FX Spot

Exchanges currencies in two (business) days' time, at today's agreed rate, the simplest method of buying or selling foreign currency.

Forward Exchange Contract

Exchanges currencies on a future date, at a rate agreed today, providing a fixed, known rate, giving greater cash flow certainty for business planning purposes.

Participating Forward

Sets an exchange rate for a specified currency amount for an amount in different currency on the transaction settlement date, offering the benefits of both protection and participation.


Currency Protection and Participation Contract

Provides a fixed, known rate to help you safeguard against the currency moving unfavourably, offering unlimited gain potential from a favourable rate movement.


Vanilla FX Option

The right (but not obligation) to buy or sell a specified amount of one currency in exchange for another currency and an agreed rate when the option is bought (strike rate), on an agreed settlement date.

Managing foreign exchange

Movements in foreign exchange rates can impact businesses differently, so it's important to have a strategy tailored to your specific needs.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about foreign exchange. 

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