Tag Archives: cad/gbp

Why did the Canadian Dollar fall when interest rates were hiked? (Joseph Wright)

Yesterday the Bank of Canada chose to raise interest rates for the third time in the last year. The interest rate now sits at 1.25% and those that decide on making the decision to change interest rates have stated that this decision can be put down to increasing inflation levels, and an a strong Canadian […]

NAFTA Breakdown threatens the Canadian Dollar? (Daniel Johnson)

NAFTA Negotiations are set to be problematic. The North American Free Trade agreement is key to the health of the Canadian economy. The agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico is under threat as US President , Donald Trump feels the deal is nowhere near as beneficial as it should be to the US. Canada […]

Will uncertainty surrounding the UK government push the Pound lower? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound to Canadian Dollar rate, despite trading within quite a wide range over the past year is actually flat on an annualised basis, after the Pound has lost quite a lot of value in recent weeks due to mounting pressure on the UK’s Prime Minister. There are apparently dozens of Conservative MP’s that are […]

GBPCAD hits 1.70!

The pound to Canadian dollar rate has risen to 1.70 as investors gently stepped back from a slightly less hawkish BoC (Bank of Canada) yesterday. With no further hike as expected and a less strong commentary around the pursuit of further hikes the Loonie slipped in afternoon trading. This process had already been given a […]

How will GBPCAD perform for the rest of the month?

The pound to Canadian dollar has been slipping from the highs of almost 1.68 to more comfortable levels in the 1.64-1.65 range. Most clients looking to buy Canadian dollars are now faced with two key events to try and determine the future direction on the pairing, namely the likelihood of an interest rate hike by […]

GBPCAD drops even further! Will we break 1.60?

Overnight the CAD dollar has strengthened against the pound as investors concerns over the likelihood of further US interest rate rises increase. The expectation of further hikes in 2017 is fading and this has seen the US dollar lose ground across the board. One beneficiary of this has been the Canadian dollar which has strengthened […]

Where next for GBPCAD exchange rates?

The pound to Canadian dollar exchange rate is looking slightly better for Canadian dollar buyers as the pound finds its way slightly back into favour edging back to the 1.68 level which is a great improvement compared to the 1.66 on offer earlier this week. If you have a transfer to make selling the pound […]

Volatile day on GBPCAD exchange rates!

Yesterday saw some big swings on the GBPCAD exchange rate reminding us how important it is to be prepared on the currency markets of any unexpected twists and turns. Just as the pound was having a very bad day and GBPCAD to 1.6780 the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney dropped some hints that he […]

Is the Pound to Canadian Dollar bull run coming to an end? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound to Canadian Dollar exchange rate has dipped from its highs last week, as the pair are currently trading in the 1.75/1.76’s after breaching the 1.78 mark last week for the first time in around 11 months. Those planning on exchanging Pounds for Canadian Dollars are still in a good position when we consider […]

What issues could impact the Pound to Canadian Dollar rate? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has gained almost 10 cents against the Canadian Dollar in just the last 2-weeks, as the Pound continues to rise on the back of the election called by Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister. I expect the election and speculation surrounding it to impact Sterling exchange rates over the next few months, due […]