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Buying Foreign Currency?

If any of you guys are looking for decent rates, these chaps are hard to beat. Order online and the rates are even better.
http://www.no1currency.com/
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  • I usually use Thomas exchange near Liverpool street . If this mob can beat their rate I'll be impressed and will use. Cheers
  • Sorry to piss on your bonfire Pettgra, i regularly buy Rand thru Moneycorp , so i thought i'd test it - No1 would give me 17.12 , but Moneycorp was 17.16.
    So MC was better !
  • Got my Euros at Superdrug Bexleyheath. The rates they offered were excellent.
  • Sorry to piss on your bonfire Pettgra, i regularly buy Rand thru Moneycorp , so i thought i'd test it - No1 would give me 17.12 , but Moneycorp was 17.16.
    So MC was better !

    17.38 at Thomas mate
  • Sorry to piss on your bonfire Pettgra, i regularly buy Rand thru Moneycorp , so i thought i'd test it - No1 would give me 17.12 , but Moneycorp was 17.16.
    So MC was better !

    Not at all. More the merrier I say!
  • Sorry to piss on your bonfire Pettgra, i regularly buy Rand thru Moneycorp , so i thought i'd test it - No1 would give me 17.12 , but Moneycorp was 17.16.
    So MC was better !

    17.38 at Thomas mate
    There you go !
  • Blimey, Pettgra, even my bank is offering a better rate on US$ than those guys!
  • cafcfan said:

    Blimey, Pettgra, even my bank is offering a better rate on US$ than those guys!

    Oh my gawd.Is this egg on the face time.
    Two high street bank cashiers in Bexleyheath told me to go to Superdrug ( no1 currency.com) as thats where they all go.
    Bit of a head scratcher.
  • What i've found through time is that often the FX Rates given on websites dont relate to what you actually end up paying, often they will bump up quoted rates to be the rate they would provide if you were buying in excess of 10k for example, and also they would charge you commission or charges etc. For example, because i've used MC for so long they do my deals and send the money out to SA for 5 pounds, which i think is very good. Also, they have their shops in the major airports, and i do everything online - no hassle. They have never let me down once (thats gonna be the kiss of death), and always very professional on the few times i've had to contact them (and they answer the phone ! )
    TBH, a few pence either side i'm not going to worry about, as i know that MC will do the deal effortlessly and with no hassle.
  • Don't ever buy at the airport!
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  • MrOneLung said:

    Don't ever buy at the airport!

    True, however, if you have a MC account, then you will get online rates.

    PS- I dont work for them !
  • Sorry to piss on your bonfire Pettgra, i regularly buy Rand thru Moneycorp , so i thought i'd test it - No1 would give me 17.12 , but Moneycorp was 17.16.
    So MC was better !

    17.38 at Thomas mate
    Does that include all commission etc. is the 17.38 the whole rate. So for 100 quid you get 1738?

    Any restrictions on amount or availability and do they deliver?
  • pettgra said:

    cafcfan said:

    Blimey, Pettgra, even my bank is offering a better rate on US$ than those guys!

    Oh my gawd.Is this egg on the face time.
    Two high street bank cashiers in Bexleyheath told me to go to Superdrug ( no1 currency.com) as thats where they all go.
    Bit of a head scratcher.
    You can wipe it off mate, I'm cheating a little bit. My bank's a UK branch of an American bank so I expect they sort of specialise in dollars!
  • I've used these guys for a couple of years (as recommended by a few on here).

    http://www.coventgardenfx.com/en/services/id-requirements/132
  • I usually use Thomas exchange near Liverpool street . If this mob can beat their rate I'll be impressed and will use. Cheers

    Another vote from me. Always use them for my holiday and business travel cash.
  • This is a handy comparison site - www.travelmoneymax.com (part of Money Saving Expert).

    Based on the calculations from there have used ICE at Waterloo station and Best Foreign Exchange on The Strand and the rates given have been exactly as advertised.

    Also going on advice from there, I got a credit card (Halifax Clarity) which doesn't charge a fee when used abroad and converts at a really good rate.
    You obviously have to make sure you pay the bill off in full etc, but having used it last month can say that it is certainly worth looking at as an alternative to changing cash.
  • Always use a place in Cannon Street, always find they have the best rates.
  • There's always a long queue outside a fx in Victoria St near westminster cathedral. I don't know if it's because it's the only one around or it gives excellent rates. Does anyone know?
  • I usually use Thomas exchange near Liverpool street . If this mob can beat their rate I'll be impressed and will use. Cheers

    Another vote from me. Always use them for my holiday and business travel cash.
    They also have branches in The Strand (near my current office) and Victoria Street (near my old office, in case you thought I was just doing a 'promotion'). I've always found them to have the best rates. There always seems to be a queue in their branches

  • Always use ice at Waterloo too via money supermarket too

    Anyone been to Tunisia before. Is it best to change at the airport over there or at the hotel. I've heard you can't change it over here.
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  • That's right - think it's a closed currency so you can't get it here (and aren't meant to bring any back with you).

    We changed money at the hotel but were told that it was a standard exchange rate, so in theory it should be the same wherever you do it.
  • Always use MoneyCorp myself, get online rates & delivered to your door, you can choose if you want low/high denominations also.
  • I usually use Thomas exchange near Liverpool street . If this mob can beat their rate I'll be impressed and will use. Cheers

    Another vote from me. Always use them for my holiday and business travel cash.
    They also have branches in The Strand (near my current office) and Victoria Street (near my old office, in case you thought I was just doing a 'promotion'). I've always found them to have the best rates. There always seems to be a queue in their branches

    Cheers, that's good to know
  • I usually use Thomas exchange near Liverpool street . If this mob can beat their rate I'll be impressed and will use. Cheers

    Another vote from me. Always use them for my holiday and business travel cash.
    If, as I assume, you mean Thomas Exchange Global, spot on.

    Always find it hard to beat the rate they are giving. Sometimes wonder how they do it.
  • I've used these guys for a couple of years (as recommended by a few on here).

    http://www.coventgardenfx.com/en/services/id-requirements/132

    I use them. Just round the corner from Thomas Exchange on the Stand, and the only place I know that can beat Thomas Exchange.
  • I use ICE (recommended by MoneyExpert.com). If you use a debit card abroad and you are asked do you want to pay in euros or sterling NEVER opt for sterling. You will get stung more painfully than if a hornet got up your trouser leg.
  • The comparison of rates on Money Saving Expert is really good And I use Hifx or World First for transferring Sterling to Rand
  • Never bought foreign currency outside of the country I am traveling to. I normally change enough up at the airport to get to my destination (taxi fare) then find the best deal locally.

  • If you don't want to carry too much cash then get a prepaid card. Free and rates are excellent and no charge when you use abroad. But need to be in the currency where you are going. I got one at www.ukash.com.
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