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Jun 19

Currency Update – Pound, Euro and Dollar

This week the Pound has dropped to its weakest level since January against both the Euro and US Dollar.

Investors are worried that Boris Johnson will put Britain on a path towards a no-deal Brexit.

Based on the bookies, the probability of Boris being the next Prime Minister is now 88%.

There could be some choppy times ahead for the Pound as the October Brexit deadline approaches.

We have also seen the Euro under pressure this week as President Trump attacks the EU policy of weakening their currency to stimulate growth.

The US Dollar is sitting at uncomfortably high levels. As a result, Trump is putting pressure on the Fed to start cutting rates. We may not have seen the last of the so-called trade wars.

If you would like to benefit from our guidance and support, please contact us directly on 01872 487 500 to discuss your situation in more detail.

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Current rates: 

Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 18:00

£1.00 GBP = 1.1262 EURO

£1.00 GBP = 1.2627 USD

£1.00 GBP = 1.8377 AUD

£1.00 GBP = 1.9344 NZD

£1.00 GBP = 1.6863 CAD

£1.00 GBP = 18.2804 ZAR

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Jun 18

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I will therefore recommend your agency to anyone who is interested to buy a property in France.

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Jun 12

Hedge funds bet against Sterling

Has the exchange rate bottomed out?

While Sterling lifted off 5-month lows against the Euro yesterday, it could be a short-lived recovery.

Reuters has reported that hedge funds have been building up their negative bets on Sterling in recent weeks.

The ‘race to replace’ May has brought with it increased uncertainty.

Boris remains the clear favourite to become the next PM.

He seems determined to leave the EU with our without a deal – which is placing the Pound under pressure.

However, as we know...

Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to Brexit.

Labour is already working on a cross-party plan to make a no-deal Brexit illegal.

If you need to sell Euros at present, you might consider taking advantage of Sterling weakness and locking-in a rate of exchange.

On the other hand, if you need to purchase EUR from GBP then you need to weigh up whether you can afford for the rate to fall any further.

Although the rate has been higher, it’s also been a lot lower too.

Please contact us directly on 01872 487 500 to discuss this in more detail.

Or to find out current exchange rates, please click on the link below.

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Current rates: 

Wednesday 12th June 2019 at 13:10

£1.00 GBP = 1.1253 EURO

£1.00 GBP = 1.2741 USD

£1.00 GBP = 1.8335 AUD

£1.00 GBP = 1.9369 NZD

£1.00 GBP = 1.6945 CAD

£1.00 GBP = 18.8086 ZAR

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Jun 10

Father's Day in France Celebrations

Father's Day / La Fete Des Pères - In French

La Fete des Pères (Father’s Day) is just around the corner!

Unlike la Fete des Mères (Mother’s Day), cette fete (this holiday) doesn’t involve remembering two different dates when you’re from the UK or les États-Unis! 

In both France & UK and aux USA, la fete falls on the third Sunday of June.

La Fete des Pères is both a new and old holiday. The tradition of having a day of celebration for your father goes back to at least le Moyen Age, but the modern holiday is more of an American export.

In every version of la Fete des Pères throughout history, I imagine it has always been difficult to know what exactly to get un papa (a dad) for leur fete.

Even today it can still be difficult, but fortunately a lot of dad gifts have become standard over the years.

Of course, les papas will be content with a good laugh when they make a corny joke, and in that spirit of les blagues nulles (bad jokes) or dad jokes, stores everywhere stock up with novelty ties, mugs, shirts, and any other dad gift you can think of.

It boils down to finding a million way to say: Le meilleur papa du monde! / The best dad in the world!

Peu importe (no matter) how bad le jeu de mots (play on words), the most important part of la fete des pères is having la famille (the famil) send a loving message:

Papa, je t’aime ! / Dad, I love you!

To get ready for la fete, take a moment to learn how to say some of the gifts un papa would expect on his special day.

Voici un vocabulaire des papas :

Le père – Father

Le papa – Dad, Daddy

Le grand-père – Grandfather

Le papy – Grandpa

Le cadeau – Gift

La cravate – Tie

Le mug – Mug

La grande tasse – Mug

Le T-shirt – T-shirt

Le rasoir – Razor

Le massage – Massage

Les chaussons – Slippers

Les pantoufles – Slippers

La tondeuse – Lawnmower

Le gril – Grill

La casquette – Baseball Cap!

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Jun 3

Pound Sterling: here’s what’s happening right now

It’s a strange situation we are facing…

On the one hand, we have Boris Johnson as favourite to be the next Prime Minister.

He’s made it clear he wants the UK to leave the EU on 31 October – with or without a deal – which is Pound negative.

On the other hand, Jeremy Corbyn is pushing to prevent such a scenario and making noises about a 2nd referendum – which is Pound positive.

So we are left in no man’s land.

But the current low level of volatility should not be mistaken for safety.

It’s quite the opposite.

The Pound is poised to surge or collapse – we just don’t know which.

If you need to sell Euros at present, you might consider taking advantage of Sterling weakness and lock-in a rate of exchange.

On the other hand, if you need to purchase EUR from GBP then you need to weigh up whether you can afford for the rate to fall further.

Please contact us directly on 01872 487 500 to discuss this in more detail.

Or to find out current exchange rates, please click on the link below.

Click here for a Free quote.

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Thanks For Reading, What Next?

Have a great day, Geoff Lambourne - Direct Dial me on 0044 (0)1872 487 470.

Current rates: 

Monday 3rd June 2019 at 10:40

£1.00 GBP = 1.1298 EURO

£1.00 GBP = 1.2631 USD

£1.00 GBP = 1.8209 AUD

£1.00 GBP = 1.9324 NZD

£1.00 GBP = 1.7079 CAD

£1.00 GBP = 18.4028 ZAR

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