Get great rates from FAIRFX on your holiday money this bank holiday

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Holidaymakers that want to make the most of favourable Sterling rates for the upcoming May Bank Holiday don’t need to buy bundles of travel cash to get great rates.

With Sterling still outperforming most major currencies, you can take your hard earned pounds even further by being smart about your short break destination.

These 10 top destinations within 4 hours flight time of the UK will see you get up to 32% for your money so that pint of beer in Prague will now cost you only £0.89 compared to £1.01 (at Kč34) this time last year.

With Russia, Turkey and Sweden sitting at the top of the list you’ll get 32% more Rouble, 19% more Lire and 18% more Kroner respectively compared to this time last year.

Other short break destinations which will give more value include Norway (+17%), Hungary (15%) and the Czech Republic (14%), so you have a mix of destinations to pick from.

The Pound-Euro rate saw a sharp drop during the recent UK election to around 1.34 but quickly recovered once the results were released and it seems stable now at around 1.38 despite influences from the Greek and German economies.

Great news is that if you’re planning a city break to the Eurozone this bank holiday, that 2-course meal at €35 will come in at only £25 compared to £29 last year, which saves you the price of few beers abroad.

George Perry swears by his FAIRFX Prepaid Currency Card as he can load it whenever the rate is good and by the time he goes abroad, he has all his travel money ready to spend on a secure chip & PIN card.

“It’s very easy to top up through their website or mobile app and my card has been accepted everywhere I’ve wanted to use it.

“I use my Euro card regularly and also recently travelled to Canada where my Sterling Anywhere card came in very handy.

“I like that I don’t lose my money if I lose the card, so it’s more secure than carrying loads of cash around.”

George Perry is a fan of the FAIRFX Prepaid Currency Card

For those only going away later in the year or even saving up for a big holiday next year, a prepaid card would allow you to load funds in advance whenever the rate is good, so you don’t come home to a high credit card bill.

The FAIRFX Euro and US Dollar cards now also allow you to spend your leftover funds at zero cost when you’re back home, so you can either keep it on the card for your next trip or spend it fee-free in the UK.

Most prepaid currency cards are supported by MasterCard or Visa allowing you to use them across the globe.

The cards are valid for up to 3 years, after which it can simply be renewed and used again and again.

Get your FREE prepaid currency card today to start making the most of great exchange rates on a secure chip & PIN MasterCard® card.

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