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Play your cards right on holiday to beat charges

Holidaymakers planning on using their plastic abroad can see the extra charges mount up if they are not careful, banking expert David Black of Consumer Intelligence warns.

Plan ahead to be a World Cup winner

Football fans jetting off to Brazil should assess their travel money and insurance options, advises MoneySuperMarket.

Brits waste over £100 million in unused loose change after a holiday

British holiday makers waste over £100 million by not reusing their loose change once they return from an international trip, according to Caxton FX.

Strong pound sees half term holiday bargains

The cost of a half-term holiday has risen by less than 1.5 per cent since last year in all ten popular family holiday destinations, according to research by M&S Bank. The average price increase is just 0.4 per cent, largely as a result of the strong performance of the pound against the euro.

Ou ét la cash point?

A language barrier can make for some tricky situations when holidaying abroad.

Planning to go abroad this Easter? Make sure you don’t pay over the odds

As many holidaymakers get ready to jet off on their Easter holidays this year, Mark Bodega, director at HiFX gives his top tips to avoid paying over the odds:

From one dollar to a cargo ship

Although it is usual for HSBC’s personal account customers to use foreign exchange transfer services to send money home, pay education fees or fund overseas property, they have used the service to buy items including a cargo ship and a wine cellar (without the wine).

M&S Bank launches exclusive travel money rates for card holders

M&S Bank has introduced exclusive card holder rates across all currencies purchased from M&S Travel Money.

Bank customers getting a raw deal when transferring money overseas

New research from Andrew Hagger of Moneycomms reveals that high street bank customers are paying a heavy price when it comes to sending foreign payments overseas.

Flexible friend saves over 50s money on foreign exchange fees

Saga Platinum credit card customers made the most of their holiday this summer, as they saved an estimated £1.5 million in foreign exchange fees when using their Saga Platinum Credit Card this year.

M&S Bank urges holidaymakers heading to Iceland to plan ahead

M&S Bank is urging holidaymakers heading to Iceland this winter to plan their holiday money in advance, due to shortages in Icelandic Krona across the industry.

Pound surges against Aussie dollar just in time for Test Match

Cricket fans heading down-under for the Test Match are getting more Dollars for their Pounds compared to six months ago, according to research from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money.

October tops travel spend league table

Travellers are shunning the traditional peak holiday season to make October the busiest month for cash withdrawals abroad, according to figures from Norwich & Peterborough Building Society.

Bali leads Far East charge in long haul holiday value chart

Bali leads Far East charge in long haul holiday value chart

After three years at the top of the best value rankings, a 45 per cent price rise in Sri Lankan resort costs means that the Indian Ocean destination has lost its crown to Bali and dropped to fifth place in the sixth annual Post Office Travel Money Long Haul Report.

Dollar strengthens after Fed minutes

The minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting this month, so eagerly awaited by the market for clues as to when or by what amount the market committee might decide to reduce the monthly bond purchases provided very little clarity.