Travel Money Cash or Travel Money Card: Which is best?

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Recent data has shown that card payments have overtaken cash payments in the UK for the first time.  However, this is not mirrored across the world and we see many different examples of monetary culture with countries that have been slow to embrace this new financial technology or conversely, become almost cashless societies. So which …

5 Tips for Avoiding Dodgy Gatwick Airport Parking Companies

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We’ve all heard the horror stories. Cars being abandoned in fields and on random streets with no security.   Or travellers arriving back at their car to find it damaged, covered in mud, or with an empty tank since it was driven miles away by the car park operator. Unfortunately, these are things that do happen …

Are you addicted to buying souvenirs on holiday?

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Half of Brits addicted to buying souvenirs: £1.9billion spent this summer is the headline from research* conducted by Debenhams Personal Finance, and has revealed exactly how hard-hitting our obsession is.  It shows that nearly half of us are addicted to buying souvenirs and we are spending £1.9billion as a nation on objet d’art, otherwise known …

Buying currency for a holiday: What can affect the exchange rate?

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On the face of it, buying currency for your holidays can seem like a straightforward process. You simply go to your bank or the airport exchange counter, buy the currency you need, and get on to the business of going on holiday, right? Yes, that’s one approach, but you almost certainly will not get the …

Sponsoring the GB Womens bobsleigh team

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Last Autumn the BBSA, The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association, withdrew funding from the GB Womens bobsleigh team. This meant that they could not compete in any of the upcoming world class events over the winter period. Team driver Mica McNeill set about raising money through sponsorship and “crowdfunding” and raised an amazing £30,000 in …

What currency is used in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria joined the European Union alongside Romania when the EU expanded in 2007. However, it has never joined the Eurozone; the countries using the Euro, so Bulgarian currency remains the LEV (shorthand BGN) it is sub-divided into 100 stotinki. Many traders will display prices in euros for visitor information but only Bulgarian Lev will generally …