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Foreign Exchange Guide to Saint Barthélemy

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

Country Code:
BL
Domestic Currency:
Euro
Symbol - Code:
€ EUR

In this guide we review :

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

Euro (EUR) general currency information

The three letter currency code for the Euro is EUR and the symbol is . It is the domestic currency in Eurozone, Aaland Islands, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guinea, French Southern Territories, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Vatican City, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Reunion, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre And Miquelon, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The euro (ISO: EUR) is involved in slightly more than 30% of all foreign exchange deals, and as such, is the world’s second most traded currency, behind the US dollar.

The euro is the currency of the eurozone (officially called the ‘euro area’), which consists of 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union, and is used by almost 350 million Europeans. It was introduced in January 1999.

Of all the thousands of exchange rates that exist in the world, the euro-to-US dollar exchange rate is the most actively traded, or most ‘liquid’.

Since its introduction, the euro’s lowest value against the dollar came in October 2000 when EUR/USD hit lows of 0.8231. The currency was strongest in July 2008, shortly before the worst stage of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, when EUR/USD reached 1.6038.

There are currently more than twenty nations and territories which peg their currencies to the euro, the largest of which is Denmark.


Euro (EUR) in the markets

The euro was stable in the first quarter of 2018, during which it gained a few percentage points against the dollar, lost as much against the yen and lost out marginally against the pound. The euro did best against growth-sensitive G10 currencies, most notably the Australian dollar, Canadian dollar and Swedish krona.

The most active euro pair, EUR/USD, met resistance at the important 1.25 level in January, February and March, and had fallen back into the mid-1.22s by early April.

Against sterling, a break below 0.87 in the coming weeks could be significant, being that this level held up price in four consecutive months between December and March. In early April, prices were again threatening the level.

Entering 2018, year-end forecasts for EUR/USD ranged between 1.15 and 1.3, and for EUR/GBP, between 0.86 and 0.95.

The interactive chart below shows the EUR 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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Travel money for Saint Barthélemy

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

Travel Money Exchange Rates Compared

Buying EUR Cash with USD 1,000

 Travelex Online
1USD=0.7395EUR
€739.50 EUR (9%)
Free Home Delivery when you Buy Online Travel Money & Cards with $0 commission and great exchange rates only available from Travelex Online. Zero cost for Home Delivery or pickup your foreign cash at your local Travelex store or at the airport on departure day. * Home deliveries can only be made to the registered billing address of your chosen payment method.
Price Details
Receive: €739.50 EUR
Exchange Rate: 0.7395
(Inverse 1EUR=USD 1.3523)
Fees: USD 0
Total Cost : 9% (from mid-rate: 0.8126)
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate USD/EUR=0.7395 and inclusive of the fee of USD 0.
Rate timestamp : Sun Apr 22 2018 03:00:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Bank Rates - Average
1USD=0.711EUR
€703.89 EUR (13.38%)
This is the average USD to EUR Buy Foreign Cash exchange rate from multiple banks, exchange kiosks and post-offices, available over the counter and via the internet.

 
Price Details
Receive: €703.89 EUR
Exchange Rate: 0.7110
(Inverse 1EUR=USD 1.4065)
Fees: USD 10 (1%)
Total Cost : 13.38% (from mid-rate: 0.8126)
Receive EUR €36 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate USD/EUR=0.711 and inclusive of the fee of USD 10 (1%).
Rates snapshot: 04/22/2018
 

Sending money to Saint Barthélemy

When sending money to Saint Barthélemy 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 Euro 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 EUR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Saint Barthélemy.

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 Euro deposited into the recipient bank account in Saint Barthélemy and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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Compare Foreign Transfers

Sending USD 10,000 to EUR

 OFX (prev. USForex)
1USD=0.7965EUR
€7965.00 EUR (1.98%)
Book & track your foreign transfers online (24/7) with industry best rates for all your deals - not just the first one! Lock in exchange rates with Spot & Forward Deals. BestExchangeRates users get the transfer fees waived.
Price Details
Receive: €7965.00 EUR
Exchange Rate: 0.7965
(Inverse 1EUR=USD 1.2555)
Fees: USD 0
Total Cost : 1.98% (from mid-rate: 0.8126)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate USD/EUR=0.7965 and inclusive of the fee of USD 0.
Rate timestamp : Sun Apr 22 2018 03:03:08 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Bank Rates - Average
1USD=0.775EUR
€7738.38 EUR (4.77%)
This is the average USD to EUR International Transfer exchange rate and fees from multiple banks for FX rates available over the counter and also via Internet Banking.

 
Price Details
Receive: €7738.38 EUR
Exchange Rate: 0.7750
(Inverse 1EUR=USD 1.2903)
Fees: USD 15
Total Cost : 4.77% (from mid-rate: 0.8126)
Receive EUR €227 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate USD/EUR=0.775 and inclusive of the fee of USD 15.
 

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