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Best Currency Exchange Rates in Birmingham

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in Birmingham.

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It’s never too early to start planning your overseas trip and if like a multitude of others you have set your sights on the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, start keeping a watch on the currency exchange rates now.

You may also be planning an epic stopping trip at the famous Bullring in Birmingham, or just dashing out for some foreign cash for a business trip. Whatever your situation might be, before you hit the streets of Birmingham, check out exchange rates ahead of your need for your British pounds.

By ordering your foreign cash online from Travelex for delivery or if you’re in a rush then picking up the cash at a Travelex branch, you can order when the exchange rate is in your favour and get more pounds for your dollar.

You will find that you can save a couple of percent on the exchange rate margin by pre-ordering your cash. Our Review of Travelex exchange rates includes the following table that shows you an example of how much you can save online vs buying your cash at the airport.

 

Currency Online Rate Airport Rate Online Saving
USD 1.2769 1.2385 3.1%
EUR 1.0968 1.0556 3.9%
AUD 1.7198 1.6537 4.0%
JPY 139.0441 132.1712 5.2%
Travelex Online vs Airport (GBP exchange rates were valid for 2nd August 2018)

Birmingham Currency Exchange Locations

 

Travelex Currency Exchange Rates vs the Banks

The below live travel money comparison table shows how much you could save on your next foreign transfer or travel money purchase by ordering online vs the Average Bank Rate. This example shows you the situation where you want to change sterling for foreign cash, note the margins are compared to the current market mid-rate.

 
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Amount USD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Travelex Online UK logo
1,290.9 USD
1.2909£0^2.25%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Post Office Foreign Currency
Post Office logo
1,265.5 USD
25 USD
1.265504.17%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,242.75 USD
48 USD
1.2553£105.9%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,232 USD
59 USD
1.2457£106.73%Branch-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
1,230.08 USD
61 USD
1.2425£106.85%Branch-
Santander Foreign Currency
 
Santander logo
1,230.08 USD
61 USD
1.2425£106.85%Branch-
 
Natwest Bank logo
1,223.86 USD
67 USD
1.2425£157.33%Branch-
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.2909 (2.25% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,290.9 USD
Total Cost:2.25%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Mar 20 2019 16:30:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Post Office: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.2655 (4.17% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,265.5 USD
Total Cost:4.17%
Time:16:47 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2553 (4.94% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,242.75 USD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:16:47 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2425 (5.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,232 USD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2425 (5.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,230.08 USD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:16:47 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2425 (5.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,230.08 USD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:16:47 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→USD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.2425 (5.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:1,223.86 USD
Total Cost:7.33%
Time:16:47 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Travelex currency exchange rates vs bank average
 

 

Pre-Order Foreign Cash & Save

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Order travel money online

Get better rates than available to you by walking into Travelex branches by pre-ordering online from Travelex, you can still pick up in person at any Travelex branch or at the airport.

 

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