Market Update


Market Update

The pound edged higher after inflation picked up in July, but the currency held within sight of a two-and-a-half year low as brewing concerns about a no-deal Brexit weighed on investor sentiment. The consumer price index rose 2.1% year-on-year in July from 2% in June, above a Reuters poll forecast of a 1.9% increase. The […]

READ MORE

Snap Election Fears Hit Sterling

Sterling has strengthened against the euro this morning after some volatile trading over the weekend. In overnight trade on Friday into Saturday, the pound pushed towards 1.06 against the euro. We’ve seen a rapid decline in the pound in the last three months. In early May, it was trading above 1.17. UK data this week, […]

READ MORE

Markets Await Johnson Speech Later Today

Sterling inched slightly higher this morning against the dollar and euro after losses in recent days but options markets indicate more pain ahead as the risk of a no-deal Brexit under new leader Boris Johnson is seen worsening economic stress. We are awaiting Johnson’s speech due later in the day after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth formally […]

READ MORE

Sterling Hits 2 Year Low

Sterling fell towards its lowest levels in more than two years on Tuesday against the backdrop of a worsening economic outlook and rising fears about a no-deal Brexit and a new Prime Minister. With a key US$1.25 level against the dollar giving way in early Asian trade, traders quickly pushed the British currency down half […]

READ MORE

Continuing Trend – Pound Drops Further

The British pound fell further this morning amid worries about the threat of a no-deal Brexit under the next prime minister and a deteriorating UK economy. In the latest sign of economic weakness, sales at British retailers rose at their slowest average pace on record over the past year, a survey from the British Retail […]

READ MORE

Theresa May Quits

British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement that she resigns, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a more decisive Brexit divorce deal. May set out a timetable for her departure: She will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7 with a […]

READ MORE

Pound Drops 14th Day In A Row

Sterling plunged again in early London trading this morning as pressure mounted on Prime Minister Theresa May to name a date for her departure. The British currency has been falling heavily in the past few days. May’s last-ditch attempt to get backing for a Brexit deal triggered a revolt yesterday by some of her Brexit-supporting […]

READ MORE

Brexit Volatility Expected To Continue This Week

Sterling is below $1.30 this morning as Britain’s parliament returned from its Easter break and the ruling Conservative party tried to move talks forward with the opposition Labour party over a Brexit agreement. Volatility in sterling has fallen sharply in recent weeks after the European Union and London agreed to delay Britain’s departure date by […]

READ MORE

UK Pay Growth Rises

British workers’ pay grew at its joint fastest pace in over a decade, fuelled by further job creation, adding to suggestions that Brexit uncertainty is prompting firms to hire workers rather than make longer-term investment in equipment. Total earnings, including bonuses, rose by an annual 3.5 percent in the three months to February, the Office […]

READ MORE

May Heads To Europe For Crunch Talks

The pound continued volatility for a second consecutive day as British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Berlin and Paris to argue for a Brexit delay though gains were tiny before an emergency European Union summit on Wednesday. Sterling rose 0.1 percent to $1.3074 in quiet trading and is still more than 2 percent below […]

READ MORE

What's Going On?

Currencies 4 You Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales (registered no. 06866898). Registered office: Regus House Victory Way Admirals Park, Crossway, Dartford, Kent, DA2 6QD. Currencies 4 You Ltd Payment and Foreign Currency Exchange Services are provided by Currency Cloud Limited and Equals Connect Limited. Currency Cloud Limited. Registered in England No. 06323311. Registered Office: Stewardship Building 1st Floor, 12 Steward Street London E1 6FQ. The Currency Cloud Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 for the issuing of electronic money. FCA registration number: 900199. Payment Services are provided by Equals Connect Limited, registered in England and Wales (registered no. 07131446). Registered Office: Vintners’ Place, 68 Upper Thames St, London, EC4V 3BJ. Equals Connect Limited are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide payment services (FRN: 671508). | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Statement | Careers