Rates up, Cable down!


Derek Taylor, our very own foreign exchange expert, told us:

Thursday 2nd November. Bank of England rate decision. 0.25% rise to 0.50%. The First Interest Rate rise for 10 Years

It was a 7/2 vote by the MPC, which indicates that unless inflation comes under control, then we see another hike looming.

GBP/USD (Cable) fells sharply after the announcement indicating that the market had definitely already factored the rise into the price. The rise from 1.3000 to 1.3300, earlier during the week confirms this.

Last week our anticipated range was GBP/USD 1.3000-1.3300. It actually has been GBP/USD 1.3060-1.3320.

Last week our suggested level to buy holiday US Dollars was 1.3200, with a possibility of seeing 1.3300.

Remember, you can pick your level and we will buy for you if the market gets there. It’s called a forward order.

The “Forward Order” feature is exclusive to Travel Money Club and allows members to automatically buy currency when their target exchange rate is reached. They simply tell the us what currency to buy, what exchange rate to buy at, and the payment card to use. Then if and when the target exchange rate is reached, we automatically execute the order and deliver next business day* (for orders completed by 1pm). As it all happens in the blink of an eye, even if your target rate is only achieved for a couple of minutes, we will still execute your order!

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are solely those of Derek Taylor and do not necessarily express the views or opinions of the Travel Money Club or any other organisation mentioned herein. These opinions are not intended to be a source of advice and any action taken as a result of this information is entirely at the reader’s own risk.


Derek is Director and Co-Founder of the Travel Money Club, as well as CEO of Taylor Associates (International) Ltd, one of the City of London’s foremost financial and market training organisations. Taylor Associates was established in 1993, specializing in derivatives, capital markets, risk and treasury training. He has personally trained in banks, brokers, asset managers, hedge funds and corporations both in the UK and overseas.

Derek’s career started in Midland Bank Group Treasury working across a broad product range including Money Markets, Foreign Exchange, Equity and Fixed income. He rose to the level of senior Director, before moving to Lehman Brothers, and then Bank of America working both in London and NY.

Derek has primarily worked as a trader, both inter-bank and proprietary, but has also spent some years as an inter-bank broker, running desks at two of the world’s leading brokerage houses, Tullett Prebon and Harlow Butler Savage (now part of the ICAP group).

Derek is a frequent speaker on Financial Markets subjects all over the World, and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), a member of the Forex Association (ACI), and a member of the Society of Technical Analysts (MSTA).

* Please note that a small number of currencies are not available for next business day delivery. The actual delivery date will be clearly displayed in your order acknowledgement.

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