The Start

In 2000 a group of specialist Portuguese currency traders joined forces with the historical expertise of Montepio Geral, Portugal’s oldest bank, and opened their first exchange office, Novacâmbios, in Rossio Square in Lisbon.

Going Global- Angola

After setting up seven branches in mainland Portugal (three in Lisbon, one in Porto, one in Aveiro, one in Braga and one in Amadora), we opened our first international branch in Luanda, Angola. Since opening our first office in Xinaxixe, Novacâmbios Angola has opened three more branches.

Entering France

In November 2003, Novacâmbios continued its internationalisation process, opening its first shop on the Champs Elysées in Paris.

Reaching Further- Namibia

Between 2000 and 2006, Novacâmbios opened twelve branches in mainland Portugal, twenty in Angola and one in France. In 2007 we opened the first branch in the capital of Namibia, Windhoek.

Moving into Mozambique

In February 2011 Novacâmbios opened its first branch in Tete, Mozambique.

Continuous Growth

With solid growth in every country where we have a presence, we always keep in mind the company’s corporate mission and values, which we reaffirm through our continuous support to our local partners.


Today we have 80 exchange offices in 5 countries with more than 300 employees. At Novacâmbios, we exist to serve you!