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
Hands up. How many of us have got currency sitting at home in kitchen drawers, miscellaneous small bowls, cash jars or – in one WeSwap staffer’s case – stuffed inside an old CD of Shania Twain’s “You’re still the One”? 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
Budapest is an incredible city, the history, the architecture, the wine, the bars, the arts – it’s got everything. Popular for long weekends and an essential stop off when interrailing, Budapest is known for being a cheap destination. But how many Hungarian Forint do you actually need to budget?
£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