Bank of England

The official exchange rates for the Pound Sterling (GBP) are published by the Bank of England (BOE), the Central Bank of the United Kingdom. This report contains 26 currency middle-market rates as observed by the Bank’s Foreign Exchange Desk in the London interbank market.

This publication is usually updated around 10.30am UK Time for every working day with one day delay, so effective publication is from Tuesday to Saturday.

GBP Historical Series

The Bank of England does not publish any historical file, but historical data since 1999.01.02 can be retrieved from the calendar month by month.

Economic relevance

The United Kingdom (UK) is the 6th largest economy in the world and the second largest in Europe after Germany. Now no longer a member of the European Union, the UK still is a member of the Commonwealth, the G7 and the G20, as well as other international organizations.

The City of London is the world’s largest financial centre. Heir to the British Empire, the UK has strong economic links with all English-speaking countries and especially with the USA. As a result, the pound sterling (GBP) is the 4th most traded currency and the 3rd most held reserve currency in the world (after the US dollar and the euro).

foxer includes the Bank of England (BOE) plug-in by default, making it possible to bring users all the daily and historical official pound exchange rates.

Bank of England country coverage map

Bank of England country coverage map



2022.03.02 – The Bank of England has suspended the publication of the Russian ruble (RUB) until further notice.


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Summary table

Base currencyGBP
UpdatedMonday to Friday
PublicationOne day delay
Time10:30 GMT
Historical SeriesSince 1999.01.02

Facts and figures

  • GDP Ranking#: 6th
  • GDP: 2,708 ( USD Billion )
  • Population: 67.5M
  • GDP per capita: $39,103

Sources: Dec/2020 & wikipedia

The Bank of England publishes daily spot exchange rates for the following currencies:

AUD Dollar (Australia)
CAD Dollar (Canada)
CNY Yuan (China)
CZK Koruna (Czech Republic)
DKK Krone (Denmark)
EUR Euro (European Union)
HKD Dollar (Hong Kong)
HUF Forint (Hungary)
INR Rupee (India)
ILS Shekel (Israel)
JPY Yen (Japan)
MYR Ringgit (Malaysia)
NZD Dollar (New Zealand)
NOK Krone (Norway)
PLN Zloty (Poland)
RUB Ruble (Rusia)
SAR Riyal (Saudi Arabia)
SGD Dollar (Singapore)
ZAR Rand (South Africa)
KRW Won (Korea  South)
SEK Kronor (Sweden)
CHF Franc (Switzerland)
TWD New Dollar (Taiwan)
THB Baht (Thailand)
TRY Lira (Turkey)
USD Dollar (United States of America)

Currencies pegged to the Pound Sterling

Iso Code Currency Name Symbol Ratio
GIP Pound (Gibraltar) £ 1
SHP Pound (Saint Helena) £ 1

In the White Papers section you will find a complete list of the world’s pegged currencies.

See full comparative table of all currencies per Bank in the White Papers / List of currencies page.

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