Latest News and ArticlesCurrency exchange rates are affected by a number of things happening all over the world, from economic, political and law changes to scandals. We publish the latest news and articles to help keep you up to date and stay informed when making payments overseas.
The pound was well supported against both the euro and the dollar at the beginning of September,...read more
We spoke to one of our clients, Michele, about her experience of buying a property in Portugal. During...read more
Sterling had a relatively strong month in July, particularly against the dollar, which suffered due to...read more
The progress of Brexit talks and worries over the UK’s economy have been major factors in determining...read more
If you read our articles and receive our emails regularly, you’ll know that we often talk about how...read more
Here at Smart Currency Exchange, we talk a lot about protecting your money when you decide to buy a...read more
At Smart Currency Exchange, we’re often asked the same question, will the pound go up or down? The short answer is that even as traders who eat, drink and sleep currency and the fate of the pound, we have very little idea. But I can give you a few clues as to the factors that will affect the performance of sterling.read more
The global property market has been drastically affected by the coronavirus epidemic and the lockdowns. But international property professionals – everybody involved in helping people to buy and sell homes – have found new and creative ways of doing business.
Our traders have been in touch with agents and other professionals and here we give a round up of the latest, along with some idea on when flights may restart.
Our recent surveys show that our readers are keen to buy abroad as soon as possible, but understandably...read more
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Currency exchange rates are among the most complicated parts of the financial world. Where exchange rates will go is impossible to predict, as they are buffeted by the world events and news of the economy, both at a global and local level.
Vast quantities of currency are traded by the financial institutions based on the smallest piece of economic data, or rumour of political events – 90% of the currency markets are speculative. At the end of all this might be you, about to make the biggest and most complicated purchase of your own life, a home abroad. You may be desperately hoping that rates won’t change, taking the property of your dreams out of your budget, even as vital decisions are taken far away that will do just that.
Smart Currency Exchange may not be able to tell fortunes, but we can help you protect your property purchase by budgeting effectively, managing risk and suggesting solutions. But we want you to stay informed too.
Our team of writers and traders will be digesting all the global and local news that might affect you, and creating content that you will (a) enjoy reading and (b) use to good effect.
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News and events affect exchange rates
If you’re buying property abroad, you may be paying close attention to how your pounds are rising and falling in value as euros or dollars. You may also be keeping a close eye on current events and changes to the law that could affect your purchase, such as Brexit.
You may want to know why those changes are happening, or you might just want to know what could affect your money in the future. Either way, Smart covers the political, property and currency related news you need to know, giving both detailed analysis and readable, usable guidance, all free of charge.
Having been in operation for more than a decade and helped thousands of people to buy abroad, we’ve gained a wealth of knowledge that we are very happy to share.
You can read all about it, both on this website and in our Daily Market Updates. But we also write for other key organisations, including the global business news service Forbes, and the largest property website in the UK, Rightmove. Our expert opinion is frequently sought by national newspapers too.
Our news and advice covers all the major countries and the major currencies. Staying up to date will help you to minimise risks with your currency and protect your budget, so please keep coming back to this site, and you can also sign up to our mailing list.
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