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    Anyone recently returned from Mallorca Majorca?

    If you have returned very recently What's the best euro rate
    available for cash and where?
    Best I can find here is 1.237

    Thanks in advance

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    I always change my money at western union. I got 1.24 there with no commission.

    Original Poster

    mhh1981;2668656

    I always change my money at western union. I got 1.24 there with no … I always change my money at western union. I got 1.24 there with no commission.


    I cannot find a current exchange rate on their website.
    Do you have to visit them?

    Yeah unfortunately.

    Halifax & Nationwide are ususally quite good for Euro's

    post office was best when i got mine a week or so ago

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys for your help but the 1.237 exchange rate with Travelex
    is effectively 1.2432 as I get 0.5% quidco with it.
    I think this is the best I can find here, so I am trying to confirm what
    exchange rate is available in Mallorca now.
    Thanks again....

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    In my experience (3 hols in europe per year), you will always get a far better rate from the local shops in your destination. Or better still, get a nationwide account (interbank exchange rates from cashpoints - about 1.28)

    I got 1.31 in June when withdrawing from cashpoints in Malaga

    i always get around 50 euro done in the UK. After that I feel the cheapest way is to directly withdraw using an ATM in the country you are going to. I have a natwest debit card, and the rates I have received have been brilliant, and better than anything in the shops, even after the small charge levied!!

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    csiman;2668882

    In my experience (3 hols in europe per year), you will always get a far … In my experience (3 hols in europe per year), you will always get a far better rate from the local shops in your destination. Or better still, get a nationwide account (interbank exchange rates from cashpoints - about 1.28)I got 1.31 in June when withdrawing from cashpoints in Malaga


    You usually get a better rate on holiday but it's not ALWAYS the case.
    I expect to be able to get a better rate in Mallorca but I just wanted to know by
    how much ( ish ) to see if it was worth shopping around over there or just
    using travelex here!
    I will look into the Nationwide account if it's as good as you say because
    I too go abroad 3-4 times a year
    Thanks

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    simon012;2668941

    I will look into the Nationwide account if it's as good as you say … I will look into the Nationwide account if it's as good as you say becauseI too go abroad 3-4 times a yearThanks


    Check here for better info :-

    moneysavingexpert.com/tra…ney

    well tbh, banks will make up money one way or the other... we did the nationwide thing and opened an account with them when we were looking to go for a shopping trip to the US.. did that, and guess what everyday for 7 days we had to call them to keep unblocking the cards as everytime we'd use it, the card would get blocked for fraud prevention. This was despite calling up beforehand and telling them that the card was going to be used in the US from such and such date till xyz date.. Plus when we compared the statements with my natwest credit and debit cards, I found that I had got better rates on ATM withdrawls with my Natwest Debit card and better rates (if only be a few £'s) on purchases!!! I havent bothered since... closed Nationwide accoutn as well!!
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