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hollie11 Fri 24-Jun-16 10:30:14

We go to Spain end of July. I had (naively) assumed we'll remain in the EU and so haven't bothered changing £ to euros yet. Wwyd.......wait until last minute to change £ to euros, or do it sooner?

londonrach Fri 24-Jun-16 10:32:27

Digs out crystal ball.... Op i certainly wouldnt today but what i would do is monitor the market as you time. If the exchange rate is good at any point in next month jump and buy euros. Im no expert, just what id do.

Lottielou7 Fri 24-Jun-16 10:32:34

I'm worried too but our holiday is AI so we won't need much money.

hollie11 Fri 24-Jun-16 10:33:00

Thanks londonrach

ApocalypseSlough Fri 24-Jun-16 10:33:13

Wait. It can't get worse. sad

londonrach Fri 24-Jun-16 10:34:34

Just write down exchange rate every day and keep fingers crossed...

LostSoreConfused Fri 24-Jun-16 10:56:14

I luckily over bought euros last year and as we were going away this year didn't sell them back. Boy am I glad of thay! Just need to buy some top up so shouldn't be too much of a dent. We are going self catering, wish us luck

BarbaraofSeville Fri 24-Jun-16 11:02:03

Don't panic and get them today. Hopefully things will settle down over next few weeks.

We're going away next weekend and I'm kicking myself I didn't get any but can't do anything about it now.

mrsfuzzy Fri 24-Jun-16 11:03:25

it'll be fine, have a great holiday !

Trills Fri 24-Jun-16 11:03:35

I wouldn't do it today, certainly.

Scarydinosaurs Fri 24-Jun-16 11:16:09

You can't change it today in most places anyway- wait!

Hodooooooooor Fri 24-Jun-16 11:17:12

It can get worse. And it will.

Sighing Fri 24-Jun-16 11:24:13

The gap between euro and pound will probably reduce, but the pound will not make gains against other currencies for some years.

Hodooooooooor Fri 24-Jun-16 11:28:36

All of you going to Europe on holiday now need twice as much spending money.

YerAWizardHarry Fri 24-Jun-16 11:38:33

I go to Spain on Wednesday and haven't changed £ to € I feel very silly for not doing it sooner

Mistigri Fri 24-Jun-16 12:43:30

Sterling's decline against the euro is much smaller than against the dollar, only about 3-4%. So unless you are planning to change thousands of pounds you will not be hugely out of pocket. That said, the market is going to be volatile and there are reports of tourists not being able to change pounds today, so I think I would be inclined to change at least half of what you need so as to lock in the current rate.

merrygoround51 Fri 24-Jun-16 12:44:32

The advise is wait and do nothing this weekend.

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