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  • eDicky
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    crockett44 wrote: »
    I decided to try a pre-paid card...yes the ones that are supposed to be a great option....the ones that 'savvy' travellers use.
    Where did you hear such a thing about the Post Office card? Not here I think.

    Your post is a brilliant illustration of what I and others have to try and tell people regularly, many thanks!!
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  • akadk1612
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    is it better to buy Czech currency in UK or Prague?
  • chrisrayw
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    Whatever MSE says, don't try and buy currency at the moment from any provider who uses Travelex!
    I have an order placed 31st Dec 19 with Tescobank due for delivery today; it hasn't come. I've phoned Tesco four times and have, at last, been told that the Travelex system has been down worldwide with a virus and they don't know when it will be back up or whether they have a record of my order - despite the fact that they've taken my money!
    It's an utter shambles.
  • Backbiter
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    I tried to order some euros from Tesco earlier today, but was met with the message that their online service was down. No mention of why, though. I assume it's related to the Travelex issue.
  • jackieblack
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    chrisrayw wrote: »
    Whatever MSE says, don't try and buy currency at the moment from any provider who uses Travelex!
    I have an order placed 31st Dec 19 with Tescobank due for delivery today; it hasn't come. I've phoned Tesco four times and have, at last, been told that the Travelex system has been down worldwide with a virus and they don't know when it will be back up or whether they have a record of my order - despite the fact that they've taken my money!
    It's an utter shambles.
    Backbiter wrote: »
    I tried to order some euros from Tesco earlier today, but was met with the message that their online service was down. No mention of why, though. I assume it's related to the Travelex issue.

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  • intalex
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    Was it not the case that the HSBC Premier Debit card allowed charge-free ATM withdrawals from overseas HSBC ATMs?

    Right now the features seem to imply that the cash fee won't be charged on (ANY) overseas ATMs, but the transaction/conversion fee will be charged on (ALL) overseas ATMs (including HSBC ATMs).

    Anyone know different from recent experience?
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