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Dynamic Currency Conversion: Just say no

Money December 18, 2019

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…

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…

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…

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…

CARD VS CASH: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SPEND ABROAD? #WESWAPWISDOM

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…

Understanding How The Foreign Exchange Market Works

The idea of exchanging one currency for another seems simple enough. But understanding who and what is actually involved can be somewhat more complicated. So, we thought we’d try and explain it for you. First off, a glossary. There can…

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…

How to manage your money in Croatia

Whether it’s in search of the clear blue sea that lines the Mediterranean coast, the stroller’s dream that is Zagreb or the party paradise of Outlook Festival, Croatia is becoming a firm favourite for UK travellers. (This is especially the…

HOW BEST TO MANAGE MONEY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Baht, Riel, Dong, Kip, Kyat, The Mighty Dollar, ATMs that charge, ATMs that don’t, ATMs that aren’t ATMs, Western Unions, street corner currency exchanges, stolen cards… Managing money while travelling across South East Asia (we’ll call this SEA for now)…