Did Brexit Do to Sterling?

Posted by Allison on 25 July 2016, 14:18

So we voted for Brexit in the EU Referendum last month. Now we can take a closer look at what really happened to the British pound after that result became known.



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