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Currency Exchange Corporation Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £10,000-1.580$790
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.
The Currency Club Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£300 to £7,500Free1.575$787.50
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 DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£0.01+-1.575$787.50
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.
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+
1.572$786
American Express Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£150 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.571$785.50
Rate sale for Euros and Dollars from 20th October 2014. Ends 27th October 2014. Only for TMN.
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+
1.570$785
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.
Travelex Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £4,900£3.95
Free on £500+
1.569$784.50
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 DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£350 to £7,500£6
Free on £1,000+
1.584$782.50
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.
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+
1.583$782.08
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+
1.577$780.62
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)
Ace-FX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £2,500£5
Free on £750+
1.576$780.12
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 OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£300 to £2,500£5
Free on £650+
1.576$780.12
FairFX Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£10+£6
Free on £750+
1.578$779.53
Win a week long trip to Andorra for 2 by making an international money transfer. T&Cs apply. Ends 11th December.
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+
1.574$779.52
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.
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+
1.574$779.52
Post Office Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£400 to £2,500Free1.551$775.50
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.
Thomas Exchange Global Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£5+£4.901.585$792.50
ChangeGroup Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
-£7.95
Free on £200+
1.581$790.50
Moneycorp Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£250 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.578$789
M&S Bank Travel Money
Online OrderStandard DeliveryU.S. Dollar Rate£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
£100 to £2,500£5
Free on £500+
1.573$786.50
The rates listed are available only to M&S Cardholders (Terms & Conditions apply.) Non-cardholders will receive lower rates.

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 Get the Best US Dollar Exchange Rate

by Nick_Parkhouse

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 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.