Wherever you may find yourself in the world, be sure to carry a BFSFCU Credit or Debit Card to get a great deal on purchasing and selling foreign currency.
Travelex, our foreign exchange services provider, will grant BFSFCU members with an instant transactional rate discount of 3%, along with no fees, when buying or selling foreign currency at any of their stores across the United States and Canada. Simply present your BFSFCU Credit or Debit Cards when performing these transactions to automatically qualify for the rate discount.
The 3% discount is a reduction of the margin/mark-up with no fee on the transaction. The standard mark-up/margin may be different at each Travelex location and different for each currency. The 3% reduction will be taken at the time of the transaction and will be a reduction of the standard base-rate offered for purchase and sale transactions of foreign currency. You must present your BFSFCU Debit or Credit card to be eligible for the promotion, but you are not required to pay with it.
Visit the Travelex Store Locator for the nearest Travelex store or ATM within the United States.
Members traveling in select countries may also receive currency exchange discount benefits, by simply presenting a BFSFCU Credit or Debit Card. Please refer to the chart below for countries and the specific discounts offered to our Members by Travelex.
|Australia||50% off Commission|
|China||50% off Commission|
|Czech Republic||0% Commission|
|Hong Kong||Receive a 1% improvement on the advertised in-store rate|
|Japan||Receive a 0.5% improvement on the advertised in-store rate|
|New Zealand||50% off Commission|
|North America||0% Commission and a 3% discount|
|South Africa||0% Commission|
|United Arab Emirates||0% Commission|
|United Kingdom||0% Commission|
You can pay for your foreign currency with cash or use your debit card with a PIN to complete your transaction. Please note that if you pay by credit card, it may be recognized as a cash advance, and charged as such, because you will be purchasing currency.
While BFSFCU members enjoy discounts on foreign currency transactions at Travelex stores, you may also withdraw US Dollars and foreign currency surcharge free at Travelex ATMs located in the United States, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.