Pound exchange rate: The countries where British sterling is up on last year – The Independent

A turbulent political landscape means the pound has had a rocky time of it over the last 12 months. Brexit took its toll, with sterling plummeting from £1 to €1.3 to £1 to €1.16 overnight in the wake of the decision. The exchange rate has fluctuated many times since then, but it’s never recovered to the heady heights of pre-EU referendum rates, and at the time of writing is lagging at an underwhelming £1 to €1.13.
However, the euro isn’t the only currency in town – far from it.
“The last 12 months have been a turbulent one for sterling, as it reacted to political and economic events,” said FairFX CEO Ian Strafford-Taylor.
“However, holidaymakers who are savvy about the news agenda will be able to get more for their money by staying alert and monitoring exchange rates to lock in the best deal. Planning ahead is key to helping the pound go as far as possible.”
If you’re after more bang for your buck on the next city break, ski trip or beach holiday,…

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