Planning ahead when buying your currency can often put more cash in your pocket to spend on holiday. Read our top tips to maximise your travel money and squeeze every possible Dollar, Euro and Lira from your currency exchange.
The key to pushing your travel money to the max is to plan properly. Start organising your holiday well in advance and you can be sure of getting a great rate on your travel money. Our Travel Rate Tracker is a hassle-free way to keep informed of currency movements. By signing up to the free email service, we’ll notify you when the rate gets to your pre-selected trigger level.
You might also like to use our budget calculator, which indicates the prices of common items at your destination, meaning you can pre-plan your budget and travel money needs ahead of time.
The difference between getting 1.5 or 1.6 US Dollars for your £1,000 means an extra $100 in your pocket! However, trying to work out when exactly is the ‘best’ time to change your currency can be an extremely tricky business because exchange rates change daily.
Our prepaid currency cards allow you to lock in your exchange rate at the time of load or reload, so you know exactly much you have to spend.
To max your rates it is worth planning ahead. Buying from Travelex.co.uk means you benefit from 0% commission on your foreign currency and if you do manage to find a cheaper overall price we’ll refund the difference. You can even have it delivered directly to your door or ready and waiting at the airport for you to pick up before you fly.
Remember, when shopping around you should look at the total cost of the currency you wish to purchase, not just the rate. That way you take into account any additional charges, or promotional discounts that may apply.
It’s the little things that add up and chip away at your hard-earned holiday money. Delivery charges can be rather costly as it’s essential to use signed-for special delivery when sending cash or Travellers Cheques.
If you buy over £500 of currency at Travelex.co.uk, we’ll send it to your door absolutely free, helping you to max your travel money even further!
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