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5 December 2014
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$49.20 – the Difference Between the Best and Worst Ways to Buy US Dollars

The latest research from the Ukash Travel Money Prepaid Mastercard® card reveals that holidaymakers could lose as much as $49.20 for every £500 they spend on buying US dollars for breaks this autumn. Ukash is urging travellers heading to the United States to think ahead and organise their foreign currency so that they can get […]


4 December 2014
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Don’t Let Fake Goods Ruin Your Christmas

Consumer spending in the run up to Christmas is expected to reach £22 billion this year but people have been warned to watch out for scammers selling fake goods. Intellectual property crime and counterfeiting in the UK is estimated to total at least £90 million every year and as shoppers go in hunt of festive […]


2 December 2014
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Will You Send A Virtual Gift This Christmas?

More than half of Brits will give some sort of virtual gift this Christmas, as they look to take a different approach to their festive shopping. Vouchers, gift cards, subscriptions, memberships and downloads were common gift ideas being considered by 53% of Brits, a survey from Gocompare.com revealed. In the survey, 37% of people intending […]


28 November 2014
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More Than 12 Million People Planning Winter Holidays

More than 12 million Brits are set to take winter holidays in the coming months, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has revealed. A similar number are also said to be considering their holiday plans so the figure could still rise further. From short trips to other parts of the UK to long haul […]


26 November 2014
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Travel Guides

The Top 5 German Christmas Markets

Christmas is quickly approaching and for those looking to do some last minute shopping, a trip to Germany comes highly recommended. While Christmas markets spring up all across the globe, the traditional wooden stalls and fairgrounds mean that German markets have something of an edge over those elsewhere. If you’d like to be surrounded by […]


24 November 2014
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Preparing for Black Friday: What You Can Do

Black Friday – a long-standing tradition in the USA – is quickly becoming a fixture in the calendar of retails across the UK, and in 2014 it is expected to be no different. The concept first appeared on British shores around four years ago, although 2014 will see many leading British firms joining early winter […]


21 November 2014
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News

£16.56 Charge for £500 Debit Card Withdrawal at Foreign ATM

Ukash Travel Money card reveals the ‘bill-shock’ for holidaymakers that use debit cards to withdraw cash abroad The fact that mobile phone roaming charges have been halved may be good news for Brits travelling abroad.  However, payments innovator, Ukash, is warning about another hidden cost that causes bill-shock on the return home. Holidaymaker, Ed, recently […]


20 November 2014
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1 in 5 Brits Fear They Cannot Afford To Be Festive

Christmas is a matter of weeks away but one fifth of Brits have admitted they fear they may not be able to celebrate in 2014. According to new research from the Debt Advisory Centre (DAC), 19% of people believe they cannot afford the cost of Christmas and so will not be celebrating. A third of […]


18 November 2014
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Do You Stash Money Like The Aussies?

Australian travellers are sitting on more than $800 million in leftover foreign currency which they’ve failed to convert upon their return, new research has found. Instead of exchanging currency when their holiday is over, an average of $221 per traveller is stuffed away into drawers and boxes and forgotten about, the Mastercard Money Management Index […]


14 November 2014
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News

One in Six Brits Turns to Jam Jars for Money Management

Nine million Brits are currently budgeting by setting aside funds in envelopes and even jam jars, new research from thinkmoney has claimed. Nearly one in every six people set money aside for bills in whatever contained they have to hand, rather than keeping it in an account. This ensures they have enough money to pay […]

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