Best Foreign Exchange Rates in Metro Manila Philippines

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  1. Hi lester, you can buy US dollar using your peso from money changers. Tanungin mo yong mga money changers near your work or residence. If you have an account with BDO or BPI, you can buy dollars from them. Meron ding mga Western Union outlets na nagbebenta ng dollars. You can ask “Puedeng bumili ng US dollars sa inyo?”

  2. Hello do you a money changer where I can Wire transfer or telegraphic transfer from Philippines to Malaysia and the rates? Banks are bit strict.

  3. Hi Reynan, you can send money to Malaysia through Western Union or Moneygram. Just tell them how much Malaysian ringgit you need to send, and they will compute the amount of pesos you will pay. Note that your receiver needs to pick up the cash at a Western Union or Moneygram outlet in Malaysia

  4. hello po
    what if ipapadala ko ang form 137 ng kaibigan ko sa maynila mag kanu bah ang mababayad ko nun?

  5. ask ko lang kung tinatanggap ba sa mga money changer yung old 100 dollar na may maliit na ink sa dulo ng pera?

  6. Hi jonin, kahit luma basta genuine dollar bill, subukan mo na lang na papalitan, kasi iba-iba rin ang mga money changers. Merong strict at ayaw nila ng kahit konting mantsa; yong iba naman, tumatanggap. Usually, yong mga smaller money changers, tumatanggap.

  7. Hi Sette, depende sa money changer. Pasok ka lang sa money changer and ask. “Nagpapalit po kayo ng baryang Saudi riyal?”

  8. Hi, Ms. Nora, tanong lang po, may Macau money po ako dito worth 1,110 MOP. I’m going to Japan by next week and planning to use it to purchase goods in Japan since excess money ko lang naman po ito from my recent Macao visit, and of course, I must convert it to YEN first to be used in Japan.

    I want to know which has a higher yield or value. Shall I get higher value if I already exchange to money changers stores/dealers my macau money to YEN here in Philippines to bring and used in Japan, or just exchange my Macau money in Japan money changers stores/dealers in Japan airport already when I arrived there? It’s just a matter of place of exchange, but does it differ significantly?

    Please send me info. Thank you.

  9. Hi Ray, I think money changers here will first change your Macau patacas to peso and then you buy yen using your pesos. Based on nailasmoneychanger.com, pataca-peso rate is 4.20 pesos, so your 1,110 MOP will be 4662 pesos. If you buy yen from BDO (buying rate at this hour is .4432 pesos per yen), you can buy 10,509 yen with your 4,662 pesos. I don’t know if BDO has Japanese coins, so you might have to buy 1 lapad only using your Macau money. About changing your money in Japan, sorry I can’t compare because I don’t know the exchange rates in Japan. But it’s common that exchange rates at money changers are more favorable than exchange rates at airports.

  10. I would like to say that based on personal experience it’s nearly impossible to get US$ notes from ANY bank or money changer in Metro Manila without first making a reservation in advance. I’ve tried at least ten places to buy US Dollars with my peso, all of them refused unless I ordered the currency in advance. This also includes Sanry’s, BDO, BPI, or SM Money Changers.

  11. Hi Nick, thanks for sharing your personal experience about US$ notes here. I’ve observed that all these started when the RCBC money laundering scandal escalated. Prior to the scandal, at Czarina Alabang, where I usually exchange dollars to peso, I saw a lot of people walking in and buying different kinds of notes (USD, CAD, AUD, SD, yen, etc), obviously without any advance order. Advance order is only an option for those who needed to be sure there’s enough when they come in. When the scandal escalated, all these financial businesses started to implement rules that were not there before.

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