pounds to euros--when????

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  1. cornishgail

    cornishgail Read Only Funster

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    with all the turmoil going on here and on the continent what do you think will happen to the euro---up or down??
    Is anybody clairvoyant??
     
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    Best time to change was yesterday... Crown Currency were offering 1.19, today it was 1.14 (although I see its now 1.177) I'd wait till it settles down a bit.
     
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    We've started to use this http://www.fairfx.com/ for dollars and Euros.

    It gives a better exchange rate, you basically put credit onto the cars and you use it as a Mastercard or in cash points.
     
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    Nationwide flexacount,gives bank rate on the day with no charges or commision.
     
  6. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Soooo......we wait till the Athens style riots (groups forming on facebook now) kick of when the Tories get in.......and the rate will then improve?:Rofl1:
     
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    there is no such thing as bankrate
    banks give you what they want on the day , less their percentage of course
    no commission ? what a joke
     
  8. errpaul

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    The flexaccount gives by far the best rate, usually a few cents to the pound more than any currency exchange, so although they will make money they give you a far better rate. Plus you only take out the cash you need, free of charges from many cashpoints in europe.
     
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    far better rate than who ?
    I looked into this during the winter , and they were taking 2% from middle money market rate
     
  10. errpaul

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    Better than any of the travel money providers. I also use the nationwide credit card abroad, for which I have an example....
    So today the median ask rate is 1.158 Euro to the £
    The best rate from travel money providers if you don'twant to pay a delivery charge is 1.124 Euro to the £

    This is a difference of 3.4 cent to the £

    My last statement for credit card use shows that on 13/4 I got an exchange rate of 1.130 euro to the £
    On this day the median ask rate was 1.132

    That was only a difference of 0.2 cent to the £.

    So basically using nationwide give me a rate that is almost the median ask rate for the day and around 3.2 cent to the £ better than the best of the travel money providers, without and fuss.

    That's just my experience. Only use Nationwide flex acc and credit card abroad now and have done for quite a while.
     
  11. Minxy Girl

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    Re the Nationwide flex account - I looked into this recently as I wanted to get the debit card but unfortunately unless I was willing to deposit a load of dosh into a savings account with a low interest rate, or have my salary paid in, it was no go. :shout:
     
  12. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    way to go!...it really is a no brainer! :Wink:
     
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