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IMB offers a variety of products & services to help you when travelling overseas. From safe and convenient ways to carry or send cash overseas, to travel insurance or even a personal loan to give you some extra spending money!

If you’re lucky enough to be travelling overseas, we would suggest you take some local currency for the country you are visiting (in addition to a credit, debit or travel card). This will give you peace of mind when you arrive at your destination – you don’t have to immediately try to find an ATM, you have some local cash to pay for taxis, public transport and tips, and you won’t have to use your cards when you have concerns about card skimming or fraud.

In partnership with Travelex, IMB Bank offers you an extensive range of foreign cash. Travelex supplies foreign cash in more than 50 currencies, and for added convenience a choice of denominations is available for most currencies.  Orders will normally be delivered to your local branch within 48-72 hours (subject to location).

How to buy foreign currencies?

For a full list of currencies and to order your foreign currency, call us on 133 462, visit us at your nearest branch or enquire online.

Have leftover currency?

If you have any unused foreign banknotes when you come back from your trip, we will normally be able to convert them into Australian Dollars for you (subject to acceptability). Ask at any of our branches for more information.

Cash PassportTM Platinum Mastercard®

The Platinum Cash Passport is a pre-paid PIN protected card that enables you to access local currency from over 500,000 Mastercard-branded ATMs, 24 hours a day, worldwide.

  • 11 Currencies available
  • Smart wallet functionality – Intelligently selects the currency for your transaction. Funds can be used from multiple wallets if required to help ensure your transaction is approved.
  • Chip & PIN protected for enhanced security and worldwide acceptance
  • PIN Change at selected RediATMs
  • No Inactivity Fees
  • Free Global WiFi access
  • Access local currency from over 1.9 million MasterCard ATMs worldwide
  • Accepted at over 29 million MasterCard retailers worldwide and online
  • Reload in store or online via BPAY®
  • Lock in your rate*** for the funds you load at the relevant exchange rate of the day 

Telegraphic Transfer (TT)

An easy way to send cash overseas a TT enables you to send funds electronically to a specified customer bank account held at an overseas financial institution.

  • Worldwide network of participating banks
  • Available in 93 currencies

To place an order for any foreign exchange product available from IMB you can email us via our online enquiry form, call on 133 462 or call into your local IMB.

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IMB arranges Foreign Cash issued by Travelex Limited ABN 3600 4179 953 AFSL 222444 (“Travelex”). The purchase and repurchase of Foreign Cash attracts a fee. Exchange rates are set by Travelex. Please note that the repurchase of Foreign Cash may, because of fees and charges and possible movements in exchange rates, result in a loss to you. Conditions and exclusions apply. IMB receives a commission for the purchase of Foreign Exchange arranged. Please refer to IMB’s Fees and Charges Guide available in Branch or by calling 133 462. IMB Ltd trading as IMB Bank ABN 92 087 651 974. AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237 391. Before you make a decision to acquire the Platinum Cash Passport, please check www.cashpassport.com/multi for the latest currencies supported.*** "Lock in your rate" means that the prevailing exchange rate is locked in for the initial load value only. Subsequent card reloads will be processed at the then prevailing exchange rate on the day of the reload transaction, and will be locked in at that rate. T&C’s apply to Free Global Wifi Access. Wi-fi is provided by Boingo hotspots. Visit cashpassport.com.au and mastercard.boingo.com for more information. Pay no foreign transaction fees on purchases when travelling, when you load your Cash Passport with one of 10 international currencies supported by the product, and transact in that same currency. Mastercard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 47 145 452 044, AFSL 386 837) arranges for the issue of the Cash Passport™ Platinum Mastercard® (“Cash Passport”) in conjunction with the issuer, Heritage Bank Limited (ABN 32 087 652 024, AFSL 240 984). You should consider the Product Disclosure Statement for Cash Passport available at www.cashpassport.com.au before deciding to acquire the product. Any advice does not take into account your personal needs, financial circumstances or objectives and you should consider if it is appropriate for you. Mastercard® is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

Why choose us?

Established in 1880, we have been helping people achieve their financial goals for 140 years and are rated by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Banks. We offer a full range of competitive banking, including home and personal lending, savings and transaction accounts, term deposits, business banking, and can arrange financial planning, insurance and travel products.

We provide simple and secure digital banking solutions online and on mobile, and members enjoy access to free automated phone and internet banking, and a team of professionals at our locally based contact centre. With a growing branch network throughout the Illawarra, Sydney, NSW South Coast, Newcastle/Hunter, the ACT and Melbourne, we have a lending specialist in every branch and a team of mobile lending specialists who will come to you.

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