John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners are two giants of the high street. And, just like the other giants Tesco, Sainsburys and The Post Office they will sell you travel money.
As International travel is starting to move again with the relaxation of restrictions around the world, many bureau de change in all shapes and sizes are reopening and willing and eager to supply your holiday cash. Not least the high street giants.
We take a look at the current exchange rates for a few currencies offered by John Lewis to see how they stack up against the competition.
We looked at the exchange rate for £1000 of currency and all rates were taken from online rates at the same time on the same day.
The best seller in the UK by far and the most competitive.
John Lewis 1.1604
Post Office 1.1526
John Lewis come out on top for euros on this comparison and puts them top of the store giants.
Usually the second biggest seller in the UK but because America has closed it’s borders to all travellers from the UK it has moved down the list at times. At the moment the 7th November is the date in which borders across the Atlantic will open again.
John Lewis 1.3525
Post Office 1.3436
Not much in it from the big 4 but John Lewis nudges to the top once again.
Turkish lira has seen a phenomenal rise over the last few years in the exchange rate against GBP. It means great value holidays (allowing for no restrictions of course)!
John Lewis 11.8893
Post Office 11.7955
There’s a pattern forming here.
Croatian kuna. Our data shows this was the 4th most popular currency clicked on for the last 3 months from our buy currency pages.
John Lewis 8.3619
Post Office 8.3437
Top marks go to John Lewis again.
Still a fairly popular currency over the previous 3 months. Surprising given the travel ban.
John Lewis 1.6367
Post Office 1.6310
Our little snapshot of the high street giants exchange rates has shown that John Lewis have taken top spot in our samples. This may not be the same for all currencies and you can compare the rates for over 70 currencies on our currency pages.
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