The Post Office has issued an Improved Rate Alert: This weekend only they will have an even better online rate on both Euros and US Dollars. The special rates will be available from 8am Saturday 22nd September through to 8am Monday 24th September.
If you order this weekend your Travel Money will be delivered for FREE to either your local Post Office branch of your home on Tuesday 25th September.
The Post Office has been awarded ‘Best Foreign Exchange Provider’ for the last 5 years running by the British Travel Awards. There is a minimum order value of £400 and a maximum value of £2,500 on this offer.
60 Million British people go overseas for business or pleasure every year*. Buying your travel money can often seem to consist simply of ensuring you get the best exchange rate. However, it is just as important to familiarise yourself with any rules relating to taking money into or taking money out of a country.
This applies to many countries and currencies. We have used the South African Rand as an example because it was a significant issue just a couple of years ago. There are many countries that try and stop money leaving. Some of the restrictions are lax and rarely enforced but others are quite strict. Now on every currency page we have an easy to read summary of key facts and information on this sort of limit and other important rules. Read more... (471 words, 1 image, estimated 1:53 mins reading time)
The focus has been taken off of Greece recently, firstly by the problems in Spain and the Spanish banks and the attention of the financial journalists has switched to the LIBOR scandal implicating Barclays and up to 19 other global banks. The Euro is one of the big players in the foreign currency market but because it’s used by many countries, all managing their own economies independently, it’s also one of the most vulnerable. This is something that have been all too obvious in 2012 and although there are plenty of rules, targets and formal legislation in place to help protect the Euro, it has taken a blow after blow recently from the problems in the Greek economy. Read more... (990 words, 1 image, estimated 3:58 mins reading time)
When I was doing the research for this article the first reactions of everyone I spoke to was “pickpockets” and/or “money belts”. These are prefectly valid concerns but things have moved on in the last ten years and most of us are actually carrying contactless debit and credit cards. I will leave you to think for a second about what that means before I continue. Read more... (817 words, 1 image, estimated 3:16 mins reading time)
February Top 10
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Scheduled Airline Failure Insurance (SAFI) is useful if you’re travelling independently, as opposed to a package holiday, and you are concerned about additional charges you could have to stump up if your airline goes into administration or receivership. Everyone should find out what financial protection is available in the rare event of your airline or travel company going bust. The amount of protection varies depending on whether you have a package holiday or you made your own arrangements. Make sure you have asked the right questions before you book. Read more... (241 words, 1 image, estimated 58 secs reading time)
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Buying travel insurance will help you get financial and practical help if anything goes wrong on your holiday or business trip. Unfortunately, sickness, crime or accidents do happen. Help yourself by knowing what to look for in travel insurance policies.
Travel insurance varies widely on price and levels of cover. If your trip is going to involve specific sports or activities that are considered risky by your insurer, check that your policy provides extra cover for that particular activity. If not, you may need to call a specialist insurance provider. Get several quote before you choose your travel insurance, check the reviews and make sure those reviews cover both the buying process and the claims process and check carefully what each policy offers. Read more... (337 words, 1 image, estimated 1:21 mins reading time)
August Top 10
Every month we publish the top 10 travel insurance providers as used by our site users and their relative market shares. There are most likely insurers who you have not heard of or are not familiar with and being able to see the relative popularity of the top 10 may help you make your decision.