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Hong Kong Dollar(HKD)

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About Hong Kong Dollar(HKD)

The Hong Kong currency is the 13th most traded currency in the world. Being Hong Kong’s official currency, the Hong Kong Dollar is also used in neighboring Macau. The Hong Kong currency is in the subdivision of 100 cent or 10 hou. The Hong Kong currency is pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of about 7.80 HKD to 1 USD. The governmental currency board – the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has distributed the currency issuance licenses to three commercial banks - Standard Chartered, Bank of China and HSBC. This in total divides the banknote circulation arrangement among four different note issuers. A bank can issue a Hong Kong Dollar only if it has the equivalent exchange in US dollars on deposit.

Some facts that you ought to know about the hong kong dollar:
  • The short name for Hong Kong currency is HKD.
  • The symbol for HKD is $, HK$.
  • The most recurrently used coins are 1 HOU, 2 HOU, 5 HOU, HK$1, HK$2, HK$5, HK$10.
  • The most frequently used banknotes are K$10, HK$20, HK$50, HK$100, HK$150, HK$500, HK$1000.

Quick Facts About Hong Kong Dollar(HKD)

Currency Name Hong Kong Dollar
Short Name HKD
Nicknames
Symbol (s) $, HK$
Unit 1/10, hou, 1/100, Cent (not in circulation anymore)
Frequently Used Coins 1 hou, 2 hou, 5 hou, HK$1, HK$2, HK$5, HK$10
Rarely Used Coins
Frequently Used Bank Notes HK$10, HK$20, HK$50, HK$100, HK$150, HK$500, HK$1000
Rarely Used Bank Notes
Central Bank, Name & Website Hong Kong Monetary Authority | www.info.gov.hk/hkma
Nations that unofficially use the HKD as a part of their legal tender: Macau

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The Hong Kong Dollar Currency

The Hong Kong Dollar stood as the 13th most traded currency globally by April 2016. Other than Hong Kong, it currency is also widely used in the Macau along its own official currency of Macau Pataca. The HKD is in the subdivision of 100 cent or 10 hou however since the year 1995 the cents have no longer been circulation and only the subunit of hou is available. The coins that are issued and circulated are hou 1, 2, 5 and HKD 1, 2,5 and 10; the bank note that are issued and circulated are HKD 10, 20, 50, 100, 150, 500 and 1000.

nation that unofficially use the hong kong dollar as a part of their legal tender:
Macau


How to buy forex online?
To find the latest INR to HKD or Hong Kong Dollar rate, simply visit the Thomas Cook website. Customer feedback rates Thomas Cook as the best currency converter in India and the one-stop-shop for foreign currency exchange and customized tour packages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hong Kong Dollar different to the Singapore Dollar?
Yes. Hong Kong has its own currency unit dollar which is different from that of Singapore. If you are looking to buy the Hong Kong dollar, then we suggest you get in touch with one of our representative to guide you on the information.
Should I exchange the Hong Dollar before I leave for the trip or can I do it while I am there?
We suggest you book your forex before you leave for the country because it is much more convenient and chances are you will find much better rates here than when you are there.
How much money can I carry in and out Hong Kong?
There are no restrictions per se on local currency, or foreign currency equivalent, in and out of Honk Kong. However, we suggest you contact our expert representatives who can assist you with the appropriate information on the formalities.
What other currencies are acceptable in Hong Kong?
While we advise you to keep the Hong Kong Dollars to avoid any kind of inconvenience while you are on the trip, Chinese Yuan Remnibi is also accepted by certain vendors and restaurants.
How can I book Hong Kong dollar via Thomas Cook? Can I book it online?
Yes, you can certainly book forex online by filling up a simple form on our website. It is a very convenient process and by the end of the transaction, you will receive it at your doorstep.

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