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Exchange Rate - GBP

Could anyone tell me what is the currrent exchange rate? - we have been quoted 1.50 to the pound


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1. Re: Exchange Rate - GBP

If you go to www.xe.com it will have the current exchange rates for most currencies. You will not get that exchange rate in the shops as the few % difference is where they make their profits.

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1.5 to the pound sounds about right at the moment, but see is you can find somewhere that doesn't charge commission!


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I know Marks and Spencer Bureaux de Changes offer commission free currency exchange.

Their quoted rate today for the $ is $1.4855 = £1.

The Post Office also do commission free and their rate today is $1.5177 = £1

With US$ it is best to take small denomination billls as these are more practical for tipping etc.


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The Post Office do usually offer better rates than anyone else. Having said that M&S last summer did marginally better!

Not sure how much you are taking, but some places offer better rates if you buy over a certain amount with free commission, cant remember what the amount was but I believe it was 500 USD; worked out well for us as we went to USA shortly afterwards so were able to continue with the currency after the Maldives......


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Try also Thomas Cook...last year they asked what rate I had been offered and said they would beat it for $500 worth.


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To be realistic when only talking about 400/500 dollars the difference in cost amounts to a few pounds not really worth the leg work or the petrol to chase it. If you're paying the whole holiday in US dollars because you're dealing with a foreign agent and need to transfer a large amount it's best to go to a proper foreign exchange dealer like UK Forex definitely not a bank who will charge for the transfer and give a rubbish rate



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in Bath the best rate was from Marks and Sparks however now that the new Southgate centre is open Debenhams are the best, not by much though

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