Foreign Exchange

Market rates vs. Central Bank rates

Market rates vs. Central Bank rates

In recent years, Central Banks around the world have made the news with more frequency than ever before. How can global businesses identify which are the "right" exchange rates to use - market rates or Central Bank rates?

Central Bank Activism: A Grain of Salt with Fed and BoC Announcements

Central Bank Activism: A Grain of Salt with Fed and BoC Announcements

In a world rife with geopolitical unpredictability – businesses hang their decisions off any monetary policy snippets emanating from Central Banks. Here's why corporates shouldn't react to the Fed and Bank of Canada’s every word. 

FX Best Practices Every Product Manager Should Know

FX Best Practices Every Product Manager Should Know

Product managers juggle a number of challenges while providing as much value out of every aspect of the product as possible to drive its success. For products that depend on foreign exchange data, it is imperative to implement and follow these 4 best FX practices.

FX for Corporates: 5 Best Practices for Treasurers

FX for Corporates: 5 Best Practices for Treasurers

In the FX world, the ability to master the market isn't considered a luxury for treasury specialists – it's a necessity. How can corporate treasury departments successfully handle risk management, cash management, FX exposure, hedging practices, and data analysis?

International Local Currency Payments

International Local Currency Payments

In this white paper, we'll show you how to reduce costs and mitigate foreign exchange risk while doing business abroad.

The Crypto Conundrum: Planning for Central Bank Adoption of Digital Currency

The Crypto Conundrum: Planning for Central Bank Adoption of Digital Currency

Record-setting prices for cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, have caught the attention of the South African Central Bank who looked to issue their own digital currency. But where does cryptocurrency fit in with monetary policy?

Can Corporates gain from China’s lead role in the Central Banking soap opera?

Can Corporates gain from China’s lead role in the Central Banking soap opera?

China’s changes to the way it calculates the yuan’s daily reference rate is starting to take a positive effect on the market. How can corporates who do business with China benefit from this?

India & Australia: Playing your Cards right in the Face of Conflicting Monetary Policy

India & Australia: Playing your Cards right in the Face of Conflicting Monetary Policy

Central banks in India and Australia find themselves pursuing very different strategies in an effort to get a grip on inflation, employment, and economic growth. Here's how accountants, treasurers, and financial professionals can deal with a region divided in approach.

New Galaxy Note8's Currency Conversion Feature: Powered by OANDA

New Galaxy Note8's Currency Conversion Feature: Powered by OANDA

New “Translate feature” on the Galaxy Note8 enables seamless currency conversion when the S Pen is hovering on the text. Powered by OANDA Rates®.

How the Markets could React to a North Korea Strike

How the Markets could React to a North Korea Strike

With North Korea's missile comments this morning, we identify possible market reactions to follow through or retaliation, including scenarios under ‘flash’ and ‘short-term’ constraints.

New Galaxy Note8's Currency Conversion Feature: Powered by OANDA

New Galaxy Note8's Currency Conversion Feature: Powered by OANDA

New “Translate feature” on the Galaxy Note8 enables seamless currency conversion when the S Pen is hovering on the text. Powered by OANDA Rates®.

Interview: OANDA CEO Vatsa Narasimha On the Future of Payments

Interview: OANDA CEO Vatsa Narasimha On the Future of Payments

How will innovations in the FX fintech arena shape the global payments industry?

Euro Geopolitical Fears Sap Risk Appetite

Euro Geopolitical Fears Sap Risk Appetite

Political risk in the euro area is weighing on the EUR along with Draghi’s ‘dovish’ message yesterday that the Eurozone still requires substantial stimulus.

FX for Tech: Why it's all about apps for “developers, developers, developers”!

FX for Tech: Why it's all about apps for “developers, developers, developers”!

In this latest blog in a series looking at the ever-closer link between FX and technology, we explain why application developers are increasingly needing to build FX functionality into their products.

FX and Tech: Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your (Pricing) Engines

FX and Tech: Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your (Pricing) Engines

As e-commerce flourishes, more small and mid-size companies are offering their products and services online and in multiple currencies. Here are some best practices with creating a streamlined pricing engine.