For just 72 hours from 8am on Saturday 18th May to 8am Tuesday 21st you can get better rates on a selection of currencies when you order online via the Post Office Travel Money.
Special rates will be available on popular currencies for Travel Money including Euro, US Dollar, Swiss Franc, Turkish Lira and Czech Koruna. Plus, the more money you buy, the better the rate you’ll receive and you’ll get free delivery to either your home or nearest branch.
To order simply visit the Post Office website, select your currency and the amount to order: Read more... (201 words, 1 image, estimated 48 secs reading time)
Who has the best exchange rates? I obviously cannot give you a ‘one company’ answer to this question. It is all to do with how has the best exchange rate at the particular time you want to place your order because they all change and they are all competing against each other. In broad strokes I would say the smaller onlne only bureau de change have the best exchange rates because they have the lowest exchange expenses and they do not have branches to look after. All they do is online currency sales so they are very competitive. Read more... (344 words, 1 image, estimated 1:23 mins reading time)
What is the best way for a tourist to handle money in Japan? Because the exchange rate for the Pound to the Japanese Yen is about 126 Yen to the Pound you can end up dealing with some very large numbers very quickly. A £500 budget for your holiday will give you over sixty three thousand yen to play with! So unless you like counting out large numbers of notes you are probably best off with a pre-paid currency card. Japan is a very high tech place, especially Tokyo which for many people is the main draw. Using a currency card in Japan will be no problem and most places will accept a card. So I would say the best way to carry your travel money and get the best Yes exchange rates is going to be a currency card. Read more... (254 words, 1 image, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
Foreign Currency Exchange Rates - The Key to Getting the Best Deals
According to a report from Halifax from 2009, there were, perhaps surprising, a number of Brits looking to buy property abroad at what turned out to be the height of the banking crisis and one year in to the unending double dip recession. We have noticed more recently that wealthy individuals are starting to buy up assets suggesting that they are expecting firstly that prices are not going to drop any further and that prices may start to rise again soon. I said this in January and still think it is true. Since then the government has announced measures intended to promote the housing and building industries which may help bring about that increase in house values. The problems in Greece, Cyprus and even Spain and Ireland may have lead to people trying to dispose of second homes, suppressing prices. If you are looking to buy abroad you should do careful research in order to ensure that they get the very best foreign currency exchange rates. What you can save between different suppliers can make a huge difference when you are dealing with sums big enough to buy a house or apartment. Read more... (523 words, 1 image, estimated 2:06 mins reading time)
Newquay joins the Airport Parking Rip Off bandwagon
Yet another airport joins the parking rip off bandwagon and has scrapped free drop off and pickup parking. This time it is Newquay Airport and they have introduced a minimum charge of £1 for just 30 minutes and going upwards from there until they hit £13 a day. These charges came into effect on April the 1st but this is no joke and isn’t funny. Read more... (277 words, 1 image, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
This week the best Euro exchange rates hit 1.17 to the pound for the first time since January. This was a welcome bonus for people going away for the school holidays this Easter. As the rates improved we saw a big spike in the amount of money being compared through the site and many of the currency suppliers have reported bumper sales this week. It such a minor increase in value for money can lead to such a surge it really is worth your while taking another look at a pre-paid currency card. Read more... (368 words, 1 image, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
Today’s Exchange Rates Explained
The big news story this week has been the Cypriot banking crisis. What made this banking crisis different from the last banking crisis was the initial decision to levy a one off tax on individuals’ bank balances. Up until now savers money has always been protected up to the limit of £85,000. Taking money from savers is a major sea change. Read more... (662 words, 1 image, estimated 2:39 mins reading time)
Should I wear a money belt whe I travel aboard? I would certainly recommend wearing something like a neck pouch while you are actually going through the airport and while travelling. It means your passport and documents are easily accessible for you without you having to go through bags or taking your wallet out but they are also secure. You don’t want people to see you putting your wallet in your hand bag or which pocket you are putting it in. Passports are valuable and are a frequent target for pickpockets ad theives. Read more... (334 words, 1 image, estimated 1:20 mins reading time)