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Visitor Facts for visiting in Vava'u Islands, Tonga

Currency and Banks

The national currency of Tonga is the pa'anga (currency code TOP), divided into 100 seniti.

Coins 5 seniti, 10 seniti, 20 seniti, 50 seniti. 1 Seniti is available but being phased out. Notes 1 Pa'anga, 2 Pa'anga, 5 Pa'anga, 10 Pa'anga, 20 Pa'anga, 50 Pa'anga, 100 Pa'anga.

Exchange Rates : www.xe.com

Maximum amount from ATM's are $1000TOP or the equivalent per business day.

The following table is given to reduce the high percent of remittances paid into Tonga being taken in fees unnecessarily by Money changers, the information is taken from a Worldbank report and the interesting pages are extracted below. I hope this information assists by demonstrating that the cheapest method to transfer money is to withdraw money using an ATM card - obviously just put money in the account the ATM card is attached to so that money required to live yourself is not withdrawn...





Source: World Bank

Westpac Bank of Tonga - Vava'u
Full service - accounts/loans/foreign currency/international
Phone +676 70-068/70-568/70-168
Fatafehi Road, Neiafu, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
Website : www.westpac.to/
Has 24-hour ATM machine with Cirrus, MasterCard and Visa facilities.
Swift code BTONTONU. Iban/Bic codes do no exist in Tonga

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday - 8am to 11am. International transactions (Telegraphic Transfers/Drafts) are not done on Saturdays.

Wholly owned subsidiary of Westpac Banking Group Pty in Melbourne, Australia.

Westpac Bank of Tonga - Ha'apai
Full service - accounts/loans/foreign currency/international
Phone +676 60933
Pangai, Ha'apai, Kingdom of Tonga
Website : www.westpac.to/
NO ATM machine.
Swift code BTONTONU. Iban/Bic codes do no exist in Tonga

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday - 8am to 11am. International transactions (Telegraphic Transfers/Drafts) are not done on Saturdays.

Wholly owned subsidiary of Westpac Banking Group Pty in Melbourne, Australia.

ANZ Bank - Vava'u
Full service - accounts/loans/foreign currency/international
Phone +676 70944
Fatafehi Road, Neiafu, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
Website : www.anz.com/tonga
Has 24-hour ATM machine with Cirrus, MasterCard and Visa facilities.
Swift code ANZBTONN. Iban/Bic codes do no exist in Tonga
(Email ANZ Bank)

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday only. 9am to 4pm

Wholly owned subsidiary of ANZ Banking Group (pty) in Melbourne, Australia.

Malaysian Banking Finance (MBf) - Vava'u
Full service - accounts/loans/foreign currency/international
Phone +676 70006
Fatafehi Road, Neiafu, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
Website : www.mbfbank.to
Swift code ??????? Iban/Bic codes do no exist in Tonga

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday only. 9am to 4pm

Wholly owned subsidiary of MBf Limited Group of Companies in Malaysia

Western Union - Vava'u
Foreign currency/Telegraphic Transfers via Western Union
Phone +676 70888
Fatafehi Road, Neiafu, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
Website : www.westernunion.com

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday - 9am to 11.30am.

Western Union - Ha'apai
Foreign currency/Telegraphic Transfers via Western Union
Phone +676 60798
TVB Building, Main Road, Pangai, Kingdom of Tonga
NO ATM
Website : www.westernunion.com

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday - 9am to 11.30am.

Wholly owned of Western Union.

Reserve Bank of Tonga
Reserve bank of Tonga - currency and monetary control information.
Nukualofa, Kingdom of Tonga
Website : www.reservebank.to