Leftover Travel Money USD best place to exchange?

edited 26 March 2020 at 3:34PM in Flights, currency & car hire
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edited 26 March 2020 at 3:34PM in Flights, currency & car hire
I've recently managed to return to the UK but most of my money is in USD cash.
Post Office said they wouldn't take them as I hadn't bought them there.
Barclays could open foreign currency account but they can't accept foreign cash deposits at the moment.
The Currency Club appear to be the only Money Exchange accepting foreign currency (postal only) at the moment but their exchange is awful at 1.2861.
Is anyone else in the same situation and have you found any better options?

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  • GangaGanga Forumite
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    Hang on to them till the rate improves or you return to the USA ,how much are we talking about here hundreds or thousands of dollars?
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
  • TizerBunnyTizerBunny Forumite
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    Thousands, unfortunately I seem to be getting new unexpected bills on a daily basis and there's a good chance I'll have no income in the near future. I'd like to avoid The Currency Club's poor exchange but if they're the only exchange still open they'll have to do.
    XE = 1.21602
    TCC = 1.3009
    At time of posting this.



  • GangaGanga Forumite
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    Can you not just put in your bank account , depends on the bank,s exchange rate.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
  • TizerBunnyTizerBunny Forumite
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    I've only gone into 2 banks but I get impression no banks are taking foreign currency.
  • meejuliemeejulie Forumite
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    I've got a friend with the same problem, she's been hanging on hoping to not have to exchange her dollars but now has no choice. Was this your only option in the end? 
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