AAA Announces Online Foreign Currency Exchange Program

Feb 27, 2009, 09:00 ET from AAA

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA and Wells Fargo announced today an expansion of services as part of their partnership which provides AAA members with a comprehensive foreign exchange program. Wells Fargo will now offer foreign currency to AAA members at, along with services available at participating AAA locations across the country.

By logging on to, AAA members can order foreign currency online and have the currency mailed to their home. With over 70 types of currencies offered, AAA members can have the most popular currencies available within two business days and exotic currencies available in about five business days when ordering.

As with the current program, the new online program also allows AAA members to mail unused currency to Wells Fargo where it will be exchanged back to U.S. dollars at the current exchange rate with no fees on the buy back.

"AAA's new online Foreign Currency Exchange program allows members an easy and convenient way to purchase foreign currency before leaving on their trip," said Tom Wilt, AAA's managing director of Partnership Programs. "This is a great way for travelers to avoid high exchange rates at ATMs or exchange kiosks and also have local currency in their pocket when they arrive at their destination to pay for purchases."

"Providing this online service gives AAA members another convenient option," said Andrew Adeboi, vice president, sales manager for Wells Fargo Foreign Exchange Services. "Taking care of your foreign exchange needs before you leave allows you to focus on enjoying your trip once you've reached your destination."

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About AAA

As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited online at

About Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 11,000 stores, over 12,000 ATMs and the internet ( across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. has the highest credit rating currently given to U.S. banks by Moody's Investors Service, "Aa1," and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, "AA+."

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