me too, but with the choice of plonkers we're going to have to vote for in the coming months, I fear the worst :(Originally Posted by britchick, post: 199390
I have used crown,and for us they were fantastic. Money came exactly when they said and it was very comforting to dpeak to somebody if l needed to. AND l needed to. i forgot tp put my refrence number in the bank transfer. They couldn't have been more helpful.
i have a fairfx card that came yesterday
I am not sure if you have seen this but .....
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I thought it was useful.
So, help me understand...
If the British Pound Sterling is closer to one to one exchange with the US dollar (that's better for me, I understand that) but how does that compare to the Euro in use in Ireland?
If those ratios become more favorable to "me" is there sense in buying now (or if it drops more) and keeping the money until such time as we return to Ireland and visit the UK?
Or does one not do that; buy foreign currency and save it for a later date?
The Euro is quite strong at the current time compared with the GBP Tink. [ie we get less Euros when converting our Sterling than we did a while back...and the same applies to the GBP/US dollar rate compared with a couple of years ago.]Originally Posted by Tink, post: 199647
It`s always hard to know when to convert currency to get the best exchange rate.
If you feel that the US dollar/Euro is favourable to you at the present time, then there is no harm done in buying some Euros now and saving them for your trip.
Obviously if the exchange rate changes later [after you have bought your Euros] then you will either kick yourself for not buying more at the time, or alternatively regret buying them in advance as you could have got a better deal if you had held fire.
The whole currency exchange business is not for the faint hearted is it?