Currencies Direct

Currencies Direct is a UK-based foreign exchange broker and international payment provider. It delivers currency exchange services in a number of countries to individuals, online sellers and businesses. Currencies Direct was established in 1996 offering a range of currency tools, and providing free transfers at a better rate of exchange than the high street banks.

GBP driven higher as markets rush to buy weakened pound

07 Nov 2017 @ 11:12
What’s been happening? The pound was able to climb steadily throughout the day yesterday, with markets sensing that perhaps the sell-off following last week’s Bank of England (BoE) news had been overdone. Sterling weakened to such a point that it became an attractive opportunity again, which saw markets piling back into the pound despite worrying […]

Pound boosted by strong UK retail sales

21 Sep 2017 @ 09:42
Unexpectedly strong UK retail sales boosted the pound yesterday, as markets eagerly awaited the results of the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting. GBP/EUR is starting today at €1.1353, while GBP/USD has inched up to US$1.3508 – a move that may not last given the positivity surrounding the Fed’s latest comments. GBP/AUD has soared 0.9% […]

Johnson Brexit comments spark fears of Tory leadership challenge

19 Sep 2017 @ 10:23
The row over claims the UK could benefit from Brexit to the tune of £350 million per week was reignited again yesterday, weighing on Sterling as further signs of disarray in the government were revealed. The pound is starting today on a mixed footing, with GBP/EUR having fallen -0.3% to €1.1270 while GBP/USD has climbed […]

Pound climbs as EU repeal bill passes first vote

12 Sep 2017 @ 10:47
Sterling gained on several of its rivals on Monday in response to the news that the EU repeal bill won its first Commons vote. GBP/EUR advanced to €1.1017, GBP/USD remained in the region of $1.3190, GBP/AUD hit a high of AU$1.6466, GBP/NZD fluctuated around NZ$1.840, and GBP/CAD retraced some of its gains to trade around […]

Brexit hangs over pound, euro boosted by Bundesbank forecast

22 Aug 2017 @ 08:53
A virtually empty economic calendar for the UK left the pound on mixed form yesterday, reacting to strength or weakness in its major peers. Today the pound is declining virtually across the board. GBP/EUR is trending at €1.0918, while GBP/USD is in the region of US$1.2875. GBP/AUD has dropped to AU$1.6210, with a similar drop […]

Pound recovers from worst levels, GE2017 in sight

06 Jun 2017 @ 10:37
After starting the day poorly the pound managed to make up some lost ground against several of the majors thanks to an election poll favouring a Conservative win. GBP/EUR started Monday at €1.1417 but bounced back to €1.1497, GBP/USD rebounded from $1.2869 to $1.2943, GBP/AUD fluctuated between AU$1.7211 and AU$1.7318 and GBP/NZD moved between highs […]

Pound exchange rates dip as Conservative lead narrows

22 May 2017 @ 08:38
With the Conservative’s lead over labour falling in the latest polls, the pound edged lower as a new week of trading began. GBP/EUR hit a low of €1.1587 (down from opening levels of €1.1611), GBP/USD eased from a high of $1.3010 to $1.2973, GBP/AUD lost 0.3% to trade in the region of AU$1.7412 and GBP/NZD […]

Pound gives up retail sales gains on ‘flash crash’

19 May 2017 @ 08:32
An upbeat UK retail sales report gave the pound a boost on Thursday, but a surprising ‘flash crash’ in the evening saw GBP give up its gains. GBP/EUR fell from €1.1727 to €1.1627, GBP/USD dropped from $1.3041 to $1.2923, GBP/AUD tumbled from AU$1.7569 to AU$1.7380 and GBP/NZD fluctuated between NZ$1.8691 and NZ$1.8841. Why is the […]

Pound tumbles as BoE hints that interest rates won’t climb until 2019

12 May 2017 @ 08:29
Yesterday wasn’t too super for the pound, with GBP exchange rates broadly declining in the wake of the BoE’s latest interest rate decision. GBP/EUR dropped to a low of €1.1838, GBP/USD fell from $1.2944 to $1.2853, GBP/AUD edged from AU$1.7570 to AU$1.7439, GBP/NZD closed the day at NZ$1.8839 (up from a low of NZ$1.8774) and […]

Currency newsflash: Trump’s ‘power trip’ & BoE rate decision in focus

11 May 2017 @ 10:33
Towards the end of yesterday’s European session GBP/EUR was holding above €1.1900, with GBP/USD fluctuating around $1.2950. The pound dropped against the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollars however, with GBP/AUD falling back to AU$1.7521 (down from a high of AU$1.7652). Although GBP/NZD tumbled from NZ$1.8813 to NZ$1.8634 ahead of the Reserve Bank of New […]
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