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World Cup fans warned over travel money

Supporters urged to keep cost in mind

Research by M&S Travel Money has warned football fans heading to the World Cup to think carefully before buying their holiday cash.

The survey reveals that almost nine out of 10 people (89%) feel that getting good value on their foreign currency is vitally important to them. Yet, two-thirds (66%) of people believe that by buying their travel money on the high street they can expect to get the same rate in whatever branch they visit across the country. 

However, as many providers alter their rates geographically, football fans could be missing out on the best foreign currency deals this summer. 

Travel money online

Which? Money looked at buying holiday money online in June’s magazine and found you could save money on high-street prices, provided you avoid the pitfalls. This includes ordering enough cash to dodge delivery charges and handling fees, and paying on a debit card that doesn’t charge. For more tips on getting the best deal on foreign currency visit our advice guide to travel money.

Another cost-effective alternative to help you keep yourself in funds when you travel is prepaid cards. Visit our guide to prepaid cards for more on using prepaid cards when travelling abroad.

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