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Best rate foreign currency - TESCO
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Old 21-03-2007, 11:47 AM
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Default Best rate foreign currency - TESCO

Probably been raised before, and deep apologies if it has.

Historically M&S has given best rates for foriegn currnecy followed by Post Office but I have found Tesco to be better and has no commission on currency, 1% on sterling travellers cheques.

As an example the Cyprus pound is consistantly '1' above M&S - eg M&S giving 81.0 Tesco is 82.0

My mum ordered online and came next day by Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Usual 5.00 delivery charge if ordering under 500 of currency or travellers cheques.

Something to bear in mind for the Summer Holidays.
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Old 21-03-2007, 12:01 PM
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well i have been looking around.. travelex is also doing good rates
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Old 21-03-2007, 12:03 PM
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have to have a look as i am off to the Euro zone on Friday
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Old 21-03-2007, 12:19 PM
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Pin has an excellent thread Herewhich is worth checking out.
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Old 21-03-2007, 12:33 PM
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off to Lille in june looking for ideas and best exchange rate. Is it best to take cash or use debit/credit card. Also planning holiday to the USA next year need advice on how to get the most for my money.
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Old 03-04-2007, 5:05 PM
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Would have used Travelex for my holiday to Malta but it closes at 9pm in Newcastle Airport (I think! The website was spectacuularly unhelpful) so to collect my cash I would have had to be there 6 hours before my flight. I hate waiting in airports at the best of times so no way, Jose!

I checked around and Tesco were the cheapest for currency under £500.

It's only mildly annoying that the Tesco service is provided by Travelex but the rate is worse.

However, it still beats the quotes I got from the Post Office (which I've always used before) and Royal Bank of Scotland (very poor rate today compared to others).

I think Martin should do a number on this before the summer and shake these b*****s up a bit!
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Old 03-04-2007, 5:21 PM
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I find crown currency to have excellent rates, for the dollar anyway

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