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Be safe sending cash for Christmas

Unless you’ve got a turbo-charged sleigh, enabling you to make last-minute deliveries anywhere in the world, then the easiest Christmas present for friends and relatives overseas is cash. Indeed, it’s probably a good option for anyone you’re not going to see over the Christmas period even if they ar...
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Best deals on holiday money for kids travelling solo

The end of term is in sight and holidays beckon. Junior may well be packing his or her bag in anticipation of the school cricket tour or trip away with friends. The last thing on their mind is that a few euros or dollars might be handy. This is, of course, mum’s problem. The Minted household left it...
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Post Office v Travel Money Club v WeSwap: who wins on holiday cash?

The end of term is on the horizon. Easter is fast approaching and if you’re going away for the holidays, now is the time to order foreign currency to avoid getting ripped off at the airport. There are all sorts of pre-loaded currency cards available now which offer great deals. The Minted family tra...
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Cash at Christmas: the perfect present for those far away

Cash is a brilliant present. Yes, it might be unimaginative but I would far rather have a crisp banknote than some present that I’ll hate – I’m being practical, if ungrateful here. But of course you cannot put bank notes in the post – particularly if you’re sending money to friends or relatives abro...
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Your child needs euros for school trip? How to avoid getting fleeced on #travelmoney

I’m in a panic. Darling Son is jetting off to Tuscany this week and needs some euros. It’s a school trip – his choir is singing in various wonderful churches – so he won’t require too much cash. The organisers say 100 is enough. That sounds like too many souvenirs to me, but hey ho. Normally, travel...
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