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Newcastle upon...
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Should we change money in uk or wait till new york?

Brooklyn, New York
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1. Re: exchange

I would use your ATM (bank) card and/or credit cards. They give you a better rate than changing money no matter where it is.

Liverpool, United...
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bobby, thats all well and good but what is the rate in NYC i have just got $1.53 for the £1.

Brooklyn, NY
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I think you misunderstand how this works. The rate is the same everywhere. There's only one exchange rate at any one time. The issue is what any one individual dealer is willing to give you in order to make their cut, and that doesn't vary from country to country, it varies from person to person. The bank rate (usually plus a small fee) is what you get from an ATM or credit card. The dealer rate is what you get if you exchange cash. The bank rate is always better than the dealer rate, and the small fee is almost always less than a dealer's cut.

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time to move to the 21st century mate-- get an ATM card from your local bank whichever one gives you the best terms. They will be tied to a network like Cirus or Visa and you will be able to use an appropriate ATM ovef here at the best rate FOR THAT DAY. it also saves you the worry of carrying around a bunch of cash in any currency.

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