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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’s 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’ll 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’ve put together this guide on some key costs you’ll 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’s 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’t exactly child-friendly…but 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: 🇲🇽 Mexico Those exploring the famous beaches of Mexico will benefit from a 36% improvement in the pound to peso exchange rate, equivalent to £264.10 per £1,000 exchanged. […]

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5 great value city break destinations

You’ve 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…and a lot more inviting. It’s 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® and enjoy more of the […]

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The easy way to share spending money with family and friends

Looking for an easy way to share spending money on your next trip? Look no further, we’ve got the perfect solution for sharing spending money with your family and friends. When you link one or more Family & Friends Cards to your FairFX account, you can transfer money between your main FairFX Prepaid Mastercard® and your linked cards with just a few taps of the app. You can even move it back, if you’ve changed your mind or moved too much. Link multiple cards to your FairFX account to teach your teenagers how to manage money, split spending money with […]

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NEW FairFX Expense Platform feature: Top-up requests

The latest FairFX Expense Platform feature makes it even easier to give employees access to the funds they need, when they need them. Plus, there’s no need for long email chains. In just a few taps in the app your employee confirms the amount and reason they need funds, and the controller can instantly approve or reject the request through the expense platform or through the app on the go. How top-up requests work 1. Cardholders can request a card top-up at any time by clicking ‘Request top-up’ under the ‘Cards’ menu of the FairFX Expense Platform. And, by adding […]

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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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Where to travel in 2018 – the best value holiday destinations

Brexit talks caused another up and down year for Sterling in 2017, with many holidaymakers being hit by sudden drops in exchange rates over the summer. But as always, those that plan ahead are able to avoid fluctuations and uncertainty about how far their pound will go abroad. Thinking about currency before you’ve chosen your destination means you can pick a country where the exchange rate is in your favour and accommodation, shopping and dining out will cost you less. Rather than opting for your usual European spots this year, why not tick off some more far-flung destinations or secret […]

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Moving abroad? Here’s the checklist to help you plan smarter

Deciding to move abroad will not be a split-second decision for most people. If you’re thinking of becoming an expat you probably have a destination country in mind, but you’ll also be thinking how you make the move a success and how you make sure it doesn’t cost you your life savings. With the help of our handy checklist and a little smart planning, moving abroad doesn’t have to be difficult. 1. Choosing the right destination A really important part of moving abroad is choosing the right place to move to. You may have already fallen in love with a […]

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How to lock in the best Money Transfer rates

Whenever you need to make an international money transfer you obviously want the best exchange rate possible, but what if  the pound has a great day today and you only need to send money next week? That’s the trouble with leaving your currency conversion until the day you need to make the transfer – you’re at the mercy of the market. And if the pound is having a bad day, shopping around will only take you so far. “So can I buy currency when the rate is good and only transfer it later?” Yes! With our latest Buy & Hold […]

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Global guide: key budgeting considerations when sending staff abroad

Preparing a budget for staff travelling abroad can be challenging as costs and logistics are often unknown until they arrive. Plus, prices for business travel necessities vary widely between countries. Our guide gives you an overview of the key things you should know when planning for staff overseas expenses. Use the links below to jump to the country that you’d like to know more about. Argentina 🇦🇷 Australia 🇦🇺 Brazil 🇧🇷 Canada 🇨🇦 China 🇨🇳 Denmark 🇩🇰 Finland 🇫🇮 France 🇫🇷 Germany 🇩🇪 Iceland 🇮🇸 India 🇮🇳 Iran 🇮🇷 Italy 🇮🇹 Japan 🇯🇵 Mexico 🇲🇽 Morocco 🇲🇦 New Zealand 🇳🇿 […]

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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪

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 the United Arab Emirates this weekend for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Whilst it’s the final race of the season and the championship has already been decided, it’s still set to be an exciting race with drivers and teams […]