Pound and Brexit Election Special: How Will the Pound React to the Winter Election?

Pound and Brexit Election Special: How Will the Pound React to the Winter Election?

This Christmas sees an extra dimension to the usual seasonal spirit, with December 12th the first British Winter election since 1923. Dubbed the ‘Brexit Election’, the ongoing saga over the UK Referendum result and ensuing political uncertainty is featuring highly. Historically, elections have seen the pound losing steam in the run up to the events, as the markets prepare for the various outcomes. Sterling has however been stronger as we approach the vote, why is this and what can we expect ahead? A Brexit Election One reason...
Pound to Euro exchange rate Where next for GBPEUR exchange rates?

Pound to Euro Exchange rates forecast: Will GBP/EUR rise or fall this week?

Lack of Brexit clarity keeps GBP/EUR rates volatile The pound to euro exchange rate has been oscillating in a fairly tight range as the lack of clarity on key issues, forces the market to avoid making any big bets. Currently, the market is eagerly seeking some clarity on Brexit, to find out which way sterling will trend. The euro has been fractionally weaker in the last week, as investors await further news on possible shifts in sentiment relating to whether or not the ECB (European...
After the TV Election Debate

GBP/EUR Brexit special: Parliament votes for extension, how will Pound to Euro exchange rates...

In another twist and turn in the Brexit debate, MP’s in the British parliament yesterday voted for a extension, in defiance of Boris Johnson’s pitch of ‘his deal or no-deal’. This forced Boris Johnson to seek the extension for the EU as per the terms of the Benn Act and Boris has written his letter to the EU. Sterling exchange rates to experience volatility this week Pound to euro exchange rates which had risen to their highest since May on the interbank rate of 1.1660, could...
Pound to Euro rate Could next month's Brexit deadlines result in some volatility for GBPEUR rates?

Pound to Euro exchange rate remains north of 1.13 as all eyes turn to...

Supreme Court ruling offers support to the pound: How has the ruling affected GBP/EUR rates? The pound to euro exchange rate made some gains yesterday after the Supreme Court ruled PM Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament was unlawful. During yesterday's trading window the GBP/EUR rate reached a high of 1.1345 on the interbank exchange, close to a four month high for sterling. UK MP's will return to work later today after the historic ruling. They are expected to return at 11.30am and PM Johnson is...
Pound ends the week on a high vs the euro

Pound euro at three month lows after Theresa May announces resignation

Pound under pressure after Theresa May resigns The pound to euro rate has once again endured a difficult week. GBP/EUR exchange rates are now trading at their lowest level in 3 months. The pound has struggled owing to the political uncertainty at the moment after Theresa May announced her resignation on Friday. She has given herself two weeks to leave, after which the process of electing the next Tory leader will begin. Two of the front runners for job are Boris Johnson and Andrea Leadsom, both of...
Pound to Euro outlook Brexit Timeline, 25 days to Article 50 deadline

Pound to Euro forecast: DUP soften stance on Irish border making a Brexit deal...

DUP announce softening stance on Irish border: How has this affected GBP/EUR rates? The pound to euro exchange rate this week has increased and there has been further movement this morning with GBP/EUR interbank rates reaching a high of 1.11927 this morning. The movement may be because overnight the DUP appeared to have handed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson a lifeline by stating they could take some EU rules in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock and potentially remove the Irish backstop. In addition,...
Pound to Euro outlook How will the Brexit and election shape GBPEUR rates?

Pound to Euro forecast: All eyes on Boris

Boris in the headlines Much of the news this weekend has centred on the row between prospective Prime Minster Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds last week which blew up when police were called to the scene after neighbours recorded the argument and contacted the police. The development is topical and relevant for the for GBP vs EUR pair as some will argue it could reduce Boris Johnson's chances of becoming Prime Minster. Others state the fact that the argument shouldn't have been recorded...
Pound to Euro forecast Will Sterling make further gains against the Euro next week?

Pound to Euro exchange rate forecast: Sterling rates continue to suffer from Brexit uncertainty

GBP/EUR exchange rates continue to suffer due to Brexit Uncertainty The pound to euro rate has hit a 23 month low this week. This can largely attributed to the higher probability of a no deal. The more likely a no deal is the potential outcome of Brexit the weaker you would expect sterling to become. Boris will now have difficulty passing through any changes in legislation as the Conservatives lost to the Lib Dems in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election. Boris now only has the majority by...
Pound to Euro rate near 26-week high on low ‘No Deal’ Brexit risk

Pound to Euro rate near 26-week high on low ‘No Deal’ Brexit risk

The pound to euro interbank exchange rate stands at 1.1624 today at the time of writing. This is just 0.21% below sterling’s recent 26-week high versus the Eurozone’s common currency, its strongest since May 8th. In part, this is because, although there’s still uncertainty over Brexit and the UK’s general election, the financial markets think that there’s a very low probability of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit. Meanwhile, looking to today, the Bank of England looks set to keep UK interest rates steady at 0.75%. That said,...
Pound to Euro outlook GBPEUR rate hits 1.1061 on the interbank rate, could it rise further?

Pound to Euro outlook: GBP/EUR rate hits 1.1061 on the interbank rate, could it...

Promising news of a Brexit compromise boosts GBP/EUR rate The pound to euro exchange rate has jumped to 1.1061 on the interbank exchange today, representing the best time to buy euros with pounds since July 29th. The improvement is following news that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will consider a change in the current stance from the EU towards the UK. Expectations that perhaps the Irish backstop issue could be resolved have helped the pound to shake off some of the no-deal blues which had seen...