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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.
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.
Purchase travel cash with WeSwap, available in all major currencies at the best rates with no charge for home delivery over £750.
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.
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.
Ace FX are specialist foreign exchange dealers based in London who offer competitive exchange rates and first-class customer service. Over the years, we have established a reputation for honesty, reliability and quality of service and we are one of the few buy back providers who accept coins.
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 160 branches, or order before 4pm for next day home delivery.
Get competitive exchange rates in the UK on all currency ordered online for delivery or pick up from your local branch. We use Royal Mail fully insured special delivery service to get your currency to your door securely, 48 hours from receiving your order. You can also use our app to order travel money while on the move.
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.
Airmoney launched in 2016 to bring convenient and inexpensive travel money to consumers. We are a start-up owned by City Forex, a company based in London which has conducted over £5bn of foreign exchange transactions since 2004.
John Lewis price match their rates every day. Visit a Bureau de change in your local John Lewis and Partners shop. Same great rates with 0% commission in store and online.Euros, US Dollars and 28 other currencies available instantly at our Bureau de change.
A long standing Central London based Foreign exchange company with over 25 years experience and a 5 star rating. A quick and easy service to use, we offer next day delivery for orders placed before 4pm and a pick up point in Trafalgar square. No commission on any of our services.
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.
Tesco Bank provide a convenient and secure online ordering system where you can order your currency online for home delivery or pick it up from one of hundreds of dedicated Click & Collect stores around the UK. Note: these are ONLINE rates - you may get a lower rate in-store unless you order online in advance.
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.
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.
Travelex was founded in 1976 and has since grown to become one of the most recognised brands in the Travel Money sector with over 1,100 branches worldwide. As well as providing currency services for many banks and supermarkets, Travelex also operate 900 ATMs around the world.
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. Multiples of 500 GBP attract better exchange rates. The more travel money you buy, the better the rate you will receive. Note: these are ONLINE rates - you may get a lower rate in-store unless you order online in advance.
ICE offer free next day delivery on orders over £1000 if ordered before 3pm. Saturday delivery available for 99p. 0% commission and no hidden costs on over 50 currencies and click and collect available from 45 locations nationwide including airport locations for convenience.
NatWest was formed in 1968 by the merger of National Provincial Bank and Westminster Bank, and was acquired by RBS in 2000. Foreign currency forms part of their financial services, but NatWest are primarily known for their general banking services.
The RBS group is a large international banking and financial services company. From its headquarters in Edinburgh, the Group serves over 30 million customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.
You can order currency and travel insurance from Barclays providing you hold one of their credit or debit cards. Your currency can be delivered to your home or you can pick it up from your local branch at your convenience.
We compare the US Dollar 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 best deals after commission and delivery charges have been accounted for. Many of our travel money affiliates also offer our customers exclusive exchange rates that are even better than if you go to them direct, and on average our customers save £59 when they compare with us.
Generally speaking, specialist online travel money providers and bureau de change offer the best US Dollar exchange rates, followed by the supermarkets, the Post Office and then the banks. The absolute worst rates of all are found at the airports so try to avoid buying there at all costs. If you're short on time and need your currency in a hurry, check out our Click & Collect US Dollars page to find a local supplier near you.
Over the past 90 days, the US Dollar has increased by 0.32% from 1.2703 on the 13th January to 1.2744 today. This means £750 will buy you $3.07 more today than it would have three months ago. During this period the US Dollar hit a high of 1.3051 on the 27th January and a low of 1.2427 on the 11th December. You can see more historical exchange rate data over longer time frames on our US Dollar exchange rate history page.
Using our comparison form at the top of the page, enter the amount of US Dollars 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 US Dollars right now along with their latest exchange rates and delivery information. The results are sorted in order of who is offering the most US Dollars 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.
It is impossible for us to predict the best time to buy US Dollars. 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.
Yes, some currency suppliers do allow you to collect US Dollars 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 US Dollars 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.
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 US Dollar 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Yes, we have a section of our website dedicated to currency buybacks: Exchange US Dollars for Pounds Sterling.
Yes, we can facilitate the transfer of currency into an overseas bank account; see our Money Transfers page for more information.
The US Dollar (or American Dollar) is the official standard unit of currency in the United States of America, and the unofficial currency of more than 10 other countries around the world including: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Lebanon, and Zimbabwe. The US Dollar is often used when the local official currency is unstable and this can be a warning sign to travellers.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) publish advice under for travellers the banner of "Know Before You Go" for the following countries: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Lebanon and Zimbabwe.If you are travelling to the United States then you should make sure you have checked the latest travel advice especially regarding credit cards.
If you are travelling to the United States of America as a British Citizen Passport holder then your passport must be valid for the entirety of your stay.
When travelling to the United States of America you can enter the country for up to 90 days on what is called a Visa Waiver Programme which allows you to stay in the country whilst visiting for tourism, certain types of business trips or if you are in transit to another country. However, if your passport describes your nationality has something else other than a British Citizen then you will need to apply for a visa at your nearest US embassy before travelling to the US.
Other travel restrictions to the United States of America which are under the visa waiver programme include specific security features that your passport might have and whether you have any current convictions, pending convictions or you have been arrested in the past. If you need more information or you have any doubts about your situation please contact your, nearest US embassy for confirmation.
When travelling to the United States of America by either Air or Sea you will be required to provide your passport details, country of residence and the address of your first night’s accommodation in the US at least 72 hours in advance. This is what is called an electronic system for travel authorisation or ESTA which is information that your airline or cruise operator will need in advance to secure your entry to the US and failure to provide this information will result in refusal to travel to the country. If you are arriving by land to the US you do not need to apply for an ESTA.
The VWP or Visa Waiver Programme allows you to stay in the US for up to 90 days. If you travel outside of the United States of America to the nearby countries such as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean you can usually re-enter the US by using the ESTA, however, the time spent out of the United States of America will be included in the 90 day VWP period. When you travel to the US you will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds for the duration of your stay even if you are staying with friends or family in the United States of America.
If you take prescription medicines and you will need to take these with you on your trip to the United States of America there are specific restrictions and prohibitions to consider and if you are travelling to the US with a child under the age of 18 with just one parent or with someone who isn’t the legal parent or guardian of the child you will need to provide certain documents to the US customs and border protection agency.
For any extra information on travelling to the USA from the UK compareholidaymoney.com partners with the FCO and you can find more travel advice and information on entry requirements on their website.
Prepaid currency cards are designed specifically to be used overseas. They work the same way as a standard UK bank card, except their fees are lower when used in United States and the exchange rates are much better than those offered by most high street banks.
We compare travel insurance quotes to United States and other worldwide destinations, but you don't need to tell us your life story to get covered. In fact, we don't even ask for your name or email address, so you can be sure we won't bombard you with endless junk mail after requesting a quote.
If you need US Dollars in a hurry or don't want to wait in for home delivery, our Click & Collect service can search for US Dollar suppliers near you. Reserve and buy online and collect in-store at a time that's convenient for you.
If you need to send US Dollars overseas or receive funds from a bank account in United States, you may be better off using the services of a specialist foreign exchange broker.
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