Airports Low Exchange Rate


We all know not to buy currency at the airports Bureaux de change due to the low rates of exchange for each currency. If you forget to purchase your euros before you travel the exchange centres are always opened at the terminals in emergencies.

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A recent survey found that some of the UK airports were changing the euro for as little as 86 cents to the pound. This compares to some exchange rates during the summer when you were able to receive 1.18 euros to the pound.

The lowest rate found was at Southampton with 0.86 cents compared to Newcastle which offered 105 cents.

This comes as a 10 month low in the pound v euros and almost as low as ten years ago back in 2008 when the exchange was 1.02 to the pound.

Good news if you are exchanging euros into pounds and holidaying in the UK.