What is the difference between a Forward Exchange Contract, a Limit Order and an FX Option?

Our range of risk management transfer options all help you to manage the risk associated with larger transfers and provide benefits for both personal and business transfers.

Forward Exchange Contracts allow you to “buy now, transfer later.” This could be right for you if you want to lock-in the current exchange rate but aren’t ready to make the transfer now. You can schedule your transfer between two days to twelve months from today, protecting you from rate fluctuations. Please note there is a minimum transfer amount of AUD 50,000 or equivalent.

With our Limit Order you can set your target rate and once it’s triggered we’ll contact you to complete your transfer. This means we’ll watch the market for when you can’t, so you save time as well as your money with our great exchange rates. Our minimum transfer amount for Limit Orders is AUD 30,000 or equivalent and is valid for up to 6 months.

An FX Option gives you the right, not obligation, to make a money transfer at a certain exchange rate and time for an up-front premium. We like to think of it as being the best of both worlds, giving you protection against adverse rate movements while allowing you flexibility to take advantage of favourable rate movements. The minimum transfer amount is AUD 50,000 or equivalent and is only available for clients based in Australia.

If you would like to learn more about our other ways to transfer, click here. If you’d like to make a transfer with any of the above ways to transfer, please give us a call and one of our team members will help you get started.

Please note, Forward Exchange Contracts, Limit Orders and FX Options carry risk. Please speak with us or refer to our PDS for more information.

If you have any questions that aren't answered in our FAQs, feel free to ask us here.

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