How will the budget effect the pound?

Inflation figures released yesterday confirmed that prices in the UK have risen to a new 40-year high. The key CPI reading was higher than expected at 11.1% vs 10.7%. The pound remained relativity quiet following the announcement and closed the day slightly higher against most major currencies. The Bank of England has been consistently raising interest rates since December last year to try and bring inflation under control. However, bank predictions suggest inflation will peak at 13% before levelling off and eventually falling in 2024. Interest...
GBP EUR Exchange Rate: The Week Ahead June 12th

Will the Pound recover its recent losses against the Euro?

Despite the rate of cable (GBP/USD) climbing as a result of US Dollar weakness, the Pound has been slowing softening against the Euro throughout November so far. Between the middle to late October the Pound remained a good few cents above its current trading levels against the Euro, and even climbed above 1.1650 at one point offering Sterling sellers a good opportunity to make their GBP/EUR currency exchanges. The climb in the Pound last month was a surprise as Sterling climbed by almost 10-cents from the...
GBP EUR Exchange Rate: The Week Ahead August 15th

Important week for Sterling exchange rates with economic data and the Autumn statement due...

We have a really important week ahead for Sterling exchange rates, with a number of key economic data releases due over the course of the trading week, and the delayed Autumn Statement to be delivered on Thursday. There are still concerns over the outlook for the U.K economy, so economic data is being watched closely by investors, and we have some key releases over the next few days which could cause the pound to be particularly volatile. Tomorrow morning we have unemployment data, expectations are for...
Pound to Euro Starts the Week off Steady

Will the pound weaken again?

Sterling exchange rates hang in the balance once again following a day of poor performance in yesterdays session. The pound dropped close to monthly lows against euro while also losing value against the US dollar and a basket of other currencies. Sterling has opened this morning on a more positive footing. The announcement that cryptocurrency giant Binance would not rescue their competitor FTX triggered a significant sell-off in the crypto markets. A number of asset funds are invested in the crypto sphere meaning a sell-off...
GBPEUR Looks Vulnerable but Data Will Decide

Will the Pound fall further due to recession fears?

Despite trading within a thin range against the Euro last week, the Pound experienced a pretty significant drop against the US Dollar as the week progressed, making the cost of buying US Dollars with Pounds a lot more expensive. Sterling saw a fall of 3% over the week’s trading, and this was the biggest drop for the Pound against the US Dollar since late September. At the end of September the former Chancellor of the Exchequer gave the disastrous mini-budget which saw the rate of...

Strong start to the week for Pound Sterling – What could this week bring...

We have seen a strong start to the trading week for the Pound against every major currency, as Sterling exchange rates have bounced back from losses towards the end of last week. The Pound did drop off at the back end of the week due to a fairly dovish tone set out by the Bank of England at the BOE interest rate decision, where the markets were informed not to expect as greater hike in interest rates in the coming months as had been originally...
GBP EUR Drops After Bank of England Recession Warnings 

BoE decision looms – where will the pound go next?

The Bank of England are set to announce their latest decision on interest rate policy at midday today. Inflation has become embedded in the UK economy and the bank are tasked at keeping inflation below 2%. The current rate of inflation is over 10%. Interest rate policy is a key tool in managing inflation. A central bank will raise interest rates in an attempt to cool the economy down and bring inflation under control. The bank has raised interest rates at the last 8 meetings. Today...
GBP AUD Slumps After UK Cabinet Resignations 

Sunak’s presence steadies the Pound for now, but what do the experts predict for...

Rishi Sunak’s presence as Prime Minister has so far steadied the Pound after one of the most volatile periods for the Pound in recent years. The end of September and beginning of October was perhaps the most volatile period of trading for the Pound since February 2020 when the seriousness of Covid became evident. Prior to this period of volatility, the vote in favour of Brexit during the summer of 2016 was perhaps the most volatile time for the Pound. Those of our readers hoping...

Pound Sterling Forecast – Sterling starts the week on the front foot

Sterling exchange rates have started the week off fairly positively against most major currencies, most notably continuing the strong finish to last week against the Euro, with GBP/EUR now sat above 1.1650. The reason this pairing in particular has moved in Sterling's favour more than others is down to the ECB (European Central Bank) interest rate decision and press conference delivered by Christine Lagarde on Thursday. The ECB did raise interest rates as expected, however there was a slightly dovish tone around this hike, there were...
A Rollarcoaster Week for GBP EUR - Weekly Review June 18th 

Sterling remains stable after ECB interest rate hike

The European Central Bank (ECB) confirmed yesterday that interest rates in the eurozone would be raised by 75-basis points. Euro sellers would have been hoping for a bounce in rates following the decision, but the single currency softened against a number of major currencies. It is likely that a 75-basis point hike was already priced into the rates with the figure well reported a couple of weeks ahead of time. The decision proved positive for GBPEUR, with the pound pushing close to monthly highs. Bar the...