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Foreign currency


  • Why compare currency? Commission rates, handling fees and delivery charges vary between providers, so make sure you're getting the best deal
  • What's the benefit of ordering in advance? Ordering in advance can save you money on fees and commission, and almost always give you a better rate- even if you collect on the day you leave
  • How do I get my money? Depending on where you choose to buy it, you can often pick up your currency at high street or airport branches, and many providers will now deliver it to your home
Commission fee  Delivery options Delivery fee Handling fee
Post Office travel money  Post Office
Free
Home delivery
Branch pickup
Free on weekdays
£1.50 on Saturdays
Free
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You can order from £400 to £2,500 foreign currency up to 5 working days in advance. Order before 3pm on a week day for free next day delivery. Use the instant currency calculator to check live rates.           
Debenhams travel money  Debenhams
Free
Branch pickup
Home delivery not available
Free
Apply
FREE £5 VOUCHER plus special exchange rate for Confused.com customers. Click link to print off voucher. Collection available from 59 stores nationwide. The rate you get will be the online rate at the bureau and not necessarily the rate on the voucher. Extra 10% free when you load your leftover currency onto a Debenhams gift card.
Caxton FX travel money  Caxton FX
Free 
Home delivery
Free over £500
£4.95 under £500
Free
Apply
Next day delivery available. Commission free buy back service available, plus a UK based customer service team available 6 days a week.
ICE travel money  ICE Travel money
Free
Home delivery
Free over £700. £4.75 under £700
£0.99 on saturdays 
Free
Apply
Get the best foreign exchange rates when you order online. Over 50 currencies available and multiple delivery options available, plus price match guarantee. UK based customer service team available 6 days a week. 2% card processing fee when paying by credit card.     
FairFX Travel Cash FairFX Travel Cash
Free
Home delivery
Branch pickup
Free over £750
£5 between £500 and £750
£7.50 under £500
Free
Apply
Free delivery if your order is over £750, and order before 1pm on a working day and FairFX will deliver the next working day. 23 currencies available.
ICICI travel money  ICICI
Free
Home delivery
Branch pickup
Free over £700
£5 under £700
Free
Apply
Best currency provider by Which? June 2012. Competitive exchange rates on over 60 foreign currencies. Order online or in branch. Free insured next working day home delivery on orders over £700 placed before 2.30pm (£5.00 on orders under £700). Saturday delivery for only £0.99. Service Assurance of £5 compensation if order is dispatched late.


Prepaid cards

  • Planning a trip? Prepaid cards are a cost effective way to take money abroad, as you can load the card up before you leave, locking in the exchange rate
  • Worried about carrying cash abroad? A prepaid card is more secure than carrying cash, and as many providers offer emergency card or cash replacements your holiday needn’t be ruined if you lose your card
  • Want to make sure you stick to a budget? A prepaid travel card is a great way of setting yourself a holiday budget – you decide how much money to load onto the card so you know exactly how much you’ve got to spend


Transaction fee ATM fees Monthly fee Application fee
My travel cash card my Travel Cash Multi- Currency
Free
Free
Free
Free
Apply
Exclusive to Confused.com customers - load £600 or more and receive £5 cashback. Plus, get 1% unlimited cashback on everything you buy. Load in Pounds, spend or withdraw cash in any currency. No cash withdrawal or foreign transaction fees.
Post Office Prepaid Card Post Office
Free
Varies by country
Free
Free
Apply
Choose from eight different currencies- Euros, US, Australian, Canadian or New Zealand Dollars or South African Rand or Swiss Francs. Top up and check your balance online, by SMS or phone. No foreign transaction fees or load fees.
Caxton FX Prepaid Card Caxton FX Prepaid Card
Free
Free
Free
Free
Apply
Lock in a competitive exchange rate every time you load your card, either online, by phone or SMS.
Ice Prepaid Card ICE Prepaid Card
Free
Free
Free
Free
Apply
No fees on foreign transactions or ATM withdrawals, plus get 1.5% cashback on qualifying purchases made with the Euro, US Dollar and Sterling Travellers Cashcard. ICE will buy up to £100 unused euros or dollars on your card back from you commission-free, at the same exchange rate you locked in at as long as you loaded your card within the last 7 days.
The AA Multi Currency Prepaid Card The AA Multi-Currency Card
Free
£1.50 - Free when you withdraw more than £50
Free
£9.95 - Free when you load over £100
Apply
Free to use on overseas transactions, plus withdraw more than £50 and your withdrawal fee will be refunded. No credit checks and a UK call centre- load over £100 and get your card issue fee refunded.
Fair FX Prepaid Card Fair FX
Free
£1.00
Free
£9.95
Apply
Load your FairFX Anywhere card in Sterling and use anywhere, in any country and in any currency.


Euro prepaid cards

Transaction fee ATM fees Monthly fee Application fee
my Travel Cash Euro Prepaid Card my Travel Cash Euro prepaid card
Free
Free
Free
Free
Apply
Exclusive to Confused.com customers - load £600 or more and receive £5 cashback. Secure your exchange rate by loading in Euros, and use your card with no fees for transactions or cash withdrawals. Earn 1% unlimited cashback on all your purchases, and benefit from 24/7 customer service support.
Caxton FX Euro Prepaid Card Caxton FX Currency Card - Euros
Free
Free
Free
Free
Apply
The Euro rate you see is the rate you get. No commission or fees when loading your card via phone, online, SMS or App. Free to withdraw cash from ATM’s or to use in shops, hotels, restaurants and other outlets worldwide.
The AA Euro Currency Card The AA Euro Currency Card
Free
€1.50 - Free when you withdraw over €50
Free
£9.95
Free when you
load more than €100
Apply
Free to use on overseas transactions, plus withdraw more than €50 and your withdrawal fee will be refunded. No credit checks and a UK call centre- load over €100 and get your card issue fee refunded.
Virgin Prepaid Travel Card Euros Virgin Prepaid Mastercard - Euros
Free
€1.50
3.50% + €1.50 for
other currencies
Free
Free
Apply
Load your card in euros for your holidays. No application fees, and no fees for transactions carried out in euros. Get approved instantly, with a free emergency second card. Shop or withdraw cash wherever you see the MasterCard symbol.
Debenhams Euro Prepaid Card Debenhams Prepaid Card - Euros
Free
€2
Free
Free
Apply
Exclusive offer- Confused.com customers get a free £5 voucher (valid on day of purchase only) and a special prepaid card exchange rate.
FairFX Prepaid Card - Euros FairFX Prepaid Card - Euros
Free
€1.50
Free
£9.95
Apply
Load your card in euros and lock in a competitive exchange rate.


Dollar prepaid cards

Transaction fee ATM fees Monthly fee Application fee
my Travel Cash Dollar Prepaid Card my Travel Cash Prepaid Card - Dollars
Free
Free
Free
Free
Apply
Exclusive to Confused.com customers - load £600 or more and receive £5 cashback. Secure your exchange rate by loading in dollars, and use your card with no fees for transactions or cash withdrawals. Earn 1% unlimited cashback on all your purchases, and benefit from 24/7 customer service support.
Caxton FX Dollar Currency Card Caxton FX Currency Card - Dollars
Free
Free
Free
Free
Apply
The Dollar rate you see is the rate you get. No commission or fees when loading your card via phone, online, SMS or App. Free to withdraw cash from ATM’s or to use in shops, hotels, restaurants and other outlets worldwide.
Virgin Prepaid Travel Card Dollars Virgin Prepaid MasterCard - Dollars
Free
$2
3.50% + $2 for
other currencies
Free
Free
Apply
Load your card in dollars for your holidays. No application fees, and no fees for transactions carried out in euros. Get approved instantly, with a free emergency second card. Shop or withdraw cash wherever you see the MasterCard symbol.
Debenhams Dollar Prepaid Card Debenhams Prepaid Card - Dollars
Free
$3
Free
Free
Apply
Exclusive offer- Confused.com customers get a free £5 voucher (valid on day of purchase only) and a special prepaid card exchange rate.
FairFX Prepaid Card - Dollars FairFX Prepaid Card - Dollars
Free
$2
Free
£9.95
Apply
Load your card in dollars and lock in a competitive exchange rate.


Compare credit cards for using abroad with Confused.com

  • What charges are there? Most debit and credit cards add a foreign exchange fee, or commission charge, when you use them abroad, but you can avoid these fees by picking a specialist credit card that doesn't add these extra charges
  • What other benefits are there? A number of credit cards offer special travel deals such as cheaper travel insurance, no fees on overseas cash withdrawals or reduced charges when buying foreign currency
  • How do I know which card is right for me? You can compare our range of travel credit cards to get the best deal for you