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Foreign currency- where to get the best rate

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I would be most grateful if you could advise me. Does anyone know where one can get the best deal for getting foreign currency? In the UK, it is often at the post office. However, I do not know where there is a website showing all the deals available online for Switzerland or simply where would be best to go. I would like to get ZAR ( South African Rand). Thank you !!!
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Re: Foreign currency- where to get the best rate

Depends what you want the ZAR for?

There's a prepaid-credit-card called weswap.com, which allows buying ZAR at 1.4% from the mean rate. You can then use the credit card to pay in South Africa 1:1.

Drawback from a Swiss perspective: You can only charge the card in GBP, EUR and some Scandinavian Crowns (Danish, Swedish and Norwegian).
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Re: Foreign currency- where to get the best rate

The best rate is often got by cutting the 'middle man'. We have oft exchanged currencies with friends- and split the current rate, with no fee. But then you need people you can trust entirely - like friends returning to the UK for us. Very different to the ZAR though.

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Re: Foreign currency- where to get the best rate

How about using Revolut to pay with the card or withraw money from an ATM? They'll give you the best interbank exchange rates too.
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Re: Foreign currency- where to get the best rate

Revolut is great, I have been using it for a while too !
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