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Best EUR to GBP exchange rates today

The best exchange rate to convert your euros to British pounds

If you’re a forex investor or simply looking to trade euros for pounds, get the most for your money with a strong exchange rate.

Today’s mid-market rate

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= £ 0.8697

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24 hours
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Within minutes
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Within an hour
From $2.26

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From $0
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When is the best time to buy GBP?

Because political issues and elections can affect the value of the GBP, Brexit — or Britain’s proposed exit from the European Union — in June 2016 has negatively affected the GBP against several currencies. We saw the euro jump from 0.79008 against the pound in June 2016, shortly after the Brexit referendum, to 0.841735 in July 2016. Since July 2016, the euro has remained stable at around 0.8 to the pound.

How does the euro trade against the British pound historically?

On January 1, 1999, the euro was introduced in 11 states of the European Union (EU) as a single currency. Despite being an EU member state, the UK kept its currency as the British pound. At the time of its debut, the trade rate was 1.42 euros to one pound.

From 1999 to 2007, the euro held a stable value average of 0.6 against the pound. However, in late 2008 the euro became caught up in the European sovereign debt crisis, which led to an increase of 0.70 pounds to one euro by the end of that year.

In an attempt to stabilize the euro, the European Financial Stability Facility was created to address the crisis. Rates improved as a result, reaching 0.93 GBP to 1 EUR by October 13, 2009.

What is the European sovereign debt crisis?

The European debt crisis began when Greece, Spain, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus couldn’t afford to repay their government debt due to slowing economies and rising interest rates, among other economic issues.

EUR to GBP exchange rate history

We’ve put together the average exchange rate for the euro against the pound sterling for the past week.

May 02 May 03 May 04 May 05 May 06 May 07 May 08
1 EUR = 0.8703 Inverse: 1.1490 0.8673 Inverse: 1.1530 0.8652 Inverse: 1.1559 0.8633 Inverse: 1.1583 0.8683 Inverse: 1.1516 0.8695 Inverse: 1.1500 0.8697 Inverse: 1.1498

Average exchange rate over the past 6 months.

Dec 2020 Jan 2021 Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021 Apr 2021
1 EUR = 0.9067 Inverse: 1.1029 0.8875 Inverse: 1.1267 0.8831 Inverse: 1.1324 0.8606 Inverse: 1.1620 0.8591 Inverse: 1.1641 0.8663 Inverse: 1.1544

Average exchange rate over the past 10 years.

2009201020112012201320142015201620172018
1 EUR =0.8914
Inverse: 1.1218
0.8703
Inverse: 1.1490
0.8901
Inverse: 1.1234
0.8153
Inverse: 1.2266
0.8474
Inverse: 1.1801
0.8211
Inverse: 1.2178
0.7397
Inverse: 1.3519
0.7836
Inverse: 1.2761
0.8433
Inverse: 1.1858
0.8773
Inverse: 1.1398

What affects EUR to GBP exchange rates?

In general, five factors affect how the euro trades against the British pound.

Prices and inflation

Inflation affects all currencies, including the euro. Countries with high levels of inflation relative to other countries will typically see its currency depreciate so that the prices of goods between countries remain equal. In the eurozone — or the group of nations that trade in the euro — inflation is measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which calculates the price of a selection of goods that an average household is likely to purchase.

Confidence and sentiment

By looking at confidence and sentiment reports, you can also gauge economic conditions in countries that trade in the euro. A popular sentiment report to follow is the German ZEW Survey, prepared each month by the Center for European Economic Research.

Monetary policy

All currency is affected by monetary policies, which are constructed by currencies respective to a country’s central bank. For the euro, that’s the European Central Bank. Monetary policies include interest rates that significantly affect the euro.

Economic growth

The growth and health of the eurozone significantly influences the euro, measured by the gross domestic product. For the eurozone, the GDP is a periodic measure of the value of the total goods and services produced in the area. For all currencies, including the euro, growth in GDP is a sign that the economy is strong and healthy.

Balance of payments

The balance of payments is like a country’s accounting record of interaction with the rest of the world. It’s made up of three accounts, but only the current account affects exchange rates. This account reveals how much a country is exporting and importing, as well as the flow of income and transfer payments.

Did you know?

The EUR to GBP currency pair is often referred to by forex traders as trading the “Chunnel.” It refers to the Channel Tunnel that connects Great Britain with Europe.

Bottom line

When transferring money internationally, do your research to ensure that your money goes further in an exchange. With Brexit and other current events, the British economy is shaky — which could mean a better deal when converting your euros to pounds.

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    sueNovember 9, 2018

    I am changing euros to pounds . With rates of 1 euro= 87p and 1 euro =85p which is better? Does that mean i get more pounds with 87p. Does it mean the pound is weak or strong?

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      JoshuaNovember 21, 2018Staff

      Hi Sue,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      From your example, the rate 1 Euro = 87 Pounds is better since you will obviously get more Pounds for each Euros you change. When the value of Pounds gets higher, then it shows that the Pound is getting a stronger performance. So, it would be a good idea to exchange your money when Pound is still strong.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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