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Tips when dealing with foreign exchange:
Travellers should check to ensure they have funds in the most
appropriate form for the countries to which they are travelling.
Travellers should always have enough cash in the appropriate currencies
to cover incidental expenses, such as taxi fares on arrival at their
Ensuring travellers have the right currency is particularly important as
travellers do not want to pay twice to change currencies. Some exchange
facilities overseas charge well above South African rates to change
- Using a
credit card to draw cash overseas is very expensive, particularly in a
volatile exchange rate and high interest rate environment.
is prudent to consider ATMs, which are available at all major tourist
areas and which offer competitive exchange rates with clearly listed ATM
access charges, if applicable. There is no need to worry about
complicated currency conversions. Typically travellers will get a
competitive rate, which is calculated automatically. The conversion
rate and any fees will be clearly shown on the traveller’s regular bank
statement or passbook, in their home currency.
aware that all money changers will charge a nominal rate for changing cash
to local currency. Sometimes these charges are built into the exchange
rate, so travellers should be on the lookout for unfavourable rates.
Put your travel money on a prepaid, reloadable
American Express GlobalTravel Card, it provides you a safe and convenient
way to manage your travel money. Replaced if lost or stolen and online and
phone account access, so you can easily track your spending and check your
card balance 24 hours a day.
American Express Cards in conjunction with MasterCard
has introduced a safer travel card for travellers to carry with them when
aboard. The card contains a chip and requires a pin number for added
security. However, the swiping function on the card still remains. In
addition, the numbers on the card are now embossed, making the card more
readily accepted at retail outlets.
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