What is Transaction Currency? Definition and Meaning - Ikajo Glossary


Transaction Currency

Transaction currency is a currency in which the client performs the payment. Initially, a transaction currency is the final currency in case of a conflict with the base currency. From USD to ILS, the demand for different currencies differs across the globe.

The benefit of it is that a TC can be automatically transformed if the money of the buyer differs from the seller’s currency. The only thing which is necessary – a code of the money, the client just needs to enter it so the currency could be identified.

For instance, if an American enterprise is buying clothes from Italy the fundamental currency is euro whereas the TC is an American dollar.  

What’s the most popular transaction currency?

The latest reports show that USD (United States Dollar) is the most popular one. Euro and Japanese yen closely follow it on this list. Statistics show that people from all over the globe most frequently make purchases in these currencies.

What are currency pairs?

Currency pairs are currencies coupled up for international trading on a foreign exchange marketplace. With the drastic shift from local to global commerce, people use foreign exchange daily. There are eight currencies they use the most for international trading including USD, NZD, JPY, GBP, CHF, EUR, CAD, and AUD.

Moreover, Specialists define five currency pairs that take place most frequently:

  1. USD/JPY;
  2. USD/GBP;
  3. USD/CHF;
  4. USD/CAD;
  5. AUD/USD;
  6. NZD/USD.


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