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Traveling abroad for a bit of rest & relax is in the list for many of us when it comes to choices in spending our vacation time & money, and when it comes to this, there’s always the concern on currency exchange – Where to a good rate? When to exchange? How much to exchange?

eForex application on Android and iOS devices
eForex application on Android and iOS devices

For this, many of us has our “favorite” money changers. Some goes to TTDI, others like certain counters in certain malls. Whichever one we head to, there’s always some potential common problems:

  • long queue and wait time
  • money exchange counter does not have enough stock of particular currency
  • having to bring (sometimes too much) cash to do it

today's exchange rate, favorites, and rate alert features
today’s exchange rate, favorites, and rate alert features

Well, the good thing is now you can get rid of some of those problems by doing this right on your mobile phone with eForex application (available on Android & iOS devices).

Yes, welcome to 2016!

The eForex application is pretty simple to use. After download and installing it on the device, you can proceed to register an account with the app, this process takes between 5-15 minutes, including an email verification step.

After that you’re good to go. There are over 20 different currencies to choose from, and all with “live” currency rates right on the mobile screen. This surely beats having to run around different money exchange counters checking out their rates. There’s also a function to set your favorite currencies.

Another feature I find particularly helpful is the “rate alerts notifications“, which sends you a notification whenever a particular currency rise/fall under certain threshold you set. Together with “travel reminder“, these is two functions can be quite neat when you’re on a budget and don’t want to get surprises.

pick up locations in Klang Valley
pick up locations in Klang Valley

eForex offers pick up points in a number of locations throughout Klang Valley, with the locations easily found under “pick up point selector” – Rawang, KL, Shah Alam, Puchong, and even Banting all has outlets to get your currency.

Other than saving time and hassle, the most important benefit to me is the availability of online payment (via FPX and MEPS). This eliminate a trip to the ATM or bank entirely, not to mention more secure as well.

book & collect, travel reminder
book & collect, travel reminder

So for your next travel & foreign currency needs, give this application a try.