foreign currency

travel with foreign cash

When travelling overseas it is important to have some of the local currency. Whether it is for a taxi, a bottle of water, lunch on the run, to barter for that silk scarf or just for emergencies having some foreign cash is important. Confidence while travelling starts with SBS Bank.

Need cash while overseas? 

Grab some cash before you go overseas. SBS Bank branches can order your foreign cash in most major currencies. 

Note that foreign cash must be ordered into our branches upon request and may take a couple of days to arrive. You will be charged at the prevailing rate on the day of the transaction. SBS Bank accepts no liability for any losses or any transaction risks from the conversion of currencies.

Prefer to travel with a card? 

SBS Bank has two great options for taking plastic when you are travelling overseas: 

Shop with money from your bank account and have each transaction 

Debit MasterCard®

Shop wherever Debit MasterCard® Card is accepted as you travel. That is over 32 million retailers in over 210 countries around the world. You can also access your own funds from your everyday accounts at more than 1.8million ATMs around the world.*

*Overseas currency conversion charges and ATM withdrawal fees may apply 

Pre-load money ahead of time into multiple currencies before you go so you have the exchange rates locked in with Cash Passport 

Cash Passport

Multi-currency Pre-loaded Currency Card

» Convert your money to up to nine currencies at any time to lock in exchange rates
» All currencies loaded on a convenient and secure card
» Chip and PIN protected
» Acceptable anywhere Mastercard® is accepted around the world 
» No ATM fees to obtain cash abroad, unless surcharge applied by local ATM provider 
» Reloadable with extra money anytime
» View your card balances in each currency online

important information

Account opening and card eligibility criteria, fees and charges, terms and conditions apply. Currency conversion charges apply to international transactions including with online merchants. MasterCard® and the MasterCard® brand mark, are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. The Multi-currency Cash Passport is an unsecured debt security issued by Travelex Card Services Limited, a member of the Travelex Group. A copy of the Multi-currency Cash Passport prospectus is available free of charge from a copy of the current Southland Building Society (SBS Bank) Disclosure Statement, our QFE Adviser Disclosure Statement, fees and charges, along with copies of our Debit MasterCard® Card and General Terms and Conditions 


A copy of the current Southland Building Society (SBS Bank) Disclosure Statement along with our Term Investment Terms & Conditions and QFE Adviser Disclosure Statement are available on request and free of charge from any branch or agency of SBS Bank or on this website
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