Current Selling vs. Currency Conversion, Which One To Choose?


As the world becomes more interconnected, the need for seamless international transactions has grown significantly. Whether it's for business, education, travel, or personal reasons, managing currency conversions and international money transfers has become a regular part of many people's lives. However, deciding between current selling and currency conversion can be confusing. So, let's dive into the intricacies of both options and help you navigate this financial landscape effectively.

At Muthoot FinCorp ONE, we understand the importance of providing versatile solutions for your currency needs. We offer various services such as buying, selling, reloading Forex cards, and facilitating money transfers abroad. When considering your options, it's essential to weigh the advantages and limitations of each.

Current Selling

When you opt for current selling, you are essentially exchanging your local currency for the currency of your destination country. This can be done either through physical cash or a multi-currency card, offering flexibility and convenience. At Muthoot FinCorp ONE, our multi-currency card or cash services cater to your preferences, allowing you to choose the form of currency that best suits your needs.

Currency Conversion

On the other hand, currency conversion involves transferring money from your local currency to the foreign currency of your choice. This method is ideal for international transactions like education fees, medical treatments abroad, or business-related expenses. With Muthoot FinCorp ONE, you can easily initiate hassle-free international money transfers, ensuring secure transactions and competitive exchange rates.

Limitations and Considerations

The Reserve Bank of India has set a limit of USD 2,50,000 per financial year for international money transfers under the Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS). It's crucial to keep this limit in mind when planning your transactions, ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines.

Additionally, the purpose for which you're purchasing Forex matters. RBI permits various purposes, including private visits, business travels, educational expenses abroad, medical treatments, and more. Understanding these permissible categories can help you utilize currency conversion or current selling for the right reasons.

Convenience at Your Fingertips

At Muthoot FinCorp ONE, we prioritize convenience and accessibility. You have the option to apply for a multi-currency Forex card online and have it delivered to your doorstep. Moreover, reloading your existing card or sending money abroad can be seamlessly done online or offline. However, for cash transactions or selling foreign currency, a visit to your nearest Muthoot FinCorp Forex branch might be required.

Both current selling and currency conversion offer unique advantages depending on your specific needs. Whether you seek the flexibility of cash or the convenience of international money transfers, Muthoot FinCorp ONE has you covered. With our secure and reliable services, coupled with competitive exchange rates, managing your international transactions becomes a hassle-free experience.

Remember, it's essential to consider factors like purpose, convenience, and regulatory limits when deciding between current selling and currency conversion. By understanding your requirements and leveraging the services offered by Muthoot FinCorp ONE, you can confidently choose the option that best aligns with your needs.

About Muthoot FinCorp ONE

Muthoot FinCorp ONE is an all-in-one digital financial platform that makes getting an MSME & a Gold Loan, investing in Digital gold & NCDs, making payments & remittances, buying insurance & exchanging Forex, simple and convenient.

As an SBU of Muthoot FinCorp Limited, Muthoot FinCorp ONE is backed by a legacy stretching back over 135 years, and the trust of more than 1 crore customers and is building a holistic financial ecosystem using the latest digital products for lending, investing, protection and payments.

Muthoot FinCorp ONE continues to uphold the values of the parent, the Muthoot Pappachan Group (Muthoot Blue) by providing its customers with easily accessible services, replete with unmistakable quality. The Muthoot Pappachan Group is among India’s most reputed names in the financial services industry, with customers in diverse segments like Automotive industry, Financial Services, Hospitality, Alternate Energy, Real Estate, and Precious Metals.

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