This weeks question is… ‘What is the best way for a tourist to handle money in Japan?’
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.
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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)
It is not often that we get to anounced something completely new but today is one of those days. Up until now we have shown reviews for each currency supplier and you have been able to add your own reviews but only from suppliers we already feature. As from today you can now add reviews for any company whether we feature them or not.
We are not only interested in currency suppliers. We already feature reviews from a wide range of travel insurers and we would like you to start adding any other travel companies that you have used. Read more...(329 words, 1 image, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
This weeks question is… ‘How will my currency be delivered?’
How will my currency be delivered? Well, Firstly do you actually want it delivered at all? You can collect your currency directly from several of top currency suppliers such as Covent Garden FX for example have a kiosk actually in Covent Garden so if you are based in London it should be quick and easy for you to go and collect your money. Then of course you will have no delivery charges at all even for small orders. Companies like The Post Office They have branches and you can just order your currency onine and get the best online exchange rates and then collect it at your local branch the following day.
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We are all about getting you the best exchange rates and for some of you it will mean buying currency as cash and for others prepaid cards are the way to go. Occasionally we are asked about Travellers’ cheques but in every case so far the better option was card or cash.
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I’ve been looking over our old currency articles and blog posts and the repeating message in almost every one is buy your money in advance and you will get a better rate, so this time take that as said and I will move on to so more general tips.
Three Top Foreign Currency Tips
However you change your money and whoever you use to supply it you are going to be charged for the privilege. All moneychangers are commercial businesses and they exist to make a profit, they either charge you commission or adjust the exchange rate down to give them a profit margin. There is no such thing as free travel money. Read more...(664 words, 2 images, estimated 2:39 mins reading time)
On a recent blog post someone commented that you can donate left over currency to UNICEF. I said then that I would make that a subject of a future blog post and this is the result. My thanks go to Frisqus333 to pointing out the UNICEF page. Read more...(794 words, 1 image, estimated 3:11 mins reading time)