Whether you want to buy or sell currency, take care where you do the deal.
You can exchange foreign currency in many places nowadays: airports, hotels, banks, building societies, post offices, currency retailers, bureaux de changes, large retail chains, department stores, online currency dealers and so on.
How can you choose between them? You could leave it to fate, by sticking a pin in the list. You could just stroll into the first place you pass. You could compare the rates, but that would take ages, and you still wouldn’t know whether you could get a better deal somewhere else…
Or you could cut out the middleman and go straight to the top – Foreign Currency Direct. We’re the professionals. The experts. Currency central.
You don’t even need to visit us, because everything can be done on the phone or online. (Although we’d be very happy so see you if you do want to call in. We’re in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, in a modest but very pleasant office – take a virtual tour if you like.)
It’s best to exchange where you get the best exchange rate*
Who pays for the neon signs, expensive locations, multiple branches and enormous staffing costs of the currency retail outlets listed above? It’s the customer, of course. Cost like those don’t apply when you buy from Foreign Currency Direct.
In fact, there are several reasons that we, as specialist currency brokers, can offer you better currency purchase rates than currency retailers:
- We get preferential rates because we deal in high volumes
- Our overheads are very low
- We don’t charge commission
- We don’t make any hidden charges (such as adding a margin on top of the wholesale exchange rate)
And when you realise that a very small difference in the exchange rate can mean a very large difference in your pocket, where it counts, it makes sound common sense to go for the best exchange rate, with the lowest commission. (Our commission charge is zero. You can’t get lower than that!)
So don’t stick a pin in the list of currency retailers. Stick our phone number on speed dial instead – Freephone0 0800 328 5884
* Foreign Currency Direct – provider of the “Best Exchange Rates” in Sunday Times surveys for 2006, 2007 and 2008. (We’re still waiting for the 2009 report, but we expect to be number one.)