Foreign currency

Compare currency exchange services with Confused.com

Why compare foreign currency services?

  • 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.
  • 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.

Foreign currency
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Vanquis
 
ProviderCaxton FX Commission feeFree Delivery optionsHome delivery Delivery feeFree over £500, £4.95 under £500 Handling feeFree Apply
Next day delivery available. Commission free buy back service available, plus a UK based customer service team available 6 days a week.
Vanquis
 
ProviderICE Travel money Commission feeFree Delivery optionsHome delivery Delivery feeFree over £700, £4.75 under £700, £0.99 on Saturdays Handling feeFree 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.
Vanquis
 
ProviderICICI Commission feeFree Delivery optionsHome delivery. Branch pickup Delivery feeFree over £700, £5 under £700 Handling feeFree 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.

Why use a prepaid card?

  • 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.


Prepaid cards
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Vanquis
 
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, no credit checks plus overseas ATM fee refunded on withdrawals of £50/€50 or more.
Vanquis
 
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.
Euro prepaid cards
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Vanquis
 
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, no credit checks plus overseas ATM fee refunded on withdrawals of £50/€50 or more.
Dollar prepaid cards
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Vanquis
 
Caxton FX Currency Card - Dollars Transaction feeFree ATM feesFree Monthly feeFree Application feeFree 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.