To convert pounds to dollars, find the current exchange rate and multiply the rate by the amount of pounds. Expect fluctuations in the exact exchange rate when you visit a bank or ATM to convert your money.
- Find the current exchange rate
To convert pounds to dollars, find the current exchange rate. This value can be found via an online search engine. You can also find the exchange rate in newspapers, though it may have changed since the paper was printed.
- Multiply the exchange rate by the pound amount
Multiply the exchange rate by the number of pounds you wish to convert. In this case, you would multiply 60 by the current rate. As an example, if the exchange rate is 1.66, each pound would be worth $1.66, for a total of $99.60.
- Expect fluctuations
Because the exchange rate varies, it could fluctuate greatly from one time period to another. Several factors that alter the exchange rates include interest rates, political volatility, trade imbalances and market speculators. While the daily changes are generally low, you could find a greater change in the exchange rate from one year to the next.
- Exchange pounds for dollars
To exchange your pounds for dollars, you have several options. Many ATMs allow you to exchange money for a different currency. Banks also have the ability to exchange pounds and dollars. Exchange kiosks are another option when you are ready to trade in your pounds for dollars.