As the UK Election Draws Closer: How Will the Results Impact the Pound?

Xe Corporate

December 11, 2019 3 min read

The UK is heading to the polls on the 12th December to cast their ballots for the so-called ‘Brexit election’, as voters decide who will be the next Prime Minister.

We've seen the Pound strengthen considerably over the last week against the US Dollar following YouGov polls showing a Conservative Party majority. Will Boris Johnson deliver on his Brexit promise if he wins the election?

Below, our experts look at how the Pound could be impacted following the Election results. You could look to consider your upcoming money transfers so that you can transfer at a time the works best for you.

How could the Election results impact my GBP transfers?

The growing likelihood seems to be between a Conservative majority or a hung parliament, but polls have been wrong in the past. Our experts look at how the Pound could react following the Election results on the 13th December.

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Essentially, markets like certainty, and a Conservative majority government brings more certainty around Brexit.

However, markets are nervous as the results can easily change. In 2017 we saw Theresa May’s gamble at the elections result in an unexpected hung parliament. This is why traders are keeping a close eye on poll results and explains why we see a drop in the Pound when Jeremy Corbyn narrows the gap against the Conservatives. A hung parliament could lead to more Brexit uncertainty and uncertainty is likely to cause volatility in the market.

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