MSE News: Urgent: Get £10 boost on top of record euro rate

The euro rate's at a seven-year high as £1 buys €1.41 and you can do even better...
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Urgent: Get £10 boost on top of record euro rate

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  • edited 8 July 2015 at 12:55PM
    jamesdjamesd Forumite
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    edited 8 July 2015 at 12:55PM
    Since the name Euro was adopted in December 1995 the highest Euro rate was €1.751 per Pound on 3 May 2000. Using ECB data from the start of 1999 the mean daily exchange rate was 1.376 and the rate yesterday was just 2.7% higher than this long term average.

    The story title includes the claim "record euro rate". In what way is the roughly average rate today a record Euro rate?

    Is there any hidden meaning in using a lower case E for the Euro in the story? :)
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    jamesd wrote: »
    Since the name Euro was adopted in December 1995 the highest Euro rate was €1.751 per Pound.

    The story title includes the claim "record euro rate". In what way is the rate today a record Euro rate?

    Is there any hidden meaning in using a lower case E for the Euro in the story? :)

    Yeah I remember getting 1.64 to the £ back in 2010 I think.
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    stoneman wrote: »
    Yeah I remember getting 1.64 to the £ back in 2010 I think.

    It hasn't been at that sort of level since 2002.
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  • edited 8 July 2015 at 2:18PM
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    edited 8 July 2015 at 2:18PM
    Yes, the last time it was 1.64 or higher to two decimal places was 2 April 2002 when it was 1.636929, or 1.640151 on 4 March 2002 if you prefer it without rounding.

    There were broad steps down from around 1.6 to around 1.45 in late 2002 and from 1.4 to 1.2 in late 2008. A more recent step up to around 1.4 from March 2015 that might or might not persist as long as the others.

    It's higher than it's been for a few years - almost 7 - but not close to a record.
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