Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East > The Sand Pit
Reload this Page >

Current Exchange rate is proper toilet - discuss

Current Exchange rate is proper toilet - discuss

Old Feb 23rd 2011, 2:17 am
  #1  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Bigtaff's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Posts: 434
Bigtaff has much to be proud ofBigtaff has much to be proud ofBigtaff has much to be proud ofBigtaff has much to be proud ofBigtaff has much to be proud ofBigtaff has much to be proud ofBigtaff has much to be proud ofBigtaff has much to be proud ofBigtaff has much to be proud ofBigtaff has much to be proud ofBigtaff has much to be proud of
Default Current Exchange rate is proper toilet - discuss

Seems to be hovering around 5.93 and has been for a few weeks now. Hope it never returns to the 7 - 1 Era!?
Bigtaff is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2011, 3:23 am
  #2  
BE Forum Addict
 
nottmbantam's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Riyadh.
Posts: 1,859
nottmbantam has a reputation beyond reputenottmbantam has a reputation beyond reputenottmbantam has a reputation beyond reputenottmbantam has a reputation beyond reputenottmbantam has a reputation beyond reputenottmbantam has a reputation beyond reputenottmbantam has a reputation beyond reputenottmbantam has a reputation beyond reputenottmbantam has a reputation beyond reputenottmbantam has a reputation beyond reputenottmbantam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Current Exchange rate is proper toilet - discuss

Originally Posted by Bigtaff View Post
Seems to be hovering around 5.93 and has been for a few weeks now. Hope it never returns to the 7 - 1 Era!?
Depends really. I get paid in Sterling directly into a UK Bank Account, so the higher the excahnge, the better for me. My wife is paid in Saudi Riyals into a local account, so the lower for her, the better.

When I first got to Saudi, it was around 7.5:1, so tit was great then, now it's been steady at just under 6 SR to the GBP.
nottmbantam is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2011, 4:26 am
  #3  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
kittycat1's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 5,965
kittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Current Exchange rate is proper toilet - discuss

I agree- proper shite! I'd love it to go down to 4-1 I'm avoiding sending any money home unless I have to and just sit it out til the rates shift.
kittycat1 is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2011, 4:34 am
  #4  
banned
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 7,609
commander has a reputation beyond reputecommander has a reputation beyond reputecommander has a reputation beyond reputecommander has a reputation beyond reputecommander has a reputation beyond reputecommander has a reputation beyond reputecommander has a reputation beyond reputecommander has a reputation beyond reputecommander has a reputation beyond reputecommander has a reputation beyond reputecommander has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Current Exchange rate is proper toilet - discuss

im paid in USD. As my assets etc are in the UK, i would love a 1:1 exhange rate for the $:GBP
commander is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2011, 5:02 am
  #5  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
kittycat1's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 5,965
kittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Current Exchange rate is proper toilet - discuss

well obviously 1:1 would be fantastic- neer going to happen though
kittycat1 is offline  
Old Feb 23rd 2011, 5:29 am
  #6  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 171
Purdey is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Current Exchange rate is proper toilet - discuss

In fact the USD GBP fx rate has been as low as 1.05 and up to 2.25 in my relatively recent experience.
Purdey is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.