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Save Time and Money with RBC Royal Bank® Foreign Exchange Services

Whether you’re travelling abroad for business or pleasure, it’s a good idea to have some cash on hand for immediate expenses such as taxi rides, meals or tips. RBC Royal Bank® Foreign Exchange Services can save you time and money:

  • More than 80 currencies can be conveniently purchased at any RBC® branch(1)

  • Up-to-the-minute market pricing — not just one daily rate posted in the morning — so you know you’re always getting our best rate

  • No fee for RBC clients to exchange money

  • Purchase your foreign currency through a variety of ways: cash, American Express Travellers®1 cheques, bank drafts, money orders, wire transfers, US personal accounts, credit cards and debit cards (from your account)

Plan out your travel money

  • Prepare ahead: Don’t leave your foreign exchange to the last minute. Although RBC has more than 80 currencies, not all are always immediately available. Call or visit your branch a few days before you travel; this way the currency can be ordered for you.

  • Bring some local currency: Exchanging money can be a hassle as some airports and train stations don’t have exchange offices or could be closed when you arrive. It’s always good to have cash on hand for taxis or food.

  • Have a cash alternative: Make sure you can access larger sums of money while travelling. Most destinations accept credit cards, debit cards and/or American Express Travellers®1 cheques.

  • Spend your coins: Foreign coins are not accepted for exchange and are good for small purchases, such as snacks or souvenirs. Remember to keep a bit of money as some countries charge a departure tax.

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®1 Used by Amex Canada Inc. under license from American Express.

1) RBC branches do not necessarily have all currencies in the branches. Call your branch ahead of time to ensure they can order the currency you need.

2) The rates displayed are for cheques or payment instruments such as travellers cheques, drafts and money orders. Foreign currency notes may cost a little more to cover shipping and handling.

3) Coverage underwritten by RBC Travel Insurance Company.


Where to Exchange Your Money

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Find Exchange Rate

Get an indication of today’s exchange rate(2) by using our

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Travel Tips

Protect you and your family from unforeseen travel emergencies (from medical to lost baggage) with Travel Health Protector® insurance(3).
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Only bring what you need. Leave additional cards (retail, gym, library, points cards, etc.) at home in a safe place.
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Keep photocopies of important travel documents (tickets, reservation numbers, travel insurance, passports) in a separate place, just in case you lose the originals and need to refer to them.
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