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NAB Exchange Rates – BER Review

In this article we take a look at National Australia Bank exchange rates and examine how NAB foreign exchange compare to other options available to you.

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If you plan on travelling internationally, sooner or later you will have to deal with foreign exchange rates. For most people, including customers of National Australia Bank (NAB), the very term evokes confusion. However, with minimal effort you can get a basic understanding of NAB exchange rates and all foreign exchange rates. Once you understand the concepts you’ll be able to exchange the currency easily and independently, without help from an agent or a financial advisor. Most importantly:

National Australia Bank AUD Exchange Rates

NAB , 1AUD=Foreign Transfers
AED - UAE dirham2.4869 (5.71%)
BDT - Bangladeshi Taka56.86 (6.35%)
BHD - Bahraini dinar0.2577 (4.7%)
CAD - Canadian dollar0.9154 (4.76%)
CHF - Swiss franc0.6942 (4.6%)
CNY - Chinese yuan4.5701 (4.99%)
CZK - Czech Republic koruna15.61 (4.8%)
DKK - Danish krone4.5457 (4.55%)
EUR - Euro0.6089 (4.52%)
FJD - Fijian dollar1.43 (6.6%)
GBP - British pound sterling0.5267 (4.56%)
HKD - Hong Kong dollar5.3708 (4.53%)
HRK - Croatian kuna4.5226 (4.8%)
HUF - Hungarian forint194.91 (4.53%)
IDR - Indonesian rupiah9722 (3.46%)
ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.4598 (4.59%)
INR - Indian rupee47.91 (3.65%)
JPY - Japanese yen76.62 (4.54%)
KES - Kenyan shilling69.09 (5.04%)
KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.2068 (5.27%)
LKR - Sri Lankan rupee118.9 (5.04%)
MAD - Moroccan Dirham6.5847 (4.52%)
MUR - Mauritian rupee23.83 (4.53%)
MXN - Mexican peso12.86 (4.43%)
NOK - Norwegian krone5.8207 (4.65%)
NZD - New Zealand dollar1.024 (4.52%)
OMR - Omani rial0.2633 (4.63%)
PGK - Papua New Guinean kina2.2486 (7.1%)
PHP - Philippine peso35.28 (4.85%)
PKR - Pakistani rupee96.01 (5.55%)
PLN - Polish zloty2.5993 (4.85%)
QAR - Qatari rial2.4914 (4.58%)
SAR - Saudi riyal2.5669 (4.56%)
SBD - Solomon Islands dollar5.2588 (10.8%)
SEK - Swedish krona6.3638 (4.61%)
SGD - Singapore dollar0.9274 (4.56%)
THB - Thai baht22.02 (3.45%)
TOP - Tongan paanga1.5246 (6.37%)
USD - U.S. dollar0.6847 (4.53%)
VUV - Vanuatu vatu76 (4.08%)
WST - Samoan tala1.7282 (7.96%)
XPF - CFP franc71.73 (5.88%)
ZAR - South African rand9.6347 (4.41%)
Sat Apr 20, 2019 23:05 AEST
NAB Exchange Rates (% margins to midrate)
 

How do National Australia Bank Foreign Exchange Rates Compare?

Use the below live foreign transfer exchange comparison table that makes it easy to compare NAB exchange rates to the leading FX specialists. This example shows you the situation where you want to send $AUD 10,000 abroad, note the margins for the bank and brokers are compared to the current mid-rate. You can change the currencies and send or receive amount with our full NAB foreign transfers calculator.

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AUD-USD Foreign Transfers

   National Australia Bank National Australia Bank (nab) logo

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
National Australia Bank (nab) International Money Transfers
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
6,831.94 USD
Compare
0.6847224.54%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
TorFX logo
7,048 USD
216 USD
0.704801.52%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX (OzForex) logo
7,055 USD
223 USD
0.70550^1.43%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
6,893.18 USD
61 USD
0.690720.013.69%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
6,892.5 USD
61 USD
0.6907213.7%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Bank of Queensland logo
6,886.28 USD
54 USD
0.6907303.78%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
6,883.59 USD
52 USD
0.6896183.82%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo Bank of Queensland logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
6,821 USD
11 USD
0.6835154.69%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
6,737.95 USD
94 USD
0.67426 5.86%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Westpac logo
6,722.53 USD
109 USD
0.6736206.07%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
St George Bank logo
6,721.53 USD
110 USD
0.6735206.08%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:0.6847 (4.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,831.94 USD
Total Cost:4.54%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Apr 20 2019 08:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7048 (1.52% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,048 USD
Total Cost:1.52%
Difference:
216 USD more than using National Australia Bank (nab)
Time:8:35 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:0.7055 (1.43% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,055 USD
Total Cost:1.43%
Difference:
223 USD more than using National Australia Bank (nab)
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Apr 20 2019 08:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:0.6907 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,893.18 USD
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
61 USD more than using National Australia Bank (nab)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:35 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:21
Exchange Rate:0.6907 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,892.5 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
61 USD more than using National Australia Bank (nab)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:35 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Queensland: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:30
Exchange Rate:0.6907 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,886.28 USD
Total Cost:3.78%
Difference:
54 USD more than using National Australia Bank (nab)
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.6896 (3.65% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,883.59 USD
Total Cost:3.82%
Difference:
52 USD more than using National Australia Bank (nab)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Apr 20 2019 08:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6995 (2.26% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,821 USD
Total Cost:4.69%
Difference:
11 USD less than using National Australia Bank (nab)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:0.6742 (5.8% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,737.95 USD
Total Cost:5.86%
Difference:
94 USD less than using National Australia Bank (nab)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Apr 20 2019 08:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (5.88% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,722.53 USD
Total Cost:6.07%
Difference:
109 USD less than using National Australia Bank (nab)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6735 (5.9% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,721.53 USD
Total Cost:6.08%
Difference:
110 USD less than using National Australia Bank (nab)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:35 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
 

The below live NAB Travel Money comparison table shows how much you could save on your next foreign transfer or travel money purchase. This example shows you the situation where you want to change $AUD 2,000 for foreign cash, note the margins for the bank and brokers are compared to the current mid-rate. You can change the currencies and send or receive amount with our full NAB travel money calculator.

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USD Travel Money

   National Australia Bank National Australia Bank (nab) logo

Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
National Australia Bank (nab) Foreign Currency
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
670.73 USD
Compare
0.6775106.28%Branch-
 
Travel Money Oz logo
698.30 USD
28 USD
0.6983$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%2.43%Online order, Branch pickup3-5 days
 
Travelex Online AU logo
698.10 USD
27 USD
0.6981$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.46%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
682.70 USD
12 USD
0.6896$104.61%Branch-
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
680.34 USD
9.61 USD
0.6907$154.94%Branch-
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
680.34 USD
9.61 USD
0.6907$154.94%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
675.04 USD
4.31 USD
0.6833105.68%Branch-
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
674.19 USD
3.46 USD
0.681$105.8%Branch-
 
St George Bank logo
670.10 USD
0.63 USD
0.6803$156.37%Branch-
 
Westpac logo
666.86 USD
3.87 USD
0.6736$106.82%Branch-
National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6775 (5.34% from mid-rate)
USD amount:670.73 USD
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:35 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%
Exchange Rate:0.6983 (2.43% from mid-rate)
USD amount:698.30 USD
Total Cost:2.43%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Apr 20 2019 08:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.6981 (2.46% from mid-rate)
USD amount:698.10 USD
Total Cost:2.46%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Apr 20 2019 08:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6896 (3.65% from mid-rate)
USD amount:682.70 USD
Total Cost:4.61%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Apr 20 2019 08:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6907 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:680.34 USD
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:35 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6907 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:680.34 USD
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:35 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6803 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:675.04 USD
Total Cost:5.68%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6810 (4.85% from mid-rate)
USD amount:674.19 USD
Total Cost:5.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Apr 20 2019 08:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6803 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:670.10 USD
Total Cost:6.37%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:35 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (5.88% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.86 USD
Total Cost:6.82%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
 

Understanding NAB Exchange Rates

Before we proceed to calculate the NAB exchange rates, let’s understand the factors that determine the exchange rates. Three major factors affect the exchange rate. They are:

  • The currency you want to buy/sell
  • The type of transaction – whether you wish to buy or sell
  • The product you prefer – cash, travel cards, IMT (International Money Transfer)

Let’s now consider these in detail.

Currency

While travelling abroad, you will be more concerned about how much foreign currency would your AUD fetch. As you probably know, this depends on the currency you wish to buy. See the table below:

NAB exchange rate Source: https://www.nab.com.au/personal/international/foreign-exchange-rates#/rate

As you can see, the value of 1AUD differs when converted to other currencies. For instance, 1AUD will fetch you 0.9245CAD, whereas the same 1AUD will fetch you only 0.5464GBP. This might be a bit confusing at the first glance. But, you need to know the rate of only the currency you’ll need for your travel. Hence, if you are travelling to Canada, you need to check the rate of the CAD alone. Similarly, for a trip to New Zealand, you need to check the rates of NZD only.

Transaction type

Once you have found the correct currency, the next step is to find the rate relevant to your need. It is important to remember that banks charge different rates for different transactions. The buying rate would differ from the selling rate.

For buying cash, you will have to refer to this chart. It means one AUD will fetch you 0.7243USD in cash.

If you were looking to sell some leftover money from your travel, you’ll need to refer to the table below:

So, if you are selling your foreign currency, say USD, 0.7969USD will fetch you 1AUD. As you can see, this rate is slightly different from the buying rate.

Products you need

We have already discussed that the exchange rate depends on the product you wish to buy/sell. For instance, if you were buying a NAB travel card, the cost for various currencies would be:

We have already seen the rates for hard cash in the tables elsewhere. When you compare, you’ll see that the rates differ according to the product you prefer.

MT/TT

As well as NAB exchange rates, NAB Internet Banking can also be used for IMT and you can easily send money around the world in no time. In addition, this facility offers you the option of locking in your exchange rates day or night during a week.

Calculating Currency Conversions

Now that we have understood the factors that affect exchange rates, it is time to do some calculations and find out how it works in real life situation.

How much foreign currency will my Australian dollars fetch?

If you want to know how much amount of foreign currency will X amount of Australian dollars buy, here is the calculation:

Australian Dollars with you * Exchange rate = Foreign Currency you will receive

For example, if you have 2000AUD and want to buy USD at the rate of 0.7243USD, then your home currency will fetch 1484.6USD (2000*0.7243=1484.6)

What is the cost to buy a fixed amount of foreign currency?

There might be situations when you know you need exactly X amount of foreign currency. In that case, you can use the following formula to calculate the amount of AUD it will cost you:

The cost in Australian Dollar = the amount of currency you want to buy / exchange rate

So, if you need 1500 GBP, while the exchange rate is 0.5451, then you’ll have to spend 2751.78AUD (1500/0.5451=2751.78)

What is the cost if you send money overseas?

As explained above, if you know the exact amount of money you want to send oversees, the calculation to be used is the same as buying travel money (The cost in Australian Dollar = the amount of currency you want to buy / exchange rate).

What is the calculation while receiving currency from overseas?

For receiving money from overseas, use the following formula:

Foreign currency received/exchange rate = the amount of Australian Dollar you receive.

So, if you received 2000 GBP through a bank transfer, with an exchange rate of 0.6062, then the amount of AUD you’d receive would be 3299.24 (2000/0.6062=3299.24)

In short, it can be said that for converting AUD into foreign currencies and vice versa, the general rule will be:

  • Convert AUD into foreign currency by Multiplying it by the exchange rate
  • Convert foreign currency into AUD by dividing it by the exchange rate

Once you understand this fundamental idea, the rest becomes easy. However, remember that the actual amount you’ll receive will depend on the type of product too. So, if you buy a travel card, opt for IMT or exchange AUD for foreign currency in cash, there would be slight differences in the cost. Furthermore, you should always try to do currency exchange from branches than airports. Airports are generally costly when it comes to currency exchange.

 

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2 Reviews for “NAB Exchange Rates – BER Review”

  1. Avatar nab cust says:

    I lived overseas in France for 18 months, and had to withdraw and send from my National Australia account often. Wish I had switched earlier as the rates were not very good

  2. Avatar uk expat says:

    I was using my NAB account to send money home but found much better rates at OFX through this website thx!

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