Western Union GBP - CAD exchange rate

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Western Union 1 GBP = 1.6774 CAD
-2% compared to mid-market rate
ProviderGBP - CAD rateMid-market rate comparisonLearn moreTransfer feeRecipient gets
Western Union
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1.67737-2%0.00 SGD
1677.37 CAD
Wise
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1.712160%Mid-market rate 0%5.02 GBP
1703.56 CAD
OFX
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1.6933-1.1%0.00 SGD
1693.3 CAD
WorldRemit
1.67986-1.9%0.99 GBP
1678.2 CAD
Monese
1.71172-0%20.00 GBP
1677.49 CAD
PayPal
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1.63924-4.3%2.99 GBP
1634.34 CAD

What is the Western Union GBP - CAD exchange rate today?

The live Western Union exchange rate for GBP to CAD is 1.67737.

This is the mid market rate -2%.

The full fee you pay to convert currencies or send money overseas can include a couple of different fees, depending on the provider you select. Comparing your options is always a smart move, so you’ll know you’re getting the best deal on the market for your specific transfer. Read on for more about the fees and exchange rates that can apply to your transaction - and to compare the Western Union exchange rate with some alternatives.

What is the mid-market rate?


The mid-market exchange rate is the only 'real' exchange rate. It’s the rate you’ll find on Google or with a currency converter tool. It’s also the rate that banks and money transfer services get when they buy and sell currencies on global markets.

The retail exchange rate that banks and money transfer services provide to their customers may not be the same as the mid-market rate. That’s because many organizations add a markup - an extra fee - to the rate they use to convert currencies for their customers. The markup used by different organizations can vary pretty widely, which is why it may seem like there are lots of different exchange rates being used at any one time.

The real GBP to CAD exchange rate today is 1.71216.

What is the Western Union currency conversion fee for GBP to CAD?

The Western Union GBP to CAD exchange rate is 1.67737. This is -2% compared to the mid-market rate.

On top of the currency conversion fee you pay to Western Union, you may also pay a transfer fee or service charge. The fees for sending money to Canada depend on a few factors, such as the amount you're sending and your preferred payment method.

The currency conversion fee that is used can vary depending on the specific currency you're sending, and based on changes in the currency exchange markets. Let's take a look at the currency conversion fees charged by Western Union for several other international transfer routes and how they compare with the mid-market rate.

Currency routeWestern Union exchange rateMid market rateMarkup %
GBP - USD 1.257431.2677-0.8%
GBP - AUD 1.881821.89861-0.9%
GBP - INR 105.10279105.518-0.4%

How does the Western Union GBP to CAD rate compare with other providers?

Mid-market exchange rates change all the time, based on movements in global currency markets. On top of that, providers may adjust the currency conversion fees they use when calculating their retail exchange rates, based on the specific currencies involved, and how they expect markets to move.

That means the best way to check how Western Union's live GBP to CAD exchange rate compares to other providers is to use a comparison site like this one, where you'll find the latest exchange rate and fee details across a range of reputable money transfer services.

How much does it cost to send GBP - CAD with Western Union?

The fee for sending GBP - CAD with Western Union can vary depending on a few factors such as the way you decide to pay, and the amount sent. It's also helpful to remember that there may be a couple of different fees involved, depending on the specific details of your payment, including a transfer fee and a currency conversion fee. If your payment is processed through the SWIFT network, you may also find that intermediary fees are deducted from the transfer amount as it's processed.

Typically, to send 1000 GBP - CAD with Western Union will mean you pay a fee of 0. The live Western Union exchange rate that will be used to process your transfer is 1.67737. This is the mid market rate -2%.

Compare Western Union GBP to CAD rates and fees

  • Better exchange rate: Wise
  • Fee free: OFX
  • Faster transfer: Wise
  • Better rated: Wise

Where does Western Union send money to?

You can send money with Western Union on a number of payment routes covering different currencies and countries. Double check if Western Union supports the payment route you need on their desktop site or app.

Western Union GBP - GBP FAQ

What exchange rate Western Union uses for GBP Canada?

Western Union calculates the GBP to CAD exchange rate by taking the mid-market exchange rate and adding a variable markup, depending on the currencies and market conditions.

How much tax does Western Union charge to send GBP to CAD?

If you're unsure about how Western Union's GBP to CAD tax, fees and exchange rates work, you'll be able to reach out to the customer service team directly.

How long does it take to send money with Western Union?

The amount of time it takes to send money with Western Union will depend on various factors like the payment value and specific service you use. You'll often be able to see an estimate of delivery time before you confirm your transfer, and can track your payment by logging into your account.

What is the mid-market rate?

The mid-market exchange rate is the rate that banks and providers use when they buy and sell currencies on wholesale markets. This exchange rate is sometimes passed on to retail customers, although some providers calculate their retail exchange rate by adding a markup to the mid-market rate, which is an extra fee.