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Debenhams Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£0.01+-1.656$828
A free £5 voucher when you spend £20.Valid on the 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. Extra 15 new locations coming soon. Home delivery is not availa
Home delivery is not available. Use online voucher for in-store collection only.
Travelex Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £4,900£3.95
Free on £500+
1.656$828
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.
Currency Exchange Corporation Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £10,000-1.656$828
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.
Moneycorp Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£250 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.655$827.50
Telegraph Travel Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£250 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.655$827.50
The Currency Club Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£300 to £7,500Free1.652$826
Very competitive exchange rates that get better the more you order! Free insured home delivery, 0% commission, unrivalled customer service & no hidden costs.
Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £2,500£4.75
Free on £500+
1.651$825.50
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.
Caxton FX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £2,500£4.95
Free on £500+
1.649$824.50
Mail Finance Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£250 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.649$824.50
American Express Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£150 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.648$824
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).
Griffin Financial Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£300 to £2,500£5
Free on £650+
1.656$819.72
Covent Garden FX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£350 to £7,500£6
Free on £1,000+
1.659$819.55
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 DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £7,500£4.75
Free on £700+
1.654$819.14
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.
FairFX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£10+£6
Free on £750+
1.657$818.56
Margins will be slashed for 2 days during the FairFX currency sale. Sale covers Euro & Dollar currency cards & all international money transfers. Plus get the chance to win a holiday to Malta. T&Cs apply.
ICICI Bank UK Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£200 to £2,500£5
Free on £700+
1.652$817.74
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.
Ace-FX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £2,500£5
Free on £750+
1.652$817.74
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.
Global Reach Partners Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £2,500£4.75
Free on £700+
1.649$816.67
Virgin Atlantic Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£200 to £2,500£4.75
Free on £500+
1.633$816.50
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.
Post Office Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£400 to £2,500Free1.627$813.50
Rates shown are for orders between £500 to £999. Rates improve the more you buy when spending over £1000, £1500 and £2000. Order online with free home delivery Monday to Friday or collect from any Post Office branch.
Travel: Premier Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£700 to £7,500£5.95
Free on £1,500+
1.664-

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How to Get the Best US Dollar Exchange Rate

Wherever in America you’re heading, you’ll need to ensure that you order enough dollars for your trip.

How to Get the Best US Dollar Exchange Rate

If you are heading to the USA it's a good idea to start looking to buy your currency well in advance of your departure.

When buying US dollars, it’s important that you shop around for the best dollar exchange rate. If you don’t, it could end up costing you a significant amount.

Why you should shop around for the best pound to dollar exchange rate

There are dozens of places where you can buy foreign currency. From the Post Office to your bank or building society and even your local supermarket, lots of retailers and financial services companies now compete to offer the best dollar to pound exchange rate.

However, buying from your own bank or local travel agent may not be the best idea. Their dollar sterling exchange rate may not be competitive when compared with other providers and you may also pay a high level of commission.

Consequently shopping around before you buy your US dollars is crucial.

What to look for when you compare the best exchange rates for US dollars

There are two main things that you should take into account when searching for the pound to dollar best exchange rate:

  • The dollar sterling exchange rate
  • Commissions and fees

When looking for American travel money it’s obviously important to compare the pound to dollar exchange rate. Ensuring that you get the keenest exchange rate will generally give you more US dollars for your cash.

However, it’s also important to take other commissions and fees into account.

Some providers charge a commission when they exchange travel money while others charge for delivering your dollars (for example if you order online).

Make sure you take both the dollar sterling exchange rate and any associated fees into account before you buy your travel money. On a small sum (check with the provider what their minimum online purchase amount is) you may be better off paying a low commission.

However, on a larger order you may be better paying a higher commission if it means you benefit from a lower pound to dollar exchange rate.

Work out how many dollars each provider will give you in return for the amount of sterling you want to exchange and buy your travel money from the company that gives you the best deal.

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