Read our foreign exchange guides - make informed decisions.
Both the Australian dollar and British pound sterling have had a hard time of late caught between the rock of the China/US trade war and the Brexit hard place.
Last update: 13 Aug, 2019
The RBA has cut Australian interest rates to a record low of 1 percent in an effort to boost inflation. The Australian dollar is slightly stronger following the widely expected decision but is expected to lose 5–7 percent of its value before year-end.
Last update: 14 Aug, 2019
The British pound was the worst-performing major currency in the April-June period and remains “impossible to forecast” amid a Tory leadership battle that might force “no deal” or a general election.
Last update: 30 Jun, 2019
With AUD-THB at a 10-year low, Australians travelling this year to Thailand’s wildly popular resorts are facing holiday costs 50 percent higher than those paid in 2012. With exchange rates as they are, those in Oz are choosing better-value destinations.
Last update: 23 Jun, 2019
We compare the features, exchange rates and security of the three best multi-currency accounts available today — the WorldFirst World Account, the TransferWise Borderless Account and the OFX Global Currency Account.
Last update: 12 Jun, 2019
In this guide we take a look at Foreign Currency Accounts, both the good and bad aspects and what to watch out for.
Last update: 8 Jun, 2019
We take a look at situations where hedging your FX exposure can maximise your cash-flow. Imagine two scenarios. In the first, you’re a British business supplying mining equipment to a customer in Australia and in 90-days’ time you’ll be receiving payment for goods of 250,000 Aussie dollars. And lets imagine for the sake of simplifying […]
Last update: 5 May, 2019
Currency traders continue to be wary of the potential for flash crashes during the dreaded “witching hour” between the end of New York’s business day and the start of Tokyo’s. Flash crashes can cause massive losses to those on the wrong side of them and without central bank intervention more of these are on their way.
Last update: 19 Mar, 2019