As one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, HSBC has got the international market covered. With 1000 branches in the UK and more than 7000 offices in 80 countries across the globe, customers can be guaranteed top travel money services.
One of the many services offered by the bank include fee free delivery of your currency to your local bank or directly to your home. A wide range of currencies can be ordered quickly and easily online and you can opt for your choice of delivery venue at the same time.
HSBC Currency Exchange Rates
Last updated: Feb, 27 15:00
|Currency||Rate||750 GBP Buys|
|Costa Rica colons||661.185||495,888.75|
|East Caribbean dollars||3.2517||2,438.78|
|Hong Kong dollars||9.5269||7,145.18|
|New Zealand dollars||1.8184||1,363.80|
|Peruvian nuevo sol||3.8402||2,880.15|
|South African rand||17.2666||12,949.95|
|South Korean won||1393.37||1,045,027.50|
|United Arab Emirates dirham||4.497||3,372.75|
Quick And Easy Features
HSBC make ordering money as simple as possible, and they have a number of features that ensure you will receive your travel money in record time:
Online ordering: your holiday or business travel money can be ordered within minutes online by following the onscreen instructions. Money can be ordered 24/7, and if ordered before 2pm you will receive your delivery by the next working day.
Competitive rates: HSBC have very competitive rates for money transactions and these can be checked easily by clicking on the red ‘check rates and order online’ tab.
No fee for next day delivery: orders are delivered free and the minimum currency order is £100 – this will entail a next day delivery if you place your order by 2pm.
All main international currencies available: wherever you are travelling to, HSBC offer a huge selection of currencies so that you can have the right money available at short notice for trips to most countries. However, the bank do advise that you check any currency restrictions in the country you are travelling to in case there are limits on how much cash you can take into the country.
Unused currency buy back service: unused cash can be taken into any HSBC branch and bought back for sterling. Branches can provide information on buy back rates as different exchange rates will be applied for this particular service.
Buying HSBC Travel Money
There are some stipulations that are in place for those wanting to purchase HSBC currencies, and to purchase money you must be a UK customer of HSBC bank or have a Marks & Spencer account and be aged 18 years or over. Orders need to have a minimum value of £100 and home delivery is available up to a maximum amount of £2,500. Deliveries to your home will need to signed for on receipt of the currency and a small delivery charge is applied for orders less than £250.
Most week day deliveries can be made the next day but for those falling at weekend HSBC will aim to deliver or have your currency ready for collection by 1pm no later than two working days later. It’s also important to remember your passport or other valid photo ID if you are collecting from a branch. This also applies to anyone who collects the money on your behalf, and additionally they should also have the order confirmation number with them.
For any orders not delivered or collected within nine working days, a refund will be issued by the bank based on applicable HSBC exchange rates.
All in all, with HSBC’s international profile, their service offers a speedy and smooth operation for obtaining currency with nearly every major country covered and a door to door service if required.
By obtaining travel money from a large bank with a wide international profile, customers get the reassurance of the bank’s reputation and knowledge of many different currencies and markets. With multiple offices abroad there is the added security of an actual presence in many countries visited by tourists and those on business, as well as a raft of helpful numbers and contact details on their website.
Three Step Process
If you decide to purchase your travel money from HSBC it is literally a three step online process which entails choosing currency, paying and confirming, and with handy travel money information and checklists the site is very user friendly and customer orientated.
Therefore, if you undertake regular business trips abroad, or are due for a holiday to Europe or somewhere much further afield you will not go far wrong with the experience and benefits that come from choosing HSBC to provide your currency of choice. Also, even if you have not visited the country before, HSBC will be able to provide the correct currency quickly and with the useful option of buying back any unused cash.