Currency payments and exposure

How to manage FX exposure

While exchange rate fluctuations put the value of your money at risk, there are ways to effectively manage your exposure.

Managing exposure

Currency exposure, or currency risk, is the result of changes in the price of one currency compared to another. Learn about what affects FX exposure and other considerations it's important to have.

Exposure factors

Your exposure to foreign exchange market movements depends on:

  • What currencies you hold
  • The market volatility of those currencies
  • How much of those currencies you hold.

Things to consider

Take time to consider the following:

  • How can I reduce my exposure?
  • What options are available to me?
  • What would happen if I did nothing?
  • What’s my personal tolerance for risk?

Your team at Barclays International Banking can review these considerations with you and help you make informed choices about your options.

More about FX


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Foreign exchange FAQs

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