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WeSwap Travel Cash
Online Order
£200 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
Free
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.503
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$751.50
Currency Exchange Corporation Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £10,000
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.497
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$748.50
Over 30 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 available throughout the UK.
The Currency Club Travel Money
Online Order
£300 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
Free
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.491
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$745.50
Very competitive exchange rates that get better the more you order! Free insured home delivery, 0% commission, unrivalled customer service & no hidden costs.
Moneycorp Travel Money
Online Order
£250 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.487
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$743.50
Telegraph Travel Travel Money
Online Order
£250 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.487
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$743.50
Mail Finance Travel Money
Online Order
£250 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.487
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$743.50
Caxton FX Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.95
Free on £500+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.484
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$742
No1 Currency Travel Money
Online Order
£5 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
-
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.484
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$742
You can order online and collect your currency from one of their many UK stores and collection points
Home delivery is not available. Order online for in-store collection only.
ACE-FX Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £1,000+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.494
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$739.53
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.
Covent Garden FX Travel Money
Online Order
£350 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
£6
Free on £1,000+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.496
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$739.02
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.
Debenhams Travel Money
Online Order
£0.01+
Standard Delivery
-
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.478
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$739
Home delivery is not available. Use online voucher for in-store collection only.
Travel: Premier Travel Money
Online Order
£700 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
£5.95
Free on £1,500+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.495
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$738.60
Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£3.95
Free on £500+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.475
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$737.50
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.
American Express Travel Money
Online Order
£150 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £500+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.474
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$737
Travelex Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £4,900
Standard Delivery
£3.95
Free on £500+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.474
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$737
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.
Virgin Atlantic Travel Money
Online Order
£200 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.75
Free on £500+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.474
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$737
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.
Griffin Financial Travel Money
Online Order
£300 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£5
Free on £650+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.488
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$736.56
ICE PLC Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £7,500
Standard Delivery
£4.75
Free on £700+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.483
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$734.46
Global Reach Partners Travel Money
Online Order
£100 to £2,500
Standard Delivery
£4.75
Free on £700+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.483
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$734.46
FairFX Travel Money
Online Order
£10+
Standard Delivery
Under £500: £7.50
Between £500 -£750: £5
Free on £750+
U.S. Dollar Rate
1.485
£500 Gets You (U.S. Dollars)
$733.59

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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.