Euros from credit card

Hi all,
Can anyone tell me the cheapest way to get euros from my MBNA credit card in this country? Is it cheaper to transfer money from my MBNA into my bank account and withdraw cash to change into euros?


  • dzug1
    dzug1 Posts: 13,535
    First Post Combo Breaker
    MBNA will charge you a cash advance fee in either event - I assume of the same amount

    So it depends on whether the BdeC you use charges you a fee for using a CC (just about all will) and how that fee relates to the markup when changing cash £ into euros
  • chattychappy
    chattychappy Posts: 7,302 Forumite
    Difficult to avoid the cash advance fee from MBNA/interest from date of transaction. But after that, if you are near Gatwick or Heathrow (or perhaps a few other places) you can get Euros cash at pretty much the interbank rate without further charge. See:

    Otherwise changing GBP cash to EURO cash in the UK is usually painfully expensive.
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