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Whether you’re investing in a business in London or sending money to your mom in Edinburgh, a strong exchange rate will get you more bang for your Australian buck.
Today’s mid-market rate
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Historical rate chart of AUD and GBP
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When is the best time to buy?
The price of currency depends on political events, natural disasters and other factors around the world. As Australia’s unemployment increases in 2019 and a looming trade war between the US and China, the value of the AUD will decrease.
How does the Australian dollar trade against the British pound historically?
The global financial crisis in 2008 affected both the Australian dollar and British pound. The Australian dollar reached 2.474488 per pound in October 2008 from 2.065693 per pound in July 2008. By August 2009 the Aussie dollar had dropped to under two dollars per pound.
Even though “Brexit” vote — or Britain’s proposed exit from the European Union voted by referendum in June 2016 — affected many currencies around the world, the Australian dollar didn’t move much. The AUD to GBP exchange rate went from 0.519547 in June 2016 to 0.572899 in July 2016. With the UK’s exit from the UN still in talks, experts predict that the British economy will remain volatile.
AUD to GBP exchange rate history
We’ve put together the average exchange rate for the Australian dollar against the British pound from the past week.
|May 19||May 20||May 21||May 22||May 23||May 24||May 25|
|1 AUD =||0.5422 Inverse: 1.8443||0.5437 Inverse: 1.8392||0.5416 Inverse: 1.8462||0.5432 Inverse: 1.8409||0.5448 Inverse: 1.8355||0.5447 Inverse: 1.8359||0.5450 Inverse: 1.8350|
Average exchange rate over the past 6 months.
|Dec 2018||Jan 2019||Feb 2019||Mar 2019||Apr 2019||May 2019|
|1 AUD =||0.5544 Inverse: 1.8038||0.5567 Inverse: 1.7965||0.5551 Inverse: 1.8015||0.5406 Inverse: 1.8497||0.5446 Inverse: 1.8364||0.5330 Inverse: 1.8762|
Average exchange rate over the past 10 years.
|1 AUD =||0.4922|
What affects AUD to GBP exchange rates?
Five main factors affect the Australian dollar and British pound are monetary policy, price inflation, confidence and sentiment, economic growth using the gross domestic product (GDP) and the balance of payments. These factors can offer a comprehensive view of the direction a currency is going.
A clear example of how this works happened in 2015. Heavy flooding in Australia’s eastern states — particularly in Queensland — affected Australia’s GDP and inflation. A primary factor used to gauge the health of a country’s economy, the GDP went on to affect how the Australian dollar traded in global markets. From June 2015 to February 2016, the Australian dollar remained above 2.0 to the pound.
Ultimately, how a currency pair trades is subject to many factors, so consider current events and their effect on global markets.
When choosing a money transfer service for currency exchange, it’s best to look for an exchange rate that’s closest to the mid-market rate and comparable to historically low exchange rates within the past year.