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2019: A Year in Review

News January 29, 2020
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2019: A Year in Review

2019, eh? What a year. The General Election. Thomas Cook. Bum bags back in fashion. Brexit renewed for another series. What a way to end the decade. It was a big year at WeSwap too. We launched our new website…
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21 Unmissable World Events for 2020

We're all about creating memories here at WeSwap. And in 2020, we're looking to help you make even more. How? By helping you tick off those big bucket list items, while also giving you any excuse to get away. Whenever you…
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Dynamic Currency Conversion: Just say no

How to avoid being ripped off by ATMs abroad Ever notice how ATMs abroad politely ask if you’d like to be charged in your home currency (the currency you use when you’re at home; pounds in Britain, euros in Europe…
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Can I get Moroccan currency in the UK?

Heading off to explore the bustling city of Marrakech or try surfing in the windy Essaouira? Read our Moroccan currency guide first. Can I get Moroccan currency in the UK? Yes and no. The Moroccan dirham is non-convertible which means…
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5 WAYS TO AVOID YOUR WESWAP CARD BEING DECLINED

Picture the scene. You’re on holiday; maybe in a restaurant; at an ATM; renting a pedalo. You pull out your WeSwap card to pay but disaster strikes: it’s been declined. You’re embarrassed. A crowd is forming. You panic and run…
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Can I Buy Indian Rupees in the UK?

Can you buy Indian rupees in the UK? The short answer is no. The Indian Rupee is a closed currency that is heavily regulated, this means there are restrictions on taking the currency in and out of India. It's not…
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What’s Strong Customer Authentication?

Since summer 2019, you might have noticed a stronger security presence when it comes to your mobile or online banking. Maybe you received an email from your bank letting you know about measures they were adding to increase security? When…
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WeSwap has had a makeover

You may have noticed some changes around here. Our website has had a pretty big lick of paint, the emails we’re sending are looking a little shinier and our card has had a complete and utter back-to-the-drawing-board redesign. It’s now…
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✨ NOW SEND MONEY TO FRIENDS ✨

When your friend picks up the bill, now you can pay them back instantly via the WeSwap iOS or Android apps. ✨ This is surprise #2 of our summer of People-Powered Surprises. Whether you’re planning your holiday, sharing a meal, or all chipping…
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