3.10.2013

Best Money Changers and Foreign Exchange Dealers in Metro Manila

By Nora
These are the best money changers and foreign exchange dealers in Metro Manila, based on my own experience and the experiences of people commenting on online forums and blogs.

The Five Money Changers and Foreign Exchange Dealers Recommended by Many People:

CZARINA FOREIGN EXCHANGE 
- Ayala Center, Glorietta 5, Makati
- Tower One & Exchange Plaza, Ayala Triangle, Makati
- Prince Plaza II, Dela Rosa St., Legazpi Village, Makati
- Liberty Center Bldg., Dela Coasta St., Salcedo Village, Makati
- Easton Place, Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati
- Dona Concepcion Bldg., Arnaiz Ave. formerly Pasay Road, Makati
- Makati Cinema Square, Chino Roces formerly Pasong Tamo, Makati
- New Farmer's Plaza, Araneta Center, Cubao, QC
- Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, QC
- Ever-Gotesco, Commonwealth Ave., QC
- Philam Building, Araneta Blvd. cor Araneta Ave., QC
- Shoppesville, Greenhills (Plaza Annex Extension), San Juan
- Alabang Town Center, near Ayala-Alabang, Muntinlupa
- Q. Plaza Commercial Complex, Marcos Highway, Cainta
- East 5 Place Property, Village East Ave., cainta
- Pines Arcade, Session Road, Baguio City

SANRY'S MONEY EXCHANGE
- Glorietta 1, Ayala Center, Makati
- Park Square 1, Ayala Center, Makati
- Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati
- The Link Ayala, Ayala Ave, Makati
- A. Venue Mall, Makati Ave cor Valdez, Makati
- Market! Market! Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
- Guadalupe Commercial Complex, Edsa, Guadalupe, Makati
- Cash & Carry, South Superhighway, Makati
- V-Mall, Greenhills, San Juan
- Unimart Shpping Center, Greenhills, San Juan
- Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City (VIPinoy Lounge)
- Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas, QC
- Trinoma Mall, North Ave, QC
- Metro Point Mall, Edsa corner Taft, Pasay City

MOROMAX MONEY CHANGER
-- customers say Moromax offers the same rate for smaller bills
- Level 1, Robinsons Place, Ermita, Manila
- Manila Ocean Park, Manila
- Highrise Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Ave cor Gil Puyat Ave, Makati
- Robinsons Metro East, Marcos Highway, Pasig City
- Robinsons Place, Junction, cainta
- Robinsons Galleria, Edsa cor Ortigas, QC
- Farmers Plaza, Araneta Center, Cubao, QC
- Ever Gotesco Mall, Commonwealth Ave., QC
- 139 Mother Ignacia St, South Triangle 4, QC
- Ever Ortigas, Ortigas Extension, Santa Lucia, Pasig
- Ever Plaza Grand Central, Grace Park, Caloocan City

EDZEN MONEY CHANGER
1151 Mabini Street, near corner Salas Street
Ermita
- only one branch, so the line is usually long
- walking distance from Robinsons Place Ermita 

TIVOLI MONEY CHANGER
- 1517 Mabini St., Ermita
- Level 2 Eton Centris Station, Quezon Avenue, QC
- 2nd Floor, Trinoma, QC

Other Money Changers Recommended by Some People:

Naila's Money Changer
1741 Mabini St., Malate
- You can ask questions via chat at nailasmoneychanger.com
- If you need foreign currencies, usually Naila's have these currencies available; call in advance for faster service

Sheeha Money Changer
- along Mabini St., Ermita, near Edzen

Al-Fhatra Money Changer
1221 M H Del Pilar St., Ermita, City of Manila, Metro Manila
- near Duck Inn

Sarah-Ashley Money Changer
487 UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila

Moonlight Money Changer
74-A Mabini, Ermita

Euro Dollar Money Changer
Ground Floor, B2 Sunrise Center, 488 Pablo de Ocampo, Malate

For big amounts of money, go to money changers inside malls that also have banks or cash deposit machines operating inside the malls. After getting your peso bills, you can just walk several steps towards these banks or cash deposit machines and deposit your money.

Some of the banks that operate inside malls are:
BDO and China Bank (SM malls)
BPI (Ayala malls and some SM malls)
Robinsons Bank (Robinsons malls)
EastWest (Festival Mall).
BPI has cash deposit machines at Ayala malls and at some SM malls.

Note:  These money changers might have other branches not listed.

NOTE: Many money changers now require you to present at least 1 valid ID and fill up personal data forms.  Some even require at least 2 valid IDs from new customers.
Obviously, this new procedure arose from the recent Bangladesh Bank heist, in which US$81 million was stolen from the bank through wire transfer and was laundered through RCBC Bank and money changer PhilRem.

Best Money Changers in Metro Manila 
Best Money Changers in Alabang, Muntinlupa 
Sanry's Money Changer Branches in Metro Manila 
Czarina Money Changer Branches in Metro Manila  
100 Baisa to Peso
Old One-Million Turkish Lira to Peso

25 comments:

  1. I searched online for the best money changers... Thanks for compiling this list. Very useful! :D God bless po! -Nikki

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  2. This is really helpful. Thank you very much! :)

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  3. Do know money changer for oman baisa?

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    1. Money changer for Oman Baisa:
      There's no money changer changing baisa in the Philippines because 100 baisa is only one-tenth of 1 Omani rial.
      Here's more info on 100 baisa to peso

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  4. mgknu po ang pal8 ng barain dinar coins!?

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    1. Hi Nogielyn: Sa Facebook page ng Ans Money Changer sa Quintos St., Malate, Manila, ang palitan as of last April 2016 was Bahrain fils x .05. Kung meron kang 100 Bahrain fils, ang palit is 100 fils x .05 = 5 pesos.
      Less than kalahati ang palitan ng Bahrain coins compared sa Bahrain dinar. Ang isang Bahrain dinar is equal to 1,000 Bahrain fils. Fils ang tawag sa coins nila.

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  5. Hi. may limit po ba sila when exchanging dollars? If so, ano po pinakamaliit na rate e.g in other money exchange outside the mall they require at least 100$ para maipapalit.

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    1. Hi cookie cuks, wala namang limit sa mga money changers na pinupuntahan ko. Magtanong-tanong ka lang. Pero some money changers, mas mababa ang palitan kapag lower bills. Sa Czarina dito sa Alabang Town Center, pareho ang exchange rate for $100 or lower bills.

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    2. Hi mam nora..saang money changer po tumatanggap ng 5000 ghana cedis notes

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    3. Hi maam..saang money changer tumatanggap ng 5k ghana cedis?thanks

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  6. Hi. Any money changer changing Sudanese Pounds in Manila? Thx

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  7. Hello po..saang money changer tumatanggap ng 5k ghana cedis..thanks

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  8. Hi po..saan po money changer tumatanggap ng 5000 ghana cedis?

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  9. Hi saan po pwede mag papalit ng dollor na may kaunting kaunting punit lng at may maliit na ink na red sa may bandang itaas ng dollor

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    1. Hi Richard, try mo sa mga maliliit na money changers. Yong mga malalaking money changers, mapili sila.

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  10. Hi! Pag napapalit po ba ng euro to peso, pwede po ba ibigay pati euro coins?

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    1. Hi Joanna, maraming money changers lalo na yong mga popular/bigger money changers ay hindi tumatanggap ng coins, pero merong tumatanggap. Tanungin mo na lang muna bago ka magpapalit. Pag matiempo ka na lang sa Ermita/Malate, Manila, tanungin mo mga money changers don.

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  11. gusto ko na bumili ng GBP. aalis na ako friday..san ba maganda ang rate? hehehe

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    1. Hi MyKwentongX: Maraming bumibili ng foreign currency sa Czarina at Sanry's, so most likely, mas okay ang rate nila.

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    2. Argentina money po nagpapalit po ba sila

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  12. Magpapapalit po ako ng Argentina money to php. Meron po ba .

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  13. Magpapapalit po ako ng Argentina money to php. Meron po ba .

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