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Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£4.75
Free on £500+
1.2211.534
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.
Post Office Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£400 to £2,500Free1.2181.513
Post Office Travel Money has special rates on Euros and US Dollars from 8:00am Wednesday 19th November - 8:00am Thursday 20th November.
American Express Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£150 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.2191.531
The Currency Club Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£300 to £7,500Free1.2301.538
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 OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £4,900£3.95
Free on £500+
1.2221.533
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.
Debenhams Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£0.01+-1.2361.536
Free £5 voucher + special exchange rate for money.co.uk customers. Collection from 59 stores nationwide. The rate will be the online bureau rate & not the voucher rate. Extra 10% free when loading extra onto gift card.
Home delivery is not available. Use online voucher for in-store collection only.
ICICI Bank UK Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£200 to £2,500£5
Free on £700+
1.2281.541
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 OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£350 to £7,500£6
Free on £1,000+
1.2481.546
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 OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £7,500£4.75
Free on £700+
1.2371.536
Caxton FX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£4.95
Free on £500+
1.2391.538
Moneycorp Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£250 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.2371.533
Ace-FX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £2,500£5
Free on £750+
1.2411.537
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+
1.2371.534
Griffin Financial Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£300 to £2,500£5
Free on £650+
1.2381.540
FairFX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£10+Under £500: £7.50
Between £500 -£750: £5
Free on £750+
1.2381.541
Win a week long trip to Andorra for 2 by making an international money transfer. T&Cs apply. Ends 11th December.
Telegraph Travel Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£250 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.2361.532
Virgin Atlantic Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£200 to £2,500£4.75
Free on £500+
1.2261.519
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+
1.2371.536
Currency Exchange Corporation Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£100 to £10,000-1.2401.543
Over 25 locations in London with over 80 currencies available, with most branches open 7 days. Whether buying or selling, don't lose out on your next exchange deal.
Home delivery is not available. Branch collection available in London only.
British Airways Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryEuro RateU.S. Dollar Rate
£150 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.2111.521

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How to Compare Commission Free Travel Money Rates

by Nick_Parkhouse

If you're planning a foreign trip then it is usually beneficial to shop around for your travel money well in advance of your departure so you can make sure you get the best deal on your holiday money.

How to Compare Commission Free Travel Money Rates

Many companies now offer really competitive exchange rates and commission free currency, with some also offering free delivery if you order online.

However, with exchange rates and charges varying significantly between travel money providers, it pays to research the best commission free currency exchange rates before you buy.

What a commission free foreign currency service is

These days, there are lots of places to buy travel money. From your local supermarket to your High Street bank or travel agent there are dozens of retailers and online companies offering no commission currency exchange.

A commission free foreign currency service allows you to change sterling into euros, dollars or other foreign currency without paying any commission. This can help you save money when you change your holiday cash but you do need to be careful.

What to look for when you compare the best foreign currency exchange rates

When many people undertake a tourist exchanges rates comparison they deliberately research the companies that offer a commission free currency exchange.

The assumption is often that companies who don't charge commission offer a better deal than other travel money providers.

However, this is not always the case. This is because the exchange rate on commission free currency may be significantly worse than it is with other providers. So while you may not pay any commission, you may get significantly fewer euros or dollars for your sterling.

So, when you compare the best foreign currency exchange rates, look at both:

  • The exchange rate
  • Any fees - including commission and delivery charges

When you're looking to buy travel money, always take into account both the exchange rate and the commission. Depending on the amount of money you're looking to exchange it can be better to pay a commission and benefit from a superior exchange rate.

In addition, a no commission currency exchange could also work out more expensive if there are other fees that apply.

For example, you may have to pay for delivery of your currency if you order online. Additionally, the provider may make a 'buy back' charge in order that you can sell any unused currency back to them when you return.

While a commission free foreign currency service is generally a good thing, it is important that you compare all the above factors before you buy.

Compare the exact amount of foreign currency you'll get in return for your cash and go with the travel money company that gives you the most currency for the amount you want to exchange.