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Travel: Premier Travel Money
Online Order
£700 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
£5.95
Free on £1,500+
Euro Rate
1.257
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.543
Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.75
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.237
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.522
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 Order
£400 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
Free
Euro Rate
1.224
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.504
Competitive rates on over 70 currencies. The more you buy the better the rate. Order online with free home delivery Monday to Friday or collect in branch.
American Express Travel Money
Online Order
£150 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.234
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.519
The Currency Club Travel Money
Online Order
£300 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
Free
Euro Rate
1.244
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.537
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
1.237
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.522
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 Order
£0.01+
Standard Delivery
-
Euro Rate
1.244
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.532
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
1.248
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.532
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
1.259
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.545
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
1.250
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.534
Caxton FX Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.95
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.251
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.535
Moneycorp Travel Money
Online Order
£250 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.248
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.532
Ace-FX Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £750+
Euro Rate
1.253
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.537
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 Order
£250 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.246
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.532
Griffin Financial Travel Money
Online Order
£300 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £650+
Euro Rate
1.246
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.539
FairFX Travel Money
Online Order
£10+
Standard Delivery
Under £500: £7.50
Between £500 -£750: £5
Free on £750+
Euro Rate
1.244
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.532
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 Order
£250 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.245
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.531
Virgin Atlantic Travel Money
Online Order
£200 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.75
Free on £500+
Euro Rate
1.234
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.517
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
1.250
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.534
Currency Exchange Corporation Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £10,000
Standard Delivery
-
Euro Rate
1.246
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.537
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.

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How to Compare Holiday Money Exchange Rates

by TomCo

Looking to get the best holiday money exchange rate for your travel? Our guide is here to help you in making the best holiday money comparison possible.

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It should be oh so simple. All you want to do is to change pounds into euros, dollars or anything else, but doing so seems far from simple. Today you can be presented with a choice of cash, travellers cheques, debit or credit cards and now, something new called a prepaid card. It can be difficult to tell the wood from the trees.

So, to cast some light on the often murky world of holiday travel money exchange rates here's a closer look at some of the options which will help you get a better deal for your travel money.

1. Debit cards rule?

You debit card is potentially the cheapest way to change money, but only if you have the right sort.

If you have the right kind of card, when you withdraw cash from an ATM you'll pay the 'interbank' rate. This is the rate which banks charge one another and is generally cheaper than the one us mere mortals receive on the highstreet.

However if your bank account is not the right sort you could be hit with a number of charges including commissions and penalty fees charged for having the temerity to take money abroad.

Before you leave it's a good idea to check with your bank to see what their stance on the issue might be.

2. Cash

The most expensive way to exchange money is to do so at the airport. According to a the Post Office we collectively waste 25million a year doing this, while YouGov estimates using the bureau de change costs on average 11% more. So, imagine you've just changed 600 - straight away you've waved goodbye to 66.

For holiday money best deals, the most effective option is to shop around and these days that's easier to do than ever before thanks to the increased usage of the internet.

Many of the major high street providers are opening up online services with some pretty attractive discounts available for those who go online. The web is also a good source of holiday money advice, with comparison sites pulling together some of the leading offers all in one place.

However, predictably there are problems, not least the security of passing any transaction over the internet.

Foreign exchange is also not regulated so there is no guarantee your funds will be safe should you provider run into any financial problems themselves.

You can reassure yourselves by checking to see how the provider will handle your funds before transferring them - will they be in a separate account and will they be recoverable if the worst should befall the company.

Finally, don't forget to order in plenty of time. It will take several working days for the money to arrive and you'll need to be at home in order to sign for the cash. Some companies have deals which enable you to collect the cash at the airport from the bureau de change.

Then there's the problem of hidden costs. Just searching for the holiday money best exchange rate will not necessarily give you a true value of what it will cost. There may be all sorts of charges such as commission and delivery costs to consider.

In the end the only true way to find out is to run a holiday money converter - namely put into the system how much you want to change and it will show you how much you'll get back. For example, you'll be able to take a sum in pounds and convert that to holiday money euros. Only then will you really know the best exchange rate for holiday money.

3. Travellers Cheques

As with cash don't get these from the airport, but shop around to find the best deal. These are popular as they remove the difficulties of carrying large quantities of cash around with you.

4. Prepaid Cards

The new kids on the block are pre-paid cards. These allow you to preload a card with funds and pay in the same way you would as if you were using a debit cards. Exchange rates are not normally much to get excited about, but these cards are simple and do avoid the issue of carrying large chunks of cash around.

Finally, whatever option you choose, don't forget to do your research and read between the lines. A good exchange rate may be offset by high delivery fees or commission. Meanwhile a commission free sign will probably mean they loaded the costs into the exchange rate.

The best way to know what your getting is to do a test. Most providers will happily tell you how much you can expect to get, while online providers will run a quick calculator. It's quick, easy and gives you a swift transparent guide to how much your money will buy you.

To find the best holiday money rates or to compare holiday money exchange rates use one of our comparison tables.