Ordering foreign currency for travel outside the euro area

Ordering foreign currency for travel outside the euro area

Online and free

Need to order foreign currency? At KBC Brussels, you can do this online, and it's free of charge if you're a client.

Quick and flexible

Your banknotes will be ready for collection within three banking days on average from the KBC Brussels branch of your choice.

Wide selection of banknotes

From the Bulgarian lev to the South African rand, you can choose from a variety of banknotes.

Order your foreign currency

When do you need foreign currency?

Whether or not you need foreign currency depends on your destination. You can only pay with the euro within the euro area. Remember that not all of Europe belongs to it. For instance, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland and many other European countries are not part of the euro area. That means you will need foreign currency if you intend to pay for things in cash in those countries.

Ordering foreign currency at KBC Brussels

Online and free of charge: the ultimate combination for KBC Brussels clients. Your foreign banknotes will be available for collection from the KBC Brussels branch of your choice after roughly three banking days. They may even arrive earlier: you can see the estimated delivery date in KBC Brussels Touch. Pressed for time to pick up your foreign currency straightaway? Don't worry, KBC Brussels will keep it in the branch for seven days.

How do you pay for your order?

You can pay from the KBC Brussels current account of your choice. Once KBC Brussels has prepared your order for dispatch to the bank branch, the corresponding amount of euros will be automatically debited from your current account. Payment cannot be made from a savings account.

Wide selection of banknotes

  • Australian dollar
  • British pound sterling
  • Bulgarian lev
  • Canadian dollar
  • Croatian kuna
  • Czech koruna
  • Danish krone
  • Hungarian forint
  • Japanese yen
  • New Zealand dollar
  • Norwegian krone
  • Serbian dinar
  • South African rand
  • Swedish krona
  • Swiss franc
  • US dollar

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