British Pound Exchange Rates

Live British Pound Exchange Rates

Live Exchange Rates

The British Pound

The British Pound is the certified currency of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory and Tristan da Cunha.
The financial term used for the British pound is Pound Sterling (ster. or stg.) while in everyday language the word commonly used is Pound or Quid (slang).
The British Pound is the third currency in terms of reserve currencies held by states worldwide after the dollar and the euro and it is the fourth most traded currency in the international foreign exchange market (Forex Market) after the dollar, the euro and the yen. The ISO code of the British currency is GBP.

Coins and Bills

The British Pound (symbol £) is divided into 100 pence (singular penny - symbol p).
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 pence and 1, 2 pounds - Bills: 5, 10, 20, 50 pounds.

Forex Market

The most traded currencies in the foreign exchange market (Forex Market) in April 2013, according to the "Triennial Central Bank Survey" survey, as a percentage of daily treatments are: 1. US dollar (87.0%) - 2. Euro (33.4%) - 3. Japanese Yen (23.0%) - 4. Pound Sterling (11.8%) - 5. Australian Dollar (8.6%) - Swiss Franc 6. (5 , 2%) - 7. Canadian Dollar (4.6%) - 8. Mexican peso (2.5%) - 9. Yuan Renminbi (2.2%) - 10. New Zealand Dollar (2.0%).