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"A bit of planning both in terms of ordering travel money and methods of payment overseas can help make budgets go that bit further. Online rates tend to be more competitive than the high street but shop around and compare. Remember to factor in postage costs if you are having money delivered to home.

"Some travel money providers offer special Click & Collect deals from their branches, so it is worth checking these out too. The ICE Click & Collect voucher service offers customers discounted rates on Euros and US Dollars when buying at some of our key branch locations, including various departure venues across the UK such as Heathrow Terminal 2 Underground Station and Glasgow Central Station. This service is available with no advance payment required. These rates of exchange can, on occasions, be even better than the online home delivery rate.

"A PIN-protected prepaid currency card can offer greater security than carrying cash, allowing cardholders to travel light along with some coins and notes just for tips and small transactions. Not only will it help safeguard against fraud, but also assists holidaymakers with budgeting as you can only spend what’s on the card. An additional benefit of a prepaid currency card is that the rate of exchange will stay fixed at the time you loaded money to the card. Unsurprisingly we saw loads to the ICE Travellers Cashcard in Euros jump 23% at the start of the year as the Euro weakened against the Pound. Some providers such as ICE offer a free backup card in case the first card is lost or stolen. Also look out for cashback offers.

“Our recommendation is to register or top-up a prepaid card now while the Euro rate is great to the Pound, rather than wait until the last minute when the Euro rate could weaken and you may get less for your money”

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May 2015

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