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 to hidden rates and commissions. On top of that, the pound recently plummeted to a 30-year low post-Brexit.
So why is that banks and bureaux are so expensive and more importantly, is there a cheaper way to get your foreign currency?
We always like to hear from WeSwappers out on their travels, but this email really made us smile… Read More
WeSwap product manager Olivia has just returned from her first trip to Stockholm. She kindly brought us back a whole load of tips – as well as duty-free Toblerone – but before we hear Liv’s insights, some reasoning behind Scandinavia’s recent surge in popularity with travellers. Read More
When an ATM or card machine asks if you’d like to accept an exchange, there’s only one right answer… always say no. Always refuse any conversion, always choose the local currency for the country you’re in.
Just say no way, José.
But it’s still so easy to be duped. Here’s why, and how to avoid it once and for all.
In our ‘How To’ series, we’re taking a classic dish from around the world and showing you how to make it like a true local. And don’t worry, we’re looking at minimum difficulty, maximum impress-your-guest-points.
Week One – Spumoni…