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Excellent

ProYOU ARE ENTITLED TO 6 YEARS BANK CHARGES BACK

ConsCOMPANIES TRYING TO TAKE 25% HERES HOW TO DO IT FR...

I have had no end of problems since joining the bank I have been overcharged under charged and then re charged I have had charges put on my account that are excessive, I have even had services added to my account that I have not requested. I am going to tell you the information here that will...

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Excellent

Progives you lifestyle choices

Consyour a slave to it

I like money, as I'm sure you all do. However, the amount of scams that have been in circulation has been quite remarkable. I'm pretty careful when dealing with new customers and I tend to reward companies by giving them repeat custom and loyalty winks. By living my life through the internet and...

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Super

“How not to get robbed abroad”

published 22/04/2011

ProGood tips

ConsIts not safe

When you even think about packing your credit card or travellers cheques for holidays or business trips safety should be your number one concern, not only from street robberies at your destination but from online and card not present fraud. Make sure you write down all those help and security...

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Excellent

ProConvenient, saves having to order and hold Travell...

ConsJust don't lose your card!

Although Thomas Cook and your local bank probably won't tell you - Traveller's Cheques are no longer the best way to get money for your overseas holiday. As I said, they probably won't tell you, because the fees they charge are part of their overall scheme of things. However, the cheapest, and...

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Good

“Dont let the banks rob you.”

published 30/07/2002

ProSecurity

Consexchange rate fluctations and commission charges

A debate is now gathering impetus over the usefulness of travellers Cheques especially in the countries constituting the European Community and their adoption of the Euro as a common currency. Having just returned from Portugal where I used a mixture of both Euro currency and Euro travellers...

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Super

“Banking on replacement cash”

published 27/02/2003

ProYou get replacement money

ConsYou have to wait three months

Well after ruining yet another bank note in the pocket of my trousers that had been placed in the washing machine I decided it was time to dawdle on down to the bank with my three washed £20 notes and see if I was able to exchange them. It was hard to tell what they were as bits of tissue coated...

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Good

“Argent Geld Dinero Moneta”

published 10/01/2001

ProEasier than it was

ConsNot as easy as it might be under a single currency...

Travelling abroad isn't as big a problem as it used to be, and getting foreign currency is no longer the problem it used to be. I remember going to France in the mid 80s and the family being stranded without cash as the French banks had closed for a holiday and forgotten to tell people that this...

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Excellent

“Money in Florida”

published 20/07/2001

Proconvenient way of carrying and using money safely

Conscan be a bit fiddly sometimes

So you are thinking of taking that first of those ' Once in a lifetime, never again to be had' trips across the big pond to Florida, and having decided on flights, hotels, passports you're just that little bit nearer to the actual trip, so what about the currency ???? Well firstly in Florida the...

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Excellent

“Money, money, money”

published 18/05/2001

ProMoney saving

ConsNone

UPDATED JUNE 2002 Anyone who purchases travellers cheques nowadays is wasting their money. There are many more convenient (and cheaper!) ways of obtaining holiday money. I have travelled to many countries in the world, armed only with a credit and debit card, and have had no problems obtaining...

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Excellent

Proholidays are a spenders paradise

ConsIt can cost you a whole lot more than it need be

Ah, money, money, money! Can't live without it, and can't earn enough of it. So when it comes to that frightfully expensive luxury of a holiday, how should we take our well-earned spends with us? Cash, travellers cheques, credit cards? The simple answer to how to take money on holiday is: you...

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Excellent

ProGood fun, saves money and the feelgood factor

ConsA bit of effort is required

Following on from my opinion on planning our holiday in Scotland last year, I thought I’d go into detail about the financial planning that went into it too. I saved us a lot of money in different ways and thought that sharing my ideas might help if you’re a bit strapped for cash. Any...

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Satisfactory

ProNo one will steal them

ConsYou can't get rid of them yourself!

Having been on holiday recently to Barcelona in Spain the only thing that disrupted and upset us was something we'd bought with us from the UK: Traveller's Cheques! I'd now strongly suggest that if you're considering travelling in Europe that you do not use these as your source of money. What...

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Excellent

ProYou can earn a lot more than you can on Ciao!

ConsLess fun than Ciao!

OK, so first off I would like to say this is in the wrong section. However I could not find a section it fitted into on Ciao and with all the restructuring knew it could take weeks to be submitted if I had to request a new section. I have found a great money making scheme which actually does work...

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Excellent

“Euro Cash”

published 24/12/2000

Proonly changed money you needed

ConsIt'being withdrawn

I presume the majority of holidaymakers who use Euro cheques and Euro cards as their method of obtaining foreign currency whilst on holiday know that from next week all major banks are withdrawing this facility. This service allowed me to withdraw money from practically any ATM in Europe and...

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Excellent

ProNo commission charges.

ConsThe bank does not take coins or small notes.

I have a gold account with LloydsTSB and this allows you to exchange sterling for foreign currency and travellers cheques free of charge. This service has saved me alot of money in the past and I can get my foreign currency cheaply and quickly. Branches which do not have exchange bureau can get...

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Product Information : Member Advice on Money

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Ciao

Listed on Ciao since: 03/10/2000