Sure, we know it’s not much fun, but you really need to start thinking about buying your holiday currency if you’re going away this summer. You see, holiday money sales have rocketed over the last few weeks, thanks to that general election announcement.
According to Post Office Travel Money, sales some days have been reaching 147% more than the same time in 2016. This is thought to be because people have been quick to cash in on the improving exchange rates. Online currency sales have in fact been up by around 47% year on year, with the increase coinciding with the sterling’s recovery from its low point last October.
So it’s worth keeping an eye on the exchange rate to make sure you get the best deal possible. The best way to do this is to use a currency tracker app or website to keep up to date with the increases and decreases in value. You could also think about getting a prepaid currency card to make use of a good rate. Whatever, you do, do not leave it until you get to the airport, it can be over 10% more expensive there, eek!