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.

Pound recovers from worst levels, GE2017 in sight

06 Jun 2017 @ 11:37
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 @ 09:38
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 @ 09:32
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 @ 09:29
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 @ 11:33
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 […]

GBP/EUR hits monthly high of €1.19

10 May 2017 @ 09:30
Gradual pound gains seem to be the theme of the week, with Sterling spending Tuesday sneaking its way higher against the majors. GBP/EUR advanced to a May high of €1.1921, GBP/USD tiptoed to an eight-month high of $1.2981, GBP/AUD surged from AU$1.7557 to AU$1.7649, GBP/NZD closed the day above NZ$1.8800 and GBP/CAD recovered from C$1.7673 […]

Pound close to eight-month highs vs. Australian dollar & US dollar

09 May 2017 @ 11:50
The pound managed to hold its own against the other majors at the beginning of the week despite a lack of UK news. The GBP/EUR exchange rate meandered from €1.1817 to €1.1864, GBP/USD lingered at $1.2933 (close to an eight-month high), GBP/AUD jumped to a new eight-month high of AU$1.7636 and GBP/NZD advanced to NZ$1.8800. […]

GBP/EUR back to €1.18 despite Macron’s triumph in French election

08 May 2017 @ 09:29
A trio of unexpectedly upbeat UK economic reports for the services, manufacturing and construction sectors left the pound pretty upbeat as markets closed for the weekend and Sterling remains close to multi-month highs. The GBP/EUR exchange rate begins this week at €1.1827 (up from this morning’s low of €1.1786), GBP/USD remains above $1.2950, GBP/AUD is […]

100 days of Trump

28 Apr 2017 @ 15:54
Saturday April 29th marks the 100th day of Donald Trump’s US presidency. Regardless of your opinion of the Republican billionaire, there is no doubt the beginning of his term has been an eventful one. Despite having criticised the use of executive orders in the past, Trump has gone on to sign the most of any […]

Trump trade concerns send GBP higher vs. CAD, AUD, NZD

26 Apr 2017 @ 11:44
Although the pound failed to recover losses against the euro on Tuesday, the currency did manage to return to multi-month highs against the US, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand dollars. GBP/EUR spent most of the day below the €1.1750 level, GBP/USD rallied from $1.2803 to $1.2843, GBP/AUD advanced to AU$1.7105 (close to 2017 highs), GBP/NZD […]
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