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What will the UK General Election mean for your international money transfers?

By HiFX  /     Apr 20, 2017  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

This week’s surprise announcement by Theresa May prompted quite a reaction in the Pound, rising almost 3% against the Dollar to a six month high. This was one of Sterling’s best days since the EU Referendum last June, causing banks such as Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse to scrap their predictions that the currency would […]

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In Conversation: Protecting your bottom line from the impact of currency fluctuation

By HiFX  /     Mar 23, 2017  /     Global  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.  For more on effective foreign exchange risk management, join us at our upcoming CIMA Bitesize Briefing events in London (5th April) and Manchester (6th April).   The foreign exchange markets have become more and more […]

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Trump’s first two weeks bring mixed messages for the Dollar

By HiFX  /     Feb 09, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

Since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the first hundred days of a US president’s first term have been closely scrutinised by the press and the markets. This period can be crucial in setting the tone of an overall presidency and determining how successful the incoming president is likely to be. This is because, during […]

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Super Thursday fails to deliver anticipated boost to Sterling

By HiFX  /     Feb 02, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

This morning, the Pound was rising on expectations that the Bank of England would raise its growth and inflation forecasts at today’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting. But despite a mostly positive message from the Bank of England, the markets were disappointed by what they heard and the Pound dropped against both the Dollar and the […]

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Markets breathe a sigh of relief as May provides Brexit clarity

By HiFX  /     Jan 17, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

The six months since the UK voted to leave the EU have been dominated by uncertainty around what Brexit actually means. This vacuum of information has generally resulted in downward pressure on the Pound. But today Theresa May has relieved some of this pressure with a confident yet amiable speech about the UK’s objectives and […]

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What will 2017 bring for the currency markets?

By HiFX  /     Dec 15, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

2016 has provided a number of surprises for the currency markets, with global events including the Brexit vote, Trump’s victory and the Italian Referendum causing increased volatility. We expect that political events in the UK, USA and Europe will continue to influence the markets as we head into 2017, and there are several politically significant […]

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