How do I buy currency?

Get direct access to the live currency market via your desktop account and the app. Purchase currency to send to your account or card at transparent, competitive rates.

Let us walk you through it:

Sign into your account and then click here to get a quick tutorial. Note: you must be signed in first.

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Follow the steps below:

  1. Select the currency you would like to convert from and the currency you would like to purchase.
  2. Enter either the amount you’d like to convert from or the amount you’d like to convert to.
  3. Select where funds should be taken from. You can use funds already held in your Centtrip account or make a transfer from another bank account.
  4. Choose where to send purchased currency; back into your Centtrip account or a card of your choice.
  5. Click GET RATE to view the live exchange rate and click CONFIRM to complete your purchase.

Hints and tips

  • If you are buying currency and want to pay from your bank account (‘Bank To’ transaction), you will need to transfer the balance within 24 hours and will receive your purchased currency as soon as this has been settled
  • Purchase currency when it’s right for you - visit the homepage and select LIVE RATES to set up rate alerts.
  • Centtrip enables you to purchase all major currencies, so if you’d like to buy a currency not shown in your account, get in touch with the Centtrip team.
  • Mitigate the risk of foreign exchange fluctuations by purchasing currency at a locked rate, for settlement on a future date. Contact the support team to speak to our dedicated experts.

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