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Foreign Exchange Guide to the Wallis And Futuna Islands

Read this currency guide to the Wallis And Futuna Islands with HKD money transfer and travel tips.   [HKD/XPF=13.5549]

 
Wallis And Futuna Islands
Country Code:
WF
Domestic Currency:
CFP Franc
Symbol - Code:
F XPF
Telephone Prefix:
+681

This is a foreign exchange guide to the Wallis And Futuna Islands, the CFP Franc currency plus HKD to XPF transfers and travel tips.


In this the Wallis And Futuna Islands currency guide we take a look at :

  1. CFP Franc info - general info about the CFP Franc
  2. CFP Franc in the markets - recent XPF moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in the Wallis And Futuna Islands - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying CFP Franc cash online - travel money for the Wallis And Futuna Islands
  5. Sending money to the Wallis And Futuna Islands - save on CFP Franc bank transfers to the Wallis And Futuna Islands
  6. CFP Franc exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

CFP Franc (XPF) general currency information


What is the CFP Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the CFP Franc is XPF and the symbol is F.


Which countries use the CFP Franc?

It is the domestic currency in French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis And Futuna Islands.

The CFP franc (XPF) is the currency of four French overseas collectives (collectivités d'outre-mer, or COM) that include French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna. The CFP franc is also referred to as the franc pacifique since it is used in the Pacific Ocean region. The initials CFP originally stood for Colonies Françaises du Pacifique (“French colonies of the Pacific”). As with the old French franc the CFP franc is broken into subunits called centimes.


CFP Franc (XPF) in the markets

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

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for the Wallis And Futuna Islands

 

The CFP franc (XPF) is the currency of four French overseas collectives (collectivités d'outre-mer, or COM) that include French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna.

The CFP franc is also referred to as the franc pacifique since it is used in the Pacific Ocean region. The initials CFP originally stood for Colonies Françaises du Pacifique (“French colonies of the Pacific”). As with the old French franc the CFP franc is broken into subunits called centimes.

There is no ATM in Futuna, so take whatever cash you will need. Try to learn some French before you go. On Wallis, the Banque de Wallis et Futuna has the only ATM in the territory and is located in Mata-Utu.

Travel hints for Wallis and Futuna Islands.

Wallis and Futuna don't have much in common except for the fact that they are both French territories that have been grouped together as one. In fact, the two island groups lie about 260 kilometres apart.

The overwhelming majority (99%) of the people in Wallis and Futuna are Catholics, served by their own Roman Catholic Diocese of Wallis and Futuna. The culture of Wallis and Futuna is Polynesian, and is very similar to the cultures of its neighbouring nations Samoa and Tonga.

How do you travel in the Wallis and Futuna Islands?

Getting to Wallis and Futuna is tricky because there are no boats or ferries travelling to these isolated islands. However, you can take a plane which would be considered more convenient than a boat by most travellers. Aircalin, a small airline carrier, flies to the Wallis and Futuna airports from New Caledonia three times a week and from Noumea twice a week. Travellers to Wallis and Futuna will want to secure connection flights to these destinations in advance. On Wallis, you can move around the smaller islands via commercial boat hire. On Futuna, local fisherman can take you to nearby islets for a small fee. Because there is no public transportation in Wallis and Futuna, car hire is the best way to get around.

Wallis and Futuna are very small and finding accommodation can be a challenge. However, there are a few hotels on Wallis that are very comfortable and reasonably priced. On Futuna, there is no commercial accommodation or guest houses. Visitors will stay as guests in local guest houses.

 

Travel money for the Wallis And Futuna Islands

 

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

   

the Wallis And Futuna Islands Trip Checklist    

 
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Sending money to the Wallis And Futuna Islands

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to the Wallis And Futuna Islands you need to start with finding out the latest CFP Franc 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 the Wallis And Futuna Islands

When sending money to the Wallis And Futuna Islands 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 CFP 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 XPF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in the Wallis And Futuna Islands.

Use our Send to XPF 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 CFP Franc deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

   

Bank Transfers to the Wallis And Futuna Islands

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XPF/USD - CFP Franc to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXPF/USDDate
1 Day0.00928619 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00936613 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00940021 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00950321 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00963020 Aug 2018
5 Years0.011121 Aug 2014
10 Years0.011922 Aug 2009

XPF/EUR - CFP Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodXPF/EURDate
1 Day0.00838019 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00838013 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00838021 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00838021 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00838020 Aug 2018
5 Years0.00838521 Aug 2014
10 Years0.00832922 Aug 2009

XPF/GBP - CFP Franc to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodXPF/GBPDate
1 Day0.00765719 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00776413 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00751421 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00728821 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00752120 Aug 2018
5 Years0.00671721 Aug 2014
10 Years0.00722822 Aug 2009

XPF/AUD - CFP Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXPF/AUDDate
1 Day0.013719 Aug 2019
1 Week0.013813 Aug 2019
1 Month0.013321 Jul 2019
6 Months0.013421 Feb 2019
1 Year0.013120 Aug 2018
5 Years0.012021 Aug 2014
10 Years0.014322 Aug 2009

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