Travel money

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  1. hdvrod

    hdvrod Read Only Funster

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    Ordered Euros from the above yesterday for forthcoming trip,arrived this morning excellant rate.
     
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    Can't remember the last time I bought Euros here prior to a trip! I have a Halifax Clarity credit card, which charges no fees for either cash withdrawals or purchases whilst abroad. It converts at the existing market rate [which is invariably a few points higher than the tourist rate] and I then pay it off in full on return. Charges 12.9% from date cash withdrawn, or after the 52 day period for purchases. If you're really canny you could transfer online whilst abroad to cut out any interest charges, but it cost me about 50p last time I was away for a week. Hang on to 50 Euros or so at the end of each trip to tide you over until you find a cashpoint.

    I hate being charged to access my own money, and so the Clarity card always puts a smile on me face!
     
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    We use the same thing and have set up our halifax current account to pay the credit card bill straight away so we don't get charged, we usually go to europe for 12 - 16 weeks and it has worked really well for us
     
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    and me, slightly different card but same Idea. :thumb:
     
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    use cash and an Caxton FX pre load card

    I prefer good old cash i.e € or £ plus the Caxton FX preloaded € card.

    works for us.

    Bob
     
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    cant see posts as usual!
     
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    I use my Nationwide card for most purchases,but still like to have some cash with me.
     
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    I.m an old fashioned cash guy........Del, but have a back up card:Smile:
     
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    Paid for 2 nights at Camping Jeudstation Ieper on Saturday €24 + €4 deposit
    €28 total using HSBC debit card
    on statement yesterday debit £23.14 @ 1.21 rate
    not complaining :thumb:
     
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    try pressing the F5 button at the top of your keyboard to refresh the page and show new posts:thumb:
     
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