Buy Foreign Currency For Your International Travel
CXI Berkeley Mechanics Bank is now open for business. We are happy to serve the foreign currency exchange needs of Berkeley once again.
Please note our new temporary hours: Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
COVID-19 Update - CXI Branch Locations Status and Employee/Customer Protective Measures. CXI branch locations are starting to open. Here's their status and how to have contactless foreign currency exchange with OnlineFX home delivery. Also, see how we are enabling a safe environment to protect you and our employees and why handling currency could be safer than your mobile phone. See more >
2301 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, California 94704 USA
Take the BART to the Downtown Berkeley BART station via Red or Orange line. From the BART, walk three blocks south to the corner of Shattuck Ave. and Bancroft Way.
CXI buys and sells more than 90 foreign currencies from around the world. Whether you need U.S. dollars converted into a foreign currency or foreign currency converted into U.S. dollars, CXI can do it quickly, securely, and at rates that are better than local banks and much better than airport exchange rates with our Best Rate Guarantee* and Currency Price Protection.
Many major currencies are kept in stock daily for immediate availability. Now, CXI is also able to exchange limited foreign coins: 1 & 2 EUR, 1 & 2 CAD, 1 & 2 GBP, 10 & 20 MXN. No other foreign coins are exchanged.
Don't forget, you can reserve your foreign currency for free online or over the phone.
The Multi-Currency Cash Passport is a prepaid travel MasterCard available in six foreign currencies: Australian dollars (AUD), Canadian dollars (CAD), European Union euro (EUR), Japanese yen (JPY), Mexican peso (MXN), and United Kingdom pound sterling (GBP).
Featuring CHIP & PIN technology, 24/7 card services support**, and access to emergency funds from your card balance if it's lost or stolen, the Cash Passport offers international travelers a safer, more convenient way to carry foreign currency than by holding cash alone. Pair the Cash Passport with cash to travel like a pro.
CXI sells some of the most popular, high-quality gold bullion products produced in the world. Gold bullion provides an easy way to invest in precious metals, while at the same time holding onto a physical asset that is highly liquid and recognized around the world.
Backed by the U.S. and Canadian governments respectively, the Gold American Eagle 1oz. coins, Gold Canadian Maple Leaf 1oz. coins, and Royal Canadian Mint 1oz. bars can be ordered to arrive at your local CXI branch.
We make buying over 90 different currencies quick and safe. There’s no prepayment needed for most orders. This makes it better than having to run around before your next trip and worrying about getting your foreign currency the old way - or leaving on your trip empty handed.
Our Best Rate Guarantee ensures you receive a competitive foreign currency exchange rate every day. CXI will match or beat any local bank or airport for the same product and service on the same day and time of the exchange.
Our Currency Price Protection allows you to secure the ultimate buy-back rate, better than the rest. CXI gives you peace of mind with freedom and flexibility to exchange enough cash to safely cover your entire trip.
Whether you’re looking for foreign currency exchange or doing a traveler’s cheque transaction, use this coupon to receive a discount on your next transaction with CXI.
Currency Exchange International aims to create a worry-free foreign currency service for all of Berkeley and the greater Oakland area's foreign currency exchange needs. CXI's courteous, knowledgeable staff offers exchange rates that are better than local banks and much better than the airport exchange rates. Don't wait in line at the airport or deal with banking hours just to receive higher rates.
As an international traveler, you should know not all currency exchange companies are created the same. CXI is a specialist in the foreign currency exchange industry operating branches in convenient, safe locations ready to convert your money, as well as being one of the largest wholesale banknote exchange in North America. This allows us to leverage our bulk foreign banknote exchange to give you, the international traveler, better rates.
CXI now also is able to exchange limited foreign coins: 1 & 2 EUR, 1 & 2 CAD, 1 & 2 GBP, 10 & 20 MXN. No other foreign coins are exchanged. To help reduce lines and wait times for all customers, all foreign coins must be sorted prior to them coming to the branch to exchange them. Please note that CXI buys and sells foreign coins at a lesser rate compared to banknotes.
Cash, Debit Cards, and Credit Cards* are accepted when paying US dollars. Valid government identification is required for all credit and debit card transactions. Additional cost for credit card transactions apply. Credit card transaction limit: $500. Debit card transaction limit: $5,000. Payments can be split between multiple payment types. Call your local CXI branch for more details.