How does currency buy back work at John Lewis Finance?

Find your nearest Bureau

Click through to our Bureau de Change page to locate your nearest John Lewis currency exchange desk. We’re in over 30 John Lewis stores across the country.

Sell your travel money

Bring your foreign currency banknotes to a John Lewis and head straight to the Bureau desk. You’ll need to have a valid ID with you when you’re buying or selling travel money.

Exchange with a Partner

We’ll exchange your currency back into pounds - it’s that easy! We’ll pay you back in cash or deposit the money into your bank account via your debit card.

Bringing a valid ID

When you’re buying or selling currency at a Bureau de Change, you'll need to have some valid ID with you. This can be any of the following:

  • Full UK photocard driving licence
  • Passport
  • EU national identity photocard

Occasionally we may ask you for additional ID dependent upon the transaction. In this case we would accept recent utility bills, bank or credit card statements or other formal ID that shows your address.

Currencies we buy

Currency
Bureau

buy
rate
Australian Dollar (AUD)
Bureau
buy
rate
2.202
Barbadian Dollar (BBD)
Bureau
buy
rate
2.9161
Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
Bureau
buy
rate
2.6344
Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Bureau
buy
rate
1.9464
Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Bureau
buy
rate
10.3317
Czech Koruna (CZK)
Bureau
buy
rate
33.096
Danish Krone (DKK)
Bureau
buy
rate
9.6067
Euro (EUR)
Bureau
buy
rate
1.2849
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Bureau
buy
rate
10.9134
Hungarian Forint (HUF)
Bureau
buy
rate
515.0742
Icelandic Krona (ISK)
Bureau
buy
rate
202.1068
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
Bureau
buy
rate
22520.9282
Israeli Sheqel (ILS)
Bureau
buy
rate
5.0861
Japanese Yen (JPY)
Bureau
buy
rate
214.555
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Bureau
buy
rate
7.081
Mauritian Rupee (MUR)
Bureau
buy
rate
66.3475
Mexican Peso (MXN)
Bureau
buy
rate
23.9985
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Bureau
buy
rate
2.2864
Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Bureau
buy
rate
14.7512
Polish Zloty (PLN)
Bureau
buy
rate
5.6579
Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Bureau
buy
rate
1.8761
South African Rand (ZAR)
Bureau
buy
rate
27.0534
Swedish Krona (SEK)
Bureau
buy
rate
14.4162
Swiss Franc (CHF)
Bureau
buy
rate
1.2581
Thai Baht (THB)
Bureau
buy
rate
52.5439
Turkish Lira (TRY)
Bureau
buy
rate
45.7143
UAE Dirham (AED)
Bureau
buy
rate
5.3393
US Dollar (USD)
Bureau
buy
rate
1.3928

Bureau rates on Thursday 29 February 2024, 09:55

Buy back guarantee

If your holiday is cancelled, you can return your currency for a full refund within 35 days of your purchase date. Refunds will be for the full order amount only and you’ll just need your original order receipt or order confirmation, along with the ID you used to make your purchase.

Expert quote

“It’s easy to forget about the leftover foreign banknotes after a holiday. Instead of sticking it in a drawer, you could get your money’s worth with our buy backs. Pop into our Bureau next time you’re in John Lewis, and we’ll have one of our Partners help you with the exchange.”

Matt Richardson, Head of Foreign Currency

Frequently asked questions

At our Bureaux we’re more than happy to buy back currency that you didn’t spend on holiday. To see if you can sell us your leftover travel money, check the list of accepted currencies on this page.

We can buy any accepted foreign currency notes in good condition, but regretfully foreign currency coins cannot be exchanged.

There are a select few closed currencies such as Egyptian pounds and Indian Rupees that we unfortunately cannot buy back.

To check if we accept the currency you want to exchange, please check the list above.

While we can’t buy back your leftover currency online, we are more than happy to do so in person. To find your closest John Lewis Bureau use our handy locator and pay us a visit.

At John Lewis Bureaux you can’t directly trade one currency for another, but you can sell us your foreign currency first and then buy a different currency in sterling. A list of the currencies available to buy can be found on our website.

John Lewis Finance and John Lewis & Partners Bureau de Change are both trading names of John Lewis plc. Registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN. Registered in England (Registered Company Number 233462). John Lewis plc introduce the panel of carefully chosen providers in Bureau de Change products and services, whom each hold the appropriate licences with the Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC.

Foreign Currency online from both John Lewis Finance and John Lewis & Partners is provided by First Rate Exchange Services Limited registration number 04287490 (Money Service Business licence number MLR-64068), whose registered office is at Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, West London, TW8 9DF England.

For UK clients: International Payments at John Lewis Finance is provided by HiFX Europe Limited. HiFX is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017, registration 462444, for the provision of payment services. HiFX is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 3517451. Registered office: Maxis 1, Western Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1RT.

For EEA clients: International Payments at John Lewis Finance is provided by XE Europe B.V.. XE Europe B.V. is authorised by the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank) under the Payment Services Directive II, licence number R149006 for the provision of payment services. XE Europe B.V. is a limited company registered in The Netherlands with company no. 72587873, and registered office at Rozengracht 12,1, 1016NB Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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