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    • alanreid54
    • By alanreid54 23rd Nov 17, 12:52 PM
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    Obtaining foreign currency using Halifax credit card
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    Obtaining foreign currency using Halifax credit card 23rd Nov 17 at 12:52 PM
    When checking the best exchange rates, the Halifax credit card always comes out top. Can someone please explain to me how to get the currency at this rate? Do you have to go into a local bank in the country you're visiting because you certainly don't get it from ATMs. Thanks
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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 23rd Nov 17, 2:05 PM
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    You get it from ATMs.

    Can this thread be moved to the right forum, please? Ta!
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    • By heatherw_01 24th Nov 17, 11:14 AM
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    Hi, we move threads if we think they!!!8217;ll get more help elsewhere (please read the forum rule) so this post/thread has been moved to another board. If you have any questions about this policy please email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com.
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    • eDicky
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    You certainly do get it from ATMs, as long as you avoid conversion by the ATM at its own usually terrible exchange rate (DCC). Decline being billed in pounds so that MasterCard converts at the ideal rate. Or spend with the card, also always paying in local currency.
    • Westin
    • By Westin 24th Nov 17, 11:59 AM
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    Make sure it is a Halifax CLARITY credit card.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 24th Nov 17, 12:28 PM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 12:28 PM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 12:28 PM
    When checking the best exchange rates, the Halifax credit card always comes out top. Can someone please explain to me how to get the currency at this rate? Do you have to go into a local bank in the country you're visiting because you certainly don't get it from ATMs. Thanks
    Originally posted by alanreid54
    There was similar thread to this on one of the Tripadvisor forums. The problem was that the OP had accepted the ATM operators kind offer to do the currency conversion at a fixed (and very poor) rate rather than let Halifax do it.
    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • Neil49
    • By Neil49 25th Nov 17, 10:40 PM
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    You certainly do get it from ATMs, as long as you avoid conversion by the ATM at its own usually terrible exchange rate (DCC). Decline being billed in pounds so that MasterCard converts at the ideal rate. Or spend with the card, also always paying in local currency.
    Originally posted by eDicky
    Agreed. Recently returned from the USA and used my Clarity card at an atm and got a very good rate of exchange, but you must decline the offer to be billed in pounds.
    • photome
    • By photome 26th Nov 17, 9:00 AM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 9:00 AM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 9:00 AM
    As everyone else says, you do get it from an ATM. It does need to b a clarity card and don’t ask the atm to do a conversion.

    Wonder if the OP will ever return
    • alanreid54
    • By alanreid54 1st Dec 17, 10:21 AM
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    Thanks for all the advice and apologies for posting on the wrong forum
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 1st Dec 17, 10:48 AM
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    Thanks for all the advice and apologies for posting on the wrong forum
    Originally posted by alanreid54
    You're welcome.

    Why is this the wrong forum?
    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • Westin
    • By Westin 1st Dec 17, 11:21 AM
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    see post 2 and 3. It was moved to this correct forum after being posted initially elsewhere.
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