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    • MikeJO
    • By MikeJO 10th Aug 18, 10:33 PM
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    €uro exchange 10th Aug 18 at 10:33 PM
    I realise that this is an impossible question to get a definitive answer to but I'm interested in opinions. We are spending six weeks travelling through Europe next summer so will need a lot of Euros obviously; given the current state of falling exchange rate I'm tempted to take several thousand pounds from my savings now and take the deals on offer because I fear it's only going to get worse.

    What would you do? Is that a sensible option or am I panicking unnecessarily?

    I will hold nobody to blame if their advice turns out to be wrong, just canvassing thought.
    Procrastination is my middle name....well it would be if I could be ar**d to contact Deed Poll."
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 10th Aug 18, 11:10 PM
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    I'd just leave my money in my bank in the UK and use cards for spending and cash abroad.

    I'd suggest you do the same.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • MikeJO
    • By MikeJO 10th Aug 18, 11:59 PM
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    I'd just leave my money in my bank in the UK and use cards for spending and cash abroad.

    I'd suggest you do the same.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    That's what I've always done, just worried about the possible Brexit affected crash in the value of Sterling. Already people are getting less than 1 to 1 if they're daft enough to change at the airport, it's a conundrum.
    Procrastination is my middle name....well it would be if I could be ar**d to contact Deed Poll."
    • Gloomendoom
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    How far would the pound have to drop to make a preloaded card cheaper overall then a fee free credit or debit card?
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
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    • By benjus 11th Aug 18, 9:43 AM
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    How far would the pound have to drop to make a preloaded card cheaper overall then a fee free credit or debit card?
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Not that much really, if you're using something like Transferwise Borderless account.
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