Bank of England exchange rates: What you need to know

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Bank of England offers a convenient way to buy a multitude of different currencies. However, foreign exchange rates represent a major pricing point and there is often little clarity around them. We researched Bank of England’s travel money exchange rates to provide you a table showcasing their currency rate spread. Hopefully we can help you save money on your holidays.

Bank of England exchange rates: Information and tips

Know the latest interbank exchange rate for your currency pairs

The interbank rate (also called mid-market rate) is the midpoint between the buy price and sell price of two currencies on the currency markets. Bank of England does not offer the interbank rate but instead adds a margin to it, which makes the foreign currency transaction more expensive for you. Before using Bank of England for your travel money needs, make sure to know the current interbank exchange rate. That way, you’ll be able to calculate FX losses on the currency conversion. You can find the latest interbank rates using our currency converter.

How to calculate exchange rate loss

Here’s what you need to do in order to determine how much Bank of England’s travel money exchange rate spread is going to cost you:

  1. Find the current interbank rate for your currencies using our currency converter
  2. Multiply your original amount by the current interbank rate
  3. Multiply your original amount by the exchange rate Bank of England offers
  4. Subtract the first amount from the second amount
  5. This is the amount you’ll lose through currency conversion with Bank of England

Order your currency online and in advance

Ordering your foreign currency before your trip allows you to compare with rates and fees of other providers. Ordering it online also is usually much cheaper than buying currency at the airport or on arrival to your holiday destination. Make sure to always compare exchange rates before finalising an order.

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Bank of England exchange rate research

The exchange rate spreads below are for ordering foreign currency online. Rates on other services might differ. Those exchange rate margins are indicative at the time of research. Use the Bank of England currency converter or visit the nearest branch to get the latest rates.

Currency ISO Code Exchange Rate Mid-Market Rate Exchange Rate Margin / Loss
Euro EUR 1.1384 1.13928 0.08%
US Dollar USD 1.2974 1.29735 0.00%
Australian Dollar AUD 1.8047 1.80186 -0.16%
Canadian Dollar CAD 1.7008 1.70096 0.01%
Chinese Yuan CNY 8.9787 8.93873 -0.45%
Czech Koruna CZK 29.4189 29.38271 -0.12%
Danish Krone DKK 8.4916 8.49976 0.10%
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 10.1673 10.14132 -0.26%
Hungarian Forint HUF 367.7276 366.47808 -0.34%
Indian Rupee INR 95.3005 94.59864 -0.74%
Israeli Shekel ILS 4.8027 4.7889 -0.29%
Japanese Yen JPY 146.3208 146.86704 0.37%
Malaysian ringgit MYR 5.4225 5.40022 -0.41%
New Zealand Dollar NZD 1.9536 1.949 -0.24%
Norwegian Krone NOK 10.8492 10.85593 0.06%
Polish Zloty PLN 4.9293 4.90799 -0.43%
Russian Ruble RUB 85.2586 86.79868 1.77%
Saudi Riyal SAR 4.8665 4.86505 -0.03%
Singapore Dollar SGD 1.786 1.78549 -0.03%
South African Rand ZAR 18.8205 18.54819 -1.47%
South Korean Won KRW 1462.3 1449.26962 -0.90%
Swedish Krona SEK 11.766 11.75369 -0.10%
Swiss Franc CHF 1.3017 1.30163 -0.01%
Taiwan Dollar TWD 39.8892 39.72991 -0.40%
Thai Baht THB 42.7364 42.61122 -0.29%
Turkish Lira TRY 7.1719 7.04391 -1.82%

Bank of England’s exchange rate was collected from Bank of England’s website on 04/11/2018. Interbank rates collected from on 04/11/2018. The information displayed on this site is subject to change at any time and we do not guarantee 100% accuracy of the information.
For the today’s rates, visit Bank of England’s website, contact Bank of England’s customer support or log into your online banking and search for their exchange rate calculator. is not liable for any financial decisions based on the above information. is supported by referral compensations by some of the companies listed in our articles.

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