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    Australian Dollar News, Guides, Forecasts & Provider Reviews. Stay on top of AUD related information to help ensure you get the best possible exchange rates deals. This allows you to take advantage of any market moves plus the low margins from our online currency and foreign payment partners to ensure you get the best possible exchange rates deals.


    We came across an article in The Australian Financial Review today on an interesting experiment of splitting a $200K AUD->USD transfer into two, with half sent via OzForex and the other half by one of the ‘big four’ Australian banks on the same day to compare what arrives at the other end. The results are […]


    BER reviews why CurrencyFair is different to most of the other FX brokers out there.


    Foreign Xchange offer the best travel money exchange rates when you order online for home delivery (5-days). Order multiple different currencies with one simple checkout process. Check rates and place your order from the comfort of your own home. Currencies are delivered to your doorstep to save you time.


    By Carly Pickering, OFX The high Australian dollar means there’s rarely been a better time to travel. Not only are airfares, accommodation and transport more affordable, but your increased shopping power will net you all types of bargains. But while it’s true that the Australian dollar is up for most destinations, there are a few […]


    Travel Money Oz has 130+ stores across Australia that stay open late and on weekends, 24x7 online orders and friendly phone service available. Offering 60+ currencies to buy and sell, travel money cards, international transfers and travel insurance.


    TransferWise’s Borderless Account allows users to hold and convert funds in 40 different currencies and send and spend internationally, all at the “real” exchange rate and with exceptionally low service fees. Users can also receive major-currency payments free of charge.


    OFX Global Currency Account – Independent BER Review OFX Global Currency Account: A Summary OFX has a 30-year history and is one of the largest foreign exchange specialists in the world. It offers a “Global Currency Account” that allows online sellers to hold, send and receive funds in AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD. […]


    How does the gyrations of the Aussie Dollar affect Shoppers, Travellers, Importers, Exporters, Manufacturers, Tourism operators, Educators? Strong Australian dollar (above 0.90 USD): Winners Shoppers: Imports like electronics and cars should be cheaper in coming months if retailers pass on savings from new stock. Buying online from places like the US and UK will also […]


    I was off to the local bank to exchange Aus dollars to Malaysia Ringgit at an exchange rate of 2.63. your site had the Travelex rate published as the best rate at over 2.7 (2.72 I think?). So, I travelled further to get to the nearest Travelex and queued for 30 mins ….. to get […]


    The Australian dollar has hit new record highs in recent months rising to a 28 year high against the pound sterling (GBP) and also against the Japanese yen (JPY). Despite speculation that the recent RBA interest rate drops would substantially impact its valuation, the strong Aussie dollar looks like it’s here to stay awhile. Australians […]


    The RBA has made a lot of noise about the economic benefits of a lower Australian dollar recently and most businesses involved in the local tourism sector, and exporters in general, agree a lower currency would help them remain competitive. Some manufacturers might beg to differ however. In theory a lower Aussie dollar can help […]


    Being apathetic about currency exchanges rates can be very damaging for your business. Let’s look at some of the dangerous myths that people cling to, to justify keeping their head in the sand. 1. What goes up must come down Or the reverse: that a sinking currency must recover eventually. History tells us that movements […]



    Want to do something different in 2016? We’ve scoured the world for the biggest, messiest, noisiest, most iconic and, frankly, the weirdest events around the world to compile the ultimate list of 101 things to do around the world in 2016. From sport to music, festivals to the weird and wonderful, we’ve got you covered. […]


    A new year brings a wealth of sporting delights around the world, from Euro 2016 to the Invictus Games. Here at World First, we help people transfer money around the world. Some of the people we help in 2016 might be out in the US for the Ryder Cup golf, and enjoy it so much […]


    BestExchangeRates was selected as a delegate for the Australia Week in China (AWIC) trade delegation to China with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in April 2016. AWIC 2016 was the largest business mission ever organised by Austrade consisting of almost 1000 delegates from around 750 companies. AWIC 2016 focussed on forging business linkages, building the bilateral […]


    We take a look at why not using your bank for foreign exchange is generally a good idea to save money. As an example, we compare the 4 big Aussie banks rates for transfers and travel cash to two popular foreign exchange specialists, OFX for transfers and Travelex for travel money.


    Among the world’s ten most actively traded currencies, it was the Chinese yuan that was leading the pack approaching the end of the Asian business week.   Last week: majors all down   Aussie dollar (AUD) was down last week, retreating from US0.80 cents, on Australia’s disappointing rise in private sector wages, their massive contraction […]


    In this Sydney CBD guide, we show you how to save money when looking for Currency Exchange and Forex services downtown in the emerald city.


    In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in the Melbourne CBD.


    In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in the Perth CBD.


    In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in the Brisbane CBD.


    In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in Adelaide.


    In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash on the Gold Coast.


    Xiong Xiao, a PhD candidate currently studying and teaching at the University of Western Australia is awarded BestExchangeRate.com's first scholarship for foreign students in Australia.


    Cryptocurrencies exploded on Friday for reasons not fully understood by analysts. Litecoin was among the day’s stars, gaining 30 percent. Brokers, though, remain skeptical about the rally’s sustainability.


    Amid declining interest, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, or CBOE, has announced it will no longer offer bitcoin futures contracts once current contracts expire in June.


    Developments this week make a “benign Brexit outcome” the most probable and offer reason enough to be favouring British pound appreciation for the foreseeable future, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch have said.


    Research has highlighted the popularity of bitcoin for large payments, including those across borders. By transaction volume, bitcoin has nearly caught up with Mastercard and may in future overtake the market leader, Visa. In the markets, bitcoin’s sudden surge earlier this week is yet to be explained.


    With the chance of a 2019 Brexit now reduced to 50 percent, the pound’s value is likely to remain capped for the time being, most likely near US$1.34, experts say. On the downside, US$1.24 is likely should the latest Article 50 extension be used to hold a UK general election.


    What is arguably Southeast Asia’s most important exchange rate, Singapore dollar-Malaysian ringgit, leapt on Thursday to its highest level since November 2017, driven by FTSE Russell’s decision to reconsider Malaysia’s inclusion in an important bond index.


    Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technologies that support them are at the forefront of remittance-industry innovations, but these are under attack in India, where a complete crypto ban will be proposed in May.


    Key Takeaways from the ACCC inquiry into currency conversion services. BestExchangeRates referenced among comparison sites playing an important role in customer awareness of the excessive currency margins charged by banks.


    Fears Chinese mega developer Evergrande’s collapse will spark a contagion event and the ongoing European gas crisis has hit confidence.


    Property debt crisis in China, central bank bond policy and the energy crisis are combining for a volatile October - it is ever thus!


    Any curbs to Russian access to its foreign reserves could present a bigger blow to the Russian economy than the impact of a ban on Swift.


    'Fortress New Zealand' opening after two long pandemic years - Aussies welcomed back first on April 12th and other nationalities on 1st of May.


    Global travel starts to revive so Thailand moves to revive its Economy after the pandemic.


    As we approach mid-year a shift has taken place in currency markets with the narrative less about interest rates hikes and more risk-off worries about a possible coming recession.


    When juggling finances and the many other concerns that come with running a small business, the hurdles may sometimes prove overwhelming. “Entrepreneurs and startup founders are solely responsible for their company’s finances and accounting. You alone are responsible for creating the budget enforcing restrictions and controlling your income and spending. Remember that the largest contributor […]


    The dollar has risen by nearly 20% against most currencies compared to this time last year.


    The strength of the US dollar and interest rate movements by the Federal Reserve are behind the weakness of Asian currencies.


    Markets have shifted focus to the interest rate policies of other major central banks rather than the Federal Reserve.


    April Forex Outlook: Banking Crises Cast Shadow Over Global Currency Markets


    The US dollar weakened due to fears surrounding regional banks, while the ECB offered a less hawkish than expected 25bp hike and the Swiss franc is in demand.


    AUD Bolstered by Jobs Report, NZD Dented by Risk-off Flows, EUR Lifted by Hawkish ECB, USD Relinquishes Gains, CAD Steady Amid Rising Oil Prices


    USD sinks as global currency markets react to slowing US inflation, prompting a surge in other major currencies and a potential end to the Federal Reserve's tightening cycle.


    August has seen the Australian dollar under pressure after China’s unexpected lending rate cuts, hinting at concerns about the health of the world’s second-largest economy. On the other side of the spectrum, the Russian rouble has shown signs of economic strain, notably affected by international sanctions in light of the conflict with Ukraine. The People’s […]