Travel Money at Manchester Airport

How do you go about exchanging your foreign currency before your trip? Take it to The Post Office, a local Travel Agent or buy it at the airport? With so many options available to us now, knowing where to get the best deal can be tricky.
It’s true that purchasing your currency at the airport can be one of the priciest ways to do so, but not if you pre order online! Travelex have teamed up with Manchester Airport to bring you 45 worldwide currencies over 6 desks, kiosks and collection points throughout the 3 terminals.

Take advantage of the their online rates, lock them in and then simply pick up your currency at your chosen point in the airport. It’s as easy as that!

Prepaid Currency Cards

It would seem that prepaid currency cards are the way to go when spending abroad! Simply load a card with the currency you wish to use and use it like you would a debit or credit card. With no links to your personal bank account, it’s the safest way to carry and spend money on your trip.

Currency Card Benefits

  • Best online exchange rates
  • Convenient to use and carry
  • Secure and safer than cash
  • Lower fees than most credit & debit cards
  • Fixed rate upon loading card

Currency Card Drawbacks

  • No section 75 purchase protection as it only covers money that is ‘credit’, not something you own
  • Cheapest cards need to be ordered in advance
  • Some have cash withdrawal & currency convert fees
  • Some can limit how much money you can load

Compare the different providers

  • Get a free Travelex card
  • Free access to your spending money
  • Lock in favourable exchange rates
  • Prepay in 10 different currencies
  • 24/7 assistance
Travelex are one of the world’s leading providers of foreign exchange across 30 countries, with more than 1,200 stores both on and off airport. They offer great rates on worldwide foreign currency exchange and their new Money Card ensures that you have security and convenience for your holiday money. There are no ATM Cash Withdrawal fees on all Money Cards and it can be ordered online to make sure you get the best rates. For your convenience, it can then be picked up in a high street branch or at selected airport bureau de change or even delivered to your home. The card will be activated and ready to use straight away!
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The Moneycorp Explorer card can load up to £10,00 in 10 currencies at excellent rates.They have a 0% currency convert fee, so you won’t pay anything for using your card in a different currency to the one you loaded. You’ll also benefit from no fees on using the card outside of the UK and with their BuyBack guarentee, you can be sure that you’ll get back what what you don’t use at the same rate you paid for it.

Credit and Debit Cards

As with most credit cards, there a several options available to you and each one will have different perks. Pick your travel card as you would your regular credit card, keeping in mind credit limits, interest rates and applicable charges.
If you opt for a credit type card, make sure that the terms and conditions remain the same regardless of where you use it and how long you have had it – the terms on a card taken out 3 years ago may be different now!

Home Delivery

Avoid all hassle of queuing and last minute panic by purchasing your currency online and having it delivered to your home. Most Foreign Exchange providers offer free next delivery too, but it’s probably still wise to order a week or so in advance!