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Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
6,719 USD
Best Overall
0.671900.5%
OFX (OzForex) logo
6,699 USD
20 USD
0.66990^0.8%
TorFX logo
6,614 USD
105 USD
0.661402.06%
Westpac logo
6,722.53 USD
3.53 USD
0.6736200.45%
ANZ Bank logo
6,544.2 USD
175 USD
0.6556183.09%
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
6,503.96 USD
215 USD
0.651720.013.69%
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
6,503.31 USD
216 USD
0.6517213.7%
Bank of Queensland logo
6,497.45 USD
222 USD
0.6517303.78%
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo Bank of Queensland logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
6,497 USD
222 USD
0.6510153.78%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
6,442.79 USD
276 USD
0.6457224.59%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
6,390.16 USD
329 USD
0.63946 5.37%
St George Bank logo
6,375.22 USD
344 USD
0.6388205.59%
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.6719 (0.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,719 USD
Total Cost:0.5%
Time:4:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:0.6699 (0.8% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,699 USD
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
20 USD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: 4:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.6614 (2.06% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,614 USD
Total Cost:2.06%
Difference:
105 USD less than using WorldFirst
Time:4:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (0.25% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,722.53 USD
Total Cost:0.45%
Difference:
3.53 USD more than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.6556 (2.92% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,544.2 USD
Total Cost:3.09%
Difference:
175 USD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Aug 24 2019 02:03:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:0.6517 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,503.96 USD
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
215 USD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 4:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:21
Exchange Rate:0.6517 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,503.31 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
216 USD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 4:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Queensland: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:30
Exchange Rate:0.6517 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,497.45 USD
Total Cost:3.78%
Difference:
222 USD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6565 (2.78% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,497 USD
Total Cost:3.78%
Difference:
222 USD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:0.6457 (4.38% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,442.79 USD
Total Cost:4.59%
Difference:
276 USD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Aug 24 2019 02:05:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:0.6394 (5.32% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,390.16 USD
Total Cost:5.37%
Difference:
329 USD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Aug 24 2019 02:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6388 (5.41% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,375.22 USD
Total Cost:5.59%
Difference:
344 USD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 4:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/24/2019 - See full table
 
Travel Money ProvidersAmount USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Westpac logo
666.86 USD
Compare
0.6736A$101.25%
Travelex Online AU logo
656.90 USD
9.96 USD
0.6569$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.72%
Australia Post logo
651.70 USD
15 USD
0.6517$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.49%
ANZ Bank logo
649.04 USD
18 USD
0.6556A$103.89%
Travel Money Oz logo
648.40 USD
18 USD
0.6484A$03.98%
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
643.93 USD
23 USD
0.6518104.65%
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
641.92 USD
25 USD
0.6517A$154.94%
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
641.92 USD
25 USD
0.6517A$154.94%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
639.34 USD
28 USD
0.6458A$105.33%
St George Bank logo
635.52 USD
31 USD
0.6452A$155.89%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
632.91 USD
34 USD
0.6393106.28%
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (0.25% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.86 USD
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.6569 (2.72% from mid-rate)
USD amount:656.90 USD
Total Cost:2.72%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Aug 24 2019 02:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.6517 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:651.70 USD
Total Cost:3.49%
Time:4:00 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $1000
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6556 (2.92% from mid-rate)
USD amount:649.04 USD
Total Cost:3.89%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Aug 24 2019 02:03:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$0 AUD (0 BPay, Credit Card 1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6484 (3.98% from mid-rate)
USD amount:648.40 USD
Total Cost:3.98%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 4:00 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6419 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:643.93 USD
Total Cost:4.65%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6517 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:641.92 USD
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 4:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6517 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:641.92 USD
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 4:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6458 (4.37% from mid-rate)
USD amount:639.34 USD
Total Cost:5.33%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Aug 24 2019 02:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6452 (4.46% from mid-rate)
USD amount:635.52 USD
Total Cost:5.89%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 4:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6393 (5.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:632.91 USD
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 4:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/24/2019 - See full table
 
Travel Card ProvidersAmount USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
657.00 USD
Best Overall
0.657$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.71%
655.60 USD
1.4 USD
0.655602.92%
645.80 USD
11 USD
0.645804.37%
Travelex Money Card: Travel Card AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.657 (-2.71% from mid-rate)
USD amount:657.00 USD
Total Cost:2.71%
Card Facts/Fees:
10 Load Currencies: AUD USD EUR GBP NZD HKD SGD CAD JPY THB.
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee: FREE
Card Purchase Fee: $5.00
Maximum Load Amount: $100,000
Monthly Fee : $4 (after 12 months inactive)
Currency Conversion: 5.95% (when you withdraw
a currency not loaded on your card)
Offers 24/7 Global Emergency Assistance service with fee free emergency funds up to the available balance on the card
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Aug 24 2019 00:00:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Travel Card AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:undefined
Exchange Rate:0.6556 (-2.92% from mid-rate)
USD amount:655.60 USD
Total Cost:2.92%
Card Facts/Fees:
10 Load Currencies Withdrawal : AUD USD GBP EUR NZD CAD HKD SGD THB JPY
ATM Withdrawal : AUD3.50 USD2.50 GBP2.00 EUR2.20 NZD4.50 CAD3.00 HKD20.00 SGD4.00 THB95 JPY260
Card Purchase Fee: AUD 11.00
Maximum Load Amount: AUD 80,000
Monthly Fee : AUD 3 (after 12 months inactive)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Aug 23 2019 23:03:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Card AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:undefined
Exchange Rate:0.6458 (-4.37% from mid-rate)
USD amount:645.80 USD
Total Cost:4.37%
Card Facts/Fees:
13 Load Currencies Withdrawal : AUD USD GBP EUR NZD CAD CNY AED HKD SGD THB JPY VND
ATM Withdrawal Fees: AED 10.00, CNY 15.00, HKD 17.00, SGD 3.50, VND 50,000, AUD 3.504, EUR 2.20, JPY 220, THB 80.00, CAD 3.00, GBP 2.00, NZD 3.50, USD 2.50
Card Purchase Fee: AUD 15.00
Maximum Load Amount: AUD 100,000
Monthly Fee : none
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Aug 23 2019 23:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/23/2019 - See full table
 

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In early August the Australian dollar sunk to a 10 year low of 67¢ (Aug-7) to the US dollar. This was due to the offshore yuan breaking the symbolic and closely watched USD/CNY = 7.0 exchange rate, after the trade war flared up again and the US labelled China a "currency manipulator".

Investors have sold AUD in recent months as they’ve bet on aggressive interest-rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia. These bets paid off: the RBA cut its cash rate in both June and July to a record low of 1 percent.

Lower borrowing costs are necessary, investors believe, in light of persistently soft domestic data and the fallout from a US-China trade standoff that shows no sign of nearing an end.

AUD will continue to track changes in interest-rate expectations. Economists expect at least one further cut this year and many expect two by early 2020. After July's cut, the RBA hinted it would leave rates unchanged for several months.

Interestingly, AUD has decoupled from commodity prices in 2019. The price of iron ore (Australia’s largest export) nears multi-year highs while AUD languishes.

Further RBA interest rate cuts this year are now a certainty, and that doesn’t bode well for currency valuations. Westpac has predicted three cuts this year.

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