When it comes to buying your travel money, getting the best value is all about finding the most purse-friendly exchange rate. It's important here to to look at the total price that a trasaction is going to be and not just at the exchange rate, since there can sometimes be additional fees added to your purchase.
Just like when you buy your flights, you'll generally get a better deal on your travel money by planning in advance in order to secure the best exchange rates.
However, if you've left it to the last minute, there's no worry! At Travelex, you can buy your currency online from us and pick it up as little as four hours later from one of our stores, or you can even have it delivered to your home.Order your currency
Using your debit or credit card
Generally, it’s a good rule of thumb to try not to use your debit or credit card abroad, because you risk being charged hefty transaction fees each time that you do. Lots of debit card providers will add on an extra pound or two each time that you use your card to buy something, and will add on even more when you use your card to withdraw money from an ATM.
As for credit cards, you’ll often be charged around 3% each time that you use them, so try not to give in to the temptation!
Using pre-paid cards
If you’d like to budget your travel money before you leave but don’t fancy carrying a load of cash on you, a pre-paid currency card can be a great way to get a good deal. Simply load the card up with your chosen amount before you go away, and you can then use it just like a debit card to withdraw money or make purchases without worrying about overseas bank fees.
With most pre-paid cards, you’ll be able to top up whilst you’re abroad too. With the Travelex Money Card* you'll be able to lock in your exchange rate each time you load or reload your Card, so you can take advantage of a great currency exchange rate as well as knowing exactly how much you’re spending. What’s more, the cards aren’t linked to your bank account so if it’s lost or stolen, it’s easily replaceable without any concern for your cash.
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Fast and competitive foreign currency service.
On-line ordering process is very simple. Foreign currency arrives on-time and the exchange rate is competitive. Charges for home delivery seem to have increased, but these are waived for larger orders and can be avoided if you arrange for collection, e.g. at the airport terminal.Peter Cockburn
A safe way to travel
This is the safe way to travel. So easy get a paid cash card through TravelexKW
Its Quick & Easy.
Its Quick, easy and fast process to get the requested currencyRobert
An easy way to get travel money when…
An easy way to get travel money when I’m going to continental Europe. Using it since years and it works well, either paying in shops or get money from an ATM.S.
Simple and straightforward
Simple and straightforwardAllan Balderstone
We needed Swiss Francs asap
We needed Swiss Francs asap, which were delivered to house promptly. Great service, will use again.Patrick Connaughton
Excellent exchange rate
Excellent exchange rate, rapid and reliable delivery service, definitely recommended.Janet Whiteway
Excellent exchange rate and very prompt…
Excellent exchange rate and very prompt service. Thank you.Linda Lawcock
Just delivers exactly what it says it…
Just delivers exactly what it says it willKevin McDonald
Fast delivery reasonably priced
Fast delivery reasonably pricedRebecca ingram
decent rate and easy to pick up in the…
decent rate and easy to pick up in the terminal after securitymr cheetham
Easy to order online with a choice of delivery dates
Easy to order online, pick your delivery day and then arrives as stipulated requiring a signature.Lesley Everett
Quick , easy , good internet rate, nice staffGerry L
Very patient helpful staff.Margaret McLachlan
Easy way to obtain foreign currency
Excellent! No problems with ordering and delivery was as requested. Have used for some years and will continue to do so in the future.johnranford
*Travelex Money Card is issued by R. Raphael & Sons plc, pursuant to license by Mastercard® International Inc. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Raphaels Bank is a UK Bank authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (registration number 161302) and is permitted to issue e-money. Head office and registered office at 19-21 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ED, company registration number 01288938.