Here's a tip for Australians heading overseas this Christmas - American Express has a special Christmas deal on foreign exchange as long as you are changing more than $1000.
The rates here in Sydney (within the main brand of Westpac on George Street) for Japanese Yen were significantly better than any other foreign exchange desk we tried. over 6 years ago
Well, I'm at the airport.
AUD High street rate was ¥88, AmEx at Westpac was ¥89 ...and TravelEx at the airport is ¥74.
That's robbery. NEVER buy currency at an airport, that's a difference of 15%. If you change $1,000 they are taking $150 off you for the privilege! over 6 years ago