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Foreign Currency Account

Taking you to the world stage

We designed our Foreign Currency Account to make it easy for businesses to send and receive payments overseas on a regular basis. Manage your finances from your choice of 14 international currencies

Trade around the world

Pick from 14 of the most popular international currencies to trade with

Smooth and safe transfers

Send and receive overseas payments quickly and securely

Manage your way

Manage your account online, on your mobile, over the phone or in store.

Talk to us about our foreign currency account now

If you’re a commercial customer, speak to your Relationship Manager or Local Director. Their details will be listed alongside your local store

Additional information

Additional information

Bank the way you want

We believe in letting you decide how you want to bank with us – whether that’s online, in store, over the phone or on the move.

Ways to bank

Setting up your online banking and mobile app

Manage your Business Bank Account online or on your mobile.

Business online banking

Business mobile banking app

What the account doesn’t come with

The Metro Bank Foreign Currency Account doesn’t come with a cheque book or debit card – so you can’t take money out at a cash machine. There is also no overdraft facility and you don’t earn any interest on money in your account.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges

All fees and charges are in the same currency as the Foreign Currency Account

AED Arab Emirates Dirham 90 30 12,000 105
AUD Australian Dollar 25 10 3,500 30
CAD Canadian Dollar 25 10 3,600 30
CHF Swiss Franc 25 8 3,000 25
CZK Czech Krone 500 160 6,650 580
DKK Danish Krone 135 45 18,000 160
EUR Euro 15 5 2,000 20
HKD Hong Kong Dollar 190 65 25,000 225
NOK Norwegian Krone 150 50 20,000 175
PLN Polish Zloty 75 25 10,000 88
SEK Swedish Krona 165 55 22,000 190
SGD Singapore Dollar 30 10 4,000 35
USD US Dollar 25 8 3,000 25
ZAR South African Rand 260 85 35,000 305
Currency code Currency Standard monthly fee Lower monthly fee Lower fee applies at balance of International payment charge per transaction

Fees and charges

We will charge for some transactions and services such as transferring money to non-Metro Bank accounts and an Auditor's Certificate of Balance. You can find all the details of our transaction and service charges in the downloadable PDF below. 

Opening a Foreign Currency Account

Opening a Foreign Currency Account

To open a Foreign Currency Account, you'll need to have a Metro Bank Business or Commercial account. Eligible accounts are:

  • Business Bank Account
  • Business Instant Access Deposit Account
  • Commercial Current Account
  • Community Current Account

To apply, come in store or call your Relationship Manager.

Get all the details on our Foreign Currency Account

Download our PDFs to read when you like – they contains all the ins and outs of our Euro and US Dollar Account and our Foreign Currency Account.

Foreign Currency Account Details (PDF) (311KB)

Our Service Relationship with Business Customers (PDF) (1.1MB)

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Can I open a savings account in a different currency?

No, we don’t offer savings options on our Foreign Currency Accounts.

Can anyone open a Foreign Currency Account?

Business customers with a Metro Bank Business Current Account or Business Instant Access Deposit Account can open this kind of account.

Find out about our Business Current Accounts 

I’m trading in more than one currency. Do I need to open a separate account for each currency?

Yes – We have separate accounts for each type of currency available.

Can I make withdrawals and deposits in store?

Cash deposits and withdrawals are permitted in store on the US Dollar and Euro accounts.

Cash deposits are not available on any other currency where we offer accounts. If you’d like to withdraw or exchange cash please check the availability by calling one of our stores or the Business Team on 0345 08 08 508 at least two working days prior to the transaction.

Your ways to bank


Check balances, see transactions and open new accounts any time - all with Business Online Banking.


A friendly face and a quick answer - and all the usual payment services too. 

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