Thursday, 31 August 2017

Currency rates hit new low at airport bureaux de change

Travellers buying their currencies at UK airports are being offered as little as 86 euro cents to the pound.

Foreign exchange broker FairFx, which carried out a survey for the BBC, said this rate, from Moneycorp at Southampton airport, was the worst at any airport bureau de change.

The average euro rate across 16 big UK airports was higher, at 95 euro cents to the pound.

How much does £1 buy you?
  • Southampton Airport 0.86 euros
  • Heathrow Terminal 2 0.91 euros
  • Stansted Airport 0.91 euros
  • Newcastle Airport 1.05 euros