Foreign Currency

Taking a trip? Great Erie FCU now offers you the ease of purchasing foreign currency at our Orchard Park location only. 

The Orchard Park location will be offering the following currencies: 

European Euro; Swiss Franc; Canadian Dollar; Australian/New Zealand Dollar; Japanese Yen and South African Rand. 

The European Euro covers the countries of: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland (excluding northern Ireland), Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. 

Stop by and see one of our Member Service Representatives to place your order. We require a minimum of 5 business days in order to ensure that you receive your currency on time. 

Currency can be sent directly to your home or to the Credit Union for pick up. (Orchard Park location only).

There is a fee for ordering foreign currency which can be discussed by calling us at 716.662.1311 or simply by stopping in to see us. 

Foreign Currency FAQ

  • What are the key benefits to purchasing foreign currency before I travel?

    • SAVE up to 3% on Credit Card SURCHARGES on items purchased overseas. Use your pre-purchased foreign currency instead.
    • Purchase Currency Price Protection to lock in the value of your foreign currency order. Now purchase up to $2,500 USD of most foreign currencies and return up to the price protected amount at the same exchange rate as originally purchased. 
    • Convenient & secured delivery options.
    • Save by purchasing foreign currency prior to departure and avoid escalated fees and inflated exchange rates in airports, hotels and banks.

  • How much money should I take?

    To determine how much currency to take, please consider the following:
    • Number of days you will be traveling
    • Number of people for whom you are purchasing currency
    • Souvenirs (Are you a big spender?)
    • Meal - Tips - Transportation (i.e. taxi, subway, etc.) Considering the above, most people purchase approximately $100-$125 per day for each person traveling.

  • Can I request specific denominations?

    You may request specific denominations however, all denominations are subject to availability. We will do our best to fulfill exactly or very close to what you request.