Cost Tips To Buying Travel Money

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When you go on holiday, you want to save as much money as possible so you can enjoy your savings whilst abroad. Getting the best deal on your travel money is a sensible and way to save. Here's how you can do so...

Online comparison website Cost.co.uk

Many high street retailers and supermarkets who offer an exchange service also have online travel money services. The best rates of these outlets are usually reserved for online customers

Online comparison website Cost is dedicated to sourcing its users the best deal for all of their insurance, money, travel and utility needs. The expert team at Cost is also committed to providing its consumers with important information relevant to the consumer to inform their decisions on these product needs. The latest information is advice surrounding purchasing travel money for holidaymakers.

Cost’s finance manager expresses his view on the matter:

“In such difficult financial times, it can seem like a commitment to decide to spend money on a holiday so it’s important to maximise your saving and this starts with getting the best value for money on your exchange rate”.

  •     Don’t exchange at the airport! Bureaux de change’s at airports rarely offer the best currency exchange rates. Though buying your travel money at airports is most convenient, you will have to pay the price for this handiness- money which could be spent on your holiday.
  •     Buy online- This is becoming a more popular method of exchanging currency as it often gives the most competitive rates. Many high street retailers and supermarkets who offer an exchange service also have online travel money services. The best rates of these outlets are usually reserved for online customers. Buying currency online can offer benefits like free home delivery and a ‘reserve and collect’ type pickup at the airport.

Using a price comparison website for currency comparisons can often be very helpful to optimise your value for money.

  •     Don’t forget to haggle! Some travel money retailers may offer you a better deal if you are prepared to barter- especially if you come armed with deals on offer from their competitors.
  •     Pay with cash- Most debit/credit cards will incur charges up to 2.5% if you opt to pay for your travel money with them. The best way to avoid being charged and maximising your saving is to withdraw money with a debit card and pay with cash.

Cost also acknowledges the importance of keeping up to date with the latest industry developments so they also provide their consumers with the most recent news.

Based in Essex, Cost is one of the UK’s leading price comparison sites. Allowing their online customers access to companies offering a range of insurance, financial and travel services, the firm specialise in providing a personal experience. Founded in 2012, the agency has a trusted reputation for sourcing the most ideal policies at affordable prices.

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