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Mid-Market Exchange Rate

The Mid-Market Exchange Rate is the currency exchange rate that banks use when transferring money with each other. Every currency pair has a different standard exchange rate, which is driven by worldwide and regional economic factors.

For example, there will be a mid-market exchange rate between the US dollar and the Euro, which will fluctuate according to imports, exports, trade agreements, economic conditions and other trends. The mid-market exchange rate is equivalent to the midpoint between the buying and the selling prices of the two currencies.

Ideally, you will want to find a currency exchange provider who transfers money between currencies as close to the mid-market exchange rate as possible. Since most currency providers and banks make money from the difference between the mid-market exchange rate and what they charge (known as the spread), the closer you are to this exchange rate, the more money the beneficiary will receive.

Learn how to compare currency exchange rates, find out how to transfer large amounts of currency and minimize your money transfer costs.

    Mid-market Exchange Rate — Related terms

    Mid-market Exchange Rate is a term with many synonyms. Interbank exchange rate and standard exchange rate are also commonly used.

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