How to Get the Best Deal on Your Travel Currency

One of the best ways to save money on travelling is to shop around for the best deal on your travel money. Depending on how long you’re going for, and where, you could honestly save hundreds by doing your research properly. And it doesn’t have to take all day either.

You can find the best travel money rates by using a comparison calculator. Compare Travel Money compares over 30 different UK based travel money suppliers, including all of the most popular ones. Rates are updated hourly and sorted in order of best to worst to make it easy for you to choose.

Use the site and you can compare the current rates from the likes of WeSwap, Griffin Financial, Debenhams, No 1 Currency and eurochange. You can see the current rate on the currency you’re trying to buy, see what £1000 buys and compare the customer rating too.

You can also see whether they’re available for collection.

Once you’ve decided on your favourite currency supplier you can then order online to make sure you bag the exact price you see there.

Money rates

You can trust the website to give you the best rates because they just take a small fee from each client they refer, meaning it’s not in their interests to promote any one over the other, except to show you the best one so that you go for it.

They want their money providers to be competitive so you get the best rate and book right away.

I’ve written before about how important it is to get all your money sorted before you travel. There’s no point trying to scrimp and save to be able to afford your holiday, and then wasting money on not getting the best rate from your currency provider. This is one of the best ways to make your holiday cheaper, so that you have all the more money for the fun things when you travel.

Take a look and let me know what you think!


  1. Have a look at the Halifax Clarity credit card.

    No foreign currency fees, so we take that and charge everything to it in local currency. Halifax offers a better exchange rate than the shop/restaurant, so it’s important to let the shop charge you in local currency and let Halifax do the conversion to sterling
    Plus – and this is amazeballs – you can withdraw cash from ATMs CHEAPER THAN BUYING IT AT HOME BEFORE YOU LEAVE. Yes, really, it is cheaper to withdraw cash as you go, instead of buying it before you leave home. (And you don’t have to hide hundreds of pounds of notes in your hotel room)

    I know this is a sponsored post, so I hope this comment is allowed. As you say, “you could honestly save hundreds by doing your research properly”.

    1. Ah ok this is good information, thank you. I’m currently revamping and changing all my banking and finance stuff so this is a good tip to check out. Thanks!

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