Wise exchange rate.

Sending money with Wise? Find out the rate Wise uses to transfer money to United States

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How does Wise exchange rate compares against other providers?

ProviderTransfer timeTransfer feeExchange rateRecipient gets
Instant-2 Days10.04 GBP1.29135Mid-market rate 0%
3215.41 USD
0-2 Days1.99 GBP1.2887
3219.19 USD
Western Union
0-2 Days1.99 GBP1.28531
3210.73 USD
0-1 Days0.00 GBP1.27398
3184.96 USD
1-2 Days1.99 GBP1.27472
3184.26 USD
1-3 Days0.00 GBP1.272
3180 USD
0-1 Days0.00 GBP1.27183
3179.56 USD
-43.75 GBP1.2879
3163.4 USD
0-4 Days50.00 GBP1.2911
3163.2 USD
1-3 Days2.99 GBP1.23823
3091.87 USD

About Wise

Wise offers international transfers with the mid-market exchange rate and low, transparent fees, to 80+ countries. You can also open a Wise Account to hold, send, receive and spend 50+ currencies, with local bank details for up to 10 currencies to make getting paid from abroad painless.

  • Year founded: 2011
  • Coverage: available in all but a short list of unsupported countries, for payments to 80+ countries
  • Currencies: 50+ currencies
  • Trustpilot score: 4.5/5, from 180,000+ reviews
  • Customer support: website available in 15 languages

Wise currency exchange rate

The Wise GBP to USD exchange rate is 1.29135.

Find the Wise exchange rate conveniently by checking out the Wise website or app. You can also use our comparison table to get an idea of the Wise exchange rate you need to know. Don't forget that exchange rates change all the time, and can vary depending on how you arrange your transfer.

Let's take a look at the exchange rate for some major currencies offered by Wise and how they compare to the mid-market rate.

 GBPWise exchange rateMid market rateMarkup %

Where to find the Wise exchange rate

Normally the easiest way to find the Wise exchange rate is on their website or app. You may find you need to create an account or model a money transfer online or in the Wise app to understand the exchange rates and fees that may apply to your payment.

Does Wise use the mid-market exchange rate?

The Wise GBP to USD rate today is 1.29135.

This means that Wise uses the mid-market rate and does not add a mark-up to the exchange rate used for transferring money abroad.

The mid-market exchange rate matters because it's the rate banks and money transfer services get when they buy currencies themselves. That makes it a good benchmark to compare when you're checking out the fees charged by different services offering currency conversion and international payments.

Why does the mid-market rate matter?

Why does the mid-market rate matter?

The mid-market exchange rate is the rate which is used when currencies are bought and sold on wholesale markets. That means it’s the rate your bank or international transfer provider gets when they buy and sell currencies themselves.

The mid-market exchange rate isn’t usually passed on to customers sending or converting smaller amounts of currency. Instead, banks and currency services add a markup or margin - an extra fee - to the mid-market rate to calculate the retail exchange rate they offer customers.

Adding a markup to the exchange rate used for international payments is very common. However, it makes it very hard to see exactly what you’re paying for your transfer, as this fee is bundled up into the rate applied rather than transparently displayed. Exchange rate markups vary widely depending on the currency, value of a payment, and the provider itself - around 3% is typical. That doesn’t sound like too much, but it mounts up quickly, and can often cost more than the transfer fee you’re charged. Learn more about mid-market rate here.

How much does Wise charge for rate exchange?

Here are the fees and rates available for different sending amounts with Wise:

SendingExchange rateFeeRecipient gets
2500 GBP-USD
1.2913519.01 GBP6432.2 USD
2500 GBP-EUR
1.1865617.03 GBP5912.59 USD
2500 GBP-AUD
1.9317116.78 GBP9626.14 USD

Compare Wise rates and fees

When it comes to sending money overseas, exchange rates are important. But they're not the only factor to consider. The number of supported countries or currencies, the speed of your payment, the convenience of arranging a transfer, and the customer service on offer if you need help all matter too.

Here are a few Wise alternatives, and why you might want to consider them:

Wise international transfer time

To make a Pound Sterling to US Dollar transfer with Wise, it will take Instant-2 Days. Generally, the length of time it takes to transfer money from United Kingdom to United States depends on a variety of factors including:

  • the provider you use
  • your chosen payment method
  • how you want your recipient to get the money
  • any public holidays
  • legally required verification steps here or in the destination country

From among our pick of the top providers, the fastest international money transfer provider from Pound Sterling to US Dollar is Revolut, which can deliver US Dollar in .

Wise transfer limit

There are limits to how much money you can send with Wise. These sending limits vary from country to country, and may also depend on other factors like the verification steps you’ve taken to register your Wise account and how much money you've sent with Wise in the past.

Is Wise safe?

It is safe to transfer money with Wise.

When you're looking for the safest ways to send money from Pound Sterling to US Dollar you'll usually want to look out for providers which are registered with and operate under the regulatory authority for the country you're transferring from. Read here about the safety of using Wise for international money transfers.

Wise exchange rate FAQ

How does Wise rate compare with my bank?

Using a specialist money transfer service often means you'll get a better exchange rate compared to your bank - however, the exact details depend on your own bank and the payment you’re sending. Get your bank’s exchange rate online or by calling your local branch, and compare it to the Wise rate to see which is best for you.

How much does Wise charge for rate exchange?

The Wise rate today is 0% less than the mid market rate. This difference represents the fee that Wise charges for currency exchange.

What is Wise exchange rate today?

The Wise GBP to USD rate today is 1.29135.

Which exchange rate does Wise use for international transactions?

Find the Wise exchange rate on their website or app, or using this handy guide. You may have to register an account in the Wise app to understand the exchange rates and fees that may apply to your payment.

How long does it take to send money with Wise?

To make a Pound Sterling to US Dollar transfer with Wise, it will take Instant-2 Days. However, bear in mind that the exact delivery time for any international transfer can vary based on factors like verification steps required, public holidays, and the value of the payment.