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Articles by Mar Bonnin-Palmer


Vaccine

All Eyes on Coronavirus Development

The suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine hit the pound at the start of last week.  AztraZeneca plc is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company with its headquarters at the Cambridge, England. Their vaccine has led the UK vaccination programme

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Best GBP/EUR Exchange Rate in 12 Months

The pound is standing its ground against the euro despite some signs of the UK housing market slowing down and the challenges of the months to come as the economy comes out from the longest lockdown so far. We started

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Best Currency Tools for Overseas Property Buyers

Buying a property in France can be an exciting venture. Deciding the region where you would like your French house to be located is one of the first and more challenging decisions to be made with 22 regions to choose

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Global Market Confidence Still Strong Despite Covid

Last week presented a great opportunity for those in need to exchange pound into Euro. In fact the currency pair went above the 1.13 level and with it the best exchange rate since May 2020. Despite the lockdown, the number

Brexit

Brexit Deal Does Little for the Pound

After the Brexit deal was agreed we saw a timid rise in GBP/EUR which nearly reached 1.12 on Christmas Eve. Soon after, the rate dropped to levels of 1.10 where it has remained for most of the festive period. So

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Pound Falls as Brexit Agreement Stalls

In the past few weeks, good news of a vaccine coupled with the expectation of an imminent BREXIT agreement saw the pound gain substantial ground against the major currencies. GBP/EUR nearly hit the 1.13 level – the best in weeks.

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Are You Being Optimistic?

Over the past year, we’ve seen huge market volatility whether it be through stalling Brexit negotiations or the ongoing pandemic that is affecting markets globally. GBP/EUR has been as high as 1.2047, and as low as 1.0608 this year, which

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Lockdown Your Transaction

The overriding focus this year has been on COVID-19 and the impact this has had across the globe. With the threat of the virus still strong and the recent announcement of further lockdowns in most European countries, including here in

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Target a Better Exchange Rate by Using a Market Order

If you’ve read our previous articles you will have seen that exchange rates have been in flux during this time with political tensions, economic uncertainties and the returning talk of Brexit. If we specifically take a look at Sterling Euro,

Brexit

Brexit, Could This Be the Month for a Deal?

  The British pound started this week with a modest gain against the Euro and the Dollar on the view that a Brexit trade deal could be soon be delivered. All eyes are on the meeting that the EU leaders

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Currency Volatility: The Case of Andrew and Theresa

It was the 18th February 2020 and Andrew and Theresa were celebrating that after nearly 3 years searching they had finally found their dream property in France. They put an offer straight away on a rural chateau close to Poitiers

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EU based Britons to lose UK bank accounts?

A host of the UK’s major banks such as; Lloyds Banking Group (which includes Halifax and Bank of Scotland), Barclays and Coutts have notified customers that if a ‘No Deal’ ensues in the upcoming trade deal talks between the UK

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Pound-to-Euro under Brexit pressure

Last week we saw the pound fall nearly 4% against the euro. Not great news for those in the UK looking to exchange their funds into euros to pay for their dream property in France. The only thing that stopped

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Euro under pressure, an opportunity for property buyers?

The single currency has been performing very well despite the pandemic crisis, however there are some risk factors ahead that might weaken its position. So what is creating pressure for the EURO? There has been some negative development in the

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Maximise Your Budget by Using a Market Order

By law, all property transactions in France have to take place in euros – even if it happens to be a British client buying from a British seller, which we have seen many times. So if you are buying in

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Risk Is Back on the Agenda

A sudden surge in coronavirus cases in America, Europe and UK is threating the precarious balance achieved on the last months. For those thinking of buying in a different country and with a different currency this situation is really difficult.

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Property Buying: Ready, Steady… Go!

With the possibility of travelling to France again, visiting trips to complete transactions or find a property are back on track. If you’ve read our previous articles you will have seen that exchange rates have been in flux during this

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Currency Buying: What Moves the Exchange Rates?

The foreign exchange market is one of the most volatile global markets. Open 24/7 exchange rates fluctuate by the second. Some movements might appear insignificant, moving from 1.1450 to 1.1430 might not pose much of a risk. But some fluctuations

Know Your Currency Options

  One of the main advantages to use a foreign exchange specialist rather than a bank is the ability to access a wide range of currency tools to help you decide the best way to buy or sell your currency.