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    Any advice on buying Dollars $$$$ ?

    I get to travel quite a bit and normally check:
    MSE travel money maximiser, Marks & Spencer & Cheque Centre for my dollars, shopping around can make a big difference especially when buying $1000's.

    Has anyone got any other advice on exchanging?

    I have heard about the Nationwide card with no fees, but anything else?

    Thanks in advance!

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    This site gives up to date comparisons and is quite good:
    comparetravelmoney.co.uk/
    A lot of them make use of pre-ordering money for delivery at certain times and you get better rates.
    Hope that helps. :thumbsup:

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    starsparkle2311;3106706

    Would you like to take me on your travels?



    :thumbsup: Bring plenty of $$$$!

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    Reddwarfposse5;3106695

    This site gives up to date comparisons and is quite … This site gives up to date comparisons and is quite good:http://www.comparetravelmoney.co.uk/A lot of them make use of pre-ordering money for delivery at certain times and you get better rates. Hope that helps. :thumbsup:



    Nice one! never seen this one before!:thumbsup:

    You often get better deals in-country. and then you don't have to travel with it...

    I recently went on holiday and bought a pre-paid mastercard from ]caxton fx. The card cost £10 but this is added to your balance once you load your card (minimum £100). Whatever exchange rate you are quoted when loading is the fixed rate you will get for that money loaded. You get the choice of a Dollar or Euro card. There are no transaction fees apart from withdrawing money from a cash machine.

    We used our dollar card in Tunisia and only ever got charged for withdrawing cash which was $3 per withdrawal. Everything else was fee free.

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    umanga;3107140

    I recently went on holiday and bought a pre-paid mastercard from ]caxton … I recently went on holiday and bought a pre-paid mastercard from ]caxton fx. The card cost £10 but this is added to your balance once you load your card (minimum £100). Whatever exchange rate you are quoted when loading is the fixed rate you will get for that money loaded. You get the choice of a Dollar or Euro card. There are no transaction fees apart from withdrawing money from a cash machine.We used our dollar card in Tunisia and only ever got charged for withdrawing cash which was $3 per withdrawal. Everything else was fee free.



    Thanks, will check it out! :thumbsup:

    Natiowide account is the best option imo always seem to get a slightly better rate than anywere else too,great when you get back from your hols and you havent spent as much as you thought .

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    speedwaynut;3108000

    Natiowide account is the best option imo always seem to get a slightly … Natiowide account is the best option imo always seem to get a slightly better rate than anywere else too,great when you get back from your hols and you havent spent as much as you thought .



    Is it their current account card or credit card? and how do you know what rate you get? :?

    ifyoudontask?;3108057

    Is it their current account card or credit card? and how do you know what … Is it their current account card or credit card? and how do you know what rate you get? :?


    I used their credit card and loaded it up before i went to Florida in June. You get the bank rate for that day and it varied for us between 1.93 and 1.96 dollars to the pound.

    I have a caxtonfx euro card but they also do a US dollar one. Always the best rates
    ]http//ww…om/

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    Reddwarfposse5;3108096

    I used their credit card and loaded it up before i went to Florida in … I used their credit card and loaded it up before i went to Florida in June. You get the bank rate for that day and it varied for us between 1.93 and 1.96 dollars to the pound.



    GAVINLEWISHUKD;3108127

    I have a caxtonfx euro card but they also do a US dollar one. Always the … I have a caxtonfx euro card but they also do a US dollar one. Always the best rates]http://www.caxtonfxcard.com/



    Thanks for the info!

    Reddwarfposse5;3108096

    I used their credit card and loaded it up before i went to Florida in … I used their credit card and loaded it up before i went to Florida in June. You get the bank rate for that day and it varied for us between 1.93 and 1.96 dollars to the pound.



    i used current account, like you got a great daily bank rate, NO CHARGE at the atm for withdrawals so no need to carry lots of cash about with you.]http//ww…om/
    2 euro or 3$ charge per withdrawal at the atm not shure your getting the best rate with them either
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