What are the factors that move the foreign exchange market?

Because we know he’s a sucker for a challenge, we recently asked our Head of Trading to sum up why the Foreign Exchange markets move... in one sentence!

5 April 2017

Do you know how much it costs to use your debit card abroad?

Hands up. How many of us have, at one point or another, used our UK debit or credit cards to spend on holiday? To those of you there, waving frantically at the back - you’re not alone.

14 March 2017

Good news for travellers - the pound is looking stronger.

December 2016 Good news travellers - the pound had a fantastic November. GBP improved against every single one of the other 17 WeSwap currencies last month - just in time for any Christmas getaways - ho, ho ho!

7 December 2016

This is why swapping is the smart way

So you've got your well-deserved holiday sorted and the only thing left is getting your money. You then find yourself on the high-street looking for the closest bureau de change, or you decide to rely on your own bank card. The problem is, £5.6 billion in travel money was lost by the British public in 2015...

12 October 2016

The Cost of Travel Money

How much do you really pay for your travel money? This graph shows how much travel money costs from three main sources. Your credit/debit card will normally cost around 3.5%, a high-street bureau such as the Post Office will charge around 5% and an airport exchange – the most expensive option out there – will cost a whopping 11% for the pleasure. One of the most frustrating...

10 October 2016

Spending with the Israeli Shekel

After months of planning and testing, the Israeli Shekel has officially been switched on and is now available with WeSwap. That takes us to 18 currencies in total. Wahooo!

30 June 2016

7 Useful Travelling Tricks To Avoid Huge Phone Bills

Surprise charges and hidden fees aren’t what we’re about at WeSwap, so here are 7 useful travelling tricks to avoid huge phone bills when you’re back home.

19 June 2016

Spending Money in the USA: The Ultimate Guide

From shopping in New York and skiing in Denver, to surfing the Big Sur and sailing the Mississippi - you are able to experience almost anything in the United States of America. But whilst the endless list of possibilities makes for exciting reading, the disparity in costs from state to state, city to city, or coast...

9 June 2016

3 Startups Putting LA Back on the Tech Map

2015 has been another great year for start-ups. As precocious teams earn more respect, funding increases and great ideas are developed. San Francisco sems to take all the headlines but a mere 400 miles south of Silicon Valley, there’s a forgotten tech hub brimming with talent. Southern California AKA SoCal, is poised and ready for a...

8 June 2016
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