Exchange Rate; The rise of the Pound against the Euro continues

May 19, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More

Exchange rate: GBP/EUR currently sitting at around 1.25, which hasn’t been seen since 2008.

Here’s the chart for the past 12 months’;

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The pound exchange rate has climbed steadily over the past 12 months against the Euro

Now is a good time to talk to your currency broker about a forward contract (ordering currency ahead for payment later), as there is no certainty how the pound exchange rate will fare if (when!) Greece exits the Euro.

Forward contracts lock in a current exchange rate for an agreed period of time (up to 1 year ahead). You can draw down the money in tranches whenever you might need it. You will have to pay a small deposit amount, usually around 5% of the total you require, to secure the transaction. This method removes any doubt from future currency transactions you may need, so that you can plan your finances accordingly.

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For the latest exchange rate table click here

 

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