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Be still my beating card – research reveals pennywise places to pop the question this Valentine’s

They say money can’t buy you love. But it can buy you a romantic getaway, and if you’re planning to propose to your beloved on a last-minute Valentine’s Day break, new research by the travel money specialists No1 Currency reveals the best value romantic destinations to do so.

If you’ve been inspired by the BBC’s sumptuously romantic TV adaptation of War & Peace, the icy delights of St Petersburg offer the best value. The weak Rouble means return flights for two people and three nights in a four-star hotel in Russia’s most romantic city now cost just £521.70. If you opt to pop the question at the Winter Palace, former home of the Czars, two tickets cost barely a fiver. Here’s hoping your proposal ends better than it did for the Romanovs. (more…)


Brits enjoy strong pound in more than two thirds of popular holiday destinations

It could be a good year for the British tourist, with the Pound currently stronger against more than two thirds (68%) of currencies of the most popular holiday destinations, according to research by travel money specialist No.1 Currency. And, South America offers the best value, with Argentina (55.3%), Brazil (47.1%) and Colombia, the top three destinations where Sterling has strengthened most over the past 12 months.

No.1 Currency has looked at how the Pound has performed against currencies in 50 of the most popular holiday destinations over the past 12 months; to provide a comprehensive guide as to where could be hot or not in 2016 in terms of best value. (more…)

No.1 Currency launches UK Home Delivery service

One of the UK’s leading travel money retailers No.1 Currency has today announced details of its new Home Delivery service.

Using the new service is simple; customers can order their currency for Home Delivery by visiting and completing the short order form. Currency orders are paid for securely online using a credit or debit card.

Up to four currencies can be purchased in a single Home Delivery order with a maximum value of £2,500 and minimum order value of £400. Orders placed before noon for Euro or US Dollar will be processed and dispatched for next working day delivery. (more…)


Best value resorts to ski – Brits heading to Europe this winter will enjoy an extra boost from a strong pound

Britons who want to hit the slopes without breaking the bank this winter should stick to Europe rather than the big name ski resorts of the USA and Canada, according to new research by the travel money specialists No.1 Currency.

No.1 Currency compared the cost of a basket of ski essentials in some of the world’s best-known ski resorts. The basket included; six days of ski and boot hire, a six-day lift pass, ski lessons for six days, as well as the cost of a coffee, a bottle of beer, a bottle of wine and a quick lunch for two on the slopes. (more…)

From 15 stores to 50 in three years – Westfield opening marks milestone for fast-growing foreign exchange retailer No1 Currency

One of the UK’s fastest growing foreign exchange retailers, No1 Currency, has crowned a period of rapid expansion by opening its 50th store in the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford.

When the No1 Currency brand was purchased by its Irish parent company Fexco in 2012, it had 15 stores. In just three years it has added a further 35 locations to its portfolio. It now employs more than 200 people and expects to hire another 50 as it opens further stores across the UK.

No1 Currency now handles one in 50 of all travel money purchases in the UK and this year will see sales of foreign currency exceed £0.5billion encompassing over two million transactions since its acquisition by Fexco. (more…)

No1 Currency opens first foreign exchange store in Bolton creating three jobs

One of the UK’s leading travel money retailers No1 Currency has opened a new foreign exchange store creating three new jobs at Crompton Place shopping centre in Bolton.

Shoppers getting ready for their summer holidays now have a choice of over 50 different foreign currencies at the store, which will serve not just the 279,000 residents in the town, but also the thriving local business community.

City of London Corporation Partners with Travel Money Specialist No1 Currency

London, 17th June 2015 — City of London Corporation has launched a partnership with travel money specialist No.1 Currency, to provide foreign exchange services to visitors to the City Information Centre (CIC), located at St Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8BX, next to St Paul’s Cathedral. This is the first time the City of London Corporation has partnered with a foreign exchange company.

The City Information Centre, which is owned and run by the City of London Corporation, is located on a prime tourist route, between St. Paul’s Cathedral and Millennium Bridge. Around 400,000 people visit the CIC every year, and it is the only officially recognised tourist information centre in central London.


Greece holiday warning – could you be left stranded with no money abroad?

A real threat could leave anyone on holiday in Greece with no cash machine access, card payments blocked and wire transfers declined.

Greece faces looming debt deadlines, its politicians are playing a game of brinkmanship and it COULD end up exiting the euro.

if Greece does quit the euro? Simon Phillips, from travel money specialist No.1 Currency, said there will probably be a transition period where euros are still accepted: “This means that if you have a holiday booked to Greece this summer, you shouldn’t be affected by a currency changeover.”

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No1 Currency Compares the Cost of the Most Popular Global Festivals

California’s Coachella is the world’s most expensive music festival, while Exit in Serbia is the best place to go for a low-cost party, according to a comparison of costs at the world’s biggest festivals

With the festival season is approaching, those still deciding where to party this summer may want to consider the dramatic difference in cost between the world’s top music events.

The data was collated by travel money site No.1 Currency , which compared the cost of the most popular festivals across the globe, factoring in tickets, accommodation, food and drinks in order to assess the daily and total costs of a trip.

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