Compare Best Foreign Exchange Rates

Find the best foreign exchange rates today & buy foreign currency online confident that you've got the best foreign currency exchange rates on offer in the UK. Our forex exchange rates comparison makes it easy to compare exchange rates today & find top foreign exchange rates that give you more foreign currency back for little cost.
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Travel: Premier Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£700 to £7,500£5.95
Free on £1,500+
1.1971.658
 
Post Office Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£400 to £2,500Free1.1771.625
Order over £500 and you'll receive a better rate on all currencies. Free home delivery or collect in branch (from over 11,500 locations) for orders over £400, Monday to Friday.
 
The Currency Club Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£300 to £7,500Free1.1871.640
Very competitive exchange rates that get better the more you order! Free insured home delivery, 0% commission, unrivalled customer service & no hidden costs.
 
Debenhams Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£0.01+-1.1921.648
FREE £5 VOUCHER (valid on date of purchase only) & a special rate for money.co.uk customers! EXTRA 10% FREE when you load leftover currency onto a Debenhams gift card.
Home delivery is not available. Use online voucher for in-store collection only.
 
Travelex Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £4,900£3.95
Free on £500+
1.1871.645
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.
 
Covent Garden FX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£350 to £7,500£6
Free on £1,200+
1.1981.658
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.
 
ICICI Bank UK Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£200 to £2,500£5
Free on £700+
1.1941.651
ICICI Bank UK offers free next day delivery to your home for travel money orders above £700 placed before 2:30 pm - a handling fee of £5 applies on orders below £700.
 
Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£4.75
Free on £500+
1.1841.638
Great rates on all foreign currencies, available now online. Free next day home delivery on all orders over £500 plus collect Nectar points on all online orders.
 
ICE PLC Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £7,500£4.75
Free on £700+
1.1921.651
money.co.uk customers will receive a discounted rate of exchange on their first order. Plus, get a free £25 'Hotel Exclusives' voucher when you order £1,500 or more.
 
Caxton FX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£4.95
Free on £500+
1.1891.647
 
moneycorp Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£250 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.1961.653
0% commission and 100% secure next day delivery as standard. Guaranteed pre-9am and Saturday delivery options available plus commission-free buy back.
 
American Express Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£150 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.1871.643
0% commission on over 50 currencies. Order before 2 p.m. on weekdays for free next day home delivery (£5 delivery for orders of £500 or less).
 
Ace-FX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£5
Free on £750+
1.1951.650
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.
 
Mail Finance Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£250 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.1911.646
 
FairFX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£10+£6
Free on £750+
1.1931.652
 
Telegraph Travel Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£250 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.1921.647
 
Virgin Atlantic Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£200 to £2,500£4.75
Free on £500+
1.1801.631
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 OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£4.75
Free on £700+
1.1901.648
 
Best Exchange Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
-£7.501.1981.663
Not available online. Order in-store or by phone only.
 
British Airways Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£150 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.1791.632
 

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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 doís and doníts to remember to help you find out who has the best foreign exchange rate.

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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 FSA registered which provides a degree of reassurance, but that’s a world away from being FSA 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 and 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.

Another option... might be prepaid cards These are becoming increasingly popular and avoid the necessity of carrying large quantities of cash around. 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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