Foreign Exchange Service
Travelling? Our foreign exchange service offers over 80 international currencies at competitive rates.
Effective March 24, 2020: We’ve been advised by our currency partner that due to volatility stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, until further notice clients will only be able to sell back U.S. dollars and euros at BlueShore branches. Additional currencies are available for client purchase, but delivery timeframes have increased. This situation is being assessed on an ongoing basis.
Foreign exchange benefits
- Convenience - U.S. dollars, pounds sterling or euros are available on demand at most branches. Over 80 different foreign currencies are typically available within a few days. For added convenience, call in your request ahead of time and pick up your cash at your leisure. Or better yet, have it delivered directly to your home or office (business clients).
- Safety - Purchasing currency before you travel avoids any potential difficulty of exchanging currency in a foreign country.
- Value - You'll experience competitive exchange rates and knowledgeable service.
- Variety - With access to over 80 global currencies, you can get the cash you need for even the most exotic vacation.
Remember your Access Card
Your Access Card offers convenient access to over 2,400 ding-free EXCHANGE® ATMs in Canada and the U.S. They're the easiest way to get cash and typically provide the best exchange rates for international currency while traveling. There will be a transaction fee and a currency conversion fee, but it's still less than most foreign exchange counters.
And one final tip. When travelling, avoid ATMs not owned by a recognized bank – your fees are often doubled. Some companies place their machines next to bank ATMs in hopes travellers will mistakenly use theirs. It's usually best practice to carry a small amount of the local currency to use immediately upon arrival (for taxis, transit, etc.), have your Access Card at the ready when you require more cash, and always carry at least one credit card as a back-up source of payment.