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This comparison includes a selection of travel money companies.
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Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£3.95
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.366
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.498
Great rates on foreign currencies, available online. Free next day delivery on orders over £500 & collect Nectar points on all online orders
Travel: Premier Travel Money
Online Order
£700 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
£5.95
Free on £1,500+
Euro Rate
1.372
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.507
Post Office Travel Money
Online Order
£400 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
Free
Euro Rate
1.346
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.481
American Express Travel Money
Online Order
£150 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.369
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.498
The Currency Club Travel Money
Online Order
£300 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
Free
Euro Rate
1.370
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.504
Very competitive exchange rates that get better the more you order. Free insured home delivery, 0% commission, unrivalled customer service & no hidden costs.
Travelex Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £4,900
Standard Delivery
£3.95
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.365
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.499
If you find a cheaper overall price, Travelex will refund the difference*. Collect from 40 store locations or get free next day home delivery on orders over £500 made before 3pm. *T&Cs apply.
WeSwap Travel Cash
Online Order
£200 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
Free
Euro Rate
1.373
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.510
Debenhams Travel Money
Online Order
£0.01+
Standard Delivery
-
Euro Rate
1.372
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.503
Home delivery is not available. Use online voucher for in-store collection only.
ICICI Bank UK Travel Money
Online Order
£200 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £700+
Euro Rate
1.367
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.497
Free home delivery for over 55 currencies on orders over £500. Unique 'Service Assurance' of £5 compensation on late dispatch. Guaranteed Saturday delivery at £0.99. Best currency provider by Which? (June 2012)
Covent Garden FX Travel Money
Online Order
£350 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
£6
Free on £1,000+
Euro Rate
1.370
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.507
Great rates and 0% commission on all currencies. Best rates guaranteed and free bank transfer. T&Cs apply.
You can order up to £7,500 online but this will be sent in £2,500 bundles. This may mean you need to pay some delivery charges.
ICE PLC Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
£4.75
Free on £700+
Euro Rate
1.364
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.497
Caxton FX Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.95
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.363
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.495
Moneycorp Travel Money
Online Order
£250 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.361
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.497
ACE-FX Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £1,000+
Euro Rate
1.368
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.501
Exchange rates that beat banks, bureau de change and the Post Office whether you want to buy or sell currency! Free special delivery for orders over £750.
Griffin Financial Travel Money
Online Order
£300 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £650+
Euro Rate
1.361
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.497
FairFX Travel Money
Online Order
£10+
Standard Delivery
Under £500: £7.50
Between £500 -£750: £5
Free on £750+
Euro Rate
1.375
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.506
No1 Currency Travel Money
Online Order
£5 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
-
Euro Rate
1.371
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.501
You can order online and collect your currency from one of their many UK stores and collection points
Home delivery is not available. Order online for in-store collection only.
Telegraph Travel Travel Money
Online Order
£250 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.360
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.494
Virgin Atlantic Travel Money
Online Order
£200 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.75
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.350
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.484
Earn Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles on all orders. 100% secure and insured Royal Mail next day delivery. Home Delivery is free for orders over £500.
Global Reach Partners Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.75
Free on £700+
Euro Rate
1.364
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.497

Credit card transactions may incur additional charges from your card issuer which may not appear in your total order but will appear on your credit card statement.

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How to Find the Best Foreign Exchange Rates

Struggling to find the best foreign currency exchange rate? Here are a few do's and don'ts to remember to help you find out who has the best foreign exchange rate.

When searching for the best foreign currency exchange rates UK citizens are prone to make easy mistakes. According to the Post Office we waste £25million at the Bureau de Change every year. That's despite the bureau charging people 11% over the odds according to a study from YouGov.

Once you factor in commission, exchange rate, delivery fees and anything else people may throw your way, the cost of changing one currency to another starts to add up. It pays to spend some time working to minimise the amount of money this sucks up. Here are a few do's and don'ts to remember which can help you get the best deal on foreign currency exchange rates.

Don't... use the Bureau de Change This is by far the most expensive way of changing money and according to a YouGov study will cost you around 11% extra in exchange rate and commission. If you were to change £600, that's £66 gone straight away.

Do... shop around to compare foreign exchange rates The more places you look the better the chance of getting a great deal. With a growing number of high street providers now taking to the virtual world in order to plug their wares, the internet is now offering some of the best foreign exchange rates for cash. Not only does it allow you to search a greater number of providers in a shorter space of time than ever before, but many will offer discounts especially for people who shop online.

Some of these online providers will allow you to order money through them and collect it at the bureau de change. Others will deliver the money to your home, although you'll need to leave enough time before the order arrives. Most will take a few working days, but you'll have to ensure you're at home when they arrive as someone will need to sign for it.

Don't... forget the risks The foreign exchange sector is not regulated in the same way as some other financial services which means your money may not necessarily be protected. Some will say they are FCA registered which provides a degree of reassurance, but that's a world away from being FCA regulated, in which case they would have to guarantee the safety of your funds.

Do... Understand the lay of the land Make sure you're up to date with the current exchange rate. These can fluctuate from day to day so keep an eye on it for a while until you get a good idea of what a good deal looks like. This will give you a base against which you can compare any deals you find.

Also, it helps to understand the jargon. Terms such as the buy rate - at which you by the currency with sterling on your way out can be more expensive than the sell rate at which you give your money back. This can lead you to expect a better deal than you get.

Don't... take anything at face value When making a foreign currency exchange rate comparison it's all too easy to look at the exchange rate alone. However, there are many other forms of costs which you can build up. For example an attractive exchange rate may be offset by hidden charges such as delivery fees or commission.

Mandatory minimums can also be a bit of a minefield. Some companies will offer what seems to be an excellent rate, but this depends on the transfer rate being high. For smaller sums the rate can become increasingly loaded against you.

For clarity's sake, you should ask to get an exact figure for how much you'll get. Most providers will be happy to tell you while online services should have a calculator to do this for you.

Do... consider alternatives Rather than changing large quantities of cash, you can take another route to find the best travel money exchange rates.

Depending on your bank it may be cheaper to withdraw money from an ATM with your debit card. This may well be charged at the interbank rate - in other words the internal (and much cheaper) rate that banks charge each other.

However, your bank may also charge a substantial fee for making a withdrawal in a foreign currency. Before you leave, contact your bank to find out what their approach to foreign transactions is and decide whether you think this would be a cheaper option.

Another option... might be prepaid cards These are becoming increasingly popular and avoid the necessity of carrying large quantities of cash around with you. All you do is load up a card with funds - you can then use it overseas as if it were a debit card.

Whatever option you choose, the secret is to do your research and cover as many providers as possible. In so doing you'll ensure you'll find the best deal for the amount you want to change and the location you want to visit.

To compare best foreign currency exchange rates, try our dedicated comparison table. Alternatively, if you're interested in a specific currency we have those too. For example, if you're looking for the best foreign exchange rates for Euros try this comparison table, while we also have one dedicated to dollars.

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