In 2004, Global Exchange started operations in Uruguay by offering foreign exchange services at Carrasco International Airport, located in the capital city of Montevideo. Now we also provide travel money services at Punta del Este International Airport, a very busy airport in the summer, and on board the ships «Francisco», which connects the cities of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay) on a daily basis, and the «Atlantic III», linking Colonia (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires.Learn more
In 2004, Global Exchange started operations in Uruguay by offering foreign exchange services at Carrasco International Airport, located in the capital city of Montevideo. Now we also provide travel money services at Punta del Este International Airport, a very busy airport in the summer, and on board the ships «Francisco», which connects the cities of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay) on a daily basis, and the «Atlantic III», linking Colonia (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires.
Our company is authorised by the Central Bank of Uruguay. You can find further information at their website. Our staff is well trained to offer efficiency, security and quickness in the transactions carried out, always looking for the complete satisfaction of our Customers.
According to the current legislation in force by the Central Bank of Uruguay, Global Exchange has Good Practice Guidelines as well as a standardised procedure to answer Customers, which can be checked here:
We are currently the third most important company in the world in rendering currency exchange services at international airports and other important points of touristic flow. Nowadays, we have a network of 260 branches located at 57 international airports in 21 countries and 5 continents, where thanks to our staff of 2,000 employees we serve more than 5.5 million.
The Global Exchange Group is currently immersed in an ambitious strategic plan with which we intend to double the size of the company over the next 5 years. Our goal is to reach 2021 with presence in 42 countries through 400 offices that will serve 10 million customers a year. This will allow us to increase our workforce to 2,800 employees worldwide. This is a solid and sustained growth with will continue consolidating our leadership in Latin America and Caribbean and strengthening our growth in other continents such as Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East, reaching any part of the world where the opportunity arises.
The currencies that we buy / sell in our exchange branches in Uruguay are the following:
The Uruguayan peso is the legal tender in Uruguay and the institution in charge of issuing currency is the Central Bank of Uruguay.Learn more
The Uruguayan peso is the legal tender in Uruguay and the institution in charge of issuing currency is the Central Bank of Uruguay.
On the 23rd June 1862 a monetary system is set out in the country, based in gold and silver. This is how the silver peso was defined, equalling to three quarters of ounces of silver, replacing the old peso or "peso corriente".
With regard to the authority responsible for issuing the currency, the Bank of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay was created in 1896, but later on this power was given to the Central Bank of Uruguay, founded in 1967. Since then, the Central Bank of Uruguay has been the one in charge of minting the Uruguayan peso.
Today, the Uruguayan peso is minted in coins and banknotes of the following values:
In Uruguay, we're always on the look out for:
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