Cheap Ways to Exchange Currency in Runaway Bay
There are several places to choose from when you are looking to buy or exchange money in Runaway Bay. With options varying from money changers to the banks, which ones will give you the best exchange rate?
Currency Exchange in Runaway Bay
This is usually the cheapest way to buy currency, but you need some time. You can choose where to pick the order up from or get it home delivered.
Home or Office Delivery
- You can pay by Bpay or bank transfer.
- It takes up to 7 days depending on your location.
- Choose your cash denominations like small, medium, large or mixed
- Foreign Xchange usually has better exchange rates than Travelex.
Click and Collect
- Don't pay by card. There is card processing fee. You can avoid it by using Bpay instead.
- It takes 2-7 days depending on how you pay and where you pick it up from.
- Travelex have the most pick-up locations including Australia Post and every major airport.
This is the best way to get currency quickly. You will find them in major shopping centres and towns.
- The exchange rates are better in your CBD. So it can be worth going there if you're exchanging more than $2,000
- Always ask for a better rate. We've found you can often get a better deal just by asking, particularly if you're buying more than $100
There are a range of money changers in Runaway Bay:
Travel Money Oz : Runaway Bay Shopping Village, Shop GF061, 10-12 Lae Dr, Runaway Bay QLD 4216
Travelex : Order online and pick up currency at a local post office in Runaway Bay
American Express Currency Exchange : 10-12 Lae Dr, Runaway Bay QLD 4216
Why would we suggest a bank? Simply because they have a larger stock of unpopular currencies. If you are exchanging a currency other than USD, EUR, JPY or NZD, you’re more likely find bank rates lower than money changers.
Big 4 banks in Runaway Bay:
ANZ: Runaway Bay Centre, Shop F1 Runaway Bay Shopping Village, 10-12 Lae Dr, Runaway Bay QLD 4216
CBA: Shop 60, Runaway Bay Village, Cnr Bayview ST & Lae Dr, Runaway Bay QLD 4216
Westpac: Cnr Lae Dr & Bayview St Shop 57-58; Runaway Bay Shop Village, Runaway Bay QLD 4216
NAB: Runaway Bay Centre, 10-12 Lae Dr, Runaway Bay QLD 4216
To work out if a bank is the cheapest way to buy your currency, make sure you compare exchange rates.
Our Verdict: When buying less common currencies such as the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), an Australian bank may turn out to be the cheapest option.
Travel Cards, Money Transfers and Other Situations
Can I send money overseas from anywhere in Runaway Bay?
While you have the option to send money overseas at a bank or money changer, it usually isn’t the best way to transfer money.
There are many different choices so we recommend doing your research online before deciding what is right for you.
Can I buy a Travel Money Card in Runaway Bay?
You can buy a travel money card over the counter at most banks or money changers. While buying the travel money card on the spot is seemingly convenient, your name would not be on it. Another way is to order and load your card online and arrange a time and place to pick it up.
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