John Lewis exchange rates: What you need to know

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John Lewis offers a convenient way to buy a multitude of different currencies. However, foreign exchange rates represent a major pricing point and there is often little clarity around them. We researched John Lewis’s travel money exchange rates to provide you a table showcasing their currency rate spread. Hopefully we can help you save money on your holidays.

John Lewis exchange rates: Information and tips

Know the latest interbank exchange rate for your currency pairs

The interbank rate (also called mid-market rate) is the midpoint between the buy price and sell price of two currencies on the currency markets. John Lewis does not offer the interbank rate but instead adds a margin to it, which makes the foreign currency transaction more expensive for you. Before using John Lewis for your travel money needs, make sure to know the current interbank exchange rate. That way, you’ll be able to calculate FX losses on the currency conversion. You can find the latest interbank rates using our currency converter.

How to calculate exchange rate loss

Here’s what you need to do in order to determine how much John Lewis’s travel money exchange rate spread is going to cost you:

  1. Find the current interbank rate for your currencies using our currency converter
  2. Multiply your original amount by the current interbank rate
  3. Multiply your original amount by the exchange rate John Lewis offers
  4. Subtract the first amount from the second amount
  5. This is the amount you’ll lose through currency conversion with John Lewis

Order your currency online and in advance

Ordering your foreign currency before your trip allows you to compare with rates and fees of other providers. Ordering it online also is usually much cheaper than buying currency at the airport or on arrival to your holiday destination. Make sure to always compare exchange rates before finalising an order.

For the best exchange rates, we highly recommend TransferWise. Enjoy your first transfer for free on transfers up to £500.

John Lewis exchange rate research

The exchange rate spreads below are for ordering foreign currency online. Rates on other services might differ. Those exchange rate margins are indicative at the time of research. Use the John Lewis currency converter or visit the nearest branch to get the latest rates.

Currency ISO Code Exchange Rate Mid-Market Rate Exchange Rate Margin / Loss
Euro EUR 1.1251 1.13928 1.24%
US Dollar USD 1.2808 1.29735 1.28%
Australian Dollar AUD 1.7637 1.80186 2.12%
Canadian Dollar CAD 1.6673 1.70096 1.98%
Croatian Kuna HRK 8.2117 8.45117 2.83%
Bahamian Dollar BSD 1.2262 1.29735 5.48%
Bahraini Dinar BHD 0.47 0.4878 3.65%
Barbadian Dollar BBD 2.4421 2.59469 5.88%
Belizean Dollar BZD 2.4745 2.61454 5.36%
Bermudian Dollar BMD 1.2143 1.29735 6.40%
Brunei Dollar BND 1.6883 1.78549 5.44%
Bulgarian Lev BGN 2.1458 2.22823 3.70%
Cayman Island Dollar KYD 0.9945 1.06382 6.52%
Chilean Peso CLP 834.1577 889.74553 6.25%
Chinese Yuan Renminbi CNY 8.4651 8.93873 5.30%
Colombian Peso COP 3705.248 4132.04594 10.33%
Costa Rican Colon CRC 738.3005 800.30966 7.75%
Czech Koruna CZK 28.5735 29.38271 2.75%
Danish Krone DKK 8.2336 8.49976 3.13%
Dominican Peso DOP 64.3416 65.06185 1.11%
East Caribbean Dollar XCD 3.3364 3.50603 4.84%
Fijian Dollar FJD 2.5779 2.77178 6.99%
French Polynesian Franc XPF 125.5519 135.95195 7.65%
Guatemalan Quetzal GTQ 9.1473 10.00967 8.62%
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 9.8222 10.14132 3.15%
Hungarian Forint HUF 354.8529 366.47808 3.17%
Icelandic Krona ISK 150.2178 157.49776 4.62%
Indonesian Rupiah IDR 18227.3227 19401.80216 6.05%
Israeli Sheqel ILS 4.5046 4.7889 5.94%
Jamaican Dollar JMD 157.2466 165.52836 5.00%
Japanese Yen JPY 142.299 146.86704 3.11%
Jordanian Dinar JOD 0.8752 0.91982 4.85%
Kenyan Shilling KES 124.5199 131.42104 5.25%
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 0.3718 0.39452 5.76%
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 5.1311 5.40022 4.98%
Mauritian Rupee MUR 42.5074 45.60166 6.79%
Mexican Peso MXN 25.074 25.99167 3.53%
New Zealand Dollar NZD 1.911 1.949 1.95%
Norwegian Krone NOK 10.4928 10.85593 3.34%
Omani Rial OMR 0.4687 0.49883 6.04%
Peruvian Nuevo Sol PEN 4.0968 4.34767 5.77%
Philippine Peso PHP 64.1654 68.90832 6.88%
Polish Zloty PLN 4.8069 4.90799 2.06%
Romanian Leu RON 5.02 5.30949 5.45%
Russian Rouble RUB 80.3377 86.79868 7.44%
Saudi Riyal SAR 4.7228 4.86505 2.92%
Singapore Dollar SGD 1.7497 1.78549 2.00%
South African Rand ZAR 18.1964 18.54819 1.90%
South Korean Won KRW 1358.6263 1449.26962 6.25%
Swedish Krona SEK 11.4326 11.75369 2.73%
Swiss Franc CHF 1.2756 1.30163 2.00%
Taiwan Dollar TWD 37.1632 39.72991 6.46%
Thai Baht THB 41.4663 42.61122 2.69%
Trinidad and Tobago Dollar TTD 8.0882 8.79211 8.01%
Turkish Lira TRY 6.7602 7.04391 4.03%
UAE Dirham AED 4.6533 4.7645 2.33%
Vietnamese Dong VND 29879.562 30273.61576 1.30%

John Lewis’s exchange rate was collected from John Lewis’s website on 04/11/2018. Interbank rates collected from on 04/11/2018. The information displayed on this site is subject to change at any time and we do not guarantee 100% accuracy of the information.
For the today’s rates, visit John Lewis’s website, contact John Lewis’s customer support or log into your online banking and search for their exchange rate calculator. is not liable for any financial decisions based on the above information. is supported by referral compensations by some of the companies listed in our articles.


  1. Maureen Johnson on June 2, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Hi how do I order online please?

    • Nabil on June 2, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      Hi Maureen,

      To order your foreign exchange online from John Lewis, please visit their website at the following link:

      You can choose what currency you’d like to order and how you’d like to receive it. Please note, online foreign exchange from John Lewis is for a minimum of £500 to be converted.

      On the same page, you can find a local branch to order currency to a store, where you can order lower amounts if required.
      Hope this helps!

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