GBP/AUD hits 1.9000 for the first time in years

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In short

  1. The GBPAUD hits 1.9000 for the first time since the Brexit in June 2016
  2. The British Pound has gradually been getting strong against the Australian dollar for 3 years
  3. The AUD/NZD also broke new ground, sinking below 1.0600

AUD to USD exchange rates

TimeOpenLowHigh
Today1.9020
In the last week1.83501.9064
In the last 5 years1.59092.2089

The Australian dollar lost a little ground overnight. The AUD/USD fell below 68 cents while the AUD/NZD fell under 1.0600 for the first time in almost 3 months.

The small fall was enough to push the GBP/AUD up above 1.9000 for the first time in over 3 years.

A higher GBP/AUD is particularly good for Australian expats returning from the UK. A stronger pound sterling against the Aussie dollars means that when they transfer money from the UK back to Australia, they receive more AUD for every GBP.

It's also great for Brits looking to travel to Australia. As the GBP/AUD goes higher, Australia becomes cheaper to travel to.

On the other hand, the rate movement doesn't favour Aussies heading to the UK or businesses that need to import good from Britain.

 

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