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- 1. Select your currency
Select the amount of money you need to exchange and the country you’re visiting
- 2. Choose pickup or home delivery
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- 3. Pay online
Pay for your foreign currency with either your debit card or credit card
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A simple guide to understanding currency jargon
There’s no doubt that foreign exchange can be a confusing subject, especially with all those industry terms that get thrown around. Here we break down some of the most common terms, giving you a better understanding of all things currency.
Market/spot rate: This is the rate that banks or large financial institutions charge each other when trading huge amounts of foreign currency. It’s also known more formally as the ‘interbank’ rate.
Spread: This is the difference between the buy and sell rates offered by a foreign exchange provider such as us.
Sell rate: This is the rate at which we sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were headed to the UK, you would exchange your US dollars for British pounds at the sell rate.
Buy rate: This is the rate at which we buy foreign currency back from you and exchange it into your local currency. For example, if you were returning from the UK, we would exchange your British pounds back into US dollars at the buy rate of the day.
Vacation money rate or tourist rate: This is another term for a sell rate.
Exchange Rates FAQ's
Why do currency exchange rates fluctuate?
Currencies constantly move up and down against each other as financial markets change. These movements can be caused by supply and demand, as well as by political and economic events.
Why are tourist money exchange rates not the same as the market spot rate?
The market (or spot) exchange rate, is the rate at which banks exchange currencies. There are a lot of processes and people involved in providing currency into your hands. There is a cost to doing this, which means that the value of the currency is affected to cover all of said cost.
At Travelex, we constantly improve our systems and processes so we can provide you with great currency exchange rates.
Does it pay to shop around and compare rates?
There are a lot of foreign currency providers in the US, offering you a range of products and services. With so much choice, it means that you can spend a lot of time to find the best exchange rate in the market. With our Online Price Promise, we promise to give you the lowest online price for foreign currency in the U.S. If you find a lower exchange rate, we’ll match it.