All capital cities like to blend the old and the new but few do it with quite as much style… or “stil”… as Norway’s Oslo. This tight-knit and compact city, which is lined by mountains to the north and sea to the south, has a fascinating past (proudly displayed in any one of its many, many, many museums). But these days, Oslo is very much a city that’s looking towards the future.
Your morning coffee, tap. The bus to work, tap. Artisan handmade organic vegan raw soap from a pop-up, tap tap tap.
From the supermarket megastore down to your local farmers market, card payments in the UK are accepted everywhere.
Contactless is now so common that being asked to enter your pin usually results in a vacant look as you pray your fingers remember the pattern on the pad.
But as the UK heads towards a cashless society, there is a whole world full of countries and societies with their own financial infrastructure and cultural view of money.
If you have ever wondered which is the best way to spend abroad, cash or card, then we have the answer. Using data powered by our 400,000 WeSwappers we have found which destinations holidaymakers use cash the most and which use a card. Read More
Last week, we released some pretty shocking stats revealing that UK travellers are losing a whopping £125 million in fees by using their normal bank cards at overseas ATMs. Ouch.
The problem: if we’re not careful, it’s possible to be charged up to 4 separate times – for one. single. withdrawal with a typical bank card overseas. Yikes! Read More
£125 MILLION LOST IN FOREIGN ATM TRANSACTION FEES
Put your bank cards down and step away from the cash machine.
Our unplanned ATM withdrawals are costing us a lot more than we think. Read More
Welcome to budget planner!
Often when we’re booking a trip away, the decision on where to go hinges on the cost of flights and accommodation. But actually, knowing how much spending money you’ll need when you get there is just as important.
So we took spending data from real travellers, and we created this series of city spending guides. Read More