Travel Money Comparison

Compare travel money options to get the best deal at the best price.

Hotel, sorted. Flights, booked. Suitcase, packed. Have you got everything? Definitely feels like we’re forgetting something…No Euros! You knew you’d forgotten something, and now you’re going to have to pay over the odds at the Bureau de Change to get things sorted. Either that or take the hit and withdraw money while you’re out there? Not a great start to the trip.We can’t stop you being forgetful, you’re going to have to work on that yourself (maybe set a reminder in your phone?) What we can do, however, is tell you about the options for getting travel money before you go abroad. Scroll further down if you’re totally new to travel money. If you just want to compare some of the top providers, take a look at our table below.

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Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Services Amount Received Description CTA Details
Griffin Financial Travel Money (Click and Collect)
GBP 300 GBP 0.00 1.101 N/A EUR
551
Click & collect – Griffin Financial is a specialist dealer in foreign currency and can offer some of the most competitive rates around. Go to site View details
Post Office Travel Money (Click and Collect)
GBP 400 GBP 0.00 1.094 N/A EUR
547
Click & collect – Up to 80 currencies available from Australian Dollars to Vietnamese Dong. Go to site View details
Debenhams Travel Money (Click and Collect)
GBP 1 GBP 0.00 1.09 N/A EUR
545
Debenhams Personal Finance based in London has over 240 stores across 27 countries. It offers Travel money card, Money transfer, Exchange rate and Buy back services. Features: you will get £5 off £20 spend voucher; If you load your leftover currency onto a Debenhams gift card, you will get an extra 20% free; Commission 0%. Go to site View details
eurochange Travel Money (Click and Collect)
GBP 5 GBP 0.00 1.094 N/A EUR
547
Click & collect – eurochange deliver convenience and value, both online and in over 145 branches. They provide travel money in over 70 currencies. Click & Collect in 60 seconds in branch. Go to site View details
No.1 Currency Travel Money (Click and Collect)
GBP 0 GBP 0.00 1.093 N/A EUR
547
Click & collect – One of the UK’s most popular foreign exchange retailers, with a network of stores across the country. Local service and customer commitment are the two main features of No.1 Currency’s service. Go to site View details
Travelex Travel Money (Click and Collect)
GBP 10 GBP 0.00 1.089 N/A EUR
544
Click & collect – Travelex Group is a foreign exchange company based in London. It's the biggest foreign exchange bureau in the world. Go to site View details

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Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Services Amount Received Description CTA Details
Griffin Financial Travel Money (Cash via Post)
GBP 300 GBP 6.50 1.101 N/A EUR
543
Cash via post – Griffin Financial is a specialist dealer in foreign currency and can offer some of the most competitive rates around. Go to site View details
Post Office Travel Money (Cash via Post)
GBP 400 GBP 0.00 1.094 N/A EUR
547
Cash via post – Up to 80 currencies available from Australian Dollars to Vietnamese Dong. Go to site View details
Travel FX Travel Money (Cash via Post)
GBP 300 GBP 5.00 1.104 N/A EUR
547
Cash via post – Travel FX Ltd is a specialist dealer in currency providing an alternative to banks and bureaux de change. Go to site View details
eurochange Travel Money (Cash via post)
GBP 5 GBP 0.00 1.094 N/A EUR
547
Cash via post – eurochange deliver convenience and value, both online and in over 145 branches. They provide travel money in over 70 currencies, and next day home delivery is free on orders over £400. Go to site View details
Travelex Travel Money (Cash via post)
GBP 300 GBP 1.95 1.094 N/A EUR
545
Cash via post – Travelex Group is a foreign exchange company based in London. It's the biggest foreign exchange bureau in the world. Go to site View details
No.1 Currency Travel Money (Cash via Post)
GBP 200 GBP 4.95 1.094 N/A EUR
542
Cash via post – Free delivery on all orders of £800 and over. All orders are dispatched fully insured through Royal Mail Special Delivery Go to site View details

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Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Services Amount Received Description CTA Details
No.1 Currency Travel Money (Prepaid Card)
GBP 200 GBP 0.00 1.098 N/A EUR
549
Prepaid card – Chip and Pin protected, and accepted everywhere you see the Mastercard® Acceptance Mark worldwide. Go to site View details
WeSwap Travel Money (Prepaid Card)
GBP 5 GBP 0.00 1.106 N/A EUR
553
Prepaid card – WeSwap matches travellers heading in opposite directions and directly swaps their travel money (information given is based on a 7 day service). Go to site View details
Post Office Travel Money (Prepaid Card)
GBP 50 GBP 0.00 1.095 N/A EUR
547
Prepaid card – Up to 80 currencies available from Australian Dollars to Vietnamese Dong. Go to site View details
Travelex Travel Money (Prepaid Card)
GBP 100 GBP 0.00 1.089 N/A EUR
545
Prepaid card – Travelex Group is a foreign exchange company based in London. It's the biggest foreign exchange bureau in the world. Go to site View details

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Travellers Cheques

Travellers cheques were once a widely used form of travel money, but they’re going the way of the dinosaur. You can weigh up whether they’re worth your time below:

How a travellers cheque could still work for you

  • Safe and secure. Travellers cheques are an extremely secure method to spend money overseas. They can be easily replaced if lost or stolen.

Considerations to keep in mind

    • Cost. You might be charged a purchase fee when you first pick up your travellers cheque.
    • Acceptance. Travellers cheques are generally accepted less often than Visa or Mastercards.
    • Ease of use. Travellers cheques can be bulky and awkward to carry. Plus, you’ll have to go to the effort of getting them cashed rather than having immediate access to your cash like you would with a card.

Frequently asked questions

The exchange rates between different currencies fluctuate constantly, and vary between providers. Generally, prepaid cards will have cheaper exchange rates than those offered by banks.

Banks who have international ATM alliances will allow you to withdraw cash for free. Global lenders like Citi and HSBC have a number of ATMs worldwide, and Citi do not charge for international ATM withdrawals. So if you’re a Citi customer looking to use your card overseas, head to a Citi ATM and all you’ll pay for the withdrawal is the currency conversion fee.
If you have a travel card that has an inactivity fee (a fee that’s charged every month when your account is inactive for a period of time), you will lose any remaining funds on the card, but your account won’t go into a negative balance. Once the card has no funds left on it, this fee will not be charged.
Usually the most practical solutions aren’t the most appealing to the eye. Travel money belts keep your money and important valuables/ documents safely tucked in a compartment under your shirt to minimise the risk of theft and loss. If security and peace of mind is your first priority when travelling and you don’t mind a piece of fabric strapped around your waist, then investing in a travel money belt will protect your travel money cards and important valuables.

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    JaneJune 22, 2017

    Do ATM’s in Sri Lanka accept Mastercard affiliated cards?

    Thanks

    • Staff
      AnndyJuly 21, 2017Staff

      Hi Jane,

      Thanks for your question.

      MasterCard is widely accepted in Sri Lanka. You should have no problem using Mastercard cards in the country.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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