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I know this sounds pathetic, but it has been sooooooooooo long since I have been out of UK!We have ready access to banks/nationwide/post office/travel agents and M&S Bureau de Change.Generally speaking, is one better than the other re charges etc?
The Post office are usually pretty good - if you order online you get 1.1051 and 0% commission. M&S are 1.0868 and 0%.Do you have time to order, or do you need to go in ? If going in, I'd do M&S
I go to the P Office as they always seem to have the currency. My Lloyds have to 'order' it in......pathetic! You would have thought it was Japanese Yen FGS
Oh thanks! I do feel daft. I was a grown up once!
I have ordered now! Collect tomorrow, just up the road. Great!
Too late for today but moneysavingexpert has a travel money calculator for each day's best rates here.
doh! still it is convenient and I do like to supprt PO when poss
Post office, but take cash out of the hole in the wall before you go, don't use your debit card - PO wanted to charge me for debit card use last time!
Drayford - The Post Office do not charge for using the debit card. If there are any charges it is your bank that is levying them.
Marks and spencer normally has a good rate but if you spend over £500 at post office you get a better rate
I have a FairFx card which I load with cash before I go. Better rate of exchange than High Street - can be used for payment in shops, restaurants, etc without additional charge, but 1.5 euros paid on taking out cash
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