Travel Money and Foreign Currency


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Foreign Currency

Provider Foreign
Currency
Commissions
Ordering
Options
Delivery
Options
Home
Delivery
Fees
Commission
Free
Buy Back
Apply

0.00%
Online
Home Delivery
Free* Not stated.
Additional Details: Great rates on 21 currencies delivered direct to your home the NEXT WORKING DAY - for orders received before 1pm on a working day. *Delivery is free for orders over £750, for orders under £750 there is a fee of £6.00.

0.00%
Online
Branch Collection
Home Delivery
Free* Not stated.
Additional Details: Travelex.co.uk Price Promise – if you find a cheaper overall price, they’ll refund the difference*. Collection: No min order. Order EUR & USD up to 4hrs in advance for collection from major UK airports & ports. Delivery: FREE next day home delivery on orders over £500. Min order £100. *T&Cs apply.

0.00%
Online
Branch
Branch Collection
Home Delivery
Free* Yes
Additional Details: The more travel money you buy, the better the rate you receive. There is 0% commission and competitive rates on over 70 foreign currencies. Order online and the Post Office will deliver to your front door or pick up from one of 11,500 local Post Office branches. *Free delivery for branch collection and orders over £400 for home delivery Monday - Friday.

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Online
Phone
Branch Collection
Home Delivery
Free* Not stated.
Additional Details: 0% commission. Price Match Guarantee plus special offers available at all times to new and existing customers, including improved exchange rates for phone orders above £2,000. 3pm cut-off time. Free insured next working day home delivery on all orders over £700 (£4.75 postage applies if under £700).

0.00%
Online
Phone
Branch Collection
Home Delivery
Free* Not stated.
Additional Details: Complimentary Lonely Planet digital chapter with all orders over £550. Terms apply. 0% commission on 50+ currencies. Complimentary home delivery for orders over £500. Order before 2pm Mon to Fri for next business day delivery. No need to be an American Express Card member. 1.5% commission applies on Sterling Travellers Cheques (min £3). *£5 postage applies to orders of £500 or less.

0.00%
Online
Phone
Branch Collection
Home Delivery
Free* No
Additional Details: Great rates on over 50 foreign currencies and free next day home delivery on all orders over £500 (*orders below £500 will have a delivery charge). Order before 2pm for next day home delivery (Mon-Thurs). Or pick up from one of 120+ store location points. Nectar Cardholders will get a discount and can collect Nectar points online - simply remember to enter your Nectar Card number when you apply online.

0.00%
Online
Phone
Branch
Branch Collection
Home Delivery
Free* Yes
Additional Details: EXCLUSIVE: FREE ACE-FX PREPAID Currency Card when you order over £1,500 worth of currency - worth £6.95. 50 different currencies, 0% commission. Price match guarantee. Free 30 day same rate buy back guarantee. Free insured next working day home delivery on all orders over £500 (*£5.00 postage on orders under £500). Guaranteed Saturday delivery for only £2.00.

0.00%
Online
Phone
Branch
Home Delivery
Free* Not stated.
Additional Details: Best currency provider by Which? June ’12. Competitive exchange rates on over 60 foreign currencies. Order online or in branch. Free insured next working day home delivery on orders over £500 (*£5.00 on orders under £500). Saturday delivery for only £0.99. Service Assurance of £5.00 compensation if order is dispatched late.

0.00%
Online
Home Delivery
Free Not stated.
Additional Details: Free next day delivery on all orders. Commission free. Order safe & securely online by credit/debit card anytime via a fully automated online website. Bulk buy with The Currency Club’s unique Rate Optimiser, the more you order, the better the rate of exchange! The Currency Club will buy back left over currency at fantastic rates.

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Online
Phone
Home Delivery
Free* No
Additional Details: + Secure online platform. + Customer service support Monday – Saturday. + Free home delivery on orders over £700. + Travellers cheques and notes. *The delivery charge for orders under £700 is £4.75.

0.00%
Branch
Branch Collection
N/A Yes
Additional Details: £5 GIFT CARD WHEN YOU BUY BEFORE 30 AUGUST! SPECIAL IN STORE EXCHANGE RATE FOR MONEYSUPERMARKET CUSTOMERS! Visit site to print off voucher and take to your nearest Debenhams Travel Money bureau today. See websites for full Terms & Conditions.

Prepaid Cards

Prepaid Card Foreign ATM Withdrawal Fee Foreign Purchase Fee Foreign Currency Fee Card Fees Apply
Application Fee Monthly Fee

EXCLUSIVE my Travel Cash - Euro
None Free 2.99% Free* None
Additional Details: +EXCLUSIVE: €6 when you load £600 or more. +Travelling soon? Express delivery option for delivery in 1-4 working days. Free when you load €800+ (€6 fee applies under €800). +Free card. +No ATM fees & no transaction fees abroad. +1% cashback on all purchases using the card. +24/7 customer services. *No card application fee, subject to a minimum load of €30.

EXCLUSIVE FairFX Euro Currency Card Special
€1.50 1.40% 1.40% Free None
Additional Details: + EXCLUSIVE: New customers who apply through this page will get £5 extra when you load £500 or more plus a voucher to claim a free Friends & Family card, which can be redeemed after your first purchase. + Excellent exchange rates and a free card (normally £9.95) when you load more than €60 onto the card.

EXCLUSIVE my Travel Cash - US Dollar
None Free 2.99% Free* None
Additional Details: +EXCLUSIVE: $8 when you load £600 or more. +Travelling soon? Express delivery option for delivery in 1-4 working days. Free when you load $1,000+ ($8 fee applies under $1,000). +Free card. +No ATM fees & no transaction fees abroad. +1% cashback on all purchases using the card. +24/7 customer services. *No card application fee, subject to a minimum load of $40.

EXCLUSIVE my Travel Cash Multi-Currency
None Free 2.99% Free* None
Additional Details: +EXCLUSIVE: £5 when you load £600 or more. +Travelling soon? Express delivery option for delivery in 1-4 working days. Free when you load £700+ (£5 fee applies under £700). + Free card. +No ATM fees & no transaction fees abroad. +1% cashback on all purchases using the card. +24/7 customer services. *No card application fee, subject to a minimum load of £25.

EXCLUSIVE FairFX Dollar Currency Card Special
$2.00 1.40% 1.40% Free None
Additional Details: +EXCLUSIVE: New customers who apply through this page will get £5 extra when you load £500 or more plus a voucher to claim a free Friends & Family card, which can be redeemed after your first purchase. +Excellent exchange rates and a free card (normally £9.95) when you load more than $75 onto the card. + Enjoy 0% transaction and 0% management fees while locking in highly competitive exchange rates.

EXCLUSIVE FairFX Anywhere Card
£1.00 1.40% 1.40% Free None
Additional Details: + EXCLUSIVE: Apply for this card through MoneySupermarket.com and get £5 cashback when you load £500 or more. + FairFX offers exceptional exchange rates and free card delivery. + You can use it anywhere - in any country, in any currency and with any vendor displaying the MasterCard Acceptance sign.

Caxton Travel Money Cards
None Free Refer to provider for the latest exchange rates. Free None
Additional Details: + Free to apply. + No monthly management or inactivity fees. + UK based customer service. + Visa card – more widely accepted than MasterCard.

ICE Travellers Cashcard Sterling
None Free None Free None
Additional Details: + Award winning fee free prepaid card. + 1% cashback on all purchases with the Euro and US Dollar cards. + Free to buy, free to load, free withdrawals, no fees for purchases, no penalty fees. + Free backup emergency card and 30 day same rate buy back guarantee.

ICE Travellers Cashcard US Dollar
None Free None Free None
Additional Details: + Award winning fee free prepaid card. + 1% cashback on all purchases with the Euro and US Dollar cards. + Free to buy, free to load, free withdrawals, no fees for purchases, no penalty fees. + Free backup emergency card and 30 day same rate buy back guarantee.

ICE Travellers Cashcard Euro
None Free None Free None
Additional Details: + Award winning fee free prepaid card. + 1% cashback on all purchases with the Euro and US Dollar cards. + Free to buy, free to load, free withdrawals, no fees for purchases, no penalty fees. + Free backup emergency card and 30 day same rate buy back guarantee.

Cashplus Euro Card
None* Free* 2.99% Free None
Additional Details: + Free card when used in the Euro zone, with very competitive exchange rates. + Card is free and easy to top up - online through a Cashplus Gold account or in authorised retail stores. + No commissions, no ATM, monthly or purchase fees. *ATM withdrawals are free in the Euro zone, otherwise a charge of €4.00 applies. Purchases in Euros are free, non Euro purchases incur a 2.99% charge. You must already hold a Cashplus Gold card before you can apply for this card.

ACE-FX.COM First Premier Travel MasterCard Prepaid Card Dollar
$1.50 2.00% 2.00% £6.95 None
Additional Details: + An alternative way to carry funds to the USA and other countries where Dollars are accepted. + Enjoy 0% purchase transaction fees in the USA and other countries where Dollars are accepted and 0% management fees. + The standard card fee is free, if loading £200 or over, or equivalent, otherwise the fee is £6.95.

ACE-FX.COM First Premier Travel MasterCard Prepaid Card Euro
€1.50 2.00% 2.00% £6.95 None
Additional Details: + The Euro card is an alternative way to carry funds to the Eurozone. + Enjoy 0% purchase transaction fees when the card is used in the Eurozone and 0% management fees. + The standard card fee is free, if loading £200 or over, or equivalent, otherwise the fee is £6.95.

ACE-FX.COM First Premier MasterCard Prepaid Card Sterling
£1.00 2.00% 2.00% £8.95 £1.00
Additional Details: + Low £1.00 monthly fee. + Free point of sale retail transactions and £1.00 fixed fee ATM withdrawals within the UK. + Accepted worldwide (wherever the MasterCard acceptance mark is displayed). + Delivered within 5-10 working days. + € & $ card free if loading £200 or over otherwise £6.95.

Sterling Travellers Cheques

Provider Travellers
Cheque
Commissions
Ordering
Options
Delivery
Options
Home
Delivery
Fees
Commission
Free
Buy Back
Apply

1.50%
Online
Branch Collection
Home Delivery
Free* Not stated.
Additional Details: Travelex.co.uk Price Promise – if you find a cheaper overall price, they’ll refund the difference*. Collection: No min order. Order EUR & USD up to 4hrs in advance for collection from major UK airports & ports. Delivery: FREE next day home delivery on orders over £500. Min order £100. *T&Cs apply.

1.50% (max £50)
Online
Branch
Branch Collection
Home Delivery
Free* Yes
Additional Details: The more travel money you buy, the better the rate you receive. There is 0% commission and competitive rates on over 70 foreign currencies. Order online and the Post Office will deliver to your front door or pick up from one of 11,500 local Post Office branches. *Free delivery for branch collection and orders over £400 for home delivery Monday - Friday.

1.50%
Online
Phone
Branch Collection
Home Delivery
Free* No
Additional Details: Great rates on over 50 foreign currencies and free next day home delivery on all orders over £500 (*orders below £500 will have a delivery charge). Order before 2pm for next day home delivery (Mon-Thurs). Or pick up from one of 120+ store location points. Nectar Cardholders will get a discount and can collect Nectar points online - simply remember to enter your Nectar Card number when you apply online.

2.00%
Online
Phone
Home Delivery
Free* No
Additional Details: + Secure online platform. + Customer service support Monday – Saturday. + Free home delivery on orders over £700. + Travellers cheques and notes. *The delivery charge for orders under £700 is £4.75.

1.50%
Online
Phone
Branch Collection
Home Delivery
Free* Not stated.
Additional Details: Complimentary Lonely Planet digital chapter with all orders over £550. Terms apply. 0% commission on 50+ currencies. Complimentary home delivery for orders over £500. Order before 2pm Mon to Fri for next business day delivery. No need to be an American Express Card member. 1.5% commission applies on Sterling Travellers Cheques (min £3). *£5 postage applies to orders of £500 or less.

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