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1. Posted by buttmunch (Inactive 77 posts) 11y

Hello!

Does anyone know where I can get the best exchange rate for US$ (from British £)? I am off to Brazil at the end of the month and need to stretch my money as far as possible!

Thank you,

Amy

2. Posted by weaversgal (Full Member 107 posts) 11y

Hiya
yeah the best way to do it is get the rates from all the travel agencys in your area, the banks and if there are any bureau exchanges, make sure to ask them if they do better rates for the more you change, most will give you a better rate on transactions over £1000 and also make sure you find out if there any commission charges. the current rate is about 1.75

steph x

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Follow the rates daily at home.

4. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

Do you really want to be carrying around load sof money in brazil though??
I mean, i dont think Brazil is extremely dangerous or anything like that, but robbery is HUGE here in south am. I have met people that have been stripped for their money belt, and if there is like 1000 quid sitting there, you arent gonna claim that back from insurance!

I got a Nationwide Flex account, it means that when you withdraw, you do not pay commission from withdrawing from a cash machine, so you save the % or however they work it out when taking commision. They are the only UK building society/bank that offers this sevice, and its well easy to set one up. benefit too is that it is a debit card, however it is Visa, so can be used a everywhere.
Its much safer too, if your card gets stolen, just buy like 100 quid of travellers as a back up, so you can live a few days whilst sorting out a new card, thats if you even lost it!

5. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

Do you really want to be carrying around load sof money in brazil though??
I mean, i dont think Brazil is extremely dangerous or anything like that, but robbery is HUGE here in south am. I have met people that have been stripped for their money belt, and if there is like 1000 quid sitting there, you arent gonna claim that back from insurance!

I got a Nationwide Flex account, it means that when you withdraw, you do not pay commission from withdrawing from a cash machine, so you save the % or however they work it out when taking commision. They are the only UK building society/bank that offers this sevice, and its well easy to set one up. benefit too is that it is a debit card, however it is Visa, so can be used a everywhere.
Its much safer too, if your card gets stolen, just buy like 100 quid of travellers as a back up, so you can live a few days whilst sorting out a new card, thats if you even lost it!

Tarik

6. Posted by buttmunch (Inactive 77 posts) 11y

Thank you for your concern. I am doing a tour and they want the kitty money in cash. I won't have it on me for long. I have a Flex account but they do not offer a great exchange rate. I just wondered if anyone had done any done the searching recently - just being lazy really!

Amy

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