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Foreign exchange for the Traveller and global lifestyles.

 

Australians Swerve Thai Holidays with Exchange Rates in the Gutter

With AUD-THB at a 10-year low, Australians travelling this year to Thailand’s wildly popular resorts are facing holiday costs 50 percent higher than those paid in 2012. With exchange rates as they are, those in Oz are choosing better-value destinations.

Last update: 23 Jun, 2019

Revolut Card in Australia – Review

We review Revolut, a digital bank that allows users to receive, send and spend money at the interbank exchange rate.

Last update: 9 Dec, 2019

Expensive Holidays for Brits After Pound Slips for Record 13th Day; What Next?

The British pound fell on Wednesday for a record thirteenth consecutive day against the euro. The currency is taking a Brexit-induced beating days before May’s half-term school break — a popular time in the UK for family holidays.

Last update: 25 May, 2019

Order Online for Cheap Currency Exchange Deals in USA

We show you how to Pre-order foreign cash online for better currency exchange rates and save money for your next trip.

Last update: 4 May, 2019

Travelex & TravelMoneyOz – Who has best rates?

To help you choose between Travelex and Travel Money Oz the following live exchange rates table shows who has the best exchange rate when ordering foreign currency online.

Last update: 28 Nov, 2019

Travel Money Oz – BER Review

Travel Money Oz has 130+ stores across Australia that stay open late and on weekends, 24×7 online orders and friendly phone service available. Offering 60+ currencies to buy and sell, travel money cards, international transfers and travel insurance.

Last update: 28 Nov, 2019

Revolut App & Card – Best Exchange Rates Review

We review Revolut, a digital bank that allows users to receive, send and spend money at the interbank exchange rate.

Last update: 19 Jul, 2019

What is a Closed Currency?

A closed currency is a one that is not available for purchase in countries other than its country of origin. We take a look at what that means for a traveller visiting a country with a closed currency.

Last update: 2 May, 2019

The US Dollar Currency

What do US dollar banknotes look like? Currently printed denominations are $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. The following table shows the current design of the notes both front and reverse.   US dollar banknotes – front and reverse design (source Wikipedia) The currency is nicknamed the “green-back” as as you can see […]

Last update: 13 Aug, 2019

Order Online for Cheap Currency Exchange Deals in UK

We show you how to pre-order foreign cash online for better currency exchange rates and save money for your next trip.

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Order Online for Cheap Currency Exchange Deals in Australia

We show you how to Pre-order foreign cash online for better currency exchange rates and save money for your next trip.

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Pay in your Own currency? – The Travel Rip-off to Avoid

Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC), it comes at a cost.

Last update: 12 Jun, 2019

Top 5 Travel Money Options

There are multiple methods and modes to travel money these days. The most seasoned nomads will share that they mix it up with some cash, a pre-paid travel card or a travel credit card. This provides multiple options when you are on the road whilst also minimising the risk of being stranded with no money […]

Last update: 15 Jun, 2019

Top Travel Apps for Apple Watch 2018

According to Fortune magazine, Apple sold 18 million apple watches in 2017 which is a 50% increase on the previous year and the highest number of shipments for any wearable vendor. With an increase in Apple watch users it follows that available apps for Apple watch will continue to grow and, whereas in the past […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Top Five Tips for Buying Property Overseas

We take a look at five tips that can help you avoid common mistakes and save money on overseas property purchases.

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Prepaid Travel Cards – Comparing Features and Fees

We look at the Pros & Cons of using a Travel Card on your travels When planning an overseas trip figuring out how to access your money while away is complicated and often left to the last minute. You then end up paying high fees for changing foreign cash or with unexpected fees on your […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Travel Money – Which is Best? Cash or Cards

There are several travel money options you can use to save money and make your trip hassle-free. When planning an overseas trip figuring out how to access your money while away is complicated and often left to the last minute. You then end up arriving in airports needing to change money to pay for the […]

Last update: 15 Jun, 2019

A Guide to Buying Overseas Property

Tips on Buying your dream property abroad.

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Paying for Overseas Luxury Purchases

Manage exchange rates when paying for overseas luxury purchases If you are looking to make a foreign transfer for an international outright purchase to get the keys to a luxurious car or yacht overseas, or pay for that wonderful piece of art or jewelry that caught your eye on a recent trip. Before using your […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Traveling in the Bahamas

Travel Tips and Ways to Save Money when Traveling in the Bahamas. Bahamas. Like most islands in the Caribbean, the Bahamas are an expensive destination. The Bahamian dollar and the US dollar are both accepted throughout the islands. The USD may even be prefered, so traveling with that may make conversion issues easier. Banking hours […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Traveling in Europe

Travel Tips and Ways to Save Money when Traveling in Europe. Santorini, Greece. No destination holds as much variety and cultural difference as Europe. From the sunny south to the snowy north there is no shortage of places to see here. When arriving at any new destination for first time visitors it cant hurt to […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Traveling in the United Kingdom

Travel Tips and Ways to Save Money when Traveling in the United Kingdom. The Big Ben. England is still one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. In every day, the most flights go into London. Be sure to get out of London and England’s smaller cities are fascinating and boast a robust culture. […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Traveling in Nepal

Travel Tips and Ways to Save Money when Traveling in Nepal. Nepal might be my favourite place, lovely people, stunning ancient cities, and of course the Himalayas. Do not trek alone, there are frequent changes to the paths due to avalanches and some can be risky. If you hear mule bells coming on a high […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Traveling in Italy

Travel Tips and Ways to Save Money when Traveling in Italy. Rome at night Italy’s great food, beautiful countryside, fabulous wine, and long history make it an excellent country to visit. Try to learn a few words at least in Italian, the Italians will be impressed that you’re giving it a go but will often […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Traveling in Austria

Travel Tips and Ways to Save Money when Traveling in Austria. Vienna. The capital city of Austria is Vienna and has a population of around 1.7 million. Vienna is steeped in history. Yet it’s also at the cutting edge of design, architecture, contemporary art, and new directions in drinking and dining. From modern cities to […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Traveling in Vietnam

Travel Tips and Ways to Save Money when Traveling in Vietnam. Hoi An Centre Town. Now lately, the tourist industry is growing and has become a major source of national revenue for the past 10-15 years. Ha Noi and Ho Chi Ninh City You cannot escape learning about the horrid history whose effects are still […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Traveling in China

Travel Tips and Ways to Save Money when Traveling in China. China. China’s international visitors have rocketed to an impressive 26 million in 2015. It is said that in less than 10 years, the country will become the first tourist destination with the world’s largest number of visitors. Credit cards are still not accepted in […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Traveling in India

Travel Tips and Ways to Save Money when Traveling in India. The Blue City. India is a vibrant, colourful, and fascinating country to explore but can be a little intimidating for first time visitors. There are many magical places to visit so try to make a point of staying at least two nights in any […]

Last update: 3 May, 2019

Foreign Currency & International Fees for Credit Cards

Travelling with Credit Cards can be expensive! Wondering what those extra “Fees” are on your credit card statement for purchases in Foreign currencies? Most banks and financial institutions charge these sneaky fees for transactions in a foreign currency (as much as 3% of the amount), only a few do not charge a fee for this […]

Last update: 26 Jun, 2018

BestExchangeRates on Sky News Money talking travel cards

Money Exchange TV’s Andrew Barnett interviews BER CEO, David Brown, for Sky News Money. David explains how to save money on your travels using a prepaid travel card, and why you should never exchange money at the airport departure gate.

Last update: 26 Jun, 2018

Money Exchange TV explains how to avoid paying higher bank currency transfer fees

Andrew Barnett shares with you a new currency transfer service (and partner of BER), TransferWise that is a global game changer. Visit Transferwise

Last update: 26 Jun, 2018

Strong AUD lures OS Aussie IT staff home

A STRONG Australian dollar and uncertainty in European markets has helped lure senior IT executives home or saw them re-locate here in the past 18 months, hiring experts say. Granite Consulting director David Webley said Australian technology executives were now more likely to consider a move home. “The Australian dollar being so strong is pretty […]

Last update: 26 Jun, 2018

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