Westpac exchange rates

An up-to-date list of the foreign exchange rates offered by Westpac Bank

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When you’re sending money overseas, a good exchange rate can make a big difference to the amount of money that ends up in your recipient’s pocket.

Find live Westpac exchange rates here, and compare them to quotes from other providers to make sure you’re getting the most competitive exchange rate for your chosen currency. You’ll often be able to save money by sending funds through a specialised money transfer service instead of a bank.

What are Westpac’s foreign exchange rates?

The table below shows today’s Westpac foreign exchange rates, accurate as of 19 September 2019. The “buy” column refers to the price at which Westpac buys other currencies in exchange for New Zealand dollars. This is how much you’ll get when converting other currencies to New Zealand dollars through Westpac.

The “sells” column shows the price Westpac gives for other currencies. This is how much you’ll get when converting New Zealand dollars into foreign currencies.

CurrencyCodeWestpac buys T/TWestpac buys chequesWestpac buys cashWestpac sell rate
United States dollarUSD0.70250.70810.73060.6675
Pound sterlingGBP0.52870.53290.54990.5027
Australian dollarAUD0.99120.9981.02390.9421
Japanese yenJPY78.3480.3281.5574.26
Canadian dollarCAD0.93660.94410.98350.8939
Swiss francCHF0.70080.73230.6688
CFP francXPF75.188980.828168.7998
Danish kroneDKK4.63254.3783
Fijian dollarFJD1.52931.63641.3854
Hong Kong dollarHKD5.49555.53935.77025.2566
Indian rupeeINR48.93445.6919
Norwegian kroneNOK6.01195.6802
Pakistan rupeePKR99.386592.7376
Papua New Guinean kinaPGK2.44752.1843
Philippine pesoPHP37.462734.9592
Singapore dollarSGD0.94760.95520.9950.9038
Solomon Islands dollarSBD5.89345.0889
South African randZAR10.179910.68899.589
Sri Lankan rupeeLKR126.6243118.1197
Swedish kronaSEK6.48856.1307
Thai bahtTHB22.217824.439620.8387
Tongan pa’angaTOP1.64981.81471.4404
Vanuatu vatuVUV80.989474.1768
Samoan talaWST1.88072.06871.6748

Sending money with Westpac: What to know

What we like

  • Multi-currency options. Westpac has potential money-moving alternatives, such as multi-currency travel cards.
  • Foreign cash and bank drafts. You can also get foreign cash and bank drafts at Westpac.

What to watch out for

  • Restricted features. Limit orders and forward contracts are for business customers only.
  • Uncompetitive fees and rates. Westpac’s fees are high, and its exchange rates are poor compared to what money transfer specialists offer.

See more in the full Westpac international money transfers review

How do Westpac’s exchange rates compare?

Most New Zealand banks typically offer similar exchange rates and international transfer fees. So while Westpac’s fees and rates are broadly comparable to other banks, they’re still worse than what you’ll find on offer from a specialist money transfer service.

Use the table below to compare your options and see how much you could save on your next transfer.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
NZD 0 1 day NZD 0.00 0.629 USD
Send money in more than 60 currencies. Fee-free international money transfers with a global brand. Go to site Show details
NZD 1 Within an hour NZD 3.99 0.626 USD
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NZD 250 1 day NZD 0.00 0.629 USD
SendFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. T&Cs apply.
Fee-free transfers in 30+ currencies to over 200 countries.
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AUD 250 1 - 2 days NZD 15.00 0.628 USD
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AUD 2,000 1 day NZD 0.00 0.629 USD
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NZD 2,000 2 days NZD 0.00 0.629 USD
Exclusive offer: $0 transfer fee and discounted exchange rates for your first trade only.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in more than 130 currencies.
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NZD 1 1 - 2 days NZD 80.00 0.632 USD
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NZD 5 1 - 2 days EUR 3.00 0.622 USD
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NZD 10,000 1 - 2 days NZD 0.00 0.621 USD
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