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Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX (OzForex) logo
6,704 USD
Best Overall
0.67040^0.8%
Westpac logo
6,722.53 USD
19 USD
0.6736200.52%
ANZ Bank logo
6,562.17 USD
142 USD
0.6574182.9%
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
6,507.95 USD
196 USD
0.652120.013.7%
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
6,507.31 USD
197 USD
0.6521213.71%
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
6,505 USD
199 USD
0.6518153.74%
Bank of Queensland logo
6,501.44 USD
203 USD
0.6521303.8%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
6,466.74 USD
237 USD
0.6481224.31%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
6,394.16 USD
310 USD
0.63986 5.38%
St George Bank logo
6,379.22 USD
325 USD
0.6392205.6%
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:0.6704 (0.8% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,704 USD
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 20:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (0.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,722.53 USD
Total Cost:0.52%
Difference:
19 USD more than using OFX (OzForex)
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:0.6574 (2.72% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,562.17 USD
Total Cost:2.9%
Difference:
142 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Aug 22 2019 18:03:05 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:0.6521 (3.51% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,507.95 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
196 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:00 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:0.6521 (3.51% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,507.31 USD
Total Cost:3.71%
Difference:
197 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6601 (2.32% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,505 USD
Total Cost:3.74%
Difference:
199 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Bank of Queensland: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:30
Exchange Rate:0.6521 (3.51% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,501.44 USD
Total Cost:3.8%
Difference:
203 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:0.6481 (4.1% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,466.74 USD
Total Cost:4.31%
Difference:
237 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Aug 22 2019 18:05:02 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:0.6398 (5.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,394.16 USD
Total Cost:5.38%
Difference:
310 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Aug 22 2019 18:02:02 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:0.6392 (5.42% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,379.22 USD
Total Cost:5.6%
Difference:
325 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/22/2019 - See full table
 
Travel Money ProvidersAmount USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Westpac logo
666.86 USD
Compare
0.6736A$101.32%
Travelex Online AU logo
659.80 USD
7.06 USD
0.6598$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.37%
ANZ Bank logo
650.83 USD
16 USD
0.6574A$103.69%
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
644.51 USD
22 USD
0.6524104.63%
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
642.32 USD
25 USD
0.6521A$154.95%
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
642.32 USD
25 USD
0.6521A$154.95%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
639.84 USD
27 USD
0.6463A$105.32%
St George Bank logo
636.01 USD
31 USD
0.6457A$155.89%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
633.40 USD
33 USD
0.6398106.27%
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (0.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.86 USD
Total Cost:1.32%
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:0.6598 (2.37% from mid-rate)
USD amount:659.80 USD
Total Cost:2.37%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Aug 22 2019 18:00:04 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 Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6574 (2.72% from mid-rate)
USD amount:650.83 USD
Total Cost:3.69%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Aug 22 2019 18:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6424 (4.94% from mid-rate)
USD amount:644.51 USD
Total Cost:4.63%
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:0.6521 (3.51% from mid-rate)
USD amount:642.32 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:00 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:0.6521 (3.51% from mid-rate)
USD amount:642.32 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:00 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:0.6463 (4.37% from mid-rate)
USD amount:639.84 USD
Total Cost:5.32%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Aug 22 2019 18:02:02 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:0.6457 (4.45% from mid-rate)
USD amount:636.01 USD
Total Cost:5.89%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:00 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:0.6398 (5.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:633.40 USD
Total Cost:6.27%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/22/2019 - See full table
 
Travel Card ProvidersAmount USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
660.00 USD
Best Overall
0.66$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.48%
657.40 USD
2.6 USD
0.657402.87%
646.70 USD
13 USD
0.646704.45%
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:0.66 (-2.48% from mid-rate)
USD amount:660.00 USD
Total Cost:2.48%
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: Thu Aug 22 2019 12:00:06 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:0.6574 (-2.87% from mid-rate)
USD amount:657.40 USD
Total Cost:2.87%
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 - Thu Aug 22 2019 11:03:05 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:0.6467 (-4.45% from mid-rate)
USD amount:646.70 USD
Total Cost:4.45%
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 - Thu Aug 22 2019 11:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/22/2019 - See full table
 

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Australian dollar

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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