How to avoid paying too much for your money when travelling.
There are all kinds of ways to pay for goods and services overseas – and get fleeced on fees and exchange rates. You don't want to discover the "designer" handbag you bought cost almost as much as the real deal. We look at the pros and cons of cash, travel money cards, credit cards, ATM cards and travellers' cheques, to help you decide which will leave you with more money to spend on the things you really want.
Our travel money experts have heard plenty of stories about high overseas ATM fees, hideous exchange rate mark-ups or outrageous foreign transaction charges. Spending money overseas can be costly in more ways than one, which is why it pays to get their advice.
Team leader - Investigations
Banking, Insurance, Financial planning and investing, Credit cards and loans, Money, Consumer rights and advice, Healthy ageing
Travel project lead / content producer
Insurance, General travel, Money, Banking, Credit cards and loans, Financial planning and investing
Senior content producer - investigative journalist
Banking, Insurance, Credit cards and loans, Financial planning and investing, Property, Education and childcare, Getting ready for baby, Healthy ageing, Reproductive health, Shopping for special occasions
Tickets, money, passport, travel insurance!
Unbiased advice on insurance, banking, loans, tax and investments, including independent reviews and comparisons of financial products and institutions.
Get the holiday you need, minus the dramas you don't.