Do you STILL have leftover francs, pesetas or lire stashed away? Here’s how to change them back

According to a recent piece of research, UK households are hoarding millions in expired foreign currency. But if you still have ancient foreign notes and coins, the good news is they’re not worthless – you CAN still exchange them. Now, it’s important to note that this research comes with a major health warning. Bureau de change firm...

Avoid horrid €1 to £1 airport exchange rates

Buying currency from an airport is the MoneySaver’s equivalent of filling up a petrol car with diesel – it’ll seriously damage your financial engine. I somehow resisted the temptation to stop the poor souls queuing for cash at a jam-packed Luton Airport bureau on Saturday morning from throwing much of their hard-earned cash into the mitts of profiteering airport...

The worst ‘paying in pounds abroad’ rip-off I’ve seen – where £160 of cash costs £190

We’ve always warned against paying in pounds abroad, and on a trip to Greece last week I saw the worst example I’ve ever witnessed of the perils of doing so. With the peak summer-holiday period approaching and your pound getting you even fewer euros, dollars etc following the Brexit vote, there’s even more reason to heed this...

Should you buy euros/dollars before EU vote result? New trick solves this problem

Update, Tuesday 5 July: This trick still works but the Brexit vote led to many currency firms watering down the gain. The text below is as first published on 21 June so for the latest firm-by-firm info see our Travel Money Tips guide. The EU referendum’s on Thursday and we’ve been swamped with people asking: “Should I buy currency before then,...

Should you buy euros/dollars before EU vote result? New trick solves this problem

Update, Tuesday 5 July: This trick still works but the Brexit vote led to many currency firms watering down the gain. The text below is as first published on 21 June so for the latest firm-by-firm info see our Travel Money Tips guide.