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foreign currency account

Do you regularly trade overseas? With our Foreign Currency Account you can easily make and receive payments from abroad, and manage your finances in your choice of 14 international currencies.

Choice of 14 currencies

Trading around the world? Choose from 14 popular international currencies.

Smooth and safe transfers

It’s easy to make international transfers or receive money from abroad.

Manage your way

It’s your account, so you choose how to manage it – online, by phone or in store – 7 days a week.

What you need to know

We’re up front with our customers about everything. We’ve created this handy summary of our Foreign Current Account key features so you can see the important information from the get-go.

Euro Account fees

Monthly fee
(Balance above €2000)
Monthly fee
(Balance below €2000)
International payments 
€5 €15 €20 each

US Dollar Account fees

Monthly fee
(Balance above $3000)
Monthly fee
(Balance below $3000)
International payments
$8 $25 $25 each

Other foreign currencies and monthly fees

As well as a Euro (EUR) or US Dollar (USD) currency account, Metro Bank business customers can choose from 12 of the top international trading currencies:

  • Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)
  • Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Czech Koruna (CZK)
  • Danish Krone (DKK)
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
  • Norwegian Krone (NOK)
  • Polish Zloty (PLN)
  • Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  • South African Rand (ZAR)
  • Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • Swiss Franc (CHF)   

Other 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. 


Eligibility

To open a Foreign Currency Account, you'll need to have Metro Bank Business Current Account or a Business Instant Access Deposit Account.

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


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.


Get all the details to read at your leisure

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) (61KB)

Euro and US Dollar Current Account Details (PDF)(866KB)

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

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FAQs

  • 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

Online

Metro Bank 24/7. Check balances, make payments, see transactions and open new accounts any time - all with internet banking.

In-store

A friendly face and a quick answer. And all the usual payment services too. We're open 362 days a year.

Telephone

If you need help you can talk to a real person in our UK contact centre 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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