Sterling hits a 3 and a half year high against Euro, has broken 1.60 against AUD broken 2.05 against the NZD and is still high against the USD – Time to buy at least some of your currency?
If you need to make a transfer into a foreign currency then now may be the ideal time to seriously consider your options. The Pound is the highest it has been against a basket of major currencies for over 35 months. If you have a larger sum to do it may be prudent to hedge your bets and look at securing half of your currency whilst rates are at such great levels.
We now have not only Economic problems but also political problems throughout Europe which will no doubt cause big issues in the coming weeks and months. Of course part of the reason that we will have seen rates move up so much of late is the markets reacting in advance so I would be surprised to see the markets completely rocket in the right direction, there may be a little further to go but it would be prudent to at least partly take advantage of this 3 and a half year high.
Fairly range bound of late and I think this pairing has been in the background with Europe and the ‘riskier currencies playing a much bigger part in the play. Most analysts are predicting the Dollar to strengthen back as it is seen as a safer haven in times of low global confidence and I’m sure we will see plenty of that in the near term.
Sterling Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar and South African Rand
Many that have moved overseas in the past year or so will be watching these currency pairs with a smile on their face, and those selling to bring back into Sterling may wish to seriously consider their options in case this trend continues.
Personally it is a coin toss – Further rate cuts in Australia may lead to further weakness for the AUD however some of this move may be in anticipation of that. European problems will weigh these currencies down and I’m fairly sure there are more of those to come. The one thing to remember though is not to get greedy. Those who contacted me initially saying they would love to get 1.60 should look at putting in a limit order at
If you have an upcoming transfer to make be it large or small, private or corporate then feel free to get in touch with me directly and I will be happy to help you not only get a better rate than you are currently receiving from your bank but a much better level of service too. I can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org