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Currencies

Airwallex currently has the capability to transact in more than 170 currency pairs across 23 currencies - a capability that is constantly improving. Some of the pairs are freely traded which means we are able to price and execute on both sides of the trade, whereas pairs that contain a currency with additional constraints are considered exotic currency pairs.

Freely Traded Currencies

The set of freely traded currencies are those that Airwallex can provide pricing and execute on both ‘sides of the trade’, for example on the pair USDHKD, you can:

  • Sell USD / Buy HKD
  • Buy USD / Sell HKD

The current list of currencies we support include:

  • EUR
  • GBP
  • AUD
  • NZD
  • USD
  • CAD
  • CHF
  • HKD
  • SGD
  • CNY (Offshore; sometimes given the code CNH)
  • JPY

Exotic Currencies

The exotic currencies typically have constraints that are applied to them, usually due to regulatory regimes in the local jurisdiction of the exotic currency being transacted.

These constraints may include being able to transact on one side of the trade, as follows for the pair USDMYR:

  • Sell USD / Buy MYR

Other constraints may include:

  • The need to tie the conversion to an accompanying transfer
  • The provision of additional documentation to support the conversion
  • Limitations on the conversion date selectable

The current list of currencies we support include:

  • THB
  • KRW
  • IDR
  • INR
  • PHP
  • MYR
  • VND
  • NPR
  • LKR
  • PKR
  • TRY
  • BDT