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Currency Market

Why is the value of the pound falling?

A fall in the value of the pound impacts a wide range of people, it’s not simply big businesses and professional investors that are affected – but who decides rate changes and how is the value determined?

Travel Money Tips

What you need to know about tipping on holiday

We surveyed people across the UK to find out the nation’s tipping behaviour. Only 19% of us are confident we know how much to tip, when on holiday overseas.

Travel Money Tips

Are you getting the most out of your holiday money?

Here’s our best pieces of advice for making the most of your money the next time you travel.

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Travel Money Tips

DCC? I don't understand

Whilst paying for goods, have you been asked ‘Sir/Madam, would you like to pay in pounds or euros?’, whilst on your holiday in the South of France?

World News

North Korea Nervousness

This week we saw the markets upset by North Korea’s missile tests. But why is this affecting our holiday money so much?

Currency Market

The Pound's Bouncebackability

We saw the pound take a tumble against all major currencies on Tuesday as UK Inflation figures held at a steady rate of 2.6% (the same as the previous month).

World News

Turbulent Trump and a Defiant Draghi

President Trump is having a hard time in office, the main problem being he can't pass his Healthcare Reform Bill. The knock-on effect is that there is now uncertainty as to whether he will ever be able to get any Bill passed the Senate, as the House remains divided more than...

Currency Market

UK feels the heat

Well in weather anyway, but with Brexit negotiations starting, we could be set to see further hot spots ahead. For the past year we have seen sterling on a roller coaster of a ride in the currency markets, as Brexit negotiations begin this week it seems not to be slowing down...