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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Latest rates
Posted by: Francis Rowe
Date/Time: 04/09/15 09:26:00

I haven't done an exhaustive survey but did a cross check a couple of years ago on the exchange rates that banks were giving on overseas ATM and credit card transactions. Generally the rates weren't too bad being about 2-3% from the mid rate so better than you would get in a airport exchange booth or at the bank but not as good as the currency exchange shops recommended here.

However, for most credit and debit cards there is a transaction charge as outlined by Linda so your total extra cost can be around 5%. One way to mitigate this is by popping into Metro Bank on CHR with a couple of forms of ID and getting their debit card which they can issue on the spot. There are no foreign currency transaction charges on this.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Euros - Chiswick03/09/15 10:21:00 Tracey Wessels
   Re:Euros - Chiswick03/09/15 10:27:00 David Marles
   Re:Euros - Chiswick03/09/15 10:28:00 Francis Rowe
      Re:Re:Euros - Chiswick03/09/15 10:32:00 Linda Leaney
   Re:Euros - Chiswick03/09/15 10:29:00 Tracey Wessels
      Re:Re:Euros - Chiswick03/09/15 10:31:00 Nick Jenkins
         Re:Re:Re:Euros - Chiswick03/09/15 10:41:00 Mary Oppe
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Euros - Chiswick03/09/15 10:43:00 Tracey Wessels
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Euros - Chiswick03/09/15 10:53:00 Elizabeth Jane Daley
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Euros - Chiswick03/09/15 12:16:00 Elizabeth Ross
                     Latest rates03/09/15 13:36:00 Francis Rowe
                        Re:Latest rates03/09/15 23:23:00 David Marles
                           Re:Re:Latest rates03/09/15 23:35:00 Linda Leaney
                              Re:Re:Re:Latest rates04/09/15 09:26:00 Francis Rowe

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