Pound/Euro rates slide as it looks like a Greek deal is imminent

Friday 10th July 2015
It looks like we’re edging closer to a deal over Greece, and the GBP/EUR has been edging lower ahead of a possible deal this weekend. (Take a look at my live currency charts, a snazzy new feature I've recently added to my blog that regular readers may have noticed!)  

Let's take stock of where everything stands...

Yesterday the Greeks delivered their proposals to European creditors as promised. Today they are rallying support ahead of a vote by the Greek parliament at 10pm tonight. If they vote it through, which looks likely at the moment, then on Saturday EU finance ministers will have to all vote to agree to the proposals. On Monday morning, the parliaments of the EU will vote on whether to agree the deal. If all of this happens, then Greece will be given the €3.3bn they need to pay their outstanding debts.

What affect could this have on the Pound/Euro exchange rate? 

It’s very hard to say and the currency markets are impossible to second guess, but logic would dictate that if all goes to plan, then the crisis is averted and the Euro could gain significant strength, and that would pull exchange rates lower as the single currency becomes more expensive to buy. This could be good news for clients that will need to move Euros to Pounds, however if you need to buy Euros then there is the potential for a sharp drop in rates.  We'll see how things pan out when markets open on Monday morning.

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