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I ordered foreign money online through Travelex and it arrived at my door less than 48 hours later. I will be using them again.M. Pettersen
I waited to give a rating to Travelex to see how well they would do on the "Buy Back" end of our currency exchange. We purchased quite a bit of Rubles before going to Russia and then came home with more than expected. Though, somehow my refund got lost in the mail, Travelex did catch the error and notified me. They took care of the refund over the phone and credited my credit card the amount owed. If you can, go to a Travelex office, you'll get your funds quicker. I would do business with them again.Steve Barnet
Easy, fast, no fuss. Great transaction, will definitely utilize in the future.Ethan Richards
delivered as advertised; quick and efficientAHH
Easier and faster than going through my own bank!Allen Westman
had a very good experience with you staff. Very professional individual that I spoke too and response was very goodJames Jones
Quick response getting the foreign currency I needed for the trip. Delivered on time and effortlessly. ThanksRobert Hardison
Very easy way of getting foreign money because most banks don’t have foreign money on handPeter Layden
Simple website ordering, clear communications, great serviceKeith Haskins
When I called to load money onto my card they were very helpful. I like the concept of having currency on this card.Cindy Young
I had no trouble at all using my travelex card while traveling in the UK. I continue to use it once I was back in the US. I would recommend travelex to anyone traveling abroad.Susan Warner
I did have a little trouble in the beginning but I was able to get everything fixed and it works great. I love this choice of travel spending. The fact that there’s no foreign transaction fees is a definite bonus. If I ever travel outside the US again, I’m using Travelex.Faith Garland
I found the Travelex web site easy to use and their service a very convenient way to buy small amounts of New Zealand dollars. It certainly beats my former way of buying foreign currency through a city Bank. Delivery was on time at a cost which was acceptable. I plan to use Travelex for any future transactions I might need.JOHN STEEL
I was very pleased with Travelex. I ordered the foreign currency I needed through their website. Travelex made everything easy. I received my currency on the exact date and time on which it was scheduled. This is the second time I have used Travelex and will continue to do so.Elizabeth Gallagher
Fast service. Hassle-free. Trustworthy.Larry
You can convert one currency into another using an exchange rate. For example, an exchange rate of 15 Mexican Pesos to one US dollar means that you could convert 15 Mexican Pesos into one US dollar – or one US dollar into 15 Mexican Pesos. Pretty simple! In reality, you’ll get a slightly different exchange rate depending on whether you’re buying or selling a currency. To get to grips with the different kinds of exchange rate you might hear about, see our Currency Jargon Explained section.
A company providing foreign currency needs to cover the additional costs that come from supplying people with currency. The cost of supplying foreign currency online are much less, so you’ll usually get a better rate online. If you leave buying currency to the last minute, you’ll probably end up paying over the odds, so it makes sense to plan ahead.
Currencies constantly move up and down against each other because they’re traded on financial markets. Market changes can be caused by supply and demand, as well as by political and economic events.
You can’t predict when exchange rates will go up or down. But our currency converter above will show you historical rates, to give you an idea of how the current conversion rate compares to the past few months or year.
You can convert your US dollars into over 45 currencies with Travelex, either online or at one of our many stores across the US.