Travel Kit

Don’t forget your National Bank Travel kit

Before you leave on vacation, it’s important to get the right information and take the necessary precautions for safe travelling.

National Bank offers you a variety of solutions to help you properly plan your trip:

Bank notes

Foreign currency bank notes to pay daily expenses in the country you are visiting (e.g. taxis, restaurant meals and tips)*. Visit www.nbc.ca/locator to find a National Bank Branch.

What is the recommended currency for my destination?

Country Currency Iso Code

Argentina

Peso

ARS

Australia

Dollar

AUD

Bahamas

Dollar

BSD

Barbados

Dollar

BBD

Bermuda

Dollar

BMD

Brazil

Real

BRL

Chile

Peso

CLP

China

Yuan

CNY

Colombia

Peso

COP

Costa Rica

Colon

CRC

Czech Republic

Koruna

CZK

Denmark

Krono

DKK

Dominican Republic

Peso

DOP

Eastern Caribbean

Dollar

XCD

Egypt

Pound

EGP

European Union*

Euro

EUR

Honduras

Lempira

HNL

Hong Kong

Dollar

HKD

Hungary

Forint

HUF

India

Rupee

INR

Country Currency Iso Code

Indonesia

Rupiah

IDR

Iceland

Krona

ISK

Israel

Shekel

ILS

Jamaica

Dollar

JMD

Japan

Yen

JPY

Mexico

Peso

MXN

Norway

Krona

NOK

New-Zealand

Dollar

NZD

Peru

Sol

PEN

Poland

Zloty

PLN

Scotland

Pound

SCP

Singapore

Dollar

SGD

South Africa

Rand

ZAR

South Korea

Won

KRW

Sweden

Krona

SEK

Switzerland

Franc

CHF

Taiwan

Dollar

TWD

Thailand

Baht

THB

United-Kingdom

Pound

GBP

Venezuela

Bolivar

VEB

*European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.

How to obtain local currency before the departure date

Thanks to Online foreign currency ordering service:

Contact one of our foreign exchange counters or branches.

Currency Time needed

U.S. dollars

None (according to availability at an NBC branch)

Foreign (non-U.S.)

0-5 business days (upon order at an NBC branch)

How to obtain local currency when abroad

At your destination you can get fast and easy access to cash through banking machines by using your MasterCard* or Client Card.

  • Within Canada you can withdrawal funds at any of the 2,100 banking machines that are part of The Exchange network.
  • In the U.S. you can pay for your purchases and withdraw cash at over one million locations that are part of the NYCE network.
  • Worldwide you have access to 350,000 banking machines identified by the CIRRUS® logo.

® Registered trademark of CIRRUS System Inc.
* The MasterCard must have a personal identification number (PIN). There is a fee for a cash advances through a National Bank MasterCard. Transactions in foreign currencies are converted into Canadian dollars at the exchange rate set by MasterCard Worldwide, to which is added a fixed percentage of 2.5%. The applicable exchange rate is determined on the date the transaction is recorded in the account, which may be different from the transaction date. Banking machine user fees may also apply. The amount that can be withdrawn as a cash advance depends on the credit limit available on the MasterCard being used. Interest charges on cash advances begin to accrue on the transaction date.
 

What are the current foreign exchange rates?

Check the updated rates on the foreign exchange market.

World MasterCard®2 credit card

The National Bank World MasterCard credit card: Travel like never before thanks to a host of exclusive benefits and high-end travel insurance, including medical/hospital, flight delay, trip cancellation, trip interruption and lost baggage insurance. You also have an all-time access to a wide range of services designed to make your life easier thanks to the Concierge Service - here and abroad. Visit nbc.ca/worldmastercard for more information.

Client Card

Get access to cash any time from automated banking machines in the Interac®3, Cirrus®4 and THE EXCHANGE®5 networks. In fact, there are no network fees when you use The Exchange network. Make purchases all over the world through Interac (Canada), NYCE®6 (United States) and Maestro®7 (international) networks. www.nbc.ca/clientcard

Travel insurance

Travel insurance from National Bank1: If you don’t have a World MasterCard®2 credit card, you can design your own customized coverage, including: emergency medical care, trip cancellation, trip interruption, and baggage-loss insurance, as well as emergency return transportation. Click here for more information.

  

®2 Registered trademark of MasterCard International Inc. Authorized user: National Bank of Canada.
®3 Registered trademark of Interac Inc.
®4 Registered trademark of CIRRUS SYSTEM Inc.
®5 THE EXCHANGE is a registered trademark of Fiserv Inc. 
®6 Registered trademark of NYCE Payment Network, LLC. 
®7 Maestro is a registred trademark of MasterCard International Inc. Transaction fees and currency exchange charges apply. For complete details about transactions in foreign currencies, please refer to the Agreement Governing the Use of Automated Services and Electronic Banking Solutions, available in branches or at nbc.ca. Transactions in foreign currencies other than U.S dollars will first be converted into U.S dollars and then converted into Canadian dollars 
1  Insurance in partnership with Blue Cross®8
®8 Registered trademark of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans, used under license by Québec Blue Cross. National Bank Insurance is a trademark used by National Bank of Canada and some of its subsidiaries. 
* For foreign exchange rates, refer to the “Currencies and Foreign Exchange Rates” section at nbc.ca/travel.