Foreign Currency Exchange
When you buy your travel money at Maxcroft you’ll be guaranteed excellent foreign exchange rates. We take 0% commission and can exchange dollars and euros, as well as other currencies on order. Specialising in providing speedy and professional service from our family-run offices, you can exchange your travel money, hassle-free and with complete confidence.
Today’s Foreign Exchange Rate
Take a look at today’s foreign exchange rate listed below and find out how much we can offer you for your cash:
Foreign exchange calculator
Our foreign exchange calculator is simple to use and converts using today’s rates. Use our tool below to calculate the amount of money you will receive when you convert your foreign currency with us:
The best foreign exchange rates
To ensure we can give you the best value for your travel money, we keep an eye on market rates daily, so you don’t have to. We compare ourselves against online foreign currency providers and high street bureaux de change to ensure that our rates are highly competitive.
All currencies exchanged
As with all that we do, we go that little bit extra to provide the best foreign exchange rates possible, giving you more cash in hand to spend on your travels. Where we don’t keep all currencies in stock, we’re happy to accept currency orders for collection the following day. Please ring us for more details and to set up your exchange.
Foreign currency exchange in East London and Essex
We’re conveniently situated at 632 Eastern Ave, Ilford, Essex IG2 6PG, not far from both Gants Hill and Newbury Park tube stations. If you come by car instead, we also have ample free parking outside.
People come to us from all over East London and Essex because of our excellent foreign currency exchange rates.
5 top tips for foreign currency exchange
To get the best possible value from your foreign currency exchange, it’s a good idea to do your research beforehand. Here are our top tips on getting the most from your foreign exchange:
1. Compare the foreign exchange rates
Shop around and always compare rates to other travel money deals before you buy so you know you’re getting great value.
2. Watch out for the overall cost
When comparing the cost of buying or selling foreign currency it’s important to look at the overall cost, not just the exchange rate. Many companies appear to be offering an excellent rate for foreign currency exchange but add commission and/or delivery fees. Additionally, they may advertise an online rate but give a lesser rate in-store. Always make sure that when you compare travel money deals you’re comparing like for like.
3. Always plan ahead
It’s always a good idea to plan ahead in order to get the best travel money deal. In the time leading up to your travel date keep an eye on foreign exchange rates so you’re not buying your currency in a rush just before you travel but can make the purchase when rates are at a suitable level. For example, the Euro exchange rate has fluctuated greatly recently so it’s been important to keep a track of the rate before deciding when to buy the Euros. Rates for foreign currency can also fluctuate during a day.
4. Avoid buying foreign currency in hotels and airports
Try and avoid buying your foreign currency in a hotel as the rates they offer are often unfavourable by comparison to a bureau de change. Airport foreign currency exchange bureaus are also often less competitive, so don’t wait to purchase your foreign currency at the last minute in the airport.
5. Don’t forget smaller quantities for tips and transport
It’s always a good idea to purchase some currency in small denominations so that you have money for transport and tips upon arrival at your destination.
Please ring us to find out about ID requirements before coming to buy or sell your foreign currency.