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    Sterling - Euro exchange

    Old news I know but I just checked the Sterling - Euro exchange ...
    For eg. £320 you get 303.26 on Marks & Sparks Travel Money!
    (rate is 1.0552)

    Anywhere else with a better rate (including fees)? Thanks in advance

    22 Comments

    Original Poster

    Thanks catinthehat - lol re: avvy

    The top 2 on that table:
    Crown Currency Exchange and Travel Money Services
    £320 for €302.60

    Marks & Spencer still better rate.

    Get a Nationwide Debit Card, get money from overseas ATM's, a far better rate without any charges at all.

    1.12 today.

    Inactive;4130487

    Get a Nationwide Debit Card, get money from overseas ATM's, a far better … Get a Nationwide Debit Card, get money from overseas ATM's, a far better rate without any charges at all.1.12 today.


    How do you find out the rate today for this card?

    simon012;4130514

    How do you find out the rate today for this card?



    Link here;

    corporate.visa.com/pd/…0.0

    Read further down the list, Currency Express will give you 334 Euros for your £320 with free delivery.

    Inactive;4130526

    Link … Link here;http://www.corporate.visa.com/pd/consumer_services/consumer_ex_results.jsp?from=GBP&to=EUR&rate=0.0


    Thanks for that, Have some rep............

    simon012;4130591

    Thanks for that, Have some rep............



    NP...Thank you .. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    thanks, rep to all who offered useful suggestions

    Currency Express does give the best £334 as you say.

    yes forgot about my Nationwide card. anyone knows is the debit card better than the credit card?

    kippy;4130663

    thanks, rep to all who offered useful suggestions



    Thanks, have repped both you and Simon back.. :thumbsup:

    kippy;4130663

    thanks, rep to all who offered useful suggestions :)yes forgot about my … thanks, rep to all who offered useful suggestions :)yes forgot about my Nationwide card. anyone knows is the debit card better than the credit card?



    Yes, Credit Cards all incur a cash transaction charge, use your NW Debit Card, no charges.

    Original Poster

    thanks all you've been very helpful.

    Inactive;4130714

    Yes, Credit Cards all incur a cash transaction charge, use your NW Debit … Yes, Credit Cards all incur a cash transaction charge, use your NW Debit Card, no charges.


    Do what we did when we went to Florida - load up the card with money before you go and then use the card to pay for all meals, etc. Keep some cash for drinks and snacks. There are no charges this way.:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    load up the card? how do you mean - have money in the bank basically isn't it?

    or do you mean those PAYG type of charge credit cards - never used them before.

    kippy;4135758

    load up the card? how do you mean - have money in the bank basically … load up the card? how do you mean - have money in the bank basically isn't it?or do you mean those PAYG type of charge credit cards - never used them before.


    Just pay a lump sum to the credit card before you go - say £500 - and then you just use it as normal, keeping your receipts as you go. For meals and shopping, it means not having to carry a lot of cash with you and you get the bank rate for each day, which is normally better than the tourist rate.

    Reddwarfposse5;4136997

    Just pay a lump sum to the credit card before you go - say £500 - and … Just pay a lump sum to the credit card before you go - say £500 - and then you just use it as normal, keeping your receipts as you go. For meals and shopping, it means not having to carry a lot of cash with you and you get the bank rate for each day, which is normally better than the tourist rate.



    I cannot understand why you would need to " load it up before you go ", surely you can just pay it off in full on your return, or better still use a Debit Card.

    Inactive;4137510

    I cannot understand why you would need to " load it up before you go ", … I cannot understand why you would need to " load it up before you go ", surely you can just pay it off in full on your return, or better still use a Debit Card.


    It's just a way of keeping track of what you are spending. If you have the money beforehand, paying it to a credit card before you spend it is a way of making sure the bill is not "forgotten" - it is only an idea:roll:

    Reddwarfposse5;4139454

    It's just a way of keeping track of what you are spending. If you have … It's just a way of keeping track of what you are spending. If you have the money beforehand, paying it to a credit card before you spend it is a way of making sure the bill is not "forgotten" - it is only an idea:roll:



    Fair enough, it still seems a bit daft to me, I can always " remember " how much I have spent, it is all clearly laid out on my statement each month.;-)

    Inactive;4139826

    Fair enough, it still seems a bit daft to me, I can always " remember " … Fair enough, it still seems a bit daft to me, I can always " remember " how much I have spent, it is all clearly laid out on my statement each month.;-)


    So do we normally, but for some people, the temptation not to clear a credit card bill when it comes in is strong. This way, we know it's paid upfront. Each to their own though.

    Thought Euro-Pound rate was very low but been keeping an eye on Pound-Dollar
    and gobsmacked to find it has dropped from 1.44 to 1.34 from Mon to today! How can that be?
    Anyone know anywhere giving a rate 1.40 or above?

    karen46;4141974

    Thought Euro-Pound rate was very low but been keeping an eye on … Thought Euro-Pound rate was very low but been keeping an eye on Pound-Dollarand gobsmacked to find it has dropped from 1.44 to 1.34 from Mon to today! How can that be?Anyone know anywhere giving a rate 1.40 or above?


    I think it's down everywhere but i usually check:
    comparetravelmoney.com/
    You might get a better rate taking one of the companies such as Crown Currency Exchange and ordering for a few months away. But it's a risk and i've never done it.

    karen46;4141974

    Thought Euro-Pound rate was very low but been keeping an eye on … Thought Euro-Pound rate was very low but been keeping an eye on Pound-Dollarand gobsmacked to find it has dropped from 1.44 to 1.34 from Mon to today! How can that be?Anyone know anywhere giving a rate 1.40 or above?



    Was listening to R4 news this eve. They mentioned that an well known American market player had said that he thought everyone should sell Sterling. Dont know when he was supposed to havde said it or whether that had had an effect.
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