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Best way to take money with me.

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Best way to take money with me.

Would I be better taking a credit card, euros notes or a post office card with euros on it, or finally, would a mixture of each be wise???

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1. Re: Best way to take money with me.

I'd take euro notes, that way you won't overspend, we've had issues using ATMs before aswell so cash is probably the best

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Try a Caxton fx euro pre paid card.

You get a good exchange rate when you load it from your account.

It costs nothing and there are no charges for withdrawing cash from ATMs or paying hotel / restaurant bills.

I have had one for several years and have used it without problems in many countries.

Graham

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You can`t overspend with this Visa card as you can only withdraw or spend what you have loaded.

Graham

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4. Re: Best way to take money with me.

Similar to CaxtonFX euro pre-paid card, but invariably better exchange rate is FairFX euro pre-paid card.

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5. Re: Best way to take money with me.

However, the rate is often not as good as you will get in say.. Rubens! Not by much but every little helps :)

Depends if you want to have cash or not.

CB

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6. Re: Best way to take money with me.

I agree Fairfx card is great. I use mine and load it whenever the rate is higher.

A M
Benalmadena, Spain
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7. Re: Best way to take money with me.

I cancelled my FairFX card in favour of a CaxtonFX one.

Although the FairFX rate (1.1540 today) is slightly better than CaxtonFX (1.1515 today), FairFX charge for ATM withdrawals which are free with CaxtonFX. Also, I got stung by FairFX's 80 pence per minute customer services helpline when an ATM gobbled up my card.

The headline exchange rate isn't the only thing you should be comparing.

Edited: 06 June 2013, 22:50
A M
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8. Re: Best way to take money with me.

My choice would be to take enough in Euro notes to last for 2 or 3 days then use a Euro currency card for the rest of my holiday.

Having lost a currency card in the past, I would also take a debit or credit card for backup.

AM.

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9. Re: Best way to take money with me.

For comparison Rubens is 1.16 today. www.rubenexchange.com

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10. Re: Best way to take money with me.

Hello, can you tell me if Rueben's accept Scottish banknotes or is it just English ones? Thank you.

Edited: 07 June 2013, 12:00
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