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    • r.mac
    • By r.mac 12th Oct 16, 11:12 AM
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    Euros and Halifax Clarity
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    Euros and Halifax Clarity 12th Oct 16 at 11:12 AM
    I'm hoping someone can confirm my thinking, or point out a better way to do this!

    I'm travelling next week and plan on using my Halifax clarity card while away as and when I can - realistically for larger purchases. I need/want to take some euros in cash with me. When using the travel money checker on this site, it tells me the Halifax Clarity card is my best option/rate.

    So does that mean that I am best to take cash out at the airport and use the card as and when I can, or should I arrange for some euros in cash before I go and then use the card as and when I can as planned?


    I can't decide!
    r.mac, you are so wise and wonderful, that post was lovely and so insightful!
    Originally posted by aless02
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    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 12th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
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    Personally, I would use an ATM at the arrival airport.
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 12th Oct 16, 12:51 PM
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    Yes the arrival airport, not the UK airport. The ATM might offer you currency conversion (DCC), do not accept this, always take the "without conversion" option.

    UK airport ATMs sometimes dispense Euros but will usually enforce DCC at a really rubbish rate. I think there is an exception with some Moneycorp ATMs where you get the choice but you may as well wait till you get to arrival airport where you'll always either get a choice or charged in Euros.
    • r.mac
    • By r.mac 13th Oct 16, 11:31 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 11:31 AM
    Personally, I would use an ATM at the arrival airport.
    Originally posted by Voyager2002
    Yes the arrival airport, not the UK airport. The ATM might offer you currency conversion (DCC), do not accept this, always take the "without conversion" option.

    UK airport ATMs sometimes dispense Euros but will usually enforce DCC at a really rubbish rate. I think there is an exception with some Moneycorp ATMs where you get the choice but you may as well wait till you get to arrival airport where you'll always either get a choice or charged in Euros.
    Originally posted by zagfles
    Thanks both - this is really helpful and exactly what I will do on my arrival.


    I appreciate your responses
    r.mac, you are so wise and wonderful, that post was lovely and so insightful!
    Originally posted by aless02
    I can't promise that all my replies will illicit this response
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