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.
Where will the pound be by Easter?
Our brand-new quarterly forecast comes at a testing time in the currency markets. Despite this, major...read more
Worried about your move abroad? 5 steps for a stress-free 2021
All of us are hoping that 2021 will bring less stress, more fun and many things to look forward to! If...read more
Could it be crunch time for Brexit and the pound?
The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020 and negotiators from the UK and the EU...read more
UK bank accounts for expats – will they exist after Brexit?
Some British banks have been informing account holders who now live abroad that their accounts are...read more
Your currency action plan for 2021
2020 has been a year of uncertainties, to say the least, with many of us putting our property buying...read more
Where could the pound be by December?
The next three months could be crucial for the pound. With Brexit talks ongoing, COVID-19 cases rising...read more
5 top tips on managing your currency effectively
Our very own Onboarding Manager, Paul Harris, shared his handy tips on making a large currency...read more
What’s coming up for the pound this autumn?
The pound was well supported against both the euro and the dollar at the beginning of September,...read more
Why protecting your finances pays off: “My forward contract saved me thousands of pounds”
We spoke to one of our clients, Michele, about her experience of buying a property in Portugal. During...read more
What’s coming up for the pound in August?
Sterling had a relatively strong month in July, particularly against the dollar, which suffered due to...read more
Reduce the uncertainty of moving exchange rates
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Taking the complexity out of currency
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.
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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