Comparison of Euro rates on offer at 5pm today

We did a quick check of Euro currency rates available today at 5pm and compared online providers along with the rate you would get if you turned up at the Post Office, a Bureau de Change at Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport, along with the rates on offer from these if you reserve and collect.

The rate difference today wasnt as extreme as some days, but the savings are still worthwhile.  Changing £1000 you could get an extra 50euros today by pre-ordering and getting this delivered ratehr than just getting your travel money at the airport.

The following shows the rates on offer and the amount you would get if you changed £1000 at 5pm on 19th October 2015:

Travel FX 1.3467 €1346.70
ACE-FX 1.3430 €1343.00
Gatwick Airport Bureau de Change pre-order 1.3400 €1340.00
Post Office 1.3315 €1331.50
Gatwick Airport Bureau de Change 1.3017 €1301.70
Heathrow Airport Bureau de Change 1.2967 €1296.70

It always pays to compare Euro rates and pre-order.  Even if you have left it to the last minute reserve and collect to get a better rate than just arriving at the airport and exchanging your money for your travel cash.
We will be comparing more rates in the future

Still buying Euros on the high street?

We occasionally get emails from people who say they wish they’d  compared rates or shopped around sooner.  They have just bought Euros or Dollars at a local bureau de change  or high street retailer only to be told they could have got a lot more if they’d  compared and bought online.
Remember, if you are concerned about placing an order and paying online or don’t  think there is time to wait for delivery then reserve and collect is the way for you.
A better rate and the option to go in store and collect what you’d reserved.

Euro rate summary – March 2015

It’s been a funny month for the Euro.  Lots of news affecting its rate and a lot of talk about this year being the best time ever for the UK/Euro exchange rate.
The rate is certainly a lot better than last year and its looking promising for those heading on holiday to Europe this year as costs will be lower and in turn holiday companies will be more likely to extend offers and deals to UK holidaymakers.
As of this morning the Euro is currently around 0.5% higher than it was at the start of Marcg with todays best Euro rate at 1.361. This converts to you getting around €7 more Euros for every £750 you exchange.
The peak was 1.3927 on 25th March.