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Currency Supplier£750 BuysKRW RateCustomer RatingOrder Online
1,061,625Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1415.50 KRW 7149 Reviews Buy Now

Currency Online Group

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Currency Online Group specialise in providing travel money and currency buy back services. We offer exclusive, enhanced currency Buyback rates to Compare Holiday Money customers that you won't find anywhere else, both services can be done either via postal service or in person at our new Waterloo Kiosk.

Currency Online Group

Travel Online Group Ltd. 3rd Floor Regus News Building
3 London Bridge Street
SE1 9SG

  • FCA Registered: No
  • FCA Authorised: No

Last updated 3 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Choose your delivery date and get your currency delivered to your home address for ultimate convenience. Delivery is free on all orders over £750, otherwise a £5.00 delivery charge will apply. All orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery which is fully insured and guaranteed to arrive on the next working day.

Click & Collect

You can also reserve your currency online and pick it up free of charge from one of Currency Online Group's collection points in central London. Their Blackheath collection point is open Monday - Friday, or you can collect from Waterloo or Greenwich 7 days a week.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Currency Online Group accept the following payment methods:

  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit Card
1,061,512Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1415.35 KRW 542 Reviews Buy Now

WeSwap

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Purchase travel cash with WeSwap, available in all major currencies at the best rates with no charge for home delivery over £750.

WeSwap

32-34 Gordon House Road
London
NW5 1LP

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: No

Last updated 3 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Get your currency delivered the next day if you order before 1pm Monday - Thursday. Delivery is free on all orders over £750, otherwise a £5.00 delivery charge will apply. All orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery which is fully insured and guaranteed to arrive on the next working day.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

WeSwap accept the following payment methods:

  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit Card
1,061,250Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1415.00 KRW 1710 Reviews Buy Now

Travel FX

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Travel FX are specialist dealers in foreign currency, providing a leading alternative to Bureau de Changes for clients seeking the best exchange rates. Travel FX offer some of the best rates on the market, with free home delivery over £700 and no commission.

Travel FX

31-33 College Road
Harrow
HA1 1EJ

  • FCA Registered: No
  • FCA Authorised: No

Last updated 3 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Delivery is free on all orders over £700, otherwise a £5.00 handling fee will apply. All orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery which is fully insured and guaranteed to arrive on the next working day. Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge if you contact Travel FX after placing your order. If you are ordering multiple currencies, Travel FX treat each currency as a separate order so you will have to pay a £5.00 handling fee if any of the individual currencies on your order total less than £700.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Travel FX accept the following payment methods:

  • Bank Transfer
1,054,327Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1405.77 KRW 150 Reviews Buy Now

NM Travel Money

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NM Travel Money are part of NoteMachine group, handling 2.5 million foreign exchange transactions each year. Opt for free next day delivery to over 160 eurochange or NM Money branches across the UK, or get your currency delivered to your home. Debit cards accepted.

NM Travel Money

Elvicta Business Park
Crickhowell
NP8 1DF

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: Yes

Last updated 3 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Order online by 4pm and get your currency delivered by 1pm on the next working day. All orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery which is fully insured and guaranteed to arrive on the next working day. Get free home delivery on all orders of £1,500 or more for Euros and US Dollars, and £750 or more for all other currencies. NM Travel Money don't deliver under these amounts but you can still order online and collect in store.

Click & Collect

Reserve your currency online and pick it up the next day (if ordering before 4pm) free of charge from over 175 eurochange and NM Travel Money stores nationwide.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

NM Travel Money accept the following payment methods:

  • Debit Card
1,051,337Inc. £9.95 Delivery 1 GBP = 1420.63 KRW 392 Reviews Buy Now

Travel Money Club

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Secure delivery via Royal Mail Special Delivery by 1pm in two business days as standard, or choose optional next business day, nominated day and Saturday delivery. Go Premium for unlimited fast and free deliveries, premium exchange rates, exclusive airport parking and hotel discounts, and a very clever app to help you save and plan.

Travel Money Club

146 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4QT

  • FCA Registered: No
  • FCA Authorised: No

Last updated 3 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

The Travel Money Club offer two options for ordering your currency: standard home delivery in two business days for a one-off delivery charge of £9.95, or free next day delivery if you become a premium member for £5.99 per month or £60 a year. Premium membership includes enhanced exchange rates, unlimited free deliveries and delivery to any address in the UK (not just to your home address).

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Travel Money Club accept the following payment methods:

  • Debit Card
1,043,355Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1391.14 KRW 1785 Reviews Buy Now

Sterling

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With over 35 years experience in the foreign exchange sector, Sterling has established an excellent reputation for offering the best exchange rates and excellent customer service to a long standing and ever expanding clientele.

Sterling

105 Edgware Road
London
W2 2HX

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: No

Last updated 3 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Get your currency delivered the next day if you order before 12pm Monday - Thursday. Delivery is free on all orders over £700, otherwise a £6.00 delivery charge will apply. All orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery which is fully insured and guaranteed to arrive on the next working day.

Click & Collect

You can also reserve your currency online and pick it up free of charge from Sterling's London branch at 105 Edgware Road, W2 2HX. You may get a different rate in-store that the one shown here.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Sterling accept the following payment methods:

  • Bank Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Debit and Credit Card payments will incur an additional charge of 0.29%. There is a £2,500 limit for Debit Card payments. Orders over this amount must be paid for by Bank Transfer (up to £7,500).

1,043,122Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1390.83 KRW 117 Reviews Buy Now

Airmoney

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We believe that ordering foreign currency should be a simpler and more enjoyable experience. We are a start-up owned by City Forex, a company based in London which has conducted over £5 billion of foreign exchange transactions since forming in 2004. All orders are fully insured.

Airmoney

146 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4QT

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: No

Last updated 45 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Delivery by Royal Mail insured post to your home or work address. You can choose a delivery date for convenience. Free on orders over £750, under this amount a £4.99 postage charge will be applied. We also offer a free same-day courier service for London clients based in the City, the West End or Canary Wharf. No need to queue in store. We will drop your order to your desk the same day!

Click & Collect

You can also collect your currency at one of Airmoney's three London locations: 146 Leadenhall Street (EC3V 4QT), Andaz Hotel (EC2M 7PY) or 1 Fenchurch Place (EC3M 4AF). You'll need to take the card you used to pay and proof of your identity when you collect your order.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Airmoney accept the following payment methods:

  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit Card
1,042,620Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1390.16 KRW 571 Reviews Buy Now

Covent Garden FX

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Covent Garden FX is a family-owned and operated Bureau De Change located in the heart of Central London. Established for over 20 years, we offer extremely competitive exchange rates with no commission and no fees.

Covent Garden FX

30a Jubilee Market Hall
London
WC2E 8BE

  • FCA Registered: No
  • FCA Authorised: No

Last updated 3 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Order your currency online and get free home delivery if your order is over £750 (under this amount there is a £6.00 delivery charge). To qualify for next day delivery you must pay by bank transfer before 2pm on Mon-Thu. Payments after this time, or payments made by card, will be scheduled for delivery in two working days. Saturday delivery is available for a £12 charge, and a London courier service is also available.

Click & Collect

Don't want to wait for home delivery? No problem. Place your order online and you can collect it from Covent Garden's travel money bureau at 30a Jubilee Market Hall, WC2E 8BE. Pay now by bank transfer to guarantee today's online rate. For same day collection you must order before 1pm for euros or us dollars, and before 10am for all other currencies.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Covent Garden FX accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash (in-store collection only)
  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit Card
1,020,000Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1360.00 KRW 101 Reviews Buy Now

eurochange

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With over 40 years experience in selling and buying currency, nobody knows foreign exchange better than eurochange. Take advantage of great rates on over 70 currencies and use their boost your rate function to find improved rates on over 20 currencies. Order online for Click and Collect in just 60 seconds from over 175 branches, or order before 4pm for next day home delivery.

eurochange

PO Box 435
Stevenage
SG1 9GA

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: No

Last updated an hour ago.

Home Delivery

Order by 4pm for next working day delivery. Free postage on orders over £599 under this amount there is a delivery charge of £4.99.

Click & Collect

Order online and collect for free at 175 branches nationwide.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

eurochange accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash (in-store collection only)
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
1,019,062Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1358.75 KRW 432 Reviews Buy Now

Debenhams

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FREE £5 off £20 spend voucher in store plus preferential rates for Debenhams Cardholders. Extra 20% free when you load your leftover currency onto a Debenhams Giftcard. Collect your currency from over 100 stores nationwide, or have it delivered to your door.

Debenhams

10 Brock Street
London
NW1 3FG

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: Yes

Last updated an hour ago.

Home Delivery

Order for home delivery within two working days. Free over £500, smaller amounts incur a £6.95 delivery fee.

Click & Collect

Collect the next working day at over 100 stores for euro and US dollar. 5 days notice required for other currencies.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Debenhams accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash (in-store collection only)
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
1,017,052Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1356.07 KRW 148 Reviews Buy Now

Tesco Bank

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Get a better exchange rate if you choose to purchase any single currency online from £800 to £2500. Order and collect your cash from over 500 Tesco stores. Free home delivery on orders of £500 or more.

Tesco Bank

2 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9FQ

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: Yes

Last updated 45 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Order before 2pm for next working day delivery. Free over £500, smaller amounts incur a £3.95 delivery fee.

Click & Collect

Collect the next working day at over 400 stores for euro and US dollar. 5 days notice required for other currencies.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Tesco Bank accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
1,013,393Inc. £2.99 Delivery 1 GBP = 1356.60 KRW 3426 Reviews Buy Now

The Currency Club

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The Currency Club's travel money service makes ordering online easy and efficient. We offer the best foreign exchange rates on global currencies, charge zero commission and offer a free delivery on every travel money transaction you make. The more you order, the better the rate you'll receive.

The Currency Club

PO Box 66831
London
W2 7TB

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: No

Last updated 3 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Order by 12pm for next working day delivery. Free on orders over £1000 and just £2.99 postage charge for smaller amounts.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

The Currency Club accept the following payment methods:

  • Bank Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Debit and Credit Card payments will incur an additional charge of 0.29%. There is a £2,500 limit for Debit Card payments. Orders over this amount must be paid for by Bank Transfer (up to £7,500).

1,012,230Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1349.64 KRW 140 Reviews Buy Now

Sainsburys

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Nectar card holders get better exchange rates online and can collect Nectar points on every order. Sainsbury's Bank offer over 50 foreign currencies. Order online with the option to collect your travel money from one of over 250 Sainsbury's Bank in-store Travel Money bureaux at no extra cost, or have it delivered to your home with free delivery on orders over £500.

Sainsburys

33 Holborn
London
EC1N 2HT

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: Yes

Last updated 45 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Order before 2pm for next working day delivery by insured post. Free on orders over £500 with a fee of £4.99 below that amount. Minimum order for home delivery is £100.

Click & Collect

Order online for collection at any Sainsburys Bureau de Change. Next day collection for euros and US dollars and 3 days for other currencies.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Sainsburys accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
1,009,177Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1345.57 KRW 11 Reviews Buy Now

HSBC

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HSBC Bank plc is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC has over 1000 branches in the UK and it's international network comprises over 7000 offices in over 80 countries.

HSBC

8 Canada Square

E14 5HQ

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: Yes

Last updated an hour ago.

Home Delivery

You must have an account with HSBC or Marks and Spencer Bank to order travel money with HSBC. Order online by 2pm and get your currency delivered to your home or chosen HSBC branch on the next working day. Delivery is free for all orders but there is a minimum order amount of £100.

Click & Collect

If you have an account with HSBC or Marks and Spencer Bank you can order your currency for next day collection at one of over 1,100 branches nationwide.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

HSBC accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
1,008,240Free Delivery 1 GBP = 1344.32 KRW 444 Reviews Buy Now

Post Office

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Rate sales on selected currencies including euros and US dollars across the summer period. Order your travel money online with the Post Office and collect it in any Post Office branch or get it delivered to your door for free.

Post Office

20 Finsbury Street
London
EC2Y 9AQ

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: Yes

Last updated 45 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Order for home delivery with Royal Mail special secured delivery. Delivery is free on orders over £500 and £4.99 under that amount.

Click & Collect

Order online for collection at over 11,000 branches. Over 3000 are open 7 days a week. With our euro and US dollar click and collect express you can pick up in 2 hours.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Post Office accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash (in-store collection only)
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Travelex

90 York Way
London
N1 9AG

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: No

Last updated 45 minutes ago.

Home Delivery

Order your travel money online, and have it delivered right to your home. Or, if you're in central London, we also offer delivery right to your office! Free on orders over £600 with delivery costs from £2.99 to £7.49 for smaller orders.

Click & Collect

Order online and collect from your nearest Bureau de Change in as little as 4 hours dependent on availability. Our online price promise will guarantee you the best rates.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Travelex accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash (in-store collection only)
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

RBS

36 St Andrew Square
Edinburgh
EH2 2YB

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: Yes

Last updated 4 hours ago.

Home Delivery

Order before 2pm for next working day delivery to your home or nearest branch, or select convenient delivery a date up to 10 days in advance. Orders over £500 are delivered free, otherwise a £5.00 delivery charge will apply. Preferential exchange rates are available to Reward Silver, Reward Platinum and Reward Black account holders.

Click & Collect

If delivery to your home isn't an option, RBS will deliver your currency to your nearest branch so you can collect it at a convenient time. Just select Branch Collection when placing your order and follow the instructions.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

RBS accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash (in-store collection only)
  • Bank Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Barclays

1 Churchill Place
London
E14 5HP

  • FCA Registered: Yes
  • FCA Authorised: Yes

Last updated 4 hours ago.

Home Delivery

Currency can be ordered for home delivery but payment must be made with a Barclays debit or credit card. Minimum order £50 with no delivery charges. Order by 1pm for next working day delivery.

Click & Collect

Order for collection at any Barclays Bank branch.

Payment Methods

The payment method you choose determines how you are financially protected if something goes wrong.

Barclays accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

South Korean won travel money rate over the past 90 days

-2.89%

The South Korean won exchange rate is currently 2.89% lower than it was 90 days ago, having dropped from 1457.58 on the 23rd May to 1415.50 today. This means £750 will buy you ₩31,560.00 less right now than it would have back in May. During this period, the lowest rate we recorded was 1391.49 on the 30th July and the highest rate was 1459.12 on the 29th May.

Get a better deal on your South Korean won

We compare the best pound to South Korean won exchange rates from dozens of the UK's biggest currency suppliers including the Post Office, supermarkets, high street banks and specialist online travel money providers so you can see in an instant who is offering the top deals.

You're currently looking at our South Korean won for home delivery page, but we have range of South Korean won products and services that you might also be interested in:

South Korean won Bank Transfers

Send or receive South Korean won between two accounts anywhere in the world. A specialist broker could manage the whole process for you and save you a lot of money.

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Prepaid Currency Cards

A secure and flexible alternative to cash. Open an account, add funds to your card and use it anywhere in South Korea or the rest of the world at the fraction of the cost of traditional UK bank cards.

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Click & Collect South Korean won

Our unique Click & Collect service can help you to find your nearest currency supplier so you can order online and pick your currency up in-store or at the airport.

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Currency Buy Back

If you've returned from holiday with some leftover South Korean won, exchange them back into pounds sterling at the best buy back rate. Post your currency or exchange it at your nearest store, no receipt necessary.

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How do I buy South Korean won?

Using our comparison form at the top of the page, enter the amount of South Korean won you want to buy, select your preferred payment method(s) and click 'Compare Deals'. We'll return a list of UK currency suppliers who are selling South Korean won right now along with their latest exchange rates and delivery information. The results are sorted in order of who is offering the most South Korean won after all fees and delivery charges have been added which means the best deals are always at the top of the table. Choose the supplier you want to order with and follow the link to their website where you can place your order with them directly.

When is the best time to buy South Korean won?

It is impossible for us to predict the best time to buy South Korean won. We provide some historical exchange rate data in the chart above so you can see the overall trend, but beyond that we cannot offer any advice on when to buy. Our advice is to not worry too much about trying to perfectly time the market. Unless you are buying tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of currency, the daily changes in exchange rates do not make a huge difference to the amount of currency you'll receive.

Can I collect my South Korean won in person?

Yes, some currency suppliers do allow you to collect South Korean won from them in person. We have a dedicated Click & Collect page where you can find the nearest supplier in your area. If you plan on collecting in person, we recommend ordering or reserving your South Korean won online first on the supplier's website to guarantee the exchange rate. Some suppliers offer lower exchange rates if you walk in off the street, but you can usually order online in advance and collect your currency in store at the better online rate.

How long does Delivery take?

Most currency suppliers will dispatch your order on the same or next working day after they receive your payment, and all orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery which is a fully-insured and guaranteed Next Working Day service. However, just in case any unexpected delays crop up we recommend ordering no later than 3 working days before you are due to travel. If you've left it too late for home delivery, check out our Click & Collect page to find a local South Korean won supplier near you. We cover most UK airports, so in the worst case scenario you can reserve your currency online (at the better online rate) and pick it up from the departure lounge before you fly.

Do I have to be at home when my currency is delivered?

No. All currency is sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery which is a fully-insured and guaranteed Next Working Day service. Somebody at your address will need to sign for the package but if nobody is home when the postman attempts to deliver, they'll leave a missed delivery card and you can either collect the package from your nearest sorting office or arrange for it to be re-delivered on a more convenient day.

Can I have my South Korean won sent to a different address?

Generally, no. This is ultimately at the discretion of the currency supplier, but most suppliers will only deliver to the home address of the person paying for the currency (i.e. the card or bank account holder's address). This is for security reasons because a signature is required when the currency is delivered, and signatures from work or other addresses can be unreliable and difficult to prove.

What happens if the package goes missing during delivery?

All currency is sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery which is a fully-insured and guaranteed Next Working Day service. This type of postage is more secure than standard post and is meant specifically for high-value and important items because tracking is enabled by default and a signature is required as proof of delivery. It is very rare for a Special Delivery package to go missing, but in the unlikely event that it does you will be completely reimbursed by Royal Mail for the full value of the currency and the cost of postage.

What payment method should I use?

The payment method you choose is important because it affects whether or not you pay any extra fees during checkout, and also whether you are financially protected in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with the supplier. We have written a more detailed guide about choosing a payment method on our blog: A guide to payment methods.

Are there any limits on the amount of South Korean won I can order?

Most, but not all, currency suppliers have a minimum and a maximum amount you can order from them, however we automatically factor these into our comparisons so if you tell us exactly how much you want to spend we'll only return suppliers that can fulfill your request. Most suppliers also have a minimum amount that you can order from them to qualify for free home delivery; if you order less than this amount you can still get your order delivered by you'll have to pay for postage. Again, we automatically factor these charges into our comparisons so you don't need to worry about any hidden costs during checkout.

Is ordering online safe and secure?

All of the currency suppliers we compare use SSL encryption as standard on their ordering pages. This means that when you place an order, a secure connection is created between you and the supplier and your personal and payment details are transmitted using the same level of encryption as online banking.

Am I financially protected if something goes wrong with the supplier?

The level of financial protection you receive is determined by the payment method you choose. For more information see our FAQ above: What payment method should I use?

What checks does Compare Holiday Money carry out on the listed suppliers?

All currency suppliers are required to complete a comprehensive onboarding questionnaire before we list them on the Compare Holiday Money website. This questionnaire provides us with information on the supplier's background, financial history, directors and technical capabilities, as well as document any legal and regulatory requirements the supplier may have. Our compliance team verify the answers by cross-referencing them with various online registers such as Companies House, the Supervised Business Register and the Financial Conduct Authority, and we then make a decision as to whether to list them. Once a supplier has been listed we run regular audits to check the ongoing status and accuracy of the information provided, and if any issues are flagged up we immediately suspend the listing until the supplier corrects the issue or provides us with clarification. Despite these stringent checks, we cannot guarantee the solvency of any suppliers who appear on the Compare Holiday Money website and we urge all customers to conduct their own research before transacting with a company.

Do I need to provide ID or other documents?

It depends. You may need to provide some ID, typically a copy of your passport or driver's licence, depending on how much currency you are ordering. Most suppliers won't ask for ID if you're ordering less than £1,000 but most will if you're ordering £2,500 or more. If you're ordering £10,000 or more you may need to provide additional information on the source of the funds. The exact requirements vary from supplier to supplier, but they will make it clear what form(s) of ID and other documents they require before you place an order.

Can I sell back any unused South Korean won?

Yes, we have a section of our website dedicated to currency buybacks: Exchange South Korean won for pounds sterling.

Can I send money to a bank account in South Korea instead?

Yes, we can facilitate the transfer of currency into an overseas bank account; see our Money Transfers page for more information.

The won is the official currency of the Republic of South Korea. The currency code is KRW and the symbol is ₩. South Korean won can be subdivided into 100 'jeon', although this denomination is used for accounting purposes only and no jeon notes or coins are issued. The modern won was first introduced in 1962 to replace the Korean hwan which ran alongside the won as legal tender until it was withdrawn from circulation in 1975. The South Korean won is regulated by the Central Bank of Korea, and coins and banknotes are issued by the Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation.

South Korean coins are issued in denominations of ₩1, ₩5, ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500, although ₩1 and ₩5 coins rarely used because of their low value. Due to widespread forgery in the early 21st century, the South Korean government introduced many security features into their banknotes. The current series of notes contain at least 22 individual security features and are thought to be some of the most counterfeit-proof notes in the World. South Korean banknotes feature images of important South Korean individuals, buildings, plants and geographical locations that represent the country. They are issued in denominations of ₩1000, ₩5000, ₩10000 and ₩50000. A ₩2000 banknote featuring images of winter sports was printed for the 2018 Winter Olympics, but this is not often used.

If you are a British citizen you can enter South Korea as a tourist for up to 90 days without a visa. You must be able to show proof of onward or return travel, and your passport must be valid for a minimum of three months starting from the date you enter the country. If you would like to work or stay in South Korea for longer periods you can obtain a visa from the Embassy of the Republic of South Korea.

For the latest official travel advice for South Korea, visit the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.