Report Sterling Hits 8-Month High Versus Weaker Dollar in House prices and the economy Posted September 16, 2013 I was thinking the same thing - not property but just getting into some dollar assets. Heck, I might go and buy some silver if it drops this week and the Pound rises + 1 I'm also having an itch to move more of my savings from sterling to dollar. (Or perhaps even buy my first gold? Just a little? ) I have a dollar savings account, but my bank charges too much to transfer from my GBP savings account to my USD savings account, almost 2%! That's ridiculous. I need to find a better way - cheaper, but also safe though.