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Best option/method to convert AUD TO GBP

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Best option/method to convert AUD TO GBP

We are travelling to the UK within the next few weeks and would like to know people's thoughts and advice regarding the best means of converting Australian dollars to British pounds.

Appreciate your responses.



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1. Re: Best option/method to convert AUD TO GBP

Use a debit card at an ATM to get cash from your account. Use a credit card for major purchases. Tell your bank you are travelling. Dont bring large wadges of cash.

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2. Re: Best option/method to convert AUD TO GBP

Try and get a credit card that gives best rates for use overseas .

Check out what your card provider charges

Also find out which is the best option when completing the transaction at point of sale.

You may be asked by the sales assistant do you want the purchase to be made in GBP or AUD.

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3. Re: Best option/method to convert AUD TO GBP

Thankyou both for the advice, there are some travel money card options we're considering also.

Much appreciated.

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4. Re: Best option/method to convert AUD TO GBP

I usually get my currency from the Post Office or Bureau de Change prior to travel. The only exception was Peru - I took US Dollars and found that it was inconvenient to try and change them (my fault I should have got my act together quicker) so I used the ATMs - obviously I made sure that I didn't compromise my PIN and best part of it - no fees for overseas withdrawals. Strange enough all ATMs had an English language option and of course the armed guards came in handy...

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