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Holiday money.

Bolton, United...
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27 posts
22 reviews
Holiday money.

We are off to Palma Nova in three weeks and we was wondering if we should take sterling, travellers cheques, euros or one of these currency cards? Thanks people.

Poole, United...
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17 reviews
1. Re: Holiday money.

Take a small amount of euros and a currency card is the simple answer.

Stockport, United...
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45 posts
11 reviews
2. Re: Holiday money.

We're off to Palma Nova in 10 days and will be taking enough Euros for a couple of days plus a currency card.

Hampshire England
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6,669 posts
100 reviews
3. Re: Holiday money.

Currency card (pre loaded) is the way to go these days.

Liverpool
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197 posts
5 reviews
4. Re: Holiday money.

Hi, we used one of these currency cards last year for the first time and found them very good. We just took 100 euros with us for the first few days. Have started loading up the card again for this years holiday. Would definitely recommend them

Regards

Julie

Bolton, United...
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27 posts
22 reviews
5. Re: Holiday money.

Thanks for all your advice, think I will sort one of these cards out....Thanks again peeps!

Nottingham...
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338 posts
88 reviews
6. Re: Holiday money.

we have used a pre loaded currency card for a few years there ace! We use Travelex seem to be the best exhange rate and customer services!

Scotland
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511 posts
9 reviews
7. Re: Holiday money.

How does the card work? Is it just like using your debit card?

Stockport, United...
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45 posts
11 reviews
8. Re: Holiday money.

Yes exactly the same.

Nottingham...
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338 posts
88 reviews
9. Re: Holiday money.

the biggest difference with um is there not linked to you "back here " bank account so a lot safer

Hampshire England
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6,669 posts
100 reviews
10. Re: Holiday money.

I've used the Fairfx one for several years now.

Although there's a €1.50 charge per ATM withdrawal (no charge if you just 'spend' in shops or restaurants obviously) the exchange rate is typically a little better to account for this.

So just withdraw €100 - 200 at a time and it works out comparable with the others available.

I like it because you can just top up the card on line in a few seconds - even do it through a phone app now as well - so you can always access more funds even whilst you are away if needed.

The other plus with all of these cards, is that you can just top them up by £50 / €50 as the year goes by, when the exchange rate peaks, effectively saving as the year goes by.

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