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Foreign Exchange Guide to Central African Republic

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In this guide we review :

  1. Central African franc info - general info about the Central African franc
  2. Central African franc in the markets - recent XAF moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Buying Central African franc cash online - travel money for Central African Republic
  4. Sending money to Central African Republic - save on Central African franc bank transfers to Central African Republic
  5. Central African franc exchange rates - latest info & charts.

Central African franc (XAF) general currency information

What is the Central African franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Central African franc is XAF and the symbol is FCFA.

Which countries use the Central African franc?

It is the domestic currency in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Central African franc (XAF) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the XAF to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

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XAF calculator

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Travel money for Central African Republic

Save money and time by Ordering your Central African franc online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the XAF cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Central African franc otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Travel Money for Central African Republic

Compare FCFAXAF Cash rates


Sending money to Central African Republic

When sending money to Central African Republic it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 3 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Central African franc amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted XAF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Central African Republic.

By comparing the rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Central African franc deposited into the recipient bank account in Central African Republic and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Bank Transfers to Central African Republic

Compare FCFAXAF Transfer Rates


Central African franc - exchange rates

Major XAF cross rates
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