Foreign currency

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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.
Foreign currency
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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 74 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Prepaid cards
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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
Confused customer exclusive! Additional £10 credited to your card when your first load is £500 or more.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Euro prepaid cards
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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
Confused customer exclusive! Additional €12 credited to your card when your first load is €500 or more.
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my Travel Cash Multi-Currency 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.
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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.
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FairFX Prepaid Card - Euros Free €1.50 Free £9.95 Apply
Load your card in euros and lock in a competitive exchange rate.
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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.
Dollar prepaid cards
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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.
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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.
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FairFX Prepaid Card - Dollars Free $2 Free £9.95 Apply
Load your card in dollars and lock in a competitive exchange rate.
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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.

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.