Today's USD-GBP commentary

Today's USD-GBP rate (which currently is at $1 = £0.7756) is at it's minimum level in the last fourteen days. Observing the evolution of the USD-GBP mid-market exchange rate in the past 14 days, we see only a small difference between the highest rate reached on the 14th of April at 02:00 AM (0.7997) and the lowest rate reached today at 11:00 AM (0.7756).


USD Profile

Name: US Dollar

Symbol: $

Minor Unit: 1/100 Cent

Central Bank: Federal Reserve Bank

Country(ies): United States, American Samoa

Rank in the most traded currencies: #1

GBP Profile

Name: British Pound

Symbol: £

Minor Unit: 1/100 penny

Central Bank: Bank of England

Rank in the most traded currencies: #4



Key facts about USD - GBP

The US dollar and British Pound are two of the top four most traded currencies in the world. According to the Bank of International Settlements, an average of over five trillion USD and GBP are traded on a daily basis.

The US dollar is sometimes referred to as the greenback, while the British Pound is also referred to as the Pound Sterling or Sterling.

The USD is issued by the Federal Reserve Bank, which is the central bank of the United States of America. It is the official currency of the USA. The GBP is issued by the Bank of England, which is the central bank of England. It is the official currency of England.

The most commonly used denominations of USD that are issued are $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, while for the GBP they are £5, £10, £20, £50. The smallest unit of the US dollar is called a ‘cent’, while for the Pound, the smallest unit is called a ‘penny’.

Both the USD and GBP enjoy a low inflation rate of 0.10%.