Purchasing Foreign Currency

Order Foreign Currency

Plan ahead when traveling abroad

When planning a trip outside the United States it is a good idea to have local currency on-hand to cover some expenses upon your arrival for meals, taxis or train fares, tolls, hotel or airport tipping and other incidentals. As a FirstMerit customer you have access to more than 100 foreign currencies.

Ordering is easy

You can place your foreign currency order in person through your local branch and have your foreign currency delivered to a branch of your choosing within 1 to 2 business days.

Exchange rates are updated and applied daily1.

All orders placed weekdays before 3PM ET, will ship the same business day otherwise they will ship the next business day. We do not ship orders on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays. A shipping fee may apply and will be added to your total order amount.

Additionally, Canadian Dollars are available for immediate pickup at our Sault Saint Marie Office.

If you have any questions please call 800-237-6384.


  1. The current banknote exchange rate will be different from various published rates which are for wholesale transactions of $1 million or more.