Weekend markup


#1

Hi there.

I am from the UK and am planning to go to the US so I have a GBP account and a USD account. So if I have $100 in my USD account and I’m in the US on the weekend and spend $50 then no markup applies as it will simply come out of my USD account, and only if I exchange GBP to USD on the weekend will I get a weekend surcharge - is this correct?

Also, if it’s Friday 10pm where I am in the US, meaning it’s Saturday (the weekend) in the UK, will the surcharge apply or not?

Thanks!


#2

Yes.

USD spending will exhaust the remaining balance in the USD currency account until there isn’t any, in which case your base currency (GBP/EUR/…) will be used to convert at the spot interbank rate (+ weekend surcharge if it is the weekend).

Good question.

I assume it’ll be using UTC (GMT+0, London time) for weekend calculations.


#3

Yup. Friday (Saturday?) 00:00 to Sunday 23:59 GMT+0


#4

@AndreasK

What outside fx market hours mean? Weekend?

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#5

Check FAQs. :wink: It says

Friday 23:59 - Sunday 23:59


#6

…and bank holidays.