Travelex website taken offline after cyber attack
Holidaymakers have been left unable to use foreign currency firm Travelex's website or app, after its online systems were suspended due to a software attack earlier this week
7 January 2020
Got a prepaid Mastercard? You won't be offered rip-off currency conversions from this week
We've long warned travellers to pay in the local currency rather than pounds to avoid hideous exchange rates - and from Friday, if you've a Mastercard prepaid card you won't be offered transactions in pounds at all
8 April 2019
'I paid in pounds... but RBS charged me overseas fees'
RBS and Natwest customers who use their debit cards on flights and ferries have been warned to watch out for unexpected charges, after a Virgin Atlantic passenger was stunned to find a 'foreign purchase fee' added to transactions made in pounds
24 December 2018
Tesco Travel Money customers hit by data breach - here's what to do if you're affected
Thousands of Tesco Bank travel money customers' names, addresses and partial payment card information has been leaked
14 March 2018
Avoid holiday rip-offs by ALWAYS keeping hold of the card machine AFTER entering your PIN
Holidaymakers paying by card risk being overcharged by businesses that manipulate payment terminals
17 August 2017
New £10 note unveiled this week – here's a sneak peek
The new plastic £10 note will be unveiled tomorrow – but you'll have to wait until September to get your hands on one
17 July 2017
Asked to pay in euros abroad but charged in pounds? You're not alone in being ripped off
MoneySavers are losing out by having payments processed in pounds even when selecting the local currency payment option
11 July 2017
Pound falls after election result - should you buy euros or dollars now?
The pound has dropped sharply following yesterday's general election, as a hung Parliament causes uncertainty
9 June 2017
Travelex to scrap Supercard due to 'higher than anticipated' costs
Currency bureau Travelex is to axe the Supercard, with cardholders told they won't be able to use it after 24 July
24 May 2017
Got an old fiver? You can only spend it until Friday
You have until Friday 5 May to spend or bank your older non-polymer £5 notes before they're officially withdrawn
28 April 2017
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