We have the following currencies available for purchase/sale at our branches in Ecuador:
Payments in cash or by debit/credit cards are accepted.
The US Dollar is the official currency of the United States –where it is minted- but also of other countries such as Ecuador, El Salvador or Zimbabwe. Moreover, the US dollar is the most common currency used by tourists.Learn more
The US Dollar is the official currency of the United States –where it is minted- but also of other countries such as Ecuador, El Salvador or Zimbabwe. Moreover, the US dollar is the most common currency used by tourists.
After a massive banking crisis hit the country, Ecuador set the US dollar as legal tender in in 1999.
Before the country adopted the Dollar as official currency, during the term of President Jamil Mahuad, the official currency was the sucre. In order to introduce the Dollar in the country, it was necessary to carry out a process that consisted of freezing banking accounts to then replace this money with the new national currency: the Dollar.
Even though the US Dollar is accepted in a number of countries, only eight really use it as legal tender. These countries are the United States of America, Ecuador, El Salvador, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, West Timor and Zimbabwe.
There are currently five different denominations of the US Dollar, which have been nicknamed:
Regarding banknotes, there are seven denominations: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars.
Global Exchange opened its first branches in Ecuador on 26th October 2013 at Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Since April 2015, it is also present at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, in Guayaquil. In both airports, branches are located at the areas of international arrivals and departures.Learn more
Global Exchange opened its first branches in Ecuador on 26th October 2013 at Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Since April 2015, it is also present at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, in Guayaquil. In both airports, branches are located at the areas of international arrivals and departures.
Our offices open 24/7/365, ready to service all passengers and visitors of Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Our staff is highly trained in the foreign exchange sector and strong in language skills, so they can communicate in English and Spanish. Currently, Global Exchange offers 17 different currencies, the largest variety in the country.
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 1,800 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.
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