Foreign Exchange

A list of foreign exchange providers and advice.

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If you go abroad, there are two ways you can change currencies before you leave: 1. Like it's a holiday, so you get just enough foreign currency to see you safe while you're there. 2. Like a full-scale relocation, in which case you move all you savings to a bank account abroad. Depending...
  • Clear Treasury

    London-based consultants who specialise in working with individuals (and businesses) who are looking to make foreign exchange payments.
    Location: London
  • Currency Conversion

    For various web-based currency converters try one of the following:

  • Currency Index

    Currency Index was formed in 2008 by industry experts to provide individuals and business with a superior service and competitive exchange rates, compared to what's usually offered by the high street banks and other currency companies.
    Tel: 0800 043 2623
    Location: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire
  • CurrencyFair

    CurrencyFair began as the answer to a common problem: expats looking for a cheap, simple way to move money to and from their new home countries. The easiest way to achieve this was by swapping with friends who have a corresponding need. This simple idea grew into a global money transfer member organization that has exchanged more than €10 billion.
  • Ebury

    Financial services company who specialise in currency transactions. We provide competitive prices, great service and up to date market information to provide the best all round service when buying your foreign currency.
    Location: London
  • Foreign Currency

    Many banks will charge you a transaction fee if you buy your foreign currency using a credit or debit card (whether over the counter in the UK or whilst abroad). A few don't charge for debit card use but it's best to check before you go (and switch if the difference is going to be significant). You could avoid the commission charge by withdrawing the cash from a UK cash machine and exchanging it at a bureau de change, either in the UK or when you get abroad.

  • Foreign Currency Cash Cards

    Foreign currency cash cards (bought and loaded online) can be the cheapest and most convenient way of taking money abroad. Using a foreign currency card also means you don't have to carry large amounts of cash.
  • OFX

    Formerly Tranzfers, this site charges allows you to transfer money from the UK to countries including the US, Europe, Australia and South Africa.
    Location: London
  • Pure FX

    Pure FX are a specialist currency broker, bringing you cost-effective and secure ways of transferring your money abroad. They can find you the best exchange rate and fix your rate for as long as you need to protect your costs.
    Tel: 01494 671800
    Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
  • Taking Money Abroad

    For guidance on taking/spending money abroad in some countries, take a look at the following:

  • TUI Travel Money

    We offer a range of travel money services, including foreign currency, our Multi-Currency Travel Money Card and buy back guarantee. Currency is available to order online and collect in-store, or for home delivery. We don’t charge commission and we offer a competitive exchange rate as well as great service.
  • World First Foreign Exchange

    We specialise in getting clients the best possible exchange rate for their international transfers. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements and the options available to you for your transfers.
    Tel: 0800 112 4087
  • Xoom

    We offer you fast, easy, and secure ways to send money, reload phones, and pay bills for family and friends around the world. And now we're part of PayPal, the global leader in digital payments.