/ Ordering Foreign Currency Online
Hi, I always use my bank. I'm sure I could get a more competitive rate elsewhere but we are only talking about £100 worth, so not much in it....They don't charge commission.
Never had a problem with them.
I normally just use my bank card abroad but when I needed several k in cash few years ago (paying a plumber, honest) I ordered with Travelex, and picked up at the desk after security in Gatwick. They were about as reliable as can be expected but obviously if you're rushing for your plane it might be a bit of a risk.
Where are you going? I have been using a CaxtonFX Euro card for the past couple of years and it's great. Much more convenient than carrying lots of cash around and you get free cash withdrawals and card transactions as well as a pretty good exchange rate. I think they do them for other currencies as well.
> Where are you going?
Dubai. The pre-loading cards seem to be in Euros or Dollars. Can't get normal credit cards etc due to previous financial 'issues'...
Looks like the difference between the best online option and the Post Office is pretty minimal so I'll prob do that.
I order online from the post office but then collect from my local PO (saves a fee). My local PO don't like it because then they get no commission, which they would if I went in and got currency direct.
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