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Exchange rates explained

Exchange rates play a crucial role in traditional and cryptocurrency transactions, and understanding them is important for Wirex users who wish to exchange currencies. In this article, we will explain what exchange rates are and how they work on the Wirex platform. 

Exchange rates refer to the value of one currency in relation to another currency. In cryptocurrency transactions, exchange rates are used to calculate the value of one cryptocurrency against another cryptocurrency or a traditional currency. The exchange rate reflects the market value of the cryptocurrency and is subject to fluctuations based on market conditions. 

When exchanging currencies on the Wirex platform, the exchange rate is displayed on the exchange screen. It is important to note that the exchange rate displayed is only an estimate and is subject to change depending on market conditions. The actual exchange rate at the time of the transaction may differ from the estimated rate, resulting in a difference in the amount received. 

Wirex strives to provide its users with competitive exchange rates for cryptocurrencies and traditional currencies. The exchange rate is updated in real-time to ensure that users have the most accurate and up-to-date information when making transactions. 

Our exchange rates are based on a variety of factors, including liquidity levels, exchange fees and limits, currency pairs, and volatility levels. We take all of these factors into account to ensure that our rates match the needs of each individual customer. 

It's important to note that our rates are also influenced by external factors such as market conditions, economic indicators, and volatility levels. As a responsible business, we continually evaluate these factors and adjust our exchange rates as needed. 

When exchanging currencies on Wirex, there may be fees associated with the transaction. These fees are displayed before the transaction is confirmed, allowing users to make an informed decision before proceeding with the transaction. Wirex's fees are transparent and competitive, ensuring that users get the best value for their money. 

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