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Singapore Dollar to Australian Dollar exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

This resource page for the Singapore Dollar to Australian Dollar exchange rate, has news, forecasts and SGD to AUD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. You can also check an exchange rate margin with our Exchange Rate Checker.

SGD/AUD Exchange Rates - How to Compare & Save

Exchange rates can vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for SGD/AUD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee SGDTotal CostDeal Links
TransferWise logo
10,613 AUD1.0667S$510.61%
OFX logo
10,593 AUD1.05930 for BER users (normally $15)0.8%
DBS Bank logo
10,326 AUD1.0345183.3%
OCBC Bank International Money Transfers
OCBC Bank logo
10,286 AUD1.039S$1003.67%
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo OCBC Bank logo
10,243 AUD1.0280184.08%
HSBC logo
10,225 AUD1.024S$154.24%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
10,134 AUD1.0146125.09%
WorldRemit logo
Your amount above the WorldRemit SGD2000 maximum
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer SGD→AUD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:S$51 SGD (0.5% + S$1)
Exchange Rate:1.0667 (0.1% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:10,613 AUD
Total Cost:0.61%
Time:1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer SGD→AUD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:1.0593 (0.8% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:10,593 AUD
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
20 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:
Rate Fetched: 1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

DBS Bank logoDBS Bank

DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer SGD→AUD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.0345 (3.12% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:10,326 AUD
Total Cost:3.3%
Difference:
287 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

OCBC Bank logoOCBC Bank

OCBC Bank: Foreign Transfer SGD→AUD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:S$100 SGD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.0390 (2.7% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:10,286 AUD
Total Cost:3.67%
Difference:
327 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer SGD→AUD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.0261 (3.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:10,243 AUD
Total Cost:4.08%
Difference:
370 AUD less than using TransferWise
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer SGD→AUD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:S$15 SGD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.0240 (4.1% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:10,225 AUD
Total Cost:4.24%
Difference:
388 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer SGD→AUD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.0146 (4.98% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:10,134 AUD
Total Cost:5.09%
Difference:
479 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
WorldRemit: Foreign Transfer SGD→AUD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:
Transfer Speed:1 day
Services:Bank Transfers & Cash Pickup - Online only
Rating:
 
: 4.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/25/2019 - See full table

SGD to AUD interbank exchange rate = 1.0678

 
 

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SGD and AUD in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the SGD vs AUD, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

 

Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Singapore was added to a US watchlist of suspected currency manipulators in May. Though that means little right now in terms of economic implications, it created some negative sentiment that spurred a rise in USD/SGD to a 6-month high (SGD low) of S$1.384.

Overall, it’s been a mixed 2019 for the Singapore dollar, with small gains (<2 percent) against the euro and Australian dollar, but small losses against the US dollar and pound.

In May, SGD was pressured by data showing core inflation at a 1-year low, by an escalation in US-China trade tensions, and after Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry downgraded 2019 growth forecasts. At 1.2 percent, quarterly growth in the Lion City has slowed to its lowest level in a decade.

All said, the Monetary Authority of Singapore will, at best, keep monetary policy unchanged when it next meets in October (there's a chance it could turn dovish).

Read more in the article SGD Forecasts.

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

In early August the Australian dollar sunk to a 10 year low of 67¢ (Aug-7) to the US dollar. This was due to the offshore yuan breaking the symbolic and closely watched USD/CNY = 7.0 exchange rate, after the trade war flared up again and the US labelled China a "currency manipulator".

Investors have sold AUD in recent months as they’ve bet on aggressive interest-rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia. These bets paid off: the RBA cut its cash rate in both June and July to a record low of 1 percent.

Lower borrowing costs are necessary, investors believe, in light of persistently soft domestic data and the fallout from a US-China trade standoff that shows no sign of nearing an end.

AUD will continue to track changes in interest-rate expectations. Economists expect at least one further cut this year and many expect two by early 2020. After July's cut, the RBA hinted it would leave rates unchanged for several months.

Interestingly, AUD has decoupled from commodity prices in 2019. The price of iron ore (Australia’s largest export) nears multi-year highs while AUD languishes.

Further RBA interest rate cuts this year are now a certainty, and that doesn’t bode well for currency valuations. Westpac has predicted three cuts this year.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the SGD/AUD market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the SGD / AUD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

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