Current exchange rates
Using the internet to source current exchange rates has a key advantage over print based sources. You can get instant exchange rates from the market and the data is often only seconds old. However, not all websites update at the same frequency.
Many websites will e-mail popular exchange rates to you on a regular basis. Others can alert you when an exchange rate breaks a specified threshold.
The website also offers a daily Currency Update Service which can email you the most requested currencies in relation to your chosen base currency.
The Financial Times publishes tables of world currencies against the Pound, Dollar, Euro and Yen. The information is derived from WM Reuters Spot Rates and Morningstar data. The tables for the last five years are available from the FT Data Archive (subscription required).
Oanda's Currency Converter can give you the current day's rate for 164 currencies.
Yahoo has a Currencies centre with a converter and pocket guide for the Pound against the Euro.
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