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USE YOUR WESWAP CARD TO BOOK ONLINE IN MORE PLACES THAN EVER

We’ve got some big news, guys.

You can now use your card in even more places than ever. Online, that is (you can already physically use the card in over 180 countries).

Because WeSwap cards are (drum roll please) 3D Secure (or 3DS for short) verified. This opens up a whole new world of online payment options for WeSwap users (opening up new worlds is something we’re very keen on here). Meaning you can now book the flights, the hotel, the skis, the sun loungers, the lot. All on your WeSwap card. All tracked in the app. In more places than ever before.
Plus, and this is a big plus, if the website wants to charge you in a foreign currency, as many airlines and hotels do, you don’t have to get their exchange rates.

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Introducing Smart Swap

Choose your own exchange rates with WeSwap Smart Swap

Whether you’re working hard to save money for a trip or planning every single detail, we know travellers are busy people. Too busy, perhaps, to monitor FX markets all day long?

Well, let us introduce WeSwap Smart Swap.

Smart Swap leaves us to monitor the markets for you. So you don’t miss out on more money for your holiday.

Just choose your own target exchange rate and amount. Then, if that target is reached any time before your own deadline, we’ll automatically swap your money. Read More

   
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TOP TIPS FOR REMOTE WORKING ABROAD

The remote worker goes by many names. Digital Nomad. Wi-fi vagrant. Dial-up bandit*. Jonny. They are the envy of the working world. For they have made the beach their boardroom, they’re working 5-9 (client availability permitting), they’ve swapped their desktop for a dongle, they are, to put it mildly, living the dream.

Or are they?

Frankly… yes. But does that mean remote working is easy? No. Doing it successfully is its own skill set. Doing it abroad? That’s practically an art form.

Does that mean you can’t do it?

Of course not! Because we’ve spoken to the experts, we’ve done our research, we’ve spoken to remote WeSwap workers** and we’ve put together our top tips for remote working while abroad. Read More

   
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HOW TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY IN DUBAI AND THE UAE

Money management isn’t something we’d normally associate with Dubai or the UAE. The Emirates are, to put it lightly, rather extravagant. There are man-made islands and beaches, skyscrapers, helicopter tours, you can even buy ice cream coated in gold flakes (quite the upgrade on the 99).

However, thanks to an influx of package and discount holidays, the UAE is no longer a one-nation VIP lounge for the super-rich. Regular tourists like you and us even go there now. Mostly for the glitz and glamour of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but there’s interest, too, in Sharjah, the region’s art and heritage centre, and Fujairah, where you can scuba dive in the Gulf of Oman.

So, we’ve taken the liberty of assuming you’re not a footballer or an oligarch or an heiress and put together this handy guide on managing your money in Dubai and the UAE.

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WESWAP GOES GLOBAL: THE STORY SO FAR

It’s been a few months now since we made one of the biggest updates to the WeSwap app we’ve ever made, allowing you to use WeSwap in over 180 countries.

This meant that as well as swapping in the original 18 currencies, you could now take your WeSwap card with you all over the world and spend in almost any currency imaginable. UAE Dirham. Thai Baht. Mexican Pesos. Pretty much all of them.

So, we thought we’d catch up with you, see where you’ve been, have a listen to your stories, tell you how we think it’s been going, ask if there’s anything you’d change. Read More

   
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