Foreign currencies

Preparing to go abroad? It’s likely that you are going to need travel money.

If you're the last minute kind of traveller, you may decide to exchange currency at the airport or take money out from an ATM at your chosen destination. However, being prepared and buying travel money before you go could help ensure that you have fewer problems to deal with when you arrive.

Available currencies

If you are not sure what currency you need, see our list below of all currently available currencies. You can also use our currency converter to see how much you’ll get for your Pound.

There are over 50 currencies available from Sainsbury’s Bank and if you order before 2pm online or by 2.30pm by phone we aim to get your foreign currency to you by the next working day. If you prefer, you can pick up your currency instore.

You can also order from any of our travel bureau instore. Please note that rates can vary between online, phone and instore orders.

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Currency Currency Code
Euro EUR
United States Dollar USD
Australian Dollar AUD
Bahraini Dinar BHD
Barbadian Dollar BBD
Belize Dollar BMD
Brazilian Real BRL
Brunei Dollar BND
Bulgarian Lev BGL
Canadian Dollar CAD
Cayman Islands Dollar KYD
Chilean Peso CLP
Chinese Yuan  CNY
Costa Rican Colon CRC
Croatian Kuna HRK
Czech Koruna CZK
Danish Kroner DKK
Dominican Peso DOP
Eastern Caribbean Dollar XCD
Egyptian Pound EGP
Fijian Dollar FJD
Guatemalan Quetzal GTQ
HongKong Dollar HKD
Hungarian Forint HUF
Icelandic Krone ISK
Indonesian Rupiah IDR
Israeli Shekel ILS
Jamaican Dollar JMD
Japanese Yen JPY
Jordanian Dinar JOD
Kenyan Shilling KES
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD
Lebanese Pound LBP
Malaysian Ringgit MYR
Mauritian Rupee MUR
Mexican Peso MXN
New Zealand Dollar NZD
Norwegian Kroner NOK
Omani Rial OMR
Papua New Guinea PGK
Peruvian Nuevo Sol PEN
Philippine Peso PHP
Polish Zloty PLN
Qatari Riyal QAR
Saudi Riyal SAR
Singaporean Dollar SGD
South African Rand ZAR
South Korean Won KRW
Swedish Krona SEK
Swiss Franc CHF
Taiwanese Dollar TWD
Thai Baht THB
Trinidad & Tobago Dollar TTD
Turkish Lira  TRY
United Arab Emirates Dirham AED

Delivery charges
A A £1.99 administration fee applies to all online orders under £100 collected instore. Delivery charge of £5 applies on minimum orders of £100 - £499.99 and free delivery on orders of £500 or more.

By phone - call 0845 301 2724 for home delivery on orders over £100. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day).

Nectar points
Customers can collect Nectar points on all instore and online purchases of foreign currency. The number of Nectar points collected is based on the value of the currency transaction: 5 points are collected for transactions between £0 and £249.99; 10 points for transactions between £250 and £499.99; 20 points for transactions between £500 and £799.99 and 50 points for transactions of £800 or more. To qualify for Nectar points a Nectar card must be presented at the point of purchase instore. For online orders, a Nectar card number must be entered at the time of purchase. Points may take up to 60 days from time of purchase to appear on your account.

**Better rates for Nectar card holders are calculated by reducing our retail margins on single purchase transactions of Euros & US Dollars bought instore and on all foreign currencies available online or by phone. Not available in conjunction with ‘rate promise’ offer. A Nectar card must be presented at the time of purchase.

The Nectar loyalty programme is operated independently of Sainsbury's Bank by Aimia Coalition Loyalty UK Ltd; and the collection and use of points is governed by the Nectar Collector Rules, set out in the registration pack and available at www.nectar.com

Sainsbury's Bank reserves the right to alter, cancel or withdraw this offer without prior notice.

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