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Compare foreign currency with Confused.com

Travel Money

Make sure you get the best rates on your foreign currency

  • Bullet Point Why compare currency? Commission rates, handling fees and delivery charges vary between providers, so make sure you're getting the best deal
  • Bullet Point 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
  • Bullet Point 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
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Commission
Fee
This is the percentage of commission the provider will take as payment for exchanging your currency
Delivery
Options
These are the ways you'll be able to collect your currency once you've ordered it
Delivery
Fee
This is how much it will cost to have your currency delivered to your home
Handling
Fee
This is the fee the provider will take for exchanging your currency

Post Office Free Branch pickup
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Debenhams

Collect your currency from over 40 Debenhams stores, plus receive a free £5 voucher (valid on day of purchase only) and a special exchange rate for Confused.com customers. Extra 10% free when you load your leftover currency onto a Debenhams gift card.
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Post Office Free Home delivery
Branch pickup

Free on weekdays
£1.50 on Saturdays
Free Learn More
Post
Office

You can order from £400 to £2,500 foreign currency up to 5 working days in advance. Use the instant currency calculator to check live rates and choose whether to collect your currency from any Post Office or have it delivered to your home.
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Caxton FX Free Home delivery
Free on orders over £500
£4.95 under £500
Free Learn More
Caxton FX

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 on orders over £700
£4.75 on orders under £700
£0.99 on Saturdays
Free Learn More
ICE Travel
Money

Get the best foreign exchange rates when you order online. Over 50 currencies available and multiple delivery options available. UK based customer service team available 6 days a week.
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Moneycorp Free Home delivery
Branch pickup

Free over £500
£5 under £500
Free Learn More
Moneycorp

Moneycorp have been exchanging currency since 1979. Ordering your currency is quick and easy, and you can choose to pick it up at any of Moneycorp's branches or get it delivered to your home.
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Icici Free Home delivery
Branch pickup

Free over £500
£5 under £500
Free Learn More
ICICI Bank UK

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.

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Prepaid Cards

Prepaid Cards

There are many great reasons to consider prepaid cards

  • Bullet Point 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
  • Bullet Point 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
  • Bullet Point 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
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Multi-currency prepaid cards



Foreign Transaction
Fee
This is the fee charged by the issuer to use your card abroad
ATM
Fees
This is the cost charged by the card issuer to withdraw money from an ATM
Monthly
fee
This is the monthly cost of your card
Application
fee
This is the initial cost of getting your card

My Travel Cash Card Free Free
Free Free Learn More
my Travel Cash
Multi-Currency
Card

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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Post Office Prepaid Card Free Varies by country
Free Free Learn More
Post
Office

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.
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Caxton Travel Card Free Free
Free Free Learn More
Caxton FX
Prepaid Card

Lock in a 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 Learn More
ICE Prepaid
Card

No fees on foreign transactions or ATM withdrawals, plus get 1% unlimited cashback on all your purchases. ICE will buy up to £300 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 30 days.
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Tuxedo Card Free £1.50 Free £19.95 Learn More
Tuxedo Travel
Card

Tuxedo will credit you with £10 in your chosen currency when you buy your card. Cards are available in Dollars, Euros or Sterling.
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Fair FX Card 1.4% £1.00 Free £9.99
Free
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Fair FX

No application fee when you apply though Confused.com. Apply for a Fair FX card in Sterling, Euros or US Dollars.
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Euro prepaid cards


Foreign Transaction
Fee
This is the fee charged by the issuer to use your card abroad
ATM
Fees
This is the cost charged by the card issuer to withdraw money from an ATM
Monthly
fee
This is the monthly cost of your card
Application
fee
This is the initial cost of getting your card

my Travel Cash Prepaid Travel Card Euros Free Free
Free Free Learn More
my Travel
Cash - Euro
Currency
Card

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 Prepaid Card - Euros Free Free
Free Free Learn More
Caxton FX
Currency Card
Euros

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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Virgin Prepaid Travel Card Euros Free €1.50
Free Free Learn More
Virgin
Prepaid
Mastercard-
Euros

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.
The AA Prepaid Travel Card Euros Free €1.50
Free £9.95 Learn More
The AA
Euro
Currency
Card

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.
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Dollar prepaid cards


Foreign Transaction
Fee
This is the fee charged by the issuer to use your card abroad
ATM
Fees
This is the cost charged by the card issuer to withdraw money from an ATM
Monthly
fee
This is the monthly cost of your card
Application
fee
This is the initial cost of getting your card

my Travel Cash Prepaid Travel Card Euros Free Free
Free Free Learn More
my Travel
Cash - Dollar
Currency
Card

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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Virgin Prepaid Travel Card Dollars Free Free
Free Free Learn More
Caxton FX
Currency Card
Dollars

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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Virgin Prepaid Travel Card Dollars Free $2
Free Free Learn More
Virgin
Prepaid
Mastercard-
Dollars

Load your card in dollars for your holidays to the USA. No application fees, and no fees for transactions carried out in dollars. Get approved instantly, with a free emergency second card. Shop or withdraw cash wherever you see the Mastercard symbol.
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Travel Credit Cards

Compare credit cards for using abroad with Confused.com

You could make significant savings with a credit cards designed for using abroad, especially if you travel frequently

  • Bullet Point 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
  • Bullet Point 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
  • Bullet Point 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
You can compare credit cards that are designed to use abroad on our credit card pages Credit Cards