Sterling rose in European trade for another session against dollar to 2-1/5 month highs as UK-EU trade talks inch closer to a final deal.
GBP/USD rose 0.6% to 1.3368, the highest since September 2, after closing Friday up 0.2% on improving risk appetite.
The pound rose 0.7% last week, the third weekly profit in a row following positive news on the EU-UK trade talks front.
The Sunday Times reported that negotiators are hopeful for inking a deal very soon.
Investors also await a batch of UK data to measure the continuous damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.
UK manufacturing PMI is expected down to 50.5 in November from 53.7, while services PMI is expected down to 43.2 from 51.4.