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    You have a few options when it comes to currency and taking money abroad.

    Some of your options include:
    - credit card. Some banks have cards specifically for going abroad.
    - a pre paid card
    - bank card (these tend to have fees. Check with your bank)
    - cash

    Credit card:
    Halifax do one and you don't need to bank with them to take advantage of their card. These cards don't have any fees for using your card abroad; but may have a fee for withdrawing money.

    Pre paid cards
    You have to load money on to these to use them. I've used them and whilst they are useful to avoid the charges you may get by using your bank card, they are a pain to have to top up.

    Bank card:
    These tend to have fees as I found when I purchased something online from another country last year. But it's cheaper to withdraw money from a cash machine abroad than it is than using a credit card. Your bank should tell you about any fees you may incur when using your card abroad.

    Cash:
    Easiest way to avoid fees abroad. Shop around before buying. It's usually more expensive to buy at the airport. The rates change daily. I used this website to find the best deal. There's also an app. And if you do use your credit card abroad, it'll tell you how much this will cost you.

    I was informed by a Bureau de Change this morning that it's cheaper to purchase travel money on my debit card, rather than my credit card.
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    I agree Halifax is a very good option. NatWest used to have a similar "no fees/charges" deal but no longer.

    Monzo seems good on the "pre-paid" side.
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    I have a credit card with Nationwide. You need to have a current account with them though. There are no fees for using it abroad. But there are fees for withdrawing cash.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I agree Halifax is a very good option. NatWest used to have a similar "no fees/charges" deal but no longer.

    Monzo seems good on the "pre-paid" side.
    Glad you brought up Monzo! It's really very good, such an intuitive idea! (I beta/alpha tested it back when it was called Mondo :lol:)
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    (Original post by Paracosm)
    (I beta/alpha tested it back when it was called Mondo :lol:)
    :five:
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    (Original post by jneill)
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    *has a feeling you check ProductHunt every day like I do*
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    *has a feeling you check ProductHunt every day like I do*

    Actually no. But will do now!
 
 
 
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