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Thailand travel guide 🇹🇭

FairFX is an official partner of Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team, 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. 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’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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5 tips to help you keep your family’s travel money in check

Travel money can often be an afterthought when it comes to your family holiday, but it really shouldn’t be. For starters, if you buy your currency in advance you’ll get far more to spend for the same number of pounds. Plus, if you properly plan how you’ll carry your currency, it’s easier to keep control of your holiday budget and prevent any loss or theft. Follow our top 5 tips for keeping control of your family’s travel money and make sure that it doesn’t cause you any unwarranted stress. 1. Cash is no longer king No matter where you are […]

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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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Six Nations destination travel guide 2018

Just in time for the Six Nations rugby, we’ve compiled this useful guide of where to eat, drink and visit when travelling to the host cities. If you’re heading to Ireland, France or Italy, don’t forget to take your Euro Card with you – easily manage your spending money on the go through the FairFX mobile app or website. Make sure to also take out travel insurance and arrange your EHIC before you travel. Already know which city you’ll be visiting? Jump to your preferred destination: ?? Rome, Italy ?? Dublin, Ireland ?? Paris, France ?? Home nations   Eurozone destinations […]

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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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Take your travel money further in the USA 🇺🇸

Travelling to the USA? Take your travel money further on your trip with our tips on ways to pay in the US, how to get around and when to buy your US dollars. Currency US currency consists of bills in denominations of $100, $50, $20, $10, $5, and $1 and coins in denominations of $1, 25 cents (quarter), 10 cents (dime), 5 cents (nickel) and 1 cent (penny). All of the bills are the same size, so make sure you don’t get them mixed up. Getting the best exchange rate Get more travel money for your trip without spending an […]

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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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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 ?? […]