Whether you are winging your way to Europe for vacation or need help sending payment internationally, Columbia Bank can help you with your foreign currency needs. We buy and sell most foreign currencies, and can help with special orders upon request.
When you rely on Columbia Bank for your foreign currency needs, you will:
Columbia Bank buys and sells most foreign currencies. Major currencies—the euro, English pound, Mexican peso and Canadian dollar—are normally stocked at all times (Canadian dollars are stocked at select branches). Other currencies and special orders are available upon request and can be obtained within one to three business days.
A foreign currency rate sheet for nominal amounts is prepared daily by the International Banking Department. For large amounts, please call the International Banking Department Foreign Exchange Desk directly at 253-305-0423.
You can order currency over the phone (253-305-0423) and pick your currency up at any Columbia Bank branch, or at the International Banking office in downtown Tacoma.
We carry the following currency at all times:
Payment is required upfront at the time of the request.
Currency not held in inventory can be available at the Columbia Bank branch of your choice in most cases within two business days after we receive your order if we receive your order by 2:00 PM.
Note: For outlying branches it may take up to a week. Contact your local branch for availability.
Inventory currencies are available the same day (between 9am PT and 4pm PT) at 1301 A Street, Suite 100, in downtown Tacoma. Business hours for the International Banking office are from 9am PT to 4pm PT.
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Umpqua Bank is the successor in interest to Columbia State Bank, doing business as Columbia Bank. You are now banking with Umpqua Bank. Deposits formerly held at Columbia Bank are not separately insured. These deposits are subject to Umpqua Bank’s FDIC deposit insurance coverage.