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wizzer59
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Not long enough!
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wizzer59
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Not long enough!
Easy, if you buy loads now the rate will go up. If you wait, it will go down. Sods law.:winky:


:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: Thanks for that Parky, yep that would be about right for me, guess I'd better hedge me bets then, I'll buy half now and half later, that way I'll ether be half pissed off or half happy :confused:
 

DBK

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I think (but what do I know) that the rate should improve a bit but it is already around 1.38 and might go to say 1.40. It is however, all a gamble and UK interest rates and Grexit will pull it either way.

I think doing a bit now and a bit later is sensible. The difference is only the odd percent or so.

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Lenny HB

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Unless you are planning to spend tens of thousands of Euro the amount it is going to vary is not going to make much odds, whatever happens it will be cheap compared to the last few years.
We never carry much cash especially in France where CC are accepted practically everywhere.
 

Flamenca

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Current exchange rate about 1.38 but who knows how it will move. I use TransferWise to transfer Pounds to Euros into an overeas account. I have found there rates better than most.
 

WAG2CRU

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I am having the same dilemma, I will buy when the rate hits 1.40, as my departure gets nearer, that may change!:whistle:
 

Flamenca

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I have used Caxton in the past but they are too expensive. Travelex may not be the answer. I use Transferwise to transfer money to a Euro account. I have not seen any better rate that theirs.
 

parknride

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We use a mix, the saga card, cash and fairfx. We load the FX while away if the rate is good, the card didn't cost us anything and there are no charges on the saga card either.
@Flamenca How easy/difficult is it to open a euro account?
 
Jun 22, 2012
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Post office mastercard for most things and the caxton card for cash withdrawals as there is no fee. Fairfx tends to give a better exchange rate but charges fir cash withdrawals. Use tesco travelex prepaid cards for the children as although the rate is not as good they will do an urgent replacement card anywhere in the workd and also arrange funds at a bank/ postoffice type of thing. Applied for the card on martinlewis but awaiting email so dont think ive got one. They all have pros and cons I feel.

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Jan 19, 2010
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We've used the Halifax Clarity credit card ever since we started using the van abroad. It's kept just for the holidays. No charges (except a little interest on cash withdrawals) and the exchange rate is excellent. Accepted everywhere we've been in France ........... except the Flot Bleu in Les Menuires!
 

denisejoe

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I pay for most things on CC when in France - I've got a choice of 3 which are all fee free: Nationwide; Saga & Metrobank.

All cash is withdrawn using Metrobank Debit card - again fee free.

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I've got a Halifax Clarity card as well for purchases and tolls. Never use it for cash withdrawals so no fees.

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Aug 25, 2007
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We use a mix, the saga card, cash and fairfx. We load the FX while away if the rate is good, the card didn't cost us anything and there are no charges on the saga card either.
@Flamenca How easy/difficult is it to open a euro account?

As you live in Cumbria why not have a Cumberland B S account?
They give you a debit card, no charges on foreign transactions and a good exchange rate, very close to the Interbank rate.
 

Techno

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I have both still too but this month Caxton changes back to mastercard from Visa so no point keeping it when I've drawn the balance.

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parknride

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As you live in Cumbria why not have a Cumberland B S account?
They give you a debit card, no charges on foreign transactions and a good exchange rate, very close to the Interbank rate.
Saga covers that for us and matches the interbanking rate(y)
 

parknride

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