As realization around the world set in that the U.K. would vote to leave the EU, the British pound started swooning. Not long after, the currency hit a 31-year low against the dollar.
Some around the world rushed to buy the fallen currency. Travel to the U.K. became instantly cheaper, with British Airlines even promoting a flash sale, tweeting, "Your dollar has never gone further."
For those living abroad and paid in British pounds, however, the decline is immediately painful.
Abigail Nokes, a Researcher and Programme Manager, moved to Singapore with her U.K-based company last year. Her salary is paid in British pounds, which is now forcing her to assess her personal finances. "I'm fortunate my partner is paid in Singapore Dollars and so won't need to make too many changes," she said.
Nokes said she would now be converting less of her salary into Singapore Dollars, compared to normal.
"I'm still hoping that things will calm down a little and it will steady back, although I worry it won't fully recover," she added.
The impact isn't only effecting Britons, however.
Ben Peek, an author based in Sydney, writes for a publisher in the U.K., and his primary income is in pounds. Before Friday, his salary translated to roughly double the Australian dollar, he said, but now he's taking an unexpected pay cut.
"It's too early to see how it will impact the U.K. publishing scene," Peek told CNBC. "Hopefully the impact will be minimal, but everything is quite fluid at the moment, so next week, it might be different."