Pound sterling (GBP)


    The pound is the official currency of the United Kingdom. It is the world’s oldest currency that is still in use. The pound is also called sterling, and nicknamed quid.

    Currency symbol: £
    Currency shortcut: GBP

    Trading the British pound

    The GBP is the 4th most traded currency in the world and was the world’s primary reserve currency throughout the 19th century.

    If you are new to currency trading, we recommend our beginner strategy:

    The most traded currency pairs containing the British pound are:

    British pound and US dollar:GBP/USD
    British pound and euro:EUR/GBP
    British pound and Japanese yen:GBP/JPY

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