Female Bobsleigh team granted Winter Olympics funding from donations

It’s been a tough couple of months for the British women’s Bobsleigh and Skeleton team. British Bobsleigh announced it was going to withdraw funding for the team just five months before the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) said in September: “The GB Bobsleigh programme is currently focusing resources on …

The fallout from the Monarch Airlines collapse

The travel industry was shocked when Britain’s longest-serving airline Monarch collapsed. The final passengers are arriving back into the UK once again after Britain’s biggest peacetime repatriation. 100,000 passengers were stranded abroad after the airline folded in the early hours of October 2nd. It also led to 750,000 future holidays that were booked being cancelled. Luckily …

Introducing WeSwap: A different currency card

Prepaid currency cards have become a brilliant way to save money whilst travelling to multiple destinations overseas. They have grown in popularity in recent years thanks to the number of ATM’s increasing and internet banking. Most prepaid currency cards work by selecting currencies that you want to be loaded onto the card. These can be …

Travel Advice: Foreign Office eases control over travelling to Tunisia

It’s been two years since Tunisia and its tourist industry were put on hold due to shootings in Sousse. Travel companies and tour operators suspended trips to the country ever since 38 people were killed at a holiday resort. 30 of those were Britons. The Foreign Office is no longer advising not to travel to the nation. …

Sending or receiving funds between UK and overseas bank accounts

If you’ve ever attempted to transfer funds from one account to another overseas, you’ll find that this can be an expensive process if done through a bank. Especially if you’re transferring different currencies. This method used to be the only way in which you could move accounts from an overseas account to the UK or …