Total fraud use ATM service claiming free withdrawal at Gatwick airport end up paying £62 for €60 withdrawal. £12 commission which was never mention.
10th September 2017
Buying currency at the bureau without pre-booking is a big mistake! 500EUR cost me £569 at the airport when it could have cost me about £450 pre-booking online. Bureau rates are seemingly not published online along with the other bureau branch details - now I know why!
2nd September 2017
can please let the people know, this company is crab, i check the rate of lire on their website and when i went to air port they sell more expensive, 1.4 lire for each pound, how the hell this company allow themselves to rip of the customers in airport. i lost more than £150 pound in one transaction, i don't how about others
31st August 2017
Shocking site and customer support - need to be investigated and prevented from trading. I use multiple browsers as neither Chrome nor Safari work. Customer support agreed I was seeing problems but couldn't help and laughed when I asked for compensation. Now I have 300GBP stuck in the account that I cannot transfer to EUR as when doing so, it offers a rate then dives into a 'Send Currency' set of screens to transfer money overseas. Loading the card worked the first time for £800, then failed consistently. I was locked out with an 'Unauthorized' message, without having got my password wrong. Avoid this company like the plague - absolutely appalling.
22nd August 2017
DO NOT PURCHASE A MONEY CORP EXPLORER CARD. IT IS A SCAM. I wanted Euros for Pounds and was heavily sold this card. Firstly I was told when I paid £500 for a Money Corp Explorer card that the exchange rate would be better than converting Pounds to Euros. I should have received 522.15 euros for my £500. Yet, I paid £500 I have spent only £356.43. My balance now stands at £6.20. Withdrawing 400 euros cost me Money Corp fees of £66.19. And one purchase at a shop that didn't go through because all my money had gone on fees was rejected but still my Money corp statement has debited the money. COMPLETE FRAUD. Can't believe this is legal.
19th August 2017
I am disgusted at the service provided by moneycorp, I am super upset. I withdrew sterling from my euro card at their ATM in stansted airport, they charged €334 for £250. Upon leaving the airport, I discovered it would have been €276 to buy that £250. I was practically charged €60!!!! Never ever would I use them!!!
7th August 2017
Daylight robbery - we used a MoneyCorp cashpoint to draw €400 and it offered what appeared to be a rate of 1.08 so we accepted. Checked bank statement the next day, they had charged £451 GBP for €400. Essentially losing €100 compared to their online rate. How in this day and age can they charge WTF they like and get away with it. I know some clever dickies reading this will say; "of course if you draw from a cashpoint", but usually I get a better rate than you because I use World First. This was a no option urgent transaction - so chew on that!!
26th July 2017
I used the ATM at Stansted to get 50 GBP and was charged 71.20 euro. At today's rate I should have paid 56.04 so Moneycorp have made a profit of 15 GBP on this transaction alone. Disgraceful! I will tell everyone I can about this to warn them off.
20th July 2017
The worst company to deal with. When they suckered me into a 'explorer card' the got my email address wrong so I could not register my account. Then I got charged €36 for two transactions when I was away in Europe when I was sold a lie about "no ATM charges". Now home I have struggled to retrieve the small amount back out of my account without an argument down the phone as they tried to either a.make me return to the point of purchase i.e. the airport?!!!? or b. pay a fee to withdraw my money! NEVER USING MONEY CORP AGAIN. THEY ARE MONEY SUCKING SCUM. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
20th June 2017
Absolutely dreadful. My visa moneycorp card was transferred to a Mastercard one in January 2016. They said I was sent terms and conditions but who ever reads the minutae on t&c's. They charge a fee of £3 PER MONTH if there has been inactivity for over 12 months. I certainly didn't see this on their t&c's. That is if I was ever sent them in the first place!? I have now been charged £15 leaving just £4.24 in my account. Moneycorp Card wanted to charge me £6 to transfer the remaining money back to my normal bank account however Mastercard have managed to get them to waive this fee so should have the cash back in 3 to 5 working days. No way will either refund the £3 per month charge though. I've put in a formal complaint.
3rd May 2017
Just awful. Online management is very limited and difficult - you can't even update your contact details online or transfer your own money back out. Rates are shocking and there seems to be a fee or some kind of charge (which they won't call a fee!) for everything. Cancelled the card today and while there was no 'fee' to close the account, they did charge me £6 just to transfer my own money to me. Refused to transfer the EUR balance as EUR trying to tell me my bank would refuse to accept it. Rubbish (I work in international banking and have extensive knowledge of multi ccy transfers), my bank would simply exchange at rate of day and may charge me a minimal fee to exchange. Still wouldn't have lost as much money as I did with Moneycorp insisting on exchanging it to GBP. So while they would only transfer GBP, they still charged me for 2 transfers. Normally I put up more of a fight, but to be honest, it was worth £6 just to never have to deal with them again!
30th April 2017
My brother changed his money in the Picadilly branch and he was completely ripped off. Their rate is the highest one compared to any bureau de change in the same area. PLACE TO AVOID, go change your money in other bureau around. Proper THIEVES.....
29th April 2017
I took out money from the Moneycorp cash machine upon arrival at Stansted Airport on 22 April 2017. I requested GBP 200. I arived late, and as I had to pay GBP 200 deposit uppon arriving at my hotel, I had no other option than using a cash machine. A few days later, when checking my bank account, I noticed Moneycorp had charged such a disadvantageous rate that I lost GBP 60 compared to other major UK banks, such as Natwest an TSB. WIll never use Moneycorp again as I feel conned. Advise to other travellers to London: use the Natwest cash machine in Liverpool Street station when arriving in London from Stansted airport.
22nd February 2017
Okay I only had €45 as a leftover from my holidays so I went to Piccadilly branch to get few pounds... well according to today's rate it should be around £35 but the lady gave me only £25,52... which is ridiculous. I know we don't talk about big amount but the principle... thiefs I'd say. Won't use them again
4th December 2016
Worst thing I've ever done. It's been rejected by all shops I went into and cash points. Now I'm down 100 euro I never received out the cash point. Worst company ever!!
19th September 2016
Me and my girlfriend were sold Moroccan Dirham for 8.7 to the pound by Moneycorp at Gatwick, i asked them if it was a good rate and they said it was. When we got out there we realised the average rate was 12.6 meaning we'd been undersold by about a third. I understand that rates in the airport are slightly worse but A THIRD lower than the average is ridiculous. It meant that i ended up loosing £80 and my girlfriend lost £90, this may not sound a lot but were both poor students and it really made a negative impact on our holiday. I would never use them again, i feel robbed and lied to.
19th August 2016
I have used company before and was pleased with all parts of service, picking up cash at airport. This time could not order money until only 4 days to go. Other Companies now have higher rate but Moneycorpn has gone down quite a lot, will not bother with them again.
3rd August 2016
Aboslutely useless. I have tried to change 3000 pounds to US dollars but it cannot verify my identity. I phoned them up and they said it must be a problem with my bank. Called the bank and they said there is no issue with my card, my address is correct and they cannot even see me attempting to use the card on their website. I wish I had read these reviews earlier to save me time. AVOID!!!!!!!
2nd August 2016
I chose to use Moneycorp rather than my own bank to transfer pounds from England to my American bank account, thinking I'd get a better exchange rate. In theory I could have saved a hundred dollars or so. In practice Moneycorp took my money several days ago but have so far failed to put it into my American account. They now tell me it may take five days to trace it (if they DO trace it). Feeling very frustrated.
21st July 2016
Do not use them! Identity, Address(s). I cannot give them anymore, I am retired and now they want proof of pension.
19th July 2016
tried to order dollars and got the identity issue - same address 5 years, electoral roll, same bank 20 years etc etc - have complained to virgin too as trying to earn air miles on the transaction and could not - since this is their partner it reflects on them too - the system needs replacing or virgin need to find a new partner for currency
17th July 2016
Good exchange rate, money in a good selection of notes was sent quickly and safely. No problems, would recommend.
24th June 2016
Have used Moneycorp for a few years for holiday Euros as they were always one of the most beneficial rates and free delivery for only £500 exchanged. However they have dropped well down the list of exchange rates, even getting hammered by Debenhams and today I notice that the minimum for free delivery is £1000. Sorry Moneycorp but I have gone to Ace-FX.
22nd June 2016
I ordered Canadian dollars at a very good rate for collection at Gatwick, no problems with the collection and I was happy to put $100 on their Explorer Mastercard. I intended to top up the card in Canada from a UK bank account, unfortunately although registered an accessible initially I couldn't access my account when I tried a second time. I emailed Moneycorp Explorer on three occasions to get access to my account but got the same dumb responses each time. As a result I was unable to top up my card or establish the balance. I would use Moneycorp again for currency but definitely recommend against wasting time with their Explorer card.
18th June 2016
I was also nervous about Ordering from this company. It seemed people were experiencing mostly payment and problems near the end of the transaction. It's a shame that you didn't get a good service. For me, it was the best rate going , very simple , easy to order and money came a day early. Honestly very good service. My money came in varied denominations. Give it a go I'd say .
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