Foreign exchange (FX) risk management

Minimise your currency risk

When doing business abroad you will often be exposed to other currencies. Any fluctuations in currency rates can affect your results, and it becomes more difficult for you to control the outcome.

Benefiting from FX risk management

We have several solutions that can help you manage the effects of currency fluctuations by locking in the exchange rate in advance. This can help reduce the impact of undesirable fluctuations.

Solutions include:
  • Buying or selling currency for a date in the future to provide certainty of the exchange rate
  • Using a currency swap to move an exposure forwards or backwards in time
  • Buying a currency option which gives you the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell currency at a specific rate in the future

These are just some of the examples of how Handelsbanken can help you manage your currency risk. 

To find out more, contact your local branch who will be able to provide you with further details.

Ways to transact

Phone dealing

Our expert team of London based dealers are available by phone 8am—5pm Monday to Friday.


Our online trading platform allows you to securely buy and sell currency in real time . The system is available nearly 24 hours a day and allows you to manage your risk at a time suitable to you.

Information before trading

Details you should be aware of before trading in financial instruments.

Become a customer

Find out more about becoming a Handelsbanken customer or call 0800 470 8000 to speak to our Customer Connect team.

Already a customer

To know more, please speak to your account manager at your local branch.