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    • siross
    • By siross 9th Oct 16, 8:53 PM
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    Currency Help
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    Currency Help 9th Oct 16 at 8:53 PM
    Evening all,

    My wife and I are travelling to Las Vegas on Wednesday and we need to exchange some currency.

    Ideally I'd like to get the Halifax Clarity Credit Card but I assume it's too late to get this now?

    The best option looking at the comparison site appears to be a delivery option, which is fine. However, we also have some Euros leftover from a recent trip to Ireland but I can't seem to find any rates to change Euros to Dollars?

    I assume the only option here is for me to exchange the Euros back to Sterling and then the Sterling to Dollars?

    If that's the case I'll be paying the fees twice, infuriating.

    Thanks in advance for any help,

    Simon
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    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 9th Oct 16, 10:58 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:58 PM
    There have been a few threads recently about purchasing currency which have good advice.

    You are correct it would be now too late to apply and receive a Clarity card unfortunately. Re changing Euros I would just take them with you to the States and exchange them once in Vegas.

    Have a good trip.
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 10th Oct 16, 12:14 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 12:14 AM
    You can try for a Revolut emergency card. Won't hurt to apply by putting £10 on account and then going to online chat support and requesting an emergency card to be sent out. Goodness know why you left it until this moment.
    If the card doesn't arrive in time, you've only lost £5.
    If it does, you can then transfer more funds to the account.
    • siross
    • By siross 10th Oct 16, 8:25 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 8:25 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 8:25 AM
    Thanks for the advice, I think the best thing would be to just get cash.

    I've looked at changing the Euros in Vegas but the rates don't look particularly preferable?

    The reason it's been left so late is that it was a surprise for my birthday last week and I'd like to take some more money with us.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 10th Oct 16, 8:56 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 8:56 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 8:56 AM
    I've looked at changing the Euros in Vegas but the rates don't look particularly preferable?
    Originally posted by siross
    What rates do you see? Today's mid-rate is about $1.12 / €. A reasonable rate would be 1.10...
    • siross
    • By siross 10th Oct 16, 8:59 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 8:59 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 8:59 AM
    I've not seen any rates but a quick search reveals rates on the strip aren't particularly preferable?

    Everywhere I'm looking seems to be dollars to euros or pounds...
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