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BEST £1000 EURO exchange?_home delivery or pick up

cheekywelshguy Avatar
9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
Does anyone know the BEST way to exchange £1000 into EURO's to get the most?

I wouldnt mind home delivery or pick up but depends if i can pick them up in liverpool?

THANKS
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
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#2
I was looking to get £1000 in euros as well , usually get them from natwest would get around 1418 at the moment, its not going to make a great deal of difference on a £1000 where you get them, maybe an extra 20euros if you are lucky shopping around. All helps though I guess!
#3
I'm off on my jollies in a couple of weeks with the family and am also looking to get some Euros.

Looking at the comparison site that Aimee1985 has posted (thanks), it looks like Asda ain't too bad.

Having not been out of country for a while, whats the recomendation with taking Travellers cheques + cash (apart from security).

If you return with Cash Euros or Cheques Euros is the exchange back to Sterling £'s the same rates?
#4
W1zz
I'm off on my jollies in a couple of weeks with the family and am also looking to get some Euros.

Looking at the comparison site that Aimee1985 has posted (thanks), it looks like Asda ain't too bad.

Having not been out of country for a while, whats the recomendation with taking Travellers cheques + cash (apart from security).

If you return with Cash Euros or Cheques Euros is the exchange back to Sterling £'s the same rates?


Good question im off for 3wks around Italy and Nice, im wondering what to take of each as dont fancy the card but am trying to open a Nationwide account which doesnt charge but think il miss it!!! doo!

Its hard to know how much to take_how much to carry on you etc

Thanks for the help so far any more would be great!"!!!!
#5
I can definitely recommend the Nationwide card. No charges for using it and you are guaranteed the best rate. If you are planning to take a lot of money with you I would either apply for the nationwide card or take some travellers cheques as well as cash. It depends where you go but most places accept travellers cheques as a form of cash so there is no need to worry about cashing them in somewhere.
#6
If you bank with HSBC you can get home or branch delivery for cash. Currently a better Euro rate (1.42231) than the Postoffice.
#7
Adsa is your best bet with a rate of 1.4395
#8
book online with travelex 1435 euros for £[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000080]1,002.66 pick up at john lennon airport gauranteed best prices no comission[/COLOR][/FONT]
http://www.travelex.co.uk/personal/default.asp
#9
Definitely get the Nationwide Flex Account. You get "spot" rate when you use your debit card to draw out cash from the hole in the wall. This rate is much higher than you'll get from anywhere on the high st. We're off today & expect to get between 1.45 & 1.46 based on today's exchange rates.

You also have the added benefit of not having to carry too much dosh around with you. Better still, if you're a couple go for a joint account & both get cards. Obviously, goes without saying to check that you can use it before you go.

Don't forget to make sure that there are cash machines where you are going, but I think they're pretty much everywhere these days.:thumbsup:

Nationwide's credit card works with the same rates & no extra "hidden" charges so again well worth getting.
#10
Have a look HERE at MSE.
#11
disease
Definitely get the Nationwide Flex Account. You get "spot" rate when you use your debit card to draw out cash from the hole in the wall. This rate is much higher than you'll get from anywhere on the high st. We're off today & expect to get between 1.45 & 1.46 based on today's exchange rates.

You also have the added benefit of not having to carry too much dosh around with you. Better still, if you're a couple go for a joint account & both get cards. Obviously, goes without saying to check that you can use it before you go.

Don't forget to make sure that there are cash machines where you are going, but I think they're pretty much everywhere these days.:thumbsup:

Nationwide's credit card works with the same rates & no extra "hidden" charges so again well worth getting.

How long would it take to setup a Nationwide Flex account? I don't want to switch my existing current account, just open one up, load it with money and have a card available to use.

14 days to go before holiday?

[update] Just got off the phone to them and they say it'll be 7 days to send the form out and a futher 7-14 days from returning it. approx 1 month. She advised that if I wanted an account within 2 weeks then it would be quicker walking into a high street branch.
#12
On sunday i saw a Thomas Cook shop in a shopping centre near me offer 1.445 euro per £ with "guaranteed to be the best Euro exchange rate in this centre"

Not sure if its a local or national offer but might be worth checking out
#13
Thanks guys!!!

:thumbsup:

I totally tried setting up the nationwide account!!! but left it way to late, set it up over the internet last wk but heard nothing, may go in today and see?

dont think it will matter tho!! BOOOOOOOOO......it will be ready for when i get back u BET!

This will sound stupid, but how do the travellers cheques work then if u can use them as cash without cashing them? is it on ID?
#14
how do the travellers cheques work then if u can use them as cash without cashing them? is it on ID?


Yes, a passport or drivers license :thumbsup:
#15
cheekywelshguy
Thanks guys!!!

:thumbsup:

I totally tried setting up the nationwide account!!! but left it way to late, set it up over the internet last wk but heard nothing, may go in today and see?

dont think it will matter tho!! BOOOOOOOOO......it will be ready for when i get back u BET!

I called into my local Nationwide branch late yesterday afternoon. I was told that from application it would be 7-10 before I recieved my card and a further 5 days from then before I'd recieve the PIN.

As I go on holiday in 13 days time, I've also left it too late. Don't want to run the risk of loading the account up with money, getting the card, but without a PIN, not being able to draw on the money :oops:
#16
if i was you id check Marks and Spencers exchange rate.I work for m&s i got lots more for my money than my boyfriend did when he went to travel agent.
#17
Best Rates in the City of London are generally from these guys

www.cityforex.co.uk
#18
I agree with using the Nationwide Flex account debit card to get money abroad. If you use the credit card you will pay 1.5% for the withdrawal even if the credit card account is in credit. You will also pay interest on the withdrawal at a daily rate until you pay it all of including the daily interest. Better by far to use the debit card assuming you have the funds.
The only problem I have had is the reduced amount you can take out from the ATM which can be as low as 300euros a day. I have also had problems with time differences locally to UK which seems to affect the confirmation procedure from foreign parts.
Don't forget to tell the Bank that you are visiting another country and will be drawing money out there as they may stop usage for your security.

There were some articles in the w/e papers recently suggesting Travalex for foreign exchange as it seemed to be a good offer. You order the money in advance and you pay for it at the Airport on your departure (with a debit card and not a credite card to get the best deal).

Haven' tried this myself and the rate when I looked recently did not look to good.
#19
No The Exchange Rate Is Different To What U Buy And Sell Back
#20
Did U Check Marks And Sparks All Travel Agents And Banks U Get Less At Then Marks And Sparks Ring Your Local Store The Bereau Will Tell U Current Exchange Rate Hope This Helps
#21
You Need To Provide Id To Use Travellers Cheques Abroad Or You Exchange Them As You Go At Local Hotels Or Banks Hope This Helps
#22
wait till u go abroad mate wenever i go to cyprus or greece i always get them over there. Much cheaper. Obviously hotels etc are expensive but round about u should get a better deal.

example over here the best i could get for cypriot pounds was 82. over there i got 84.7
#23
is it the same exchange rate for euro travelers cheques?
#24
Travelex online is best by far, and cheapest. Even better, use their £3.50 buyback service and take too many euros and change back what you dont spent at same levels. saves a fortune for the price of a couple of drinks.

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