FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We're a Singapore based financial technology company, striving to transform the underserved segments of the financial ecosystem. We also operate Singapore’s first and largest online money-changer, bringing foreign currencies to your doorstep at very competitive rates!
The difference between the sell rate and the buy rate of a currency is known as the spread, or the margin. We operate efficiently on very, very, thin margins to bring you the best rates and convenience!
Be it convenience or maximising your currency exchange, there seems to be always a trade-off.
If you value maximising the exchange (especially if you’re exchanging large amounts), you might find it worthwhile to make the journey to more competitive money-changers in the CBD (typically the Arcade at Raffles Place, Chinatown, or Mustafa).
If you value convenience, and want to save precious time simutaneously, you'd most likely patronise the money-changers at Changi Airport, or those near your workplace or home. This unfortunately sets you up for less favourable exchange rates.
This is where Thin Margin excels. Our exchange rates are almost always better than those at convenient locations (neighhourhood or airports), and to top it off, we provide even more convenience (we deliver right to your doorstep). So here’s our commitment instead; we’ll always strive to provide you with the best value. Forget about making the tiresome journey to the ATM or faraway money-changer. Forget about queueing. Convenience doesn’t have to come at a price.
We're always working to add more currencies. Click here for the full list of currencies we currently sell and deliver.
Thin Margin currently only accepts orders during the following hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
You may have noticed that these hours coincide with business banking hours, like a stock exchange! This is because it is much cheaper to transact during business banking hours when liquidity is at the highest. At Thin Margin, we always strive to bring you the best value. Thus, we highly recommend you to order your foreign currencies during business banking hours to save money! As a consumer, there is little benefit in ordering foreign currencies outside of business banking hours, since foreign currencies are not consumable in Singapore anyway!
However, we deliver way beyond these transaction hours. Our delivery hours are listed here.
You may reach us by email at email@example.com, or by phone or whatsapp at +65 9834 7123.
Of course! The first thing we’d like you to know is that customers do not bear any risk of delivery. Thin Margin will be fully responsible for getting the currencies to your doorstep. As a customer, this is even safer for you because you do not have to visit the ATM, carry large amounts of SGD to the money-changer, then carry large amounts of foreign currencies back home.
Absolutely! We ensure that your funds are segregated from our business funds, and will only be used to complete your order. It is no different than paying in advance for goods in the e-commerce space. Moreover, we go a step further and hold a security deposit with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to further safeguard our customers.
Yes, we are! We are regulated in Singapore by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Thin Margin is also currently operating under the MAS Fintech Regulatory Sandbox. We are listed on MAS' website here.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) started the Fintech regulatory sandbox in June 2016 to allow firms to experiment with new technology and offer innovative financial products and services within a clearly defined space and for a limited time period. Please visit MAS' website here for more information. Thin Margin's participation in MAS Fintech Regulatory Sandbox is listed at MAS' website here.
We take the security of your money very seriously. That’s why we identify and verify all customers to ensure that all orders are legitimate. No fishy business here! More importantly, verifying customers allows us to ensure that the money is received by the correct recipient (you).
This is also in line with the Singapore government’s requirement to place robust controls to deter and defect the flow of illicit funds. Don’t worry, we go through great lengths to keep this information safe, and we will never share it with external parties. We are compliant with Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).
We use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 256 bit technology to encrypt all data transmissions, the same standard of encryption banks use in general.This means that any information passed between your computer and our website cannot be read by a third party. Besides, we do not store any credit card information at all. Look for the green bar on your browser's address bar; it is an indicator to prove that Thin Margin has been legally verified by a certificate authority.
We currently only accept payments via internet banking / ATM transfers, or DBS PayLah!. Please refer to the guide at the "Payment" page, or click here for our bank account details and a detailed guide.
If you're making your first transaction, please note that you may need your ibanking token/device to add Thin Margin as a payee for the first time.
The minimum order is currently S$600 for a limited time and the maximum order is S$5,000 per customer within 10 business days. These requirements may change in the future so check back for updates!
The exchange rates on the website are live, and may move anytime. The rates will be locked in for you for 20 minutes to make payment.
The foreign exchange rate is determined at the time of your transaction. Thus, any movements in exchange rates after your transaction has no impact. This is similar to any other money-changing or e-commerce transaction; the price is final at the point of purchase.
We do not purchase foreign currencies at the moment but check back for updates!
Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer that option at the moment as choosing the denominations increases logistics cost significantly. However, we’ll do our best to give you a reasonable range of denominations.
Definitely! We offer tiered rates, depending on the amount transacted. The more you purchase, the more you save! Tiered rates are displayed at the currency selection page.
As with all money-changers and many sales channels, once an order has been submitted, we will be unable to accommodate any requests for a refund. Please ensure that you order the correct amount!
We deliver to almost the entire mainland Singapore. To be sure, please enter your postal code when you're adding your address.
Our delivery hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m, 7 days a week, including public holidays. You may choose your preferred delivery timeslot during the purchase of foreign currencies at the "Delivery" page.
Our delivery timeslots are generally 2 hours so you don't have to worry about waiting all day for your delivery!
Generally, you can receive your currencies within 2 business days at the soonest. However, this depends on the availability of the delivery timeslots. To be sure, please check the available timeslots at "Delivery" page.
Please remember to present your original chosen identification (NRIC / Immigration Pass / Student Pass / Long Term Visit Pass) and the transaction number to our delivery staff. Please also ensure that the envelope you receive is still sealed and bears no evidence of tampering.
We offer free delivery if you purchase at least SGD 2,000 of foreign currencies in a single transaction. Free delivery is quite easy to qualify if you get foreign currencies for your travel companions too. For example, if you're travelling with three other friends and each of you need SGD 500 of foreign currencies, you'll qualify for free delivery! Otherwise, there is a tiny delivery charge of just S$3.
Yes, of course! However, you are required to receive your currencies in person for your first transaction in order to complete the verification process. You may authorise a third-party to receive your package from your second transaction onwards. Please ensure that the authorised party has both yours and their original identification documents to receive the delivery.
We understand that your plans may change and we'll do our very best to accomodate any changes.
Delivery timeslot is more than 48 hours away
If your delivery timeslot is at least 48 hours away, you may change your delivery details at your account page, under “My Transactions”. Please click on the dropdown, then click on "Change delivery details". You may change your delivery timeslot once for free.
Please understand that changing the delivery timeslot affects our resources and impacts our costs. We run on extremely thin margins to bring you the best value, so a redelivery fee of S$10 may apply (only if necessary) if you request for a second reschedule.
Delivery timeslot is less than 48 hours away
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call / Whatsapp us at +65 9834 7128 to change your delivery timeslot. Please note that a redelivery fee of S$10 may apply (only if necessary) if your delivery timeslot is less than 48 hours away.
We understand that plans may change, and we will try our best to reschedule for another delivery. Please contact us at email@example.com or call / Whatsapp us at +65 9834 7128 as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, this affects our resources and impacts ours costs. We run on extremely thin margins to bring you the best value, so please note that a redelivery fee of S$10 may apply (only if necessary). If needed, please reschedule your delivery at least 48 hours in advance.
Unforeseen circumstances as such adverse weather or traffic conditions may cause delays at times. If this happens, we’ll keep you informed and deliver your currencies as soon as we can. If you have not been informed and your delivery is still late, please contact us with your order number at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone or whatsapp at +65 9834 7128.
Please apply any promo codes you may have at the "Delivery" page.
Yes, you may update them at your account settings page. Please note that you will have to verify your updated email address and/or mobile number again.
If you no longer use the email address associated with your Thin Margin account, you may contact Thin Margin Support at email@example.com or +65 9834 7128 for help restoring access to your account.
No, please do not create more than 1 Thin Margin account as everything will be tied to your identification details.