GBP EUR Higher After Inflation Hits Another High 

Bank of England and mini budget – The impact on Sterling exchange rates

The Bank of England increased interest rates for the 7th time in a row by 0.5% to take the base rate up to 2.25%, which was the biggest single rate hike in years. This caused the Pound to fall briefly against both the Euro and US Dollar as there were some predictions that the Bank of England may have raised rates by as much as 0.75%. As this didn’t happen the Pound plunged almost immediately after the announcement but managed to reverse some of...

Pound at its lowest against the Euro in 19 months, and 37 years against...

The pound is notably weaker today following the release of the latest UK Retail Sales numbers showing a surprise fall of 1.6%, which makes the economic slowdown anticipated, and likely recession ahead seem much worse than thought for Britain. As I write, GBPEUR levels have dropped to a 19-month low, with the day low at the time of writing 1.1399 on GBPEUR and 1.1350 on GBPUSD. The cable level is a 37-year low, the worst for sterling since 1985 against the US dollar. I am...
GBP EUR Could Head Lower After Growth Revisions

Three Key Events in a Vital 72 hours for GBPEUR and GBPUSD Exchange Rates

The beginning of this week in the UK was very sombre with Her Majesty’s funeral and a UK Bank Holiday. This meant UK markets were shut, and ensured a fairly sleepy start to the week from a currency perspective, with sterling still nestling in the doldrums following the poor Retail Sales data from last week. The rest of this week looks far from calm however, with three key events that could trigger market movements for the pound, US dollar, Euro and many other currencies. The...
Pound to Euro rate continues to fall, making history in the process

Pound Sterling losses continue as cost of living crisis dominates headlines – New Prime...

Sterling exchange rates have continues to drift to kick start a new trading week, as the cost of living crisis dominates headlines across UK media. With today being an important day for UK politics as we see the announcement of the winner in the Conservative party leadership contest, and ultimately who will be the new Prime Minister, they will almost instantaneously have to announce how they plan to combat what appears to be an extremely challenging winter for the majority of households and businesses. It is...

Pound rebounds following lighter than expected inflation figures

Wednesday’s trading session saw the pound on the front foot, gaining back some of the losses from the past week against a basket of currencies. Inflation data released in the morning showed price growth slowed in July for the first time since September 2021. Could this be a signal that the cost-of-living crisis has begun to ease in the UK? The Bank of England stated last month that they expect inflation to peak at 13%. The drop in price growth does pose an interesting question...

Best time to sell Euros to buy Pounds in almost 5 years (Tom Holian)

Sterling Euro exchange rates have once again felt the pressure caused by the uncertainty as to when Article 50 may be triggered. The Pound vs the Euro has dropped by as much as 12% since the vote to leave the European Union and this represents the best time to sell Euros in almost 5 years. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has suggested that the UK could be getting ready to start the negotiations to leave the European Union and this has also caused Sterling to suffer against...
Euro Stages Comeback Against the Pound at the End of This Week's Trading

Pound to Euro forecast: 5 month high to sell Euros for pounds

The pound to euro exchange rate has this week hit 1.1194 on the interbank exchange rate, presenting the best time in 5 months to buy pounds with euros. Why is the pound weak against the euro? This is the combination of increasing uncertainties surrounding Brexit, combined with the European outlook not being quite as bad as expected. With the pound likely to struggle in the coming weeks with the Conservative leadership challenge looming, there could be more opportunities for euro sellers. This week saw some rather worrying...
GBP EUR Exchange Rate: Weekly Review May 28th

Pound to Euro forecast: Will the Pound continue to fall against the Euro?

Pound struggles to recover from recent lows against the euro Over the last 5 weeks the pound has gradually lost value against the euro. Mid-market exchange rates at the beginning of May were trading as high as 1.1775 and currently mid-market exchange rates have dropped to 1.1210 at the time of writing this article. Unfortunately for euro buyers this means a €200,000 purchase is now costing an additional £8,500, however for clients selling euros to buy pounds this has provided a fantastic opportunity. UK politics main...
GBP EUR Higher After European Central Bank Rates

Pound to Euro rate hits a 1-month high as Euro weakens due to Italian...

The Euro fell another half a percent against the Pound yesterday, after news broke over the weekend that the expected Italian coalition government is no longer looking likely to form. There were expectations that the five star movement and League would form the coalition over the weekend, but the Italian President Sergio Mattarella cancelled talks after the coalition put forward Eurosceptic, Paolo Savona for finance minister. The markets were already weary of the unfolding's in Italy due to the populist and Eurosceptic leanings, along with...

Best Time to BUY EUROS?

Today has seen Sterling push through the 1.19 marker again, on the back of both yesterdays Unemployed improvement, and Mark Carneys impressive speech indicating house price control. Those buying Euros will be well aware that current levels above 1.18 have been incredibly sought after, as August saw Interbank levels in the low 1.14s. The impressive increase is linked to the constant supply of positive UK data, most recently UK Manufacturing and Production data, which has long since been the UKs downfall. Looking forwards, I believe that GBP-EUR will...