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Topic: Euro Help
Posted By: werangels
Subject: Euro Help
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2018 at 6:13pm
Hi all

We go in just over two weeks and am wondering whether to buy the bulk of our euros here or on Corfu? What is the exchange rate looking like please?


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Posted By: Deedee
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2018 at 12:55pm

We used to take enough euro for the first couple of days and take sterling with us to change as and when required because the exchange rate was generally better when we got there. That seemed to change a few years ago and now we tend to buy most of our currency in the UK.

We both have pre-loaded euro debit cards and try to load them whenever the rate goes up. They are from Fairfx (other providers are available) who email when the rate rises. With Fairfx there is no charge to load the card or to spend in retail/restaurants. There is a flat €1.50 charge to withdraw cash from an ATM.

Whilst we were on Corfu 21-25 June we say €1.10 euro the £ on offer in Kassiopi and €1.12 to the £ in Sidari. A few days before we went we got €1.13 to the £ from Fairfx.

Since we came back the Fairfx rate has been as low as €1.07 to the £. They emailed me this morning to advise their rate is €1.11 to the £ today. They also provide cash at the same rate and will send it by registered post which is chargeable or free depending how many £ you spend with them.


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Posted By: werangels
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2018 at 2:34pm
Thanks Deedee

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Posted By: Elliemay
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2018 at 4:22pm
To be honest, unless you are changing thousands, the difference is really negligible. Swings and roundabouts.


Posted By: Frilly2
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2018 at 10:39am
Very little difference locally when I’m looking to exchange for euros you say unless there’s huge amounts involved which we sadly don’t do ....we also use our cards more these days abroad ( I know there’s a charge but it saves carrying around paper money. ) Always leave euro paper money for tips.

Until the next time ....beautiful Corfu 😻

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