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.
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