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current pound zl exchange rate

Smokeyone 17 | 62  
21 Apr 2008 /  #1

By chance does anyone know the typical exchange rate at a kantor in Poland at the moment. Today (Monday) it seems the best rate I can find in England is 4.14 to the pound.

dtaylor 9 | 823  
21 Apr 2008 /  #2
i have 4.6 from my bank, kantor will be alot different though
Wroclaw Boy  
21 Apr 2008 /  #3
Thats impossible. You will not gat a decent exchange rate at the moment because the exchange rate is poor from GBP-PLN.

Today (Monday) it seems the best rate I can find in England is 4.14 to the pound.

Sounds about right to me.
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
21 Apr 2008 /  #4
I could live with 4.6 to the pound (not happy) but 4.14 is ten per cent less.
trying to decide whether to take 4.14 in england today or a generally better rate in Poland next week....
Marcus911 3 | 102  
21 Apr 2008 /  #5
Think the best way to win is to find someone who has a lot of £'s who wish to buy PLN or someone who has loads of PLN who wishes to buy £'s you could always look at the exchange rates and come to a reasonable agreement which would benefit both parties.

At the moment I would be interested in Buying PLN for a better than banking rate for Sterling, so if you know anyone who has excess PLN and wants £ sterling then let me know....Of course it will have to be authenticated..
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
21 Apr 2008 /  #6
the official rates in Poland can be checked at the central bank's site, NBP (National Bank of Poland):


funt szterling 1 GBP (buys at) 4,2999 (sells at) 4,3867
the prices in a commercial bank or in a "kantor" (exchange offices) shouldn't be that much different (buys at 4.11-4.25 and sells at 4.25-4.40)

you can check the prices here: - "Kantory" exchange rates

(you can click K: and S: to sort the results by the price at which they buy/sell)
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
21 Apr 2008 /  #7
So going by the results I would have to be lucky to get the 4.14 in poland exchange rate that I could have had this morning in england. I take it everyone has noticed the swizel exchange rates offered at airports both here and there...
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
21 Apr 2008 /  #8
I checked some of the kantors websites, it seems you could still sell your pounds at 4,20-4,25, but sometimes it's only higher amounts (at least 1,000 pounds) and sometimes a call is needed to confirm if the price is still valid, the online exchange rates aren't binding.
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
22 Apr 2008 /  #9
So it could be worth waiting until next week and then shop around a bit.
Still showing 4.14 this morning in england but the worse I found online was 3.98
ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
22 Apr 2008 /  #10
If you look at the history of the Pound against the Zloty it has been steadily declining for the last 18 months.
Is it possible find predictions of exchange rates in the near future?
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
22 Apr 2008 /  #11
I wish I could take a good guess on whats going to happen. Taking a small risk I am paying various bills in Poland now even though they are not due for many months, thinking that the rate will only get worse.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
22 Apr 2008 /  #12
Is it possible find predictions of exchange rates in the near future?

If that the case, we'd all make a mint hedging on forex...
Frank 23 | 1,183  
22 Apr 2008 /  #13
Apparently just over 3 yrs ago the zloty was around 7 to the UK pound, as the zloty is now "shadowing" the Euro , it has appreciated 17% over the last year, so has the zloty also risen by the same amount...if this continues much longer the Polish economy will get into serious difficulties!!

I noticed a big difference in the rate in Poland compared to UK, so best bet is to wait until you are in Poland.
ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
22 Apr 2008 /  #14
The Zloty is strengthening far more than the Euro.
Remarkable when you consider just how strong the Euro is against the Dollar and GBP.

I'm only looking for an economic forcast, not a guarantee of a specific exchange for a future date.

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