Random Questions: Currency history


FLG
FLG avatar

5866 posts since 21/5/04

28 Feb 2009 13:26
I normally use the BBC site but it doesn't have an exchange rate for China. Basically I want to see the 12 month history of £ Vs Yuan Renminbi (if this is what it's actually called Laughing out loud).

Any suggestions?
San
San avatar

10493 posts since 14/11/05

28 Feb 2009 13:27
www.oanda.com
t_dot
t_dot avatar

6087 posts since 1/8/05

28 Feb 2009 14:52
FLG wrote: I normally use the BBC site but it doesn't have an exchange rate for China. Basically I want to see the 12 month history of £ Vs Yuan Renminbi (if this is what it's actually called Laughing out loud).

Any suggestions?
Ive always used the google one, the currency charts are really good on there, i always found it strange how the bbc ones didnt show Yen aswell. Im just trying to find the link to the google one now.
t_dot
t_dot avatar

6087 posts since 1/8/05

28 Feb 2009 14:56
Its surprisingly non user friendly for a google site but here you go.

http://www.google.com/finance?q=gbpcny
ChrisAlright
ChrisAlright avatar

1440 posts since 29/6/08

28 Feb 2009 16:04
xe.com has excellent currency tools like currency history
FLG
FLG avatar

5866 posts since 21/5/04

2 Mar 2009 22:02
Thanks chaps. I normally use XE but I've never noticed a history tool on it Puzzled
joeyjojo
joeyjojo avatar

4278 posts since 24/8/06

28 Jan 2020 06:10
Anyone know what’s the best way to exchange large amounts of currency? I’ve seen transferwise seems to be cheapest
andymakesglasses
andymakesglasses avatar

20393 posts since 26/1/06

posted 28 Jan 2020 10:11, edited 28 Jan 2020 10:11
I've used Transferwise a few times to send money abroad, seems to be the cheapest (legit) option.

Unless flying there with cash is cheaper.
quest
quest avatar

3515 posts since 11/7/11

posted 28 Jan 2020 10:18, edited 28 Jan 2020 10:18
Transferwise is the best imo

If anyone is gonna use, I can provide a referral link
joeyjojo
joeyjojo avatar

4278 posts since 24/8/06

28 Jan 2020 16:21
Get money off a transfer ?
joeyjojo
joeyjojo avatar

4278 posts since 24/8/06

28 Jan 2020 16:21
andymakesglasses wrote: I've used Transferwise a few times to send money abroad, seems to be the cheapest (legit) option.

Unless flying there with cash is cheaper.

But then it still needs to be exchanged ????
quest
quest avatar

3515 posts since 11/7/11

28 Jan 2020 16:40
joeyjojo wrote: Get money off a transfer ?

no I get a whopping R$80 for a couple refs. But the first transfer is almost free I think anyway? May be wrong.
andymakesglasses
andymakesglasses avatar

20393 posts since 26/1/06

28 Jan 2020 16:46
joeyjojo wrote: But then it still needs to be exchanged ????

It depends how large the amounts are, the specific currency and the price of flights but Transferwise will almost always work out cheaper.
joeyjojo
joeyjojo avatar

4278 posts since 24/8/06

28 Jan 2020 17:57
quest wrote:
joeyjojo wrote: Get money off a transfer ?

no I get a whopping R$80 for a couple refs. But the first transfer is almost free I think anyway? May be wrong.

Im looking at gbp to Swedish crowns because I’ve moved here for now and even for say 5-10 grand it’s only a 60-70£ fee. Which seem reasonable ?
joeyjojo
joeyjojo avatar

4278 posts since 24/8/06

28 Jan 2020 17:58
andymakesglasses wrote:
joeyjojo wrote: But then it still needs to be exchanged ????

It depends how large the amounts are, the specific currency and the price of flights but Transferwise will almost always work out cheaper.

If you take pounds to another country you still have to exchange or is the rate in the exchange-to currency usually less ??
joeyjojo
joeyjojo avatar

4278 posts since 24/8/06

28 Jan 2020 17:58
In that currency I mean
andymakesglasses
andymakesglasses avatar

20393 posts since 26/1/06

28 Jan 2020 18:02
It depends on the currencies as some are more desirable than others in certain locations, e.g. US dollars are in demand in Russia (seen as a strong, stable currency) so if you were travelling from America to Russia taking US dollars and changing them for rubles locally you'll get a better rate than changing to rubles in America. Pounds sterling less so but still a better rate than changing here.

In any case you'd have to be changing a lot to make it worth a flight and Swedish kroner aren't particularly in demand.
joeyjojo
joeyjojo avatar

4278 posts since 24/8/06

28 Jan 2020 18:16
Yeah Makes sense
Blofeld
Blofeld avatar

209 posts since 30/12/15

29 Jan 2020 00:02
I did a Masters in Sweden and TransferWise's transfer rates always seemed to be the most competitive, and their Borderless account was the bees knees too if you haven't already opened a Swedish bank account / are unable to open one.
joeyjojo
joeyjojo avatar

4278 posts since 24/8/06

29 Jan 2020 07:55
I have already but maybe I should have looked into this.
Cheers anyway everyone I’ll go with Transfer wise