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There is no such thing as a fee-free rate if you are sending money abroad with your bank. Whether you are gifting, paying a supplier, or wiring emergency funds – just avoid the bank. If you want to prevent getting ripped off, read this: Bank systems are slowHave you ever heard of SWIFT? What makes the money move around the world is Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.However, how fast...

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If you’re going abroad on a trip, making sure you’ve got some local currency in cash is an essential part of your trip preparation. Yes, credit and debit cards are accepted pretty much everywhere, but it’s always useful to have some cash wherever you’re going. Whatever you do, don’t leave your currency purchase until you get to the airport. There are several money exchange opportunities in every airport departure hall and although they’ll do in an emergency, the exchange rate on offer...

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A country’s foreign exchange rate is one of the most critical ways in which its economic health is judged, partly why it is so regularly scrutinised and re-evaluated. For you, it’s important to be aware of changes in the exchange rate and factors that may influence it, as this will directly impact how much you will get for your money and when you should be doing your foreign currency transfers.2019 is set to be a turbulent year in the UK political and econ...

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Brexit and its aftermath have thrown the currency market into chaos. Worst off though are the regular people who are unwittingly losing tons of money when they exchange their currency. Figures show that 9 in 10 Brits will overspend on their holiday budget this year because of uncertainty about exchange rates or a lack of knowledge surrounding the current market fluctuations. Worryingly, the report found that 75% of people don’t check exchange rates before...

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We’re all after ways to save money while we travel. With this in mind, we’ve put together 10 of the very best travel hacks which will help you to do just that. From being smart when it comes to exchanging currency and using your phone abroad, to learning how to live like a local once you’re there, read on for some of the best travel hacks that are guaranteed to help you save money and enjoy more budget travel! Be savvy when booking flightsOne of the best travel hacks to save money, there are cou...

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Tourists and other people who want to exchange pounds for US dollars should never do so hastily. Recent reports have shown that last holiday’s shoppers lost on average more than £100 because they opted to choose the first foreign exchange company that they found. Those shoppers could have gotten better deals if they had shopped around for the best place to buy US dollars. When you’re exchanging money,you should minimise the cost as much as possible. With some consideration...

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