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Collinson Forex provides a complete range of foreign exchange services globally. Client relationships are at the heart of our business. By working closely with our clients, we strive to truly understand their business requirements and thus assist them to implement effective FX strategies.

Rates

New Zealand
  • NZD / USD
    0.6848
  • NZD / GBP
    0.5464
  • NZD / EUR
    0.6041
  • NZD / AUD
    0.9501
  • NZD / JPY
    77.6853
  • NZD / CAD
    0.916
  • NZD / SGD
    0.9407
  • NZD / CHF
    0.6812
  • NZD / HKD
    5.3531
  • NZD / THB
    22.4548
  • NZD / ZAR
    9.8062
  • NZD / DKK
    4.509
  • NZD / SEK
    6.2616
Australian
  • AUD / USD
    0.7207
  • AUD / GBP
    0.575
  • AUD / EUR
    0.6358
  • AUD / NZD
    1.0525
  • AUD / JPY
    81.7615
  • AUD / CAD
    0.9641
  • AUD / SGD
    0.9901
  • AUD / CHF
    0.717
  • AUD / HKD
    5.634
  • AUD / THB
    23.6331
  • AUD / ZAR
    10.3208
  • AUD / DKK
    4.7456
  • AUD / SEK
    6.5901
Euro
  • EUR / USD
    1.1337
  • EUR / GBP
    0.9045
  • EUR / AUD
    1.5729
  • EUR / NZD
    1.6554
  • EUR / JPY
    128.6029
  • EUR / CAD
    1.5164
  • EUR / SGD
    1.5573
  • EUR / CHF
    1.1277
  • EUR / HKD
    8.8617
  • EUR / THB
    37.1725
  • EUR / ZAR
    16.2336
  • EUR / DKK
    7.4644
  • EUR / SEK
    10.3656
United Kingdom
  • GBP / USD
    1.2534
  • GBP / EUR
    1.1056
  • GBP / AUD
    1.7391
  • GBP / NZD
    1.8303
  • GBP / JPY
    142.1874
  • GBP / CAD
    1.6766
  • GBP / SGD
    1.7218
  • GBP / CHF
    1.2468
  • GBP / HKD
    9.7977
  • GBP / THB
    41.0991
  • GBP / ZAR
    17.9483
  • GBP / DKK
    8.2529
  • GBP / SEK
    11.4605
United States
  • USD / GBP
    0.7978
  • USD / EUR
    0.8821
  • USD / AUD
    1.3875
  • USD / NZD
    1.4603
  • USD / JPY
    113.44
  • USD / CAD
    1.3376
  • USD / SGD
    1.3737
  • USD / CHF
    0.9947
  • USD / HKD
    7.8168
  • USD / THB
    32.7897
  • USD / ZAR
    14.3196
  • USD / DKK
    6.5843
  • USD / SEK
    9.1435

*Rates are indicative only and indicate a midpoint between buy and sell prices

 

Commentary

12th December 2018 Market Commentary

Markets were calm overnight, despite the political turmoil surrounding Europe, allowing equities a breather. Trump tweeted that the China-US were going well and an announcement was coming. The Chinese may be set to announce a cut to tariffs on US cars, from 40% to 15%, which is a positive sign. The Chinese deal needs to be done to restore confidence in global economic growth. The EUR stabilised at 1.1300, while the Yen traded to 113.40, reflecting temporary hiatus.

The U.K. continues spiral out of control, as Brexit effectively controls the political narrative, leaving the UK in a state of flux. PM May suspended the vote for her Brexit deal, as it was expected to fail miserably, allowing her to attempt to renegotiate with the EU. The GBP collapsed to 18 month lows, as the Government lurch from one failure to the next, which may lead to the dumping of May. Failure of Brexit will have a huge fallout across Europe. France has their own problems that they should be focused on.

The commodity currencies are travelling well, considering the global upheaval, with the AUD regaining 0.7200 and the NZD pushing up to 0.6975. These trade dependent currencies have remained remarkably stable, considering the trade war raging between the US and China. Let’s hope China can came to the table.

 Weekly Market Calendar

10/12 NZ House Sales, China PPI, Japan GDP, Japan Current Account, German Trade Exports/Imports, UK Trade Exports/Imports, UK Industrial/Manufacturing Production, UK GDP, EU Investor Confidence

11/12 NZ Credit Card Spending, Australia Consumer Confidence, Australia House Prices, Japan Employment, German/EU ZEW Economic Sentiment, NFIB Small Business Optimism, US PPI

12/12 Australia Consumer Confidence, EU Industrial Production, EU Employment, US Weekly Mortgage Applications, US CPI, US Budget

13/12 NZ Food Prices, Australia Inflation Report, German CPI, ECB Rate Decision

14/12 NZ Manufacturing PMI, Australia Manufacturing PMI, Tankan Report, China Retail Sales, China Industrial Production, Japan Industrial Production, France/German/EU Manufacturing/Services/Composite PMI, US Retail Sales, US Manufacturing/Industrial Production

Services

We provide wholesale FX exchange rates with minimal fee structures for importers, exporters and private individuals.

We keep our clients updated with exchange rates, overnight and future market developments, that may have an impact on the market. A comprehensive daily analysis is available upon request or on subscription.

As you would expect, our dealers are available 24 hours a day for real-time market alerts, rates or commentary.

Foreign currencies transferred to 180 countries. 30 currencies available. Amounts, beneficiary details (encrypted database storage), exchange rate set with dealers. Payment transferred securely as per instructions.

Receiving foreign currencies.
Talk to our global dealers advising the currency, amount and date paid. We provide bank details for foreign currency receipts as required. Rates are agreed on advice or following receipt of funds.
Upon receipt of funds we advise the client and pay on their instruction.

All clients who wish to enter into a forward contract with Collinson Forex must meet certain requirements as per current legislation before this can be offered.
Please contact our global dealers to discuss this and your particular requirements.

Collinson Forex provides a full service in FX risk exposure management, using a variety of market products.
If you have FX exposure that needs to be managed, we can provide a strategy to minimise your risk, and help to take advantage of any potential gains, using market fluctuations – thus also helping to protect sales margins and budgeted FX rates.

Setting market orders (including stop loss orders) at desired levels will be monitored 24 hours a day (good ’til cancelled – GTC).

If currency rates in global markets trade at order levels, a deal is effected and advised.

GET IN CONTACT

Forex Team

John Collinson

John Collinson

Managing Director

John is a stalwart of the financial markets, having been involved in the sector since 1985 and founding Collinson Forex in 1994. His previous experience was as a senior FX dealer with Citibank Auckland, and banking roles include BT London. John is a graduate of Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Commerce.

Phone – +64 9 300 5230

Mobile  – +64 21 636 524

Email – jc@collinsonfx.com

Alex Feneridis

Alex Feneridis

Treasury Trader

Alex is a graduate from the University of Auckland, attaining his Bachelor of Commerce degree, and has been with Collinsons since 2008.

Phone – +64 9 300 5230

Email – alex@collinsonfx.com

Costa Feneridis

Costa Feneridis

Treasury Partner

Costa has been in the financial markets since 1985, and has held various senior treasury roles. He has been with Collinsons since 1997.

Phone: +64 9 300 5230

Email – costa@collinsonfx.com

 

Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany

Foreign Exchange Partner

Paul has been in the financial markets since 1983 and joined Collinsons in 1996. His experience in banking includes Citibank Auckland and Citibank London. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland. Paul is currently based in Australia where his role involves business development for Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.

Phone – +64 9 300 5230

Email – paul@collinsonfx.com

Andrew Clayton

Andrew Clayton

Foreign Exchange Partner

Andrew is a graduate from the University of Auckland, and has been with Collinsons since 2000. He has previously held the roles of settlements manager and corporate dealer.

Phone – +64 9 300 5230

Email – andrew@collinsonfx.com

Dave Crombie

Dave Crombie

Foreign Exchange Partner

Dave has been involved in the foreign exchange markets since 1986. During this time he has been a FX trader for ASB and a wholesale FX broker for Astley & Pearce in Wellington and Sydney. On his return to New Zealand in 1996 he helped start NZ Direct FX before joining Thomas Cook as a senior manager in 1998. Dave joined Collinsons in 1999 and was part of the commercial sales desk until April 2015 when he took on a role of business development, focusing on our growing Sydney client base.

Phone – +64 9 300 5230

Email – dave@collinsonfx.com

Glenn Eie

Glenn Eie

Foreign Exchange Partner

Glenn is originally from Norway, and graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He has held various roles since joining Collinsons in 2004, including assistant treasurer, settlement manager and corporate dealer.

Phone – +64 9 300 5230

Email – glenn@collinsonfx.com

Jack Collinson

Jack Collinson

Dealer

Jack studied a Bachelor of arts degree at the University of Auckland. He has held various roles since joining Collinons in 2014, Including assistant treasurer, Trainee interbank broker and corporate dealer.

Phone – +64 9 300 5230

Mobile –  022 509 0190

Email – jc.jnr@collinsonfx.com

Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell

Treasury Operations

Scott studied a Bachelor of Business degree at AUT. He joined Collinsons in 2013.

Phone – +64 9 300 5230

Email – scott@collinsonfx.com

Helen Xu

Helen Xu

Settlements

Helen graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2004. She has been working in the finance industry for ten years and joined Collinsons in 2015.

Phone – +64 9 300 5230

Email – helen.xu@collinsonfx.com

Contact FX

It’s good to talk! If you have any questions about Collinson Forex’s services, please get in touch with our team for an informal, no obligation chat.

Call us on –

  • 0800 338 838

  • 1800 143 415

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