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Arag贸n, Spain travel guide 馃嚜馃嚫

FairFX is an official partner of Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team, which means we鈥檒l be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. The next round of action from the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) takes place in Arag贸n, Spain this weekend. Arag贸n is one of Spain鈥檚 lesser known regions but is home to picturesque landscapes, medieval villages, and the lively regional capital of Zaragoza. Arag贸n region Arag贸n isn’t the most famous region in Spain but those that do know it, know it for its […]

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New financial year, new business opportunities

It鈥檚 the beginning of a new financial year 鈥 receipts have been furiously gathered and expenses claimed. It is a time to reflect on where your business has taken you over the past 12 months. And a time to look forward with renewed energy. We speak to business owners about the lessons they鈥檝e learned and what they won鈥檛 repeat in 2018.   It鈥檚 all about the money Royston Guest, founder and CEO of Pti Worldwide, a consultancy dedicated to growing businesses, said firms should look at where every pound is going. 鈥淲e have got thousands of pounds for legal fees […]

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HR Hotline: are you ready for the sharing economy?

Every month, we quiz HR experts on the questions that really matter about expenses, employee travel and business across borders. Send your business travel, HR and expenses questions to us via Twitter for your chance to be featured in a future HR Hotline article. Having enjoyed the convenience and value-for-money of sharing economy services 鈥 such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb 鈥 in their free time, many people now want it replicated in their business travel. But is your business ready for this growing demand? One quarter of UK business travellers used a sharing economy, or peer-to-peer accommodation provider such […]

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Wellness matters for all employees 鈥 wherever they are

BrewDog鈥檚 paid Puppy Parental Leave for new dog owners, and weekly yoga classes at Qubit鈥檚 offices are among the quirkier policies offered by companies to look after the wellbeing off their staff. Then there鈥檚 the more standard perks designed to improve employees鈥 health and wellbeing, including free gym memberships and subsidised meals. How important are these wellness benefits though? And do you need to start implementing them for your employees? Happy workforce 鈥淓mployers are broadening their horizons when it comes to rewarding and incentivising employees,鈥 says Laura Matthews, workplace wellbeing consultant at Barnett Waddingham. She adds: 鈥淎 happy and flourishing […]

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Great value breaks for an Easter getaway

Easter is almost upon us, which means it鈥檚 an excellent time for a little weekend away. We鈥檝e picked out some great value Easter break destinations, just a short flight away. Whether you鈥檙e thinking of an action-packed city break or a chilled-out holiday that鈥檚 closer to nature, we鈥檝e got you covered. Get your bags packed, order your FairFX Prepaid Mastercard庐 or Travel Cash, and head off on a fantastic break. Oslo, Norway Now is an excellent time to visit Oslo. It鈥檚 not exactly known for being the cheapest city break destination but at the start of the year the pound was […]

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7 things to consider when managing currency for business

The past few years have been interesting for British SMEs. The EU referendum and the US election have taken their toll on currency markets creating fluctuations in the cost of overseas travel and expenses and buying and selling overseas. The pound significantly weakened against some of the world’s major currencies including the US dollar and euro, meaning for businesses it has become a lot more expensive to spend money overseas. Business profits, cash flow and competitiveness can all be affected by exchange rate movements, meaning a keen eye on currency risk is crucial. But fear not, because we鈥檝e put together […]

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Thailand travel guide 馃嚬馃嚟

FairFX is an official partner of Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team, which means we鈥檒l be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. The FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) heads to the Buriram province of Thailand this weekend. Whether you’re travelling to round 2 of the championship or just considering a holiday to Thailand, check out our guide on what to see and do, and get more to spend with our smart currency tips. Buriram province The Buriram province is a primarily rural area in […]

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Get 10% more by planning ahead with currency

As the UK’s cold weather continues, millions of us will be dreaming about Easter and summer breaks in the sun. Many of us have already booked these trips too, planning ahead to get a better price on accommodation and flights (or perhaps you’ve bagged yourself a cheap ticket for the launch of Eurostar’s new Amsterdam route). But have you planned ahead with your currency? Many people will leave their currency to the last minute, not realising how much they’re losing out by not putting a little more effort into buying currency. By simply signing up for a rate tracking service […]

How much does it really cost to move abroad?

Thinking of emigrating overseas? Before you make your decision on whether to move abroad or not it鈥檚 a good idea to consider all the costs associated with doing so. Looking at all the costs helps you decide on where to move and whether you have enough income to live comfortably. Understanding what you鈥檒l need to pay for and what payment method you can use also allows you to reduce the overall cost of your move, meaning you can get more out of your new home. We鈥檝e put together this guide on some key costs you鈥檒l need to pay, and how […]

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Where to travel once the kids have flown the nest

Now that the kids have flown the nest, it鈥檚 time to treat yourself to an adventure. Taking an exotic trip or moving abroad with a full family can end up costing a bomb, and some destinations aren鈥檛 exactly child-friendly鈥ut now you can start exploring. And with these great value destinations where the pound goes further, you can get even more fun for your money. Check out our best value exotic destinations below: 馃嚥馃嚱 Mexico Those exploring the famous beaches of Mexico will benefit from a 36% improvement in the pound to peso exchange rate, equivalent to 拢264.10 per 拢1,000 exchanged. […]

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Annotating transactions on the FairFX Expense Platform

Keep track of staff spending by annotating cardholder transactions in the FairFX Expense Platform and get even more transparency over your staff expenses. Annotate all of your transactions to see exactly how much staff spend, where staff use their cards, and build powerful reports. Even better, save time by getting your cardholders to annotate their own transactions on a regular basis. How annotations work 1. Annotating your transactions is a simple process. Once you鈥檙e logged into the FairFX Expense Platform click 鈥楢nnotate transaction鈥 under the 鈥楻eports鈥 menu. You鈥檒l then see a list of cardholder transactions for the current calendar month. […]

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5 great value city break destinations

You鈥檝e slogged through January (and most of February) and the kids are back to school after the February half term, now is the time for the perfect city break. Hotel and flight prices have seen a little dip; restaurants, bars and hotel lounges are suddenly a lot quieter鈥nd a lot more inviting. It鈥檚 the perfect time for you and a mate / sibling / partner (take your pick) to take a well-deserved break. And FairFX is here to help. Take a trip to one of these awesome European destinations armed with your FairFX Prepaid Mastercard庐 and enjoy more of the […]