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Offline Ally B

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holiday money cards
« on: April 11, 2018, 13:33:01 PM »
Can anyone give advice on the best way to take my holiday money to Turkey. I always used travelers cheques  but not sure now.

Offline badger

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Re: holiday money cards
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 13:51:05 PM »
Ally
We always take sterling and change it up in Fethiye change office or the jewellers in Calis  8)

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 13:56:33 PM »
Thanks badger but not sure about leaving a lot of cash in the apartment safe.

Offline Colwyn

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Re: holiday money cards
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 14:54:40 PM »
Withdrawing from ATMs on specific credit cards gets you top rate*. These cards are Barclaycard Travel Card, Halifax Clarity,  and Santander Zero (but you need to be a current account holder with them). Of these the Barclaycard because it does not charge interest on non-sterling withdrawals.


* if you took out lira yesterday with one of these cards you would have got £1 = 5.73/5.74 TL.





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Re: holiday money cards
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 15:53:49 PM »
Withdrawing from ATMs on specific credit cards gets you top rate*. These cards are Barclaycard Travel Card, Halifax Clarity,  and Santander Zero (but you need to be a current account holder with them). Of these the Barclaycard because it does not charge interest on non-sterling withdrawals.


* if you took out lira yesterday with one of these cards you would have got £1 = 5.73/5.74 TL.

Agree  I use a Halifax Clarity card  and pay the balance the day I return. gets the actual rate plus charges a tiny bit of interest on the money until you pay it back. last time I used it I got the same rate as XE but was charged about 34p interest. I didn't know Santander Zero did the same thing Ive got one of those but have only used it once.

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Re: holiday money cards
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 16:35:24 PM »
I didn't mention that all three of these cards allow you to pay goods and services without foreign currency charge so you get top rate on meals, drinks, hotels etc.




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