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Foreign Exchange Guide to Pitcairn

This currency guide to Pitcairn helps you choose the best way to save money on NZD transfers and travel money.    [HKD/NZD=0.1949]

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This is a foreign exchange guide to Pitcairn, the New Zealand Dollar currency plus sending NZD transfers and travel tips.

In this Pitcairn currency guide we take a look at :

  1. New Zealand Dollar info - general info about the New Zealand Dollar
  2. New Zealand Dollar in the markets - recent NZD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Pitcairn - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying New Zealand Dollar cash online - travel money for Pitcairn
  5. Sending money to Pitcairn - save on New Zealand Dollar bank transfers to Pitcairn
  6. New Zealand Dollar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
  7. NZD News - the latest New Zealand Dollar related articles from our blog.

New Zealand Dollar (NZD) general currency information

What is the New Zealand Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the New Zealand Dollar is NZD and the symbol is NZ$.

Which countries use the New Zealand Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn and Tokelau.

The New Zealand dollar is informally called the ‘kiwi’ by foreign exchange traders and analysts due to the kiwi bird, which is native to New Zealand, being something of a national symbol for the country. The kiwi bird is also depicted on New Zealand’s one-dollar coin.

Although the New Zealand dollar is considered one of the eight FX ‘majors’, it is actually only the world’s eleventh most traded currency. Further to the other seven majors – the US dollar, euro, yen, pound, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar and Swiss franc – the New Zealand dollar also falls behind the Mexican peso, the Chinese yuan and the Swedish krona in its share of the foreign exchange market (around 2%). The currencies of China and Mexico are not considered majors due to their emerging market status, while the krona’s market share has only exceeded that of the New Zealand dollar fairly recently (in 2016, according to the Bank for International Settlements) and is therefore not yet considered ahead of New Zealand’s currency.

In the past two decades, the New Zealand dollar’s lowest value against the US dollar occurred in October 2000 when the NZD/USD exchange rate traded at just 0.3901. The currency’s two-decade high occurred in August 2011 when NZD/USD reached 0.8842.

Among the majors, the New Zealand dollar is considered a riskier currency, which means that its value will fall against the larger majors (especially JPY, USD, CHF, GBP and EUR) during periods of economic uncertainty or when global geopolitical risk is elevated, or during bouts of high market volatility.

New Zealand Dollar (NZD) in the markets

The New Zealand dollar weakened in June to a 7-month low against the euro, at rates below €0.58.

At US$0.65, the kiwi remained weak against the greenback, 6 percent lower than rates in March.

Against the Australian dollar, NZD has been steady in recent months, having spent much of its time between A$0.94 and A$0.95.

Robbing New Zealand's currency of gains in 2019 have been lower NZ interest rates, reduced risk appetite spurred on by an escalation in the US-China trade standoff, and high correlations with other weak currencies, including the Australian dollar and yuan.

For more details read the full article New Zealand Dollar Forecasts.

The interactive chart below shows the HKD to NZD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

90-DAY TREND: At 0.1946 HKD/NZD is trading 2.8% below the average 0.2003 with a range 0.1944 to 0.2042. There are no current alerts.
Update: 08-Dec 16:03-EST 21:03-GMT 08:03-AEDT(+1D)

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Pitcairn


Travel money for Pitcairn


Save money and time by Ordering your New Zealand Dollar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the NZD 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 New Zealand Dollar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Pitcairn Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare NZD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Pitcairn

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Pitcairn you need to start with finding out the latest New Zealand Dollar foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Pitcairn

When sending money to Pitcairn 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 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or New Zealand Dollar 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 NZD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Pitcairn.

Use our Send to NZD calculator to compare the exchange 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 New Zealand Dollar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive NZD(NZ$)Exchange RateFee HKDTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
OFX logo
NZ$9,5300.19060 for BER users (normally $15)2.21%
DBS Bank logo
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo
HSBC logo
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer HKD→NZD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Exchange Rate:0.1939 (0.51% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$9,695
Total Cost:0.51%
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
: 4.6/5.0

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer HKD→NZD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.1906 (2.21% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$9,530
Total Cost:2.21%
NZ$165 NZD less than using WorldFirst
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 09 2019 00:16:21 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
: 4.8/5.0

DBS Bank logo

DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer HKD→NZD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Exchange Rate:0.1888 (3.13% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$9,430.56
Total Cost:3.23%
NZ$264 NZD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer HKD→NZD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Exchange Rate:0.1873 (3.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$9,329
Total Cost:4.26%
NZ$366 NZD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer HKD→NZD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:HK$80 HKD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.1863 (4.41% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$9,300.1
Total Cost:4.57%
NZ$395 NZD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0

Citibank logo

Citibank: Foreign Transfer HKD→NZD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Exchange Rate:0.1852 (4.98% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$9,257.78
Total Cost:5%
NZ$437 NZD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0
Snapshot 12/09/2019 - See full table

NZD/USD - New Zealand Dollar to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day+0.4%0.654605 Dec 2019
7 Day+2.3%0.642329 Nov 2019
30 Day+3.2%0.636506 Nov 2019
3 Month+2.2%0.642607 Sep 2019
1 Year-4.5%0.688206 Dec 2018
5 Year-15%0.772607 Dec 2014
10 Year-7.4%0.709808 Dec 2009

*For period to 06-Dec 21UTC when NZD/USD was 0.6570

NZD/EUR - New Zealand Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day+0.8%0.589505 Dec 2019
7 Day+1.9%0.583029 Nov 2019
30 Day+3.3%0.575006 Nov 2019
3 Month+2.9%0.577607 Sep 2019
1 Year-1.8%0.604906 Dec 2018
5 Year-5.2%0.627007 Dec 2014
10 Year+23.4%0.481308 Dec 2009

*For period to 06-Dec 21UTC when NZD/EUR was 0.5941

NZD/GBP - New Zealand Dollar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day+0.5%0.497505 Dec 2019
7 Day+0.6%0.496929 Nov 2019
30 Day+1%0.495106 Nov 2019
3 Month-4.4%0.523107 Sep 2019
1 Year-7.1%0.538506 Dec 2018
5 Year+0.9%0.495507 Dec 2014
10 Year+14.9%0.435208 Dec 2009

*For period to 06-Dec 21UTC when NZD/GBP was 0.5001

NZD/AUD - New Zealand Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day+0.3%0.958105 Dec 2019
7 Day+1.1%0.950229 Nov 2019
30 Day+3.8%0.925606 Nov 2019
3 Month+2.4%0.938407 Sep 2019
1 Year+1%0.951406 Dec 2018
5 Year+3.7%0.926407 Dec 2014
10 Year+22.8%0.782408 Dec 2009

*For period to 06-Dec 21UTC when NZD/AUD was 0.9606

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