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If you're travelling to Hong Kong soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Hong Kong Dollar. Our free comparison service compares the best Hong Kong Dollar rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 25 suppliers selling Hong Kong Dollar in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 10.9000 to 11.6625.
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In Hong Kong the amount of violent crime is very low, but pick pocketing and other street crime can occur. You should take extra care of your passport, credit cards and money in crowded areas and when checking in and out of hotels. There have also been some isolated incidents of robberies in Hong Kongs country parks since 2005; these incidents have been reduced following a crime prevention operation by the Hong Kong Police.
Hong Kong is a very popular destination for British travellers and roughly over half a million British people visit the country every year. The Hong Kong Dollar is one of the most commonly traded currencies in the world, and as such it is available to buy at most bureau de change and banks at very competitive rates. The average order we see is for about £675 ($8,300 HKD based upon orders placed between, 1st August to 31st August 2013).
If you wait until you are in Hong Kong to change your money you should expect to pay $50 HKD in commission per transaction ($100 HKD at HSBC) so this should be avoided. Apart from that, Hong Kong is connected to every major financial network in the world so you can use credit, debit and prepaid currency cards with ease. There is no problem converting Hong Kong Dollars back into Sterling on your return, and should you visit mainland China; border areas will also take Hong Kong Dollars so you will not have to buy additional Yuan unless you intend to spend a lot of time there.
The Hong Kong Dollar is pegged to the US Dollar at a rate approximately equal to $7.8 HKD = $1 USD.
Hong Kong runs a similar law system to the UK and although Hong Kong is part of the People’s Republic of China it still manages its own immigration controls. When travelling to Hong Kong as a British Citizen you can stay for up to six months without a visa. If you plan on staying for more than six months to either study or work in the country you will need to apply for a visa which you can get from the Hong Kong Embassy.
Whilst in Hong Kong if you plan on visiting mainland China you will need to apply for visa in advance to enter the mainland. If you travel to China and then to Hong Kong and back through China on your return you will need a multiple-entry visa for visiting and passing through mainland China several times and you must carry a valid passport for the entirety of your stay in both countries.
Over the past week the Hong Kong Dollar has dropped by 1.81% from last Sunday's rate of 11.8775 to today's rate of 11.6625 which means £750 will buy you $161.25 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 11.9463 on Tuesday and the worst rate is 11.6625 recorded today.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Hong Kong Dollar rate increase by 1.22% from 11.5215 on 1st June 2015 to 11.6625 today. Based on these figures, £750 will buy you $105.75 more today than it would have three months ago. We recorded a high rate of 12.0400 on 18th June 2015 and a low rate of 11.5215 on 1st June 2015.
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Posted by Peter Rudin-Burgess on 28th August 2015
Everyday that the markets have been open for the past week the exchange rates have fallen. It is when the rates are dropping like this that it is most important to compare travel money suppliers before buying. read more