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Take your pounds further this autumn

Looking for a last-minute autumn break that won’t break the bank? Or maybe you’re already thinking ahead to getting some winter sun? Look at where the pound has performed well over the long run and you can find destinations where your travel budget could go further. Currency shouldn’t be an afterthought when it comes to holiday planning – choosing a destination with a better exchange rate means the cost of accommodation, shopping and dining out will cost you less. Yes, some of these destinations might take a longer flight than hopping over to the usual European haunts but the difference […]

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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Suzuka 🇯🇵

FairFX is an official sponsor of Sky Sports F1® for the 2017 Formula 1 season, which means we’ll be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. Head to our Sky Sports F1® hub to see the latest videos and tips >> It’s another weekend of racing in Asia as Formula One heads to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix. We’ve teamed up with Ted Kravitz of Sky Sports F1® again for another instalment of his Smart Travel Notebook. In this edition Ted is outside […]

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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Kuala Lumpur 🇲🇾

FairFX is an official sponsor of Sky Sports F1® for the 2017 Formula 1 season, which means we’ll be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. Head to our Sky Sports F1® hub to see the latest videos and tips >> Following Ted Kravitz’s Singapore Smart Travel Notebook two weekends ago, the Formula One teams have remained in Asia for this weekend’s Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ted is also in Kuala Lumpur, on a bus of all places, to tell you more […]

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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Singapore 🇸🇬

FairFX is an official sponsor of Sky Sports F1® for the 2017 Formula 1 season, which means we’ll be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. Head to our Sky Sports F1® hub to see the latest videos and tips >> Formula One heads to Asia this weekend for the Singapore Grand Prix. Singapore hosted the first night-time event in Formula One history back in 2008, and continues to be an adrenaline filled street race in the Marina Bay area of the city using […]

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FairFX Study Abroad Cost Calculator

The cost for UK students wanting to pursue higher education in Europe is revealed in our comprehensive cost calculator. Analysing the tuition fees and living costs of the European universities that made it into the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, our research reveals the most affordable destinations to study based on tuition fees, living costs and currency rates. The average cost of attending university in the UK has reached in excess of £18,000 a year, combining average tuition fees of £9,234 and average living costs of £9,526. There are many alternative European universities which offer a degree at […]

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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Monza 🇮🇹

FairFX is an official sponsor of Sky Sports F1® for the 2017 Formula 1 season, which means we’ll be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. Head to our Sky Sports F1® hub to see the latest videos and tips >> Formula One heads to another classic European racing circuit this weekend for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. We’ve caught up with Ted Kravitz of Sky Sports F1® again for his latest Smart Travel Notebook, where he gives us his insider tips of […]

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FairFX journeys: Conquering Mount Elbrus

FairFX recently sponsored staff member Niall Walsh on his expedition to climb Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus in Russia’s Caucasus mountains. After an arduous 6 day climb he made it to the summit and, as you can see in the image, proudly raised the FairFX flag atop of Europe. Mount Elbrus is located on the Georgian border of Russia and the region has a distinct culture with influences from both Europe and Asia. The local currency is Russian rubles and Niall made sure he packed his FairFX Prepaid Mastercard®, whilst also bringing some cash along as well: “I knew parts […]

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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Spa-Francorchamps 🇧🇪

FairFX is an official sponsor of Sky Sports F1® for the 2017 Formula 1 season, which means we’ll be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. Head to our Sky Sports F1® hub to see the latest videos and tips >> After Formula 1’s annual summer break, racing resumes this weekend in Belgium at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. This is always an eagerly anticipated venue on the racing calendar and will no doubt provide some fantastic racing action. Belgium is also a fantastic tourist destination, […]

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“How relocating my business overseas transformed my profits”

Could moving your business to another country be the boost that it needs to succeed? It may sound like an extreme solution – but some start-ups are considering overseas relocation to help ensure their business’ survival. Neil Cocker, co-founder of RampTshirts.com, made the decision to move his business 1,400 miles from Cardiff to Sofia, Bulgaria. What may have been considered a risky move has paid off – by moving the operational centre to Bulgaria, Neil has grown his business, which provides custom t-shirts for teams or events, by 60%. The journey from Cardiff to Sofia started in January 2016, when […]

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Top tips for managing your family’s holiday budget

You’ve saved up for your summer holidays, now it’s time to chill out and enjoy the sun. Buying currency and managing your holiday budget probably isn’t top of mind when you’re thinking about enjoying your break, but follow our key tips and you’ll have a hassle-free trip. Get more for your pounds To get a bigger holiday budget for your pounds, planning ahead is always a good idea. If you plan ahead, you can buy your currency when the pound is having a good day. Buying when the rate is in your favour means that you’ll get far more travel […]

Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Budapest 🇭🇺

FairFX is an official sponsor of Sky Sports F1® for the 2017 Formula 1 season, which means we’ll be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. Head to our Sky Sports F1® hub to see the latest videos and tips >> Budapest hosts this weekend’s Grand Prix and, according to Sky Sports F1’s lead presenter Simon Lazenby and F1 journalist Adam Hay-Nicholls, it’s one of the must see cities of the season. Budapest offers up some fantastic racing action but it also has a […]

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UK travellers could save over £5bn a year on currency

We all look forward to our holidays. We work hard through the year to have the best break we can, and we’ll also probably do a good amount of research when booking hotels, flights and car hire so that we can get even more for our money. But do you realise how much you’re losing out by not putting a little more effort into buying your currency? We’re losing £5bn a year as a nation by making simple travel money mistakes. By making a few smart decisions when buying and spending your foreign currency you can take charge of your […]