About the API:
Exchangr provides a JSON-based REST API, delivering reliable and accurate currency exchange rates for 172 world currencies at an affordable price, which makes it the perfect instrument for startups and online businesses, as well as for larger companies in need of reliable financial data via an easy to use API. The Exchangr API is widely used to power financial departments, mobile applications, and back-office systems around the world.
Exchange rate data delivered by the Exchangr API is collected from over 15 reliable data sources, every minute. Sources include banks and financial data providers.
What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?
Depending on which API endpoint you use for your query, the Exchangr API will return or calculate with the most representative forex market rate available, which is generally the "midpoint" value. The "mid" value will also be the most useful tool to your company's financial department for accounting & invoicing purposes, for financial estimates or planning, for calculator & converter applications, and for any other applications you power with Exchangr forex data. All exchange rates are returned as currency pairs.
What are the most common uses cases of this API?
This API is ideal for any business or developer that wants to retrieve reliable rates for all our listed currencies. You will be able to make conversions between currencies in real-time and check historical rates.
This is perfect for business that operates with multiple currencies and wants to display all these rates with a confident source.
Which type of historical rates does the API offer?
The Exchangr API delivers EOD / End of Day historical exchange rates, which become available at 00:05 am GMT for the previous day and are time stamped at one second before midnight.
How often are exchange rates refreshed?
Spot exchange rate data is collected within the 60-second market window. Depending on your Subscription Plan, quotes are refreshed every 60 minutes (Free Plan), 10 minutes (Growth Plan), or 60 seconds (Pro Plan).
Which currencies are available?
We offer 164 Currencies + 8 Cryptocurrencies. Our API is integrated with a number of highly reputable foreign exchange rate sources, offering the most recent and accurate rates for 516 currency pairs.
Your connection to the Exchangr API is encrypted using bank-grade 256-bit SSL Encryption.
The API comes with multiple endpoints, each serving a different use case. Endpoint functionalities include getting the currencies rates data for all or a specific set of currencies, converting amounts from one currency to another, retrieving Time-Series data for one or multiple currencies and querying the API for daily fluctuation data.
- Latest rates endpoint: Returns real-time currencies rates data for all available or a specific set of currencies.
- Convert endpoint: This allows for the conversion of any amount from one currency to another.
- Historical rates endpoint: Returns historical currency rates data for all available or a specific set of currencies. Historical rates are available for most currencies since August 2021.
- Time-Series data endpoint: Returns daily historical currency rates data between two specified dates for all available or a specific set of currencies.
- Fluctuation data endpoint: Returns fluctuation data between two specified dates for all available or a specific set of currencies.
All paid subscription plans available on Exchangr API come with 256-bit SSL encryption. To connect to the API via SSL, simply use the https protocol instead of standard http.
The Exchangr API comes with support for JSONP Callbacks. This feature enables you to specify a function name, pass it into the API's callback GET parameter, and cause the API to return your requested API response wrapped inside that function.
Access-Control / CORS
Exchangr API also supports Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) and Access-Control Headers. This will enable you to use the Exchangr API via Cross-Origin HTTP Requests.
HTTP ETags are a way of reducing the load on your back-end by requesting new Exchangr API data only if rates have changed since the last API response.
Are there any limitations with your plans?
Besides API call limitations per month:
- Free Plan 60 minutes updates.
- Basic Plan 10 minutes updates.
- Pro Plan 60 seconds updates.
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