Travelling to Spain? The Foreign Office has applied new advice

If you have followed any news recently, you will have heard of the events that have taken place in Spain. On 17th & 18th August 2017, two terrorist-related incidents took place in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona and Cambrils, near Salou (100km southwest of Barcelona). These resulted in the loss of life, including a British …

How will the UK and EU Brexit talks affect selling Euros?

It’s been a rollercoaster for the UK market in the last 18 months. One that has brought about some of the biggest market fluctuations in recent years. Referendums, elections and events overseas have all caused the pound to come under increasing pressure. But what will that mean going forward for currency buy back rates? After …

What is the future of carrying currency? 50 years of cash machines

It was 50 years ago on Tuesday that the first ever ATM was unveiled. A Barclay’s branch in Enfield let customers take out money first time from the machine. Fast-forward half a century and the cash machine is still an integral part of our society. Particularly whilst going overseas, transferring currency whilst in the visiting …

Euro To Pound Buy Back Exchange Rate Stronger Since The Brexit Referendum

It’s almost one year since the Brexit Referendum on the 23rd June 2016 last year. Since then if you are looking to Buy Euros then you will find that the Euro Exchange Rate will get you less Pounds in return. But, if you are looking to Sell Euros then the Euro To Pound Buy Back …

How to get the best buyback rates for US dollars

If you’ve recently been over to the United States for a vacation or business trip, you may have some leftover currency that you didn’t use whilst over there. Markets have fluctuated over the past few months due to the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Brexit vote and for many more reasons. But that hasn’t …

Does it make more sense now to buy tech on holiday?

  The majority of Brits now take multiple electronic devices with them overseas. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, phones, laptops and cameras are popular items accompanied on trips around the world. But what are the rules on purchasing technology overseas and bringing it into the UK? More products are being made in Europe before …

Why don’t bureaux de change exchange foreign coins?

Foreign Coins

Banks and bureaux de change are eager to exchange foreign banknotes. But why don’t they exchange foreign coins? Here are five reasons why: 1. Coins are less profitable Bureaux de change make money from the exchange rate spread between the buy rate and the sell rate of foreign currencies. By selling currency at a higher …

Brits urged to get covered before hitting the slopes

The Foreign Office, ABTA and 5-time Olympic skier Graham Bell are urging winter sports enthusiasts to take out travel insurance with winter sports cover before they hit the slopes. Research from the travel association ABTA shows that a third of British tourists that go on the slopes overseas fail to take out the right insurance. …