Best US dollar Exchange Rates

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US dollar rate history

Is now a good time to buy US dollars? This chart shows the best US dollar rates recorded each day from 31 July to yesterday so you can see the trend over the past 60 days.

More detailed historical data is available on our pound to US dollar exchange rate history page.

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Your US dollar questions answered

What is the best US dollar exchange rate?

We couldn't find any UK currency suppliers who are selling US dollars right now. Please check back later.

Where can I get the best US dollar exchange rate?

The best US dollar rates are offered online by companies that specialise in travel money and foreign exchange. Online travel money specialists have lower overheads than most high street shops and traditional bureau de change which means they have greater flexibility in their pricing and can usually offer the best rates on the market.

If you absolutely must buy your US dollars in person it's still worth seeing if you can order online first on the supplier's website because you'll often get a better rate buy pre-ordering in advance before you collect your order.

On the high street, supermarkets tend to offer better US dollar rates than travel agents and the worst rates are offered by banks and airports. If you've left it too late for home delivery (ideally three working days before you travel) or if you would prefer to buy your currency in person, use our US dollar store finder to find the best US dollar rates near you.

Which supermarket has the best US dollar exchange rate?

We couldn't find any supermarkets in the UK who are selling US dollars right now. Please check back later.

When is the best time to buy US dollars?

The best time to buy US dollars is when the pound is performing strongly relative to the US dollar. That's the technically-correct answer, but it's not very helpful. What you probably want to know is: how can you time the market just right to maximise the amount of US dollars you get before you travel?

You can get a good idea of how competitive today's US dollar rate is relative to the past using our historical pound to US dollar charts, but beyond that it's impossible to say exactly when is the best time to buy.

If you have the luxury of time you can spread your US dollar purchases out over multiple weeks or months, but the short answer is nobody knows when the best US dollar rate is going to crop up; this isn't something you can control so you shouldn't worry about it - just buy your US dollars whenever is convenient for you and get back to thinking about your holiday!

Is it better to buy US dollars in the USA?

There is no evidence to suggest that you are better off buying your US dollars in the USA. Exchange rates are usually very similar to those on offer here in the UK, but if you wait until you're in the USA you run the risk of being stuck with a poor exchange rate and little or no local competition to buy elsewhere. Also, you may have to pay additional fees or commission when buying US dollars in the USA, whereas when you buy in the UK you know exactly how much you are getting up front with no hidden surprises when you come to buy.

Can I transfer US dollars to an overseas bank account?

If you want to send money to a bank account in the USA (or anywhere else in the world), you should use a money transfer service to send the funds for you. This is particularly useful for large or regular payments where the exchange rate is important, but you can use a money transfer service to send or receive funds between any overseas bank accounts (for example to pay for goods in the USA, or receive US dollars into your UK bank account).

Is it safe to buy US dollars online?

Thousands of customers order travel money on our website every week and the vast majority experience no issues whatsoever. However, as with any online order the process is not entirely risk-free and you should exercise caution when sending money to any company, particularly if you pay by bank transfer.

We undertake strict and comprehensive checks on the companies that we feature, and we monitor them all on a regular basis to ensure they continue to meet our high standards. Having said that, no company is too big to fail and we cannot guarantee the solvency of any of the suppliers who appear on our website. For this reason, we recommend that you conduct your own due diligence before placing an order with any company.

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Over 500 million dollars' worth of banknotes are printed every day by the US Department of the Treasury. The two main printing facilities - based in Washington D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas - use 10 tonnes of ink per day.