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Foreign Cash – Commonwealth Bank

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About foreign cash

Features and benefits

  • Buy from our extensive range of foreign currencies online via ExpressFX in various denominations or a smaller selection of currencies in branch1
  • Order from AUD500 to AUD10,000 worth online via ExpressFX
  • Enjoy competitive exchange rates
  • Avoid international ATM fees
  • Buy in branch or online
  • Branches can buy back USD, EUR, GBP, NZD, JPY, CAD, SGD, HKD or CNY
  • On return, we can donate your leftover currency (including coins) to UNICEF on your behalf

Contact us to learn more or read the Frequently Asked Questions

Currencies

The following foreign currency banknotes are available to buy and sell at all CommBank branches.1 If the currency you would like is not available to buy, we can order it in for you and have it delivered to your nominated branch within five business days.

  • US Dollar (USD)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • Great British Pound (GBP)
  • New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
  • Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
  • Chinese Renminbi (CNY)

See all currencies available for order online.

How to buy/sell foreign cash

  • Buy foreign cash at any CommBank branch1
  • If the required currency is not available in branch, this can be ordered for you and delivered to the nominated Branch within 5 business days
  • Branches can buy back USD, EUR, GBP, NZD, JPY, CAD, SGD, HKD or CNY
  • Order cash 5-21 days in advance, to be delivered to your nominated CommBank branch on your nominated delivery date
  • Order between AUD500 and AUD10,000 worth of currency
  • Available to non CommBank customers
  • Pay using BPAY® via NetBank, telephone banking or through your own financial institution4

 

Fees and charges

Buy foreign currency notes2 online from the Commonwealth Bank via our PriorityFX/ExpressFX service

1% of transaction amount (minimum $10.00 per transaction)

Buy foreign currency notes from a Commonwealth Bank branch

1% of transaction amount (minimum $10.00 per transaction)

Sell foreign currency notes to the Commonwealth Bank3

1% of the transaction amount (minimum $10.00 per transaction)

Multiple currencies can be purchased in one transaction.

3 Multiple currencies can be purchased or sold in one transaction at a Commonwealth Bank branch.

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Things you should know

1 Subject to branch stock availability.

Multiple currencies can be purchased in one transaction.

3 Multiple currencies can be purchased or sold in one transaction at a Commonwealth Bank branch.

4If you choose to pay by Credit Card, your card issuer may charge you a cash advance fee which will be shown separately on your credit card statement. 

Fees and charges apply. As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on this advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. View our Financial Services Guide (PDF 160kb).

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