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If you've ever had to buy foreign currency at the airport, you'll know about the lousy foreign exchange rate and high commission. It's not the best way to start your holiday, so why not think ahead and buy from us!

We offer a highly competitive foreign exchange rate, we don't claim to be commission free like many high street services but as our selling price is just 2% below the exchange rate* we still offer the best rate we could find.

We don't charge a handling fee although we do charge postage, and there is no cash advance fee.
We did a comparison on 4th September 2012 and even with our postage charge of £9 plus £1 per £1,000 we still work out by far the best value.

So, let's sum that up for you...

No Cash Advance Fee ✔

No Handling Fee ✔

No Minimum or Maximum Order ✔

Available to Order
Call now on 01253 343081


We don't yet have the facility for you to order online but ordering is still really easy. Just call our helpful team in our Blackpool showroom and we will be happy to talk you through it step-by-step and process your order for you.


The quickest way to pay is online using a debit card. We can also accept payment by cheque, bank transfer or cash.


We can deliver to your door or you can collect from our showroom. We deliver using Royal Mail Special Delivery (fully insured) at the cost of £9 plus £1 per £1,000 spent.

Our Selling Rate

We sell at 2% below the live exchange rate.

To calculate how much you would get just multiply the amount you want to exchange by this rate. This is then the actual amount you will get (providing you deal at that exact moment). We do not charge any extra charges or take any more commission. The only additional charge is postage.

We aim to be completely open, honest and transparent in all of our dealings - foreign exchange included.

Foreign Exchange Comparison

To make it easy for you we compared four of the most popular foreign exchange services; the Post Office, Natwest, Tesco and Marks and Spencers.
The Post Office came out just below us with an exchange rate of 1.558 and free postage. This may work out better value for some people, but with a minimum order of £400, it might be too much just for spending money.
Tesco are just below us on the rate advertised. They show an exchange rate of 1.569 but they actually offer 1.5066. They also offer the option of collecting in store which may be more convenient for you.
Natwest and Marks and Spencers advertise their foreign exchange as no commission yet their rates on the day were 1.5653 and 1.5400 - difficult to work this out as no commission when the live rate on the day was 1.6117.

We also treat everyone the same, whether you are a previous customer or not, unlike all of the others who give preferential treatment to their credit card customers.

If you were exchanging £100 on 4th Sept this is what you would have got...
Company Rate Advertised Rate Received Actual Commission Dollars Received Postage Minimum Order
Chard 1.5794 1.5794 2% $157.94 £9.00 No
Post Office 1.5580


3.28% $155.80 £0.00 £400


1.5066 6.52% $150.66 £3.95 £50
Marks and Spencer 1.5653 1.4847 7.88% $148.47 £5.00 £100
Natwest 1.5400 1.1458 9.22% $146.30 £5.00 No
Prices from online sellers on 13/09/12 at 10:13. Actual exchange rate:1.6117

Please note, all orders are subject to our normal terms and conditions.

* mid rate subject to rounding.

The spot prices shown on the above link are international mid rates for indication only.
Our buy - sell prices will be 2% above and below the current mid rates, subject to rounding.
This is about half the usual rates charged by most other foreign exchange traders.

Forex Price Comparisons
A simple way to check the competitiveness of your usual foreign exchange service is to take their buy and sell prices, and divide the larger figure by the smaller figure, so for example, if your local bureau de change is quoting buy 1.54 sell 1.39, divide 1.54/1.39 = 1.1079; at this they would be making 10.79% "spread", or 5.54% "turn". Typically most exchange bureaux charge about 10% spread or 5% turn. By "turn", we mean half the total spread, roughly equal to their profit on an individual deal, less their costs.

Forex Sterling to Euro Foreign Exchange

...at the Lowest Possible Price
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