Australian Dollar remains Strong against Sterling (Tom Holian)

Sterling Australian Dollar exchange rates could be in for a very volatile next 24 hours as we wait to see what will happen with Australian GDP due out tomorrow morning. The year on year expectation is due for 3% so anything different could see large movements for the currency pair.

RBA governor Glenn Stevens will speak shortly afterwards and I think the main focus will be on the GDP release as well as further insight into how monetary policy may be affected.

Stevens has recently suggested that the Australian Dollar is perhaps a little too strong so I think we could see a negative move for the Aussie Dollar during the speech.

Looking back to the UK we have our own release of UK PMI data focusing on the services sector which as of late has been very good. If the figures are better than the expected 58.5 I think we could see Sterling strengthen against the Australian Dollar in the morning.

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Australian Dollar still overvalued and interest rates to remain steady – Australian interest rate decision leads to mild AUD weakness (Daniel Wright)

The Australian Dollar weakened a little overnight following comments from RBA Governor Stevens that he still felt that the Australian Dollar was a little overvalued and that interest rates would remain  steady for a period of time.

Over the past year or so, Stevens appears to have changed his mind about the Australian Dollars strength more than the England cricket team change their bowlers.

The mere comments last night have pushed the rate a little in the favour of anyone looking to buy Australian Dollars and may now weigh a little on the strength of the Australian Dollar in the short term.

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Best Exchange Rates for Australian Dollars into Sterling for 10 months (Tom Holian)

Australian Dollar exchange rates have recently hit their strongest level against Sterling since November 2013 as business down under continues to thrive whilst Europe appears to be slowing down.

Global investors have been searching for higher yields and with Australia’s interest rate currently standing at 2.5% this is why we’ve seen a gradual strengthening over the last few months.

Tomorrow morning sees the release of the RBA interest rate decision so any change or hint of a rate rise could see GBPAUD fall even further. Chinese services sector data is due out on Wednesday which if better that the expected 54.2 we could see further Australian Dollar strength against Sterling. Shortly after this we see the release of Australian GDP which is arguably the most important announcement of the month. With Australia growing at a rate of 3% this could make good reading.

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GBPAUD – using a broker – Brief currency summary

GBPAUD rates of exchange have remained fairly flat as we come to the end of the quite period in economic data. This being the end of the month when data is light. Next week with the start opf September this cycle starts again and with it opportunities for buyers and sellers of the AUD.  A majority of the data is released at the end of the week but with data also due from China and the US at the beginning it looks like we have a busy week ahead of us.

On top of that watch out for end of month movement when investors globally re-set their investment levels which normally impacts demand and therefore costs of currency.

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Australian Dollar Strongest since November 2013 (Tom Holian)

Sterling has continued its demise against the Australian Dollar with trading rates just above 1.77 at the time of writing. It appears as though investors have lost confidence in the Pound over the last few weeks in search of higher interest rates which are available down under.

The Chinese economy seems to be going well at the moment which helps to keep the Aussie Dollar strong and we are now the strongest level since November 2013 making it an excellent time to be transferring Australian Dollars back into Sterling.

Over the next week the Bank of England will meet to decide their interest rates. Personally speaking with inflation dropping recently in the UK I think there will be no change for next Thursday and this could keep the Australian Dollar strong against the Pound next week.

Due tomorrow morning is the Australian Private Sector credit for July and I think this could send GBPAUD rates into the 1.76 levels.

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Great Selling Rates For Aussie Dollars (Colm Gilhooly)

With very little UK data out of late, and nothing to knock the recent swagger of the Aussie Dollar, exchange rates for selling AUD are still looking very attractive.  With UK interest rate expectations being put on the back burner due to the recent Bank of England inflation report, and weaker than expected UK data, it has created an excellent opportunity to buy sterling cheaply.  I suspect that over time UK data will recover and interest rates will once again come onto the agenda once again which will likely cause sterling strength (particularly as I suspect Scotland will not vote to leave the Union and once this uncertainty is lifted, sterling should benefit).

Also if the Aussie continues to creep up, I suspect the RBA rhetoric will once again switch to jaw-boning about the strength of the currency to talk it down again.  There is a lot of US data out over the next couple of days which I suspect will be Aussie positive by boosting global confidence, suggesting if you are selling Aussie we are looking at a pretty good window.  If you do need to make a currency transfer and would like to find out more about the great exchange rates we can offer, feel free to email Colm at and I would be happy to explain how our currency exchange service works.

GBPAUD rates this week

GBPAUD rates have remained steady recently this week however I can see this being the calm before the storm.  Generally the AUD has strengthened against the pound over the last 2 weeks however the trend has levelled off recently to around 1.78 from the 1.82 levels seen two weeks ago.  This is down to a number of factors but as this current period is a quiet time with little economic data I expect these levels to hold for the next few days.  The new month starting Monday will bring with it a fresh round of economic data reporting on the production levels of all the area in the economy’s on both sides of the world. This in turn will bring the volatility back to the market and with it give you the potential opportunity to get better levels.

Timing a trade remains ever important to truly get the best price so being informed makes a large difference and this is hopefully why you found this website and find it valuable.

Next week there is a host of data and the largest will probably be at the end of the week when the central banks report. The Bank of England is now unlikely to increase interest levels which were once forecasted for before Christmas. The Reserve bank of Australia continues to be a more difficult bank to follow as the governor continues to change views and forecasts for the market and therefore the value of the AUD.  His last stance was one that levels did not need to change however any deviation to this will fundamentally change forecasts and therefore prices once more.

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Will Sterling fall against the Australian Dollar? (Tom Holian)

Sterling has continued to fall this week against the Australian Dollar as inflation in the UK showed a fall and more importantly a big difference between wage inflation rates.

Indeed, this weekend Bank of England member Ben Broadbent went on record to say that weak UK pay growth could persist. The BoE have halved their expectations of wage growth to 1.25% which means that there is less likelihood of an interest rate rise in the UK compared to recent expectations.

The Bank of England minutes which came out on Wednesday showed 2 of the 9 members voted for a rate rise from 0.25% to 0.75% but personally speaking I think with the recent negative movements for inflation I think that it will be now sometime before UK interest rates go up.

GBPAUD rates were higher in late July as UK GDP showed strong movements as well as a strong jobs market but the inflation data has really put paid to Sterling’s previous rally.

Sterling Aussie exchange rates have been trading between 1.77-1.78 towards the end of last week and I expect Sterling to continue to struggle owing to the comments made by Broadbent this weekend.

With China the biggest trading partner for Australia any positive or negative data will impact Sterling Australian Dollar exchange rates. On Tuesday early morning we have the release of an economic outlook index and if strong could see further Australian Dollar strength against Sterling during the early part of next week.

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Great Time To Sell Aussie Dollars (Colm Gilhooly)

With yesterday’s Bank of England Minutes fading already the pound has been sliding again versus the Aussie Dollar, and with very little data out in the next few days and a UK bank holiday on Monday it appears there isn’t much support for the pound against the Aussie at the minute.  My mantra for the last few months has been to buy Aussie over 1.80 and sell Aussie under 1.80 so the current levels look reasonably good to me.

Longer term I am sure the pound will find some traction again as interest rate hikes are obviously going to happen at some point just maybe not so quickly as some analysts expected hence the recent dip in sterling.  If you need to make a currency transfer to or from Australia and want to get the best exchange rate, then feel free to email me, Colm, at and I would be happy to explain how our money exchange service works and what sort of exchange rate you can get through us.

UK retail sales figures this morning could push GBP/AUD below 1.78 (Mike Vaughan)

Sterling once again has been on the back foot against the Australian Dollar this week following the RBA minutes released on Tuesday. In the minutes the bank cited the improved sentiment in Australia and noted the economy is starting to improve.

For me, with the continuing prospect of interest rates rising in the UK (highlighted by yesterday’s Bank of England minutes in which 2 members of the monetary policy committee voted for an interest rate hike) I believe the pound will again find support against the Aussie and would suggest that the current levels (best sell prices in 4 months) represent good value for anyone selling the Australian Dollar.

Looking at the rest of the week and it is a quiet few days for the AUD but look out for the UK’s retail sales figures at 09:30 this morning. Forecast to show a good figure but down on the previous month could mean the pound has a tough time this morning as well.

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