How we calculate the comparison figures

The Foreign Exchange market is anything but transparent. Whether you get your travel money from a bureau de change at the airport, take it out from an ATM abroad using your UK bank cards, or pay overseas in shops and restaurants using UK credit cards, you can expect to pay all kinds of 'commissions', 'charges' and 'fees' on top of the actual quoted exchange rate.

Here at FairFX we have worked hard to cut through all that and set up a system which not only gives you the best rates available, but explains in honest simple terms how the costs are calculated.

The Airport and High Street rates we display are a daily calculated indicative average based upon publicly available rates acquired from competitors. The savings we display are compared to the Airport rate, and based on payment by Maestro or Internet Bank transfer, on a purchase of £1000.