PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 04:01, Sat, Sep 5, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has battered the travel sector, with many countries imposing bans and restrictions on their citizens flying abroad. For many, the idea of going abroad to a foreign country seems either too unsafe or unreliable. But for those who can’t wait for their next trip abroad, the prospect of trying to juggle possible quarantine rules, packing, wearing masks and organising travel money, might seem a little off-putting.
Currensea is a travel card that links directly to your bank account, eliminating the hassle of juggling currencies with prepaid cards or different accounts.
The card automatically saves travellers 85 percent on bank charges anywhere in the world.
Founder of Currensea James Lynn spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about what keen holidaymakers should do when they’re saving for a future holiday.
“Try not to judge and gamble on the FX market going one way or the other,” he said.
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Travel money: Currency expert's key advice when saving for your future holiday (Image: GETTY)
Travel money: “Try not to judge and gamble on the FX market" (Image: GETTY)
He added: “It’s a very hard market to judge.
“Rather than locking in something on a pre-paid card or getting currency in advance because the rate seems to be going one way or the other, it tends to be a far safer option just to use whatever rate there is at the time.
“Unless people have got a particular expertise in currency transactions, we would advise keeping those savings firmly in sterling until the time.
“Just in case that trip does get pushed back or cancelled.