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CIM
29-05-2011, 14:02
Always a popular topic!
Post on here the rates you see in the street. Or if, you have your own shop, let us know what you are offering.
Its often cheaper to change your money in Tenerife so updates are very helpful.

uptowngirl
29-05-2011, 14:08
1.12 today in the Tenerife Sunshine offices!!!

atlantico
30-05-2011, 20:45
Its still May 2011, and the commercial rate is 1.152989, so you should be avble to get 1.12 to 1.13 at exchange shops in Tenerife tomorrow. Probably 1.09 to 1.11 in UK


Buy, Buy, Buy (http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=pound+to+euro+exchange+rate)

atlantico
31-05-2011, 10:35
Theres already a thread somewhere.

couldn't find it, does 'search' work ?

Todays rate, 31st May, 1 British pound = 1.14935336 Euros

OK, it's here (http://www.tenerifeforum.org/tenerife-forum/showthread.php?125-What-s-the-current-exchange-rate-in-Tenerife&highlight=exchange)

both can be merged , when Mods have time.

emskie
31-05-2011, 11:16
It is 1.12 again with Tenerife sunshine, it is posted every day on facebook.

emskie
01-06-2011, 10:35
Down slightly to 1.11 today

atlantico
01-06-2011, 11:19
I got 1.127 yesterday - phew !

atlantico
01-06-2011, 18:52
and its now down to 1.1369 which means about 1.10 as the exchange shops !

atlantico
03-06-2011, 11:07
Exchange rate doing its usual thing, going down !

Todays commercial rate = 1.128

emskie
03-06-2011, 14:06
yep, down to 1.10 in Tenerife sunshine

atlantico
05-06-2011, 12:49
todays commercial rate = 1.122

still falling

Ecky Thump
05-06-2011, 18:48
todays commercial rate = 1.122

still falling

This will be the first time that I am happy that I have been parted with my money, as I loaded my Caxton fx card a couple of weeks ago ready for this weekend.;)

emskie
06-06-2011, 12:05
1.10 Today in Tenerife Sunshine and Admiral.

atlantico
06-06-2011, 17:32
the commercial exchange rate is like an elevator - Going Down !

1.1194

emskie
07-06-2011, 11:48
yep......down to 1.09 in resort!!!

What is happening to make it fall again??

bank top bantam
11-06-2011, 11:43
what is the exchange rate like at the moment and where is the best place to exchange?

emskie
11-06-2011, 12:51
There is a thread on this already, Tenerife Sunshine have 1.10 today.

atlantico
15-06-2011, 16:40
its GOING UP !! 1.136 today (commercial rate)

atlantico
16-06-2011, 09:16
still upwards today ! 1.1448

emskie
16-06-2011, 11:09
1.12 today in Tenerife sunshine!

sam & dan
16-06-2011, 11:14
1.12 is todays echange rate!! from tenerife sunshine

emskie
16-06-2011, 11:17
must have posted at the same time dan&sam!!

atlantico
29-06-2011, 11:30
exchange rate going in the downward direction . . . . . . Still !

1.113 commercial rate, . . . . not the retail rate, that should be around the 1.09 mark today

CharlieBhoy
01-07-2011, 12:37
Heading over in 18 days (but who's counting), what is the current exchange rate in LC. Is it better to bring English currency????

YOUNG GOLFER
01-07-2011, 12:40
think it is 109 today on the street........

atlantico
01-07-2011, 12:41
commercial rate is 1.102, so anyone who's offering 1.09 won't be making money ! BE LUCKY TO GET 1.08 TODAY

CharlieBhoy
01-07-2011, 12:45
If the 'eurozone' is deep in the brown stuff, why is the exchange rate so bad? Even the dollar is doing well against the euro!!!!!!!!!

redarrow
02-07-2011, 10:03
If the 'eurozone' is deep in the brown stuff, why is the exchange rate so bad? Even the dollar is doing well against the euro!!!!!!!!!

A: The interest rates have not gone up, and the eurozone rates have.

B: Inflation in the UK is higher than expected.

C: Consumer spending is down in the UK.

CharlieBhoy
04-07-2011, 14:16
Surely inflation rates are worse in Greece, Portugal and Spain, to name only 3 Euro countries, some of these euro countries are in meltdown, inflation is at an all time high in the US, we are supposed to be on the road to recovery!!!!!
Surely the low interest rate is a bonus!!
And still the bankers want bonuses

redarrow
05-07-2011, 13:55
Surely inflation rates are worse in Greece, Portugal and Spain, to name only 3 Euro countries, some of these euro countries are in meltdown, inflation is at an all time high in the US, we are supposed to be on the road to recovery!!!!!
Surely the low interest rate is a bonus!!
And still the bankers want bonuses

Here's some info for you. (http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-1619151/What-makes-currencies-strong-or-weak.html)

andysut
14-07-2011, 13:23
hi all could somone tell me if it would be better to buy euros here in blighty or would i get a better rate for sterling out in tenerife also if that is the case what would be the best place to exchange at please thanks Andy

Leam_Lin
14-07-2011, 13:26
hi all could somone tell me if it would be better to buy euros here in blighty or would i get a better rate for sterling out in tenerife also if that is the case what would be the best place to exchange at please thanks Andy

Welcome to the forum.

You usually get a better rate in Tenerife, which area are you staying in.

andysut
14-07-2011, 13:36
hi leam_lin we are going to stay at torviscas alto

Leam_Lin
14-07-2011, 14:01
hi leam_lin we are going to stay at torviscas alto

Someone will soon be along to let you know the nearest exchange to you.

YOUNG GOLFER
14-07-2011, 14:06
on the street it's 1.11

andysut
14-07-2011, 14:28
hi thanks to all for the info i will bring sterling for the most then thanks Andy

redarrow
14-07-2011, 18:48
on the street it's 1.11

on the street.... where YG picks up all his boyfriends!

conway
21-07-2011, 18:09
Any change in the rate since the 14th?

Ta Muchly ;0)

lesbroz
02-08-2011, 11:53
Anyone know what the rate is today, please?

uptowngirl
02-08-2011, 12:01
Anyone know what the rate is today, please?

Today we are offering 1.12 to the pound.

If you are on facebook, add TENERIFE SUNSHINE, then you will receive daily updates on the exchange rate:D

lesbroz
02-08-2011, 12:03
Today we are offering 1.12 to the pound.

If you are on facebook, add TENERIFE SUNSHINE, then you will receive daily updates on the exchange rate:D

Had a look on Facebook and couldn't find the posting. Thanks for the update.

uptowngirl
02-08-2011, 12:13
I have just checked , its on there now. Sorry for the delay, it is usually updated first thing in the morning but as it is is peak season, it is extremely busy!!! Which we are certainly not complaining about :D:D:D


http://www.facebook.com/tenerifesunshine

uptowngirl
05-09-2011, 15:36
Todays rate is 1.12

atlantico
10-09-2011, 11:39
the commercial rate has just jumped to 1.16 . . . . . so could get 1.14 at shops soon . . . . dig into those pockets !

tonypub
10-09-2011, 11:46
something real big will happen to the euro next week,hold tight for better rates.

YOUNG GOLFER
10-09-2011, 11:57
just seen 113 today.....

Ecky Thump
10-09-2011, 17:33
just seen 113 today.....

If you load your Caxtonfx card today, the rate you get is €113.33 to the UK pound.

marbro8
18-09-2011, 19:40
something real big will happen to the euro next week,hold tight for better rates.was that last week or do you want to extend the deadline tony:whistle::whistle:;)

garlicbread
19-09-2011, 17:40
1.12 in "my" exchange shop this am

Ecky Thump
19-09-2011, 17:50
1.12 in "my" exchange shop this am:)

Caxtonfx's rate today is also 1.12:)

lassy76
30-09-2011, 08:31
Hi peeps what is the best rate on the street in the Torviscas/Eugenio are so i can compare against internet rates before i change my pounds :thanx:

fixer
30-09-2011, 10:16
Tenerife sunshine is 1.12



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BoPeep
03-10-2011, 20:00
Hold on to your 's the markets have just hit 1.1705!

Dan747
04-10-2011, 01:15
Let's hope this is a sustained rise, it's been up and down like a yo yo these past few months, hopefully the UK retaining it's AAA credit rating today will help sterling, although the UK Government doesn't really want a strong pound inorder to encourage exports, not that they have seen any growth recently though!

timmylish
04-10-2011, 01:44
Let's hope this is a sustained rise, it's been up and down like a yo yo these past few months, hopefully the UK retaining it's AAA credit rating today will help sterling, although the UK Government doesn't really want a strong pound inorder to encourage exports, not that they have seen any growth recently though!

I would have to disagree (what,s new on here!) regarding the rate being up and down for the last few months. In actual fact it has remained steadfastly at about 1.14 certainly for 2/3 months. The rate just now is 1.17047 and has remained like that for about 24 hours. Hopefully it,ll stick and twist, upwards, over the next month and on into the new year!

Dan747
04-10-2011, 14:56
When I talk about up and down... I mean from around 1.10-1.16, which it has been doing over the past few months, it hit 1.10 in July, increased somewhat to then drop to 1.12 in early Sept, rebounded to a high of 1.16 in mid Sept. That's the joy of currency trading for you, although it does seem to have found support at the 1.13/1.14 level over the past few weeks.

Typically it has dropped back again today and is now rapidly approaching 1.16

kingbaker
04-10-2011, 18:17
Hi whats the best way to bring money back---------------buy sterling in Tenerife, or bring euro back and
then convert? thanks :bowdown:

malagabob
19-10-2011, 11:10
Anyone noticed the exchange rate for the GBP in Admiral today.

bestexcursion
02-11-2011, 17:31
Hi whats the best way to bring money back---------------buy sterling in Tenerife, or bring euro back and
then convert? thanks :bowdown:
Hi, its better to buy sterling in Tenerife ;)

P.S. today rate is 1.12

cainaries
02-11-2011, 17:49
Hi, its better to buy sterling in Tenerife ;)

P.S. today rate is 1.12
I guess that's the rate of you are selling euros to buy sterling (based on the question you are answering). Do you happen to know the rate if you are selling sterling to buy euros? thanks

bestexcursion
02-11-2011, 17:51
I guess that's the rate of you are selling euros to buy sterling (based on the question you are answering). Do you happen to know the rate if you are selling sterling to buy euros? thanks
1.12 is the rate if you want to buy Euros (sell sterling)
If you want to buy sterling, so rate should be around 1.17, that mean for 117 Euros you will get 100 pounds ;) as i know in England rate is around 1.20

cainaries
02-11-2011, 17:54
1.12 is the rate if you want to buy Euros (sell sterling)
If you want to buy sterling, so rate should be around 1.17, that mean for 117 Euros you will get 100 pounds ;) as i know in England rate is around 1.20

Thanks. Some friends are coming out on Friday and can get 1.11 in UK so it's not very different unless something mad happens in the next 48 hours which seems perfectly possible.

redarrow
02-11-2011, 17:56
Thanks. Some friends are coming out on Friday and can get 1.11 in UK so it's not very different unless something mad happens in the next 48 hours which seems perfectly possible.

I've seen a few 1.13's here and there today. The pound however has dropped back a little today, so tomorrow may be different.

marbro8
02-11-2011, 22:12
I've seen a few 1.13's here and there today. The pound however has dropped back a little today, so tomorrow may be different.buisness must be slow if you have got time to post on here:D;)

cainaries
02-11-2011, 22:24
I've seen a few 1.13's here and there today. The pound however has dropped back a little today, so tomorrow may be different.

Thanks. Tbh I don't want to advise them on a rate in case they want me to make up the difference if I give them duff advice!

Ecky Thump
03-11-2011, 09:25
Thanks. Tbh I don't want to advise them on a rate in case they want me to make up the difference if I give them duff advice!

Today the Post Office is selling the Euro at 1.1313

CaxtonFx are selling at 1.1310, which is low for them, as they are usually offering a rate of 1cent above the PO.

It could be worth keeping a close eye on exchange rates today as there might be a sudden change in the market, but alas no good for me...I am pot-less!:lol:

cainaries
03-11-2011, 09:38
Today the Post Office is selling the Euro at 1.1313

CaxtonFx are selling at 1.1310, which is low for them, as they are usually offering a rate of 1cent above the PO.

It could be worth keeping a close eye on exchange rates today as there might be a sudden change in the market, but alas no good for me...I am pot-less!:lol:

I confess, Ecky, that I don't really care if my friends get 1.12 or 1.13 but I'll tell them about the Post Office, thanks. I'm wondering if I'm suddenly going to find the few paltry euros in my Spanish bank account are going to disappear into a black hole or change into pesetas!

Ecky Thump
03-11-2011, 09:42
There has been a change over the last fifteen minutes as Caxton have changed slightly to 1.1350
Its a very small rise, but still worth watching, as before the end of the day you maybe able find you can afford that extra €1 pint if you exchange 100!:yum:

alex_spain
03-11-2011, 10:18
If you want a better rate, send me an email. We will quote you from the live market and are the only currency exchange in the UK that doesn't pay our traders a commission.

We consistantly beat our competitors for this reason.

I'm waiting for our ad to go up in the forum, however I have already submitted a blog post.

See one of my guides in my signature. All proceeds go to this forum.

Ecky Thump
03-11-2011, 10:25
If you want a better rate, send me an email. We will quote you from the live market and are the only currency exchange in the UK that doesn't pay our traders a commission..

Is this service open to us that come to Tenerife on holiday or is it for residents, also is it a debit card transaction or cash?

alex_spain
03-11-2011, 11:24
The service is open to anyone internationally, whether you are coming to Tenerife on holiday or for residents. For residents, we have a regular payment plan which very useful for sending funds to and from Tenerife. I advise anyone to get in touch with me currently doing this. I am very confident we will be able to reduce the costs of these payments. The regular payments guide is in my signature.

We only deal in bank to bank transfers. Payment values can range from as little as 100 to many 1,000,000's. Other than the difference in the exchange rate, the only charge is 5 for payments under 3000. This is considerably less than banks and other currency exchanges.

Let me know your requirements and I can see if we are able to help. It might be better if this is done by email, or my colleague can have a quick chat with you.

I will be submitting another blog post tomorrow. If there is any aspect of currency exchange you would like this to be about, let me know.

bestexcursion
03-11-2011, 13:34
Today rate got bit up to 1.13
You can find this rate in second places around Las Americas and Los Cristianos. They change money without commicion:
1. Money exchange in Barranco hotel buildingl (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=barranco+tenerife&aq=&sll=43.021016,-76.754037&sspn=1.16868,2.705383&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=barranco&hnear=Tenerife&ll=28.062589,-16.726438&spn=0.005283,0.010568&t=m&z=17&iwloc=A&cid=16115447960976722405)
2. Money exchange in Royal Gardens (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.052525,+-16.729206&num=1&vpsrc=6&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=28.052591,-16.729115&spn=0.002755,0.005284&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A)
3. Money exchange in Laguna Park II (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Hotel+Laguna+Park+2,+Spain&aq=0&sll=28.052591,-16.729115&sspn=0.002755,0.005284&vpsrc=0&g=28.052525,-16.729206&ie=UTF8&ll=28.086141,-16.727114&spn=0.042254,0.084543&t=m&z=14&iwloc=A&cid=2162405029061139424)

Ecky Thump
03-11-2011, 14:16
[QUOTE=alex_spain;112876]The service is open to anyone internationally, whether you are coming to Tenerife on holiday or for residents.
We only deal in bank to bank transfers. Payment values can range from as little as 100 to many 1,000,000's. Other than the difference in the exchange rate, the only charge is 5 for payments under 3000. This is considerably less than banks and other currency exchanges.QUOTE]

Is this a viable option for a holiday maker?, it does not seem to make sense to me as you charge a administration charge of 5 per transaction, unless your exchange rates are a lot better than say...Caxtonfx or a local exchange shop who charge no commision after the quoted rate, plus with Caxtonfx and other debit cards that you preload in the UK, you pay no charges at ATM's in a euro zone country.:dontknow:

It might be a good idea if you quoted us the rate today, say on a 100 transaction that you are offering, how we would access our money while in Tenerife, plus any other charges that are made and then the picture would be a lot clearer.:)

alex_spain
03-11-2011, 14:22
Today rate got bit up to 1.13
You can find this rate in second places around Las Americas and Los Cristianos. They change money without commicion:
1. Money exchange in Barranco hotel buildingl (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=barranco+tenerife&aq=&sll=43.021016,-76.754037&sspn=1.16868,2.705383&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=barranco&hnear=Tenerife&ll=28.062589,-16.726438&spn=0.005283,0.010568&t=m&z=17&iwloc=A&cid=16115447960976722405)
2. Money exchange in Royal Gardens (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.052525,+-16.729206&num=1&vpsrc=6&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=28.052591,-16.729115&spn=0.002755,0.005284&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A)
3. Money exchange in Laguna Park II (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Hotel+Laguna+Park+2,+Spain&aq=0&sll=28.052591,-16.729115&sspn=0.002755,0.005284&vpsrc=0&g=28.052525,-16.729206&ie=UTF8&ll=28.086141,-16.727114&spn=0.042254,0.084543&t=m&z=14&iwloc=A&cid=2162405029061139424)


This rate is appaling. The current interbank rate is 1.1637, therefore the bank is more than 3 cents different.

You said the bank doesn't charge any commission. I'm sure it doesn't. But where the bank will make it's money is between where they buy and sell the currency. i.e. between 1.16 and 1.13.

On a figure of 100,000, this would equate to 3,000.

tonypub
03-11-2011, 14:33
euro intrest rates are down,the pound is strenthening

Ecky Thump
03-11-2011, 14:45
euro intrest rates are down,the pound is strenthening

The exchange rates on offer have been fluctuating for most of today, I think we might have to wait a few more days for it to settle, but if I can get a few cents more for my pound today/tomorrow, then I might make a move. Whatever I do, then it will be a bit of a gamble, but for the small amount that me as a holiday maker will exchange its no big deal.;)

Added after 4 minutes:


[QUOTE=alex_spain;112876]The service is open to anyone internationally, whether you are coming to Tenerife on holiday or for residents.
We only deal in bank to bank transfers. Payment values can range from as little as 100 to many 1,000,000's. Other than the difference in the exchange rate, the only charge is 5 for payments under 3000. This is considerably less than banks and other currency exchanges.QUOTE]

Is this a viable option for a holiday maker?, it does not seem to make sense to me as you charge a administration charge of 5 per transaction, unless your exchange rates are a lot better than say...Caxtonfx or a local exchange shop who charge no commision after the quoted rate, plus with Caxtonfx and other debit cards that you preload in the UK, you pay no charges at ATM's in a euro zone country.:dontknow:

It might be a good idea if you quoted us the rate today, say on a 100 transaction that you are offering, how we would access our money while in Tenerife, plus any other charges that are made and then the picture would be a lot clearer.:)


This rate is appaling. The current interbank rate is 1.1637, therefore the bank is more than 3 cents different.

You said the bank doesn't charge any commission. I'm sure it doesn't. But where the bank will make it's money is between where they buy and sell the currency. i.e. between 1.16 and 1.13.

On a figure of 100,000, this would equate to 3,000.

Ok, but to go back to my previous post, what rate of exchange would you give on 100 today, plus what charges you make and how I would access my money while in Tenerife.

redarrow
03-11-2011, 20:42
This rate is appaling. The current interbank rate is 1.1637, therefore the bank is more than 3 cents different.

You said the bank doesn't charge any commission. I'm sure it doesn't. But where the bank will make it's money is between where they buy and sell the currency. i.e. between 1.16 and 1.13.

On a figure of 100,000, this would equate to 3,000.

You're not in Tenerife are you? If someone posts on here that it's 1.13, that is the rate selling in the exchange shops. Out of the 1.16 you're quoting (which is what the bank buy at), they give the shops a rate of about 1.145 and the shops sell on at 1.13. Any body changing money at a bank is subject to a minimum charge of 9 euros, and on 100, thats quite a big commission.

Looking at your signature and number of posts, you are breaking quite a few forum rules, which for some reason nobody has pointed out to the moderators.

It's obvious you're on here to make a buck and don't give a stiff about Tenerife or anybody on the forum for that matter.

You're in the wrong place if you think everyone on here's got thousands to exchange.

bestexcursion
03-11-2011, 21:24
I want to warn every currency exchange in Tenerife, that today one man came to our office to change 2000 old notes pound, which is not valid
So just be careful ;)

CIM
03-11-2011, 21:31
Always get a great rate from Red Arrows shop and it always works out better walking in with Sterling that using any of the companies once charges are added and commission taken.

alex_spain
04-11-2011, 09:05
You're not in Tenerife are you? If someone posts on here that it's 1.13, that is the rate selling in the exchange shops. Out of the 1.16 you're quoting (which is what the bank buy at), they give the shops a rate of about 1.145 and the shops sell on at 1.13. Any body changing money at a bank is subject to a minimum charge of 9 euros, and on 100, thats quite a big commission.

Looking at your signature and number of posts, you are breaking quite a few forum rules, which for some reason nobody has pointed out to the moderators.

It's obvious you're on here to make a buck and don't give a stiff about Tenerife or anybody on the forum for that matter.

You're in the wrong place if you think everyone on here's got thousands to exchange.



No I am not in Tenerife?

I never quoted 1.16.

The current interbank rate is 1.1637, therefore the bank is more than 3 cents different.

In terms of the rules, I am an official sponsor of the forum. Our logos should be going up in a week. Regarding the number of posts, I have only just started on the forum.

Im not here to make a buck, as I have already mentioned none of our staff are paid a commission.

I recommended Caxton FXs currency card for holiday makers. However, it is worth comparing our rate of exchange when making a bank to bank transfer.

Your post is unprovoked and aggressive. I really dont understand. Our company still makes money, but a much smaller margin compared to the banks and a more competivive exchange rate compared to other currency exchanges.

Ecky Thump
04-11-2011, 09:16
No I am not in Tenerife?

I never quoted 1.16.

The current interbank rate is 1.1637, therefore the bank is more than 3 cents different.

In terms of the rules, I am an official sponsor of the forum. Our logos should be going up in a week. Regarding the number of posts, I have only just started on the forum.

Im not here to make a buck, as I have already mentioned none of our staff are paid a commission.

I recommended Caxton FXs currency card for holiday makers. However, it is worth comparing our rate of exchange when making a bank to bank transfer.

Your post is unprovoked and aggressive. I really dont understand. Our company still makes money, but a much smaller margin compared to the banks and a more competivive exchange rate compared to other currency exchanges.

Waffle on as much as you like, but you have never given a straight answer to my post and in one of your posts #71 you did invite questions, so now is your opportunity to give a reply to it!

As a reminder to my question it was......
What rate of exchange would you give today on 100, plus what charges do you make and where in Tenerife would I be able to access my money?

alex_spain
04-11-2011, 09:37
I have already said we deal with a live market. It is changing all the time. The interbank rate is 1.158. Our margin is at most 1% . Therefore roughly betwen 1.15 and 1.158.

We only deal with bank to bank transfers, which has been mentioned and our charges.

Please feel free to give us a call - 0207 898 0541.

Ecky Thump
04-11-2011, 09:45
I have already said we deal with a live market. It is changing all the time. The interbank rate is 1.158. Our margin is at most 1% . Therefore roughly betwen 1.15 and 1.158.

We only deal with bank to bank transfers, which has been mentioned and our charges.

Please feel free to give us a call - 0207 898 0541.


So as a holiday visitor to Tenerife the company you work for is not a financially viable option, or convenient for day today withdrawals of cash.

alex_spain
04-11-2011, 09:52
I have mentioned this. I recommended Caxton's currency card. We can help residents- bank to bank transfers.

redarrow
04-11-2011, 14:02
Whilst I understand a resident moving large quantities of cash bank to bank (which I would advise anyone to do), putting a few hundred quid on a holiday card, even with a better exchange rate will negate itself once that card is produced in certain shops and restaurants etc. Most will charge 1-2% for the transaction. Once the moneys on the card, you can't get it off and you also can't get a balance figure.

emskie
04-11-2011, 15:25
If we are promoting money exchange shops then dont forget Tenerife Sunshine, Also a paying advertiser on this site

Shops in front of the hotel troya
Opposite the jardin tropical
Plus, Los Gigantes

:)

karinagal
04-11-2011, 15:43
Whilst I understand a resident moving large quantities of cash bank to bank (which I would advise anyone to do), putting a few hundred quid on a holiday card, even with a better exchange rate will negate itself once that card is produced in certain shops and restaurants etc. Most will charge 1-2% for the transaction. Once the moneys on the card, you can't get it off and you also can't get a balance figure.

It can be a risk, but not all cards charge for using them in shops/restaurants/atm's. I use a Caxton FX card and I can check the balance on line. I probably lose out a few cents here and there but overall I'm very, very happy with them. If I use the euro card in the euro zone - there are no charges at all.

YOUNG GOLFER
04-11-2011, 15:48
Today's rate at Torvicas Travel just checked and it is 1.14

caz12
05-12-2011, 17:23
i got 114. here in uk this morring

timmylish
06-12-2011, 02:49
Did you pay commissions?

Andy0210
06-12-2011, 03:02
Did you pay commissions?

You have spent too long in timeshare, you will be asking if they got spifs next?? lol

willowlily
06-12-2011, 16:39
went to the cash point yesterday and for 500euros my bank in the uk charged me 448 inc all charges not bad considering last year when is was almost on a par so i am very happy as they say
" every little helps "

carl
09-12-2011, 18:20
We've been offered 1.14 on the UK high street today can anybody tell me what's being offered over on the Island please?

kell
09-12-2011, 19:15
1.14 in las americas today

BoPeep
10-12-2011, 22:58
I got 1.14 in Los Cris and no charges.

marbro8
10-12-2011, 23:04
a few years ago it used to be a lot better changing on the island, but now there doesn't seem to be any difference,:dontknow: why

Ecky Thump
10-12-2011, 23:22
a few years ago it used to be a lot better changing on the island, but now there doesn't seem to be any difference,:dontknow: why

Maybe the exchange companies in the UK have come to the conclusion that today's tourist know before they travel what to expect the local exchanges will give and to survive they have had to offer a fairer rate of exchange.:)

marbro8
10-12-2011, 23:57
Maybe the exchange companies in the UK have come to the conclusion that today's tourist know before they travel what to expect the local exchanges will give and to survive they have had to offer a fairer rate of exchange.:)good point mate:wink2:

ArnieD
11-12-2011, 16:25
1:14 in good ald Bristol Saturday. Guy reckons 1:15 by the middle of next week. Will change a grand up then for our New year holiday in Tenerife.

To think last Christmas is was a maximum 1:02 1:03 we have to be happy with that

CIM
11-12-2011, 16:38
You should be getting 1.15 tomorrow in Tenerife.

birkdaleboy 07
11-12-2011, 21:45
Hope it stays round that much 4 newyear wen we get there.

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13-12-2011, 10:11
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Ecky Thump
13-12-2011, 13:40
Today's rate of exchange when you load your CaxtonFx card with Euros is €1.155 to the Pound.

ArnieD
13-12-2011, 18:42
Today's rate of exchange when you load your CaxtonFx card with Euros is 1.155 to the Pound.

Here you go ET.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/market_data/currency/1/default.stm

As you say 1:155 :tiphat:

jimbo
14-12-2011, 10:54
just read on benalmadena forum you are getting 1.165 in resort is tenerife the same

emskie
14-12-2011, 13:56
its 1.16 today in Tenerife Sunshine

Ecky Thump
14-12-2011, 14:02
its 1.16 today in Tenerife Sunshine

????????????

You can get a better rate in the UK than that, at the moment CaxtonFx are offering €1.165 to the pound.

emskie
14-12-2011, 14:10
If I am not mistaken Caxton FX are the pre paid money cards no?

Ecky Thump
14-12-2011, 14:18
If I am not mistaken Caxton FX are the pre paid money cards no?

Your correct, I just load mine at odd times when the rate appears to have peaked and then in Tenerife use a ATM with no charges to withdraw my money as needed. Safe and easy.:)

Stoney
14-12-2011, 14:46
Better rate with the Halifax Clarity Card, getting 118.8 today and no charges

Ecky Thump
14-12-2011, 15:07
Better rate with the Halifax Clarity Card, getting 118.8 today and no charges

Is that a debit card and if it is what are the charges for making a withdrawal at a ATM in Tenerife?

I have just looked on the internet to find that its a credit card and they charge 12.9% interest. ???

Stoney
14-12-2011, 15:16
yep its a debit card, don't use it to get cash but if you do its 12.9% per annum so you get charged a daily rate. All we use it for here is to pay at the supermarket and restaurants and we pay it off each month so incur no charges. Used it in the USA and got cash but logged on each night to pay it off to only get charged 1 day. Look on there website it fully explains it on there.

cheery
14-12-2011, 16:13
I see from the converter on the right that the exchange rate is now 1.19 to 1. Are business owners in Tenerife looking forward to seeing more Brits now or will they just replace other nationalities from Eurozone countries.

As it stands in this country people seem to be holding onto their money even more in the last few months. I have been down into town here to see if it seems any busier than in my shop. Afraid not, considering it is 1 week before Christmas it is more like mid-February.

karinagal
14-12-2011, 19:51
yep its a debit card, don't use it to get cash but if you do its 12.9% per annum so you get charged a daily rate. All we use it for here is to pay at the supermarket and restaurants and we pay it off each month so incur no charges. Used it in the USA and got cash but logged on each night to pay it off to only get charged 1 day. Look on there website it fully explains it on there.

Guess I'll stick with Caxton!

birkdaleboy 07
14-12-2011, 22:16
wot is the actual rate today in tenerife please?

Stoney
15-12-2011, 00:17
Best I saw today was 1.16 on of the shops opposite the old hotel Esmerelda its the Luabay now.

emskie
15-12-2011, 11:11
Today is also 1.16 in Tenerife.

Ecky, the reason I asked about the card was your very sarcastic reply when I posted the exchange rate.??? Not sure why that was really?

Anyway....If you are a regular visitor to tenerife then you must be aware that you dont get the same exchange rates as the pre paid cards....that is the whole point of doing them in the Uk isnt it?

Also in the exchange shops you will never receive the "offical bank rates", you wont even receive them in the banks! Plus you will be chanrged commission in the banks!!!

Ecky Thump
15-12-2011, 13:34
its 1.16 today in Tenerife Sunshine



????????????

You can get a better rate in the UK than that, at the moment CaxtonFx are offering €1.165 to the pound.



[QUOTE=emskie;126040]

Ecky, the reason I asked about the card was your very sarcastic reply when I posted the exchange rate.??? Not sure why that was really?QUOTE]

.

Now I am at a loss, you said what the rate of exchange is in Tenerife Sunshine and I replied that the rate of exchange was better with CaxtonFx and even put some little confused (???) smiles above my post, the reason being for my confusion was that the rate of exchange is normally better with Tenerife Sunshine than CaxtonFx. I see no sarcasm there, as it is not in my nature to be sarcastic.:)

Stoney
15-12-2011, 13:40
Emskie, that is why we use the Clarity card it is not prepaid, all the restaurants and shops accept it providing you have ID. All you need to do is pay off the bill before the end of the month and you don't get charged. Yesterday did our shopping in Iceland and Mercadona paid on the card, checked on the internet today and we got a rate of 1.187 to the pound, as said in previous post best rate we saw on the island was 1.16. You can then use a prepaid card for getting cash out at no charge or just bring a small amount of sterling to exchange when required. Todays rate on the card is 1.20 per pound getting better all the time

Ecky Thump
15-12-2011, 13:54
Emskie, that is why we use the Clarity card it is not prepaid, all the restaurants and shops accept it providing you have ID. All you need to do is pay off the bill before the end of the month and you don't get charged. Yesterday did our shopping in Iceland and Mercadona paid on the card, checked on the internet today and we got a rate of 1.187 to the pound, as said in previous post best rate we saw on the island was 1.16. You can then use a prepaid card for getting cash out at no charge or just bring a small amount of sterling to exchange when required. Todays rate on the card is 1.20 per pound getting better all the time

The rate your getting (€1.20) is brilliant, it maybe even better than the official bank rate, with CaxtonFx today the rate is €1.164.

The reason I use CaxtonFx is that when I am over in Tenerife I know what money I have available to spend and not worry about exchange rates, I can withdraw the money easily with no charges. If I was living in Tenerife, I think I would do what you do and use the Halifax Clarity card.

obs
15-12-2011, 14:03
The rate your getting (€1.20) is brilliant, it maybe even better than the official bank rate, with CaxtonFx today the rate is €1.64.

The reason I use CaxtonFx is that when I am over in Tenerife I know what money I have available to spend and not worry about exchange rates, I can withdraw the money easily with no charges. If I was living in Tenerife, I think I would do what you do and use the Halifax Clarity card.

You might want to edit that Ecky :eyebrows:

Ecky Thump
15-12-2011, 14:16
You might want to edit that Ecky :eyebrows:

I wish it was that rate. Thanks.:jumping:

obs
15-12-2011, 14:23
You & me both mate!! :spin:

Stoney
15-12-2011, 17:06
Trouble is I can remember when we used to get that and more when we came to Tenerife

Dan747
15-12-2011, 22:15
The rate your getting (1.20) is brilliant, it maybe even better than the official bank rate

The Clarity Card gives you the interbank rate so today it would have been a maximum of 1.1939 which was todays high, it has fallen back a bit now just below 1.192.

The Pound seems to be investors preferance when it comes to the Euro at the moment, Cameron using the veto appeared to be the catalyst for the rise, we will see how long it lasts! Could see a push into the 1.20's if sentiment remains.

Ecky Thump
16-12-2011, 14:06
Any one know what the rate of exchange is in Tenerife today?

My pal is there and I want to know if he will be able to afford my present to bring back.:wink:

Stoney
16-12-2011, 15:13
Afternoon EckyT just got back from taking dog for a walk, saw 1.17 in shop opposite Hotel Torviscas Playa, 1.165 under Bar Amanda and 1.16 at Admiral Travel

beerfan
16-12-2011, 15:28
The online rate at the post office is €1.161 per 1.

Ecky Thump
16-12-2011, 15:37
Afternoon EckyT just got back from taking dog for a walk, saw 1.17 in shop opposite Hotel Torviscas Playa, 1.165 under Bar Amanda and 1.16 at Admiral Travel

Thanks, that's better than what what CaxtonFx Euro card exchange were trading at this morning, not bad at all, so I might get my present at the airport.:)

Stoney
16-12-2011, 19:18
Everybody loves a trier, at today's rate it could be a fair size

Ecky Thump
16-12-2011, 19:28
Everybody loves a trier, at today's rate it could be a fair size

We shall have to wait a fair time to know as I don't pick them up until 10pm.:)

Rickiebear
31-12-2011, 22:38
Hi, I got 1.17 at my local UK travel agent last week.

atlantico
05-01-2012, 12:47
the commercial rate is now at a 16 month high at 1.21, so expect good exchange shops to be offering 1.18 -1.19 at least

tonypub
05-01-2012, 19:49
Hi, I got 1.17 at my local UK travel agent last week.hope you cashed everything in on that rate

timmylish
06-01-2012, 02:03
I think later to-day you might just be getting close to 1,20 for the first time in ages.

gsc
06-01-2012, 07:19
I've been getting 1.2 on Currency Fair. I am really pleased with the service. I can't remember who here recommended them but thanks very much - saved me a small fortune.

Sunday8pm
06-01-2012, 12:44
The is certainly on the up against the single currency now. The UK seems to have gained some 'safe-haven' status thanks to all the gloom and impending doom in the Eurozone. If you believe what you read the 1.24 high of Summer '10 is soon to be broken with 1.3 not impossible by the spring/summer (assuming the euro lasts that long).

warbey
24-01-2012, 21:31
I read that todays rate (Tuesday) was 117
Is that about right?
Where has Red arrow got to..? I need You Mate...

YOUNG GOLFER
24-01-2012, 21:49
At this moment in time it's 117 next to my office...but it's just closed.lol

marbro8
24-01-2012, 23:04
At this moment in time it's 117 next to my office...but it's just closed.loltbh i don't think it is going to get much higher, and by the time we come over in may it will probably have gone down again, and i can't be bothered to change a large amount now just to make an extra 4 euros on 100

warbey
25-01-2012, 20:36
At this moment in time it's 117 next to my office...but it's just closed.lol

A couple of weeks yet Y.G.
As the boy Scout says, "be prepared"

Might call shortly

warbey
31-01-2012, 20:29
Still around 117 I hear..?

Stoney
31-01-2012, 22:01
Yes thats the best we saw today

Sunday8pm
02-02-2012, 16:32
Euro has made surges recently but run out of steam very early indeed. Foreign Ex. analysts seem to expect 1.20 to be a base level now with the rate to heading towards 1.23/24 in the near future.

warbey
02-02-2012, 21:14
1.20 is a very good Rate compared with 12 Months ago.
I hope it stays steady though..

marbro8
10-02-2012, 21:09
is the rate still about 1.18?

marbro8
24-02-2012, 18:58
it looks like it's dropping again,115 today:(

ken edwards
26-02-2012, 12:28
Whats the current rate of the euro in Tenerife? Whats the feeling there about Greece getting more help?

imablue
26-02-2012, 12:37
its 1.15 this morning...in torviscas ..

ken edwards
26-02-2012, 12:45
Thanks for that. I am travelling out again soon. Missed the place.

lcbandit
05-03-2012, 15:32
Any idea what the rate is at moment coming out Sunday n need to bank some money on Monday

gsc
05-03-2012, 16:02
1.1937 on CurrencyFair at the moment.

YOUNG GOLFER
05-03-2012, 18:10
118 on the street today.

gsc
05-03-2012, 18:13
118 on the street today. That's pretty good. :c2:

slodgedad
05-03-2012, 18:25
118 on the street today.


That's pretty good. :c2:

It seems so. I only got 1.14 on the Golf on Friday.

gsc
05-03-2012, 18:36
It was low a week ago. I had to change 3 grand in a hurry for the new builder and I was kicking myself for not doing it before when it was 1.2. I managed to hang on for 1.8 though - could have been worse. It's usually 2% 3% better than on the street.

Jimgomera
05-03-2012, 19:15
As a matter of interest Caxton FX are offering 1.18 to load your card.

* Figure correct 05/03/12 14:45

lcbandit
07-03-2012, 22:38
fingers crossed it stays up then n doesnt go down as per usual when I come over n put money in the bank!!

gsc
08-03-2012, 07:52
If you go regurlarly it's worth looking at online exchange sites like Currency Fair. Some-one on this forum recommended them and I found them to be the best by far.

They match prople selling euros with people buying them so the rate is very much better. You can transfer money direct from your bank account, which generally takes 2 or 3 hours to reach them, then either take the best rate offered or wait for a better rate. Then it's 3 euros to transfer it to your euro bank account.

It's saved me a fortune,especially with buying and renovating the house.

It's also fun to 'gamble' on what rate you will hold out for. :scared:

I changed 3000 this week and got 3 euros short of 3600. Then 3 euro to transfer. Happy bunny. :D

lcbandit
08-03-2012, 08:46
How long does it take them to transfer money into your account in tenerife then?

gsc
08-03-2012, 09:00
How long does it take them to transfer money into your account in tenerife then?
They have an 8 euro option same day and a 3 euro option that is 2 to 3 days. Thta's in my experience.

Worth checking out for yourself if that's important to you.

lcbandit
08-03-2012, 09:10
Ok will do thanks need to have some money in by Monday lol

gsc
08-03-2012, 09:22
Just a quick update on how it's working with today as an example.

There is currently 1691 available in euros at a rate of 1.1911. When that's gone the next amount is 62,592 at 1.1907, then 75,402 at 1.1900.
So you can take any small part (or all) of the best available.

Then there are people waiting for a better rate - 28,202 at 1.1950, 5,000 at 1.1977 etc.

So, as an example, if I have 500, I could take the 1.1911 or wait for better. Personally, if I wanted the money today, but at a better rate, I would put in an order at 1.1949 which would put me a little ahead of the 28,202.

Takes a bit of getting your head around but basically it's simple - take the best rate at the time or hang on for better. :c2:

lcbandit
08-03-2012, 09:32
I think I can get my head round it lol does anyone know how the figures above equate to the rate in tenerife at the moment ?

macdonald5
08-03-2012, 09:49
1.1937 on CurrencyFair at the moment.

Hi, Is Currency Fair guaranteed ? Just asking as we (successfully) used Crown Currency with great exchange rates for a few years but unfortunately they were into liquidation and a number of friends lost a lot of money

gsc
08-03-2012, 09:52
For the record, in the UK:

Thomas Cook 1.167
Post Office 1.166
RationalFX 1.1677 (min 500 no charges)
RationalFX 1.1794 (min 5000 no charges)


Hi, Is Currency Fair guaranteed ? Just asking as we (successfully) used Crown Currency with great exchange rates for a few years but unfortunately they were into liquidation and a number of friends lost a lot of money

Quote from their site:
We are fully regulated as an Authorised Payments Institution by the Central Bank of Ireland (equivalent to the FSA in the UK) under the European Payment Services Regulations, and hold all customer funds in segregated client accounts with a major global (not Irish) bank.

Important to note though, that Crown Currency was a pre-order site where people had money in for a long time in advance to get a fixed rate. The company was gambling with peoples money. Not at all the same as exchanging money on the day. I do leave GBP there sometimes, waiting for a better rate within the next week or so, but you don't have to do that if you are uneasy.

deepdivejunkie
08-03-2012, 10:16
I have a currency converter on this forum front page which is on the right hand side. Dont' know if everyone has this, or how it got there. But I can see the exchange rate everytime I log into the forum.

gsc
08-03-2012, 10:27
I have a currency converter on this forum front page which is on the right hand side. Dont' know if everyone has this, or how it got there. But I can see the exchange rate everytime I log into the forum.

That's the banks rate - totally maningless. You might get close with Currency Fair but expect around 3% or 4% less on the street I would guess.

Ecky Thump
08-03-2012, 11:01
Todays rates available in the UK today are....

Post Office €1.1650 to the .....................At the counter
Caxton fx €1.17 to the .....................Debit card (No Charges)
Thomas Cook €1.1660 to the .....................Reserve and collect

lcbandit
08-03-2012, 12:02
i find it a better rate to change my pounds to euros at the exchange places in tenerife than putting my pounds into my euro account as I get a better rate doing it that way as bank rate is always lower, I only ever change a few quid over here just to put me on for the first day or so then change it in tenerife as always a better rate, that's why I wanted to know what the rate is on the rock at the moment, in the south of the island :wink2:

YOUNG GOLFER
08-03-2012, 13:03
Just took a look and it's 118 today on the street.

chris
08-03-2012, 13:29
Just took a look and it's 118 today on the street.

Which street?

macdonald5
08-03-2012, 14:23
Thanx gsc for helpful info

Think we are all looking for best rates for our money
In Scotland we find Ramsden's and Cheque Centre give best rates
Also find Fairfx card that you preload gives competitive rate and has MasterCard guarantee if things go wrong with purchase etc.

kathml
08-03-2012, 15:54
For the record, in the UK:

Thomas Cook 1.167
Post Office 1.166
RationalFX 1.1677 (min 500 no charges)
RationalFX 1.1794 (min 5000 no charges)



Quote from their site:
We are fully regulated as an Authorised Payments Institution by the Central Bank of Ireland (equivalent to the FSA in the UK) under the European Payment Services Regulations, and hold all customer funds in segregated client accounts with a major global (not Irish) bank.

Important to note though, that Crown Currency was a pre-order site where people had money in for a long time in advance to get a fixed rate. The company was gambling with peoples money. Not at all the same as exchanging money on the day. I do leave GBP there sometimes, waiting for a better rate within the next week or so, but you don't have to do that if you are uneasy.

In other words no guarantees I wouldn't trust them with my money it might be a Greek bank they hold it in

slodgedad
08-03-2012, 15:57
1.15 on Golf del Sur today..

gsc
08-03-2012, 16:17
In other words no guarantees I wouldn't trust them with my money it might be a Greek bank they hold it in

I wouldn't trust Thomas Cook for that matter after their latest accounts came out. I still remember when Excel Airways went bust. Spent 4 weeks in Sharm that time! :D

aslin
08-03-2012, 16:56
1.19 on internet

gsc
08-03-2012, 17:04
1.19 on internet
That doesn''t mean anything unless you know WHERE you can actually get that rate - and usually you can't. :goodluck:

Quote from RationalFX:
Today we are waiting to see if Greece can reach an agreement on its debt swaps.
This is widely expected to go ahead and lead to the full bailout package being
agreed on Monday 12th March!

This will demonstrate unity and stability in the Eurozone and ultimately
strengthen the euro! We have already seen almost a 1% improvement against a
basket of currencies, especially the UK pound and the US dollar!

If you are a euro buyer or seller it would be worth taking a look at your
requirements now to ensure you do not get caught buying at a lower rate.

RationalFX, Dealing Desk

murph
08-03-2012, 22:29
i find it a better rate to change my pounds to euros at the exchange places in tenerife than putting my pounds into my euro account as I get a better rate doing it that way as bank rate is always lower, I only ever change a few quid over here just to put me on for the first day or so then change it in tenerife as always a better rate, that's why I wanted to know what the rate is on the rock at the moment, in the south of the island :wink2:

I have a bank account that doesn't charge me for foreign currency transactions.

I have found over the last five years that I often get a BETTER rate just withdrawing from cash-tills - it is certainly never any worse a rate - and I don't have to carry cash over there or around when I am there. I can withdraw 10 Euros or 100 Euros if I want - it doesn't matter.
Obviously may be different if you are living on the island, but if your main bank account is still in the UK, it may be worth looking at.

lcbandit
08-03-2012, 23:01
my bank charges to withdraw foreign currency and also their rate has never been as good as the exchange places so only use that as a last resort, they even charge to use my debit card if i purchase any thing with it, you are limited to what you can draw out over in tenerife at the atms too, as you are in england, the amount i want to bank into my spanish account is more than i can draw out at an atm

slodgedad
09-03-2012, 02:30
1.19 on internet

????????????????????

lesbroz
16-03-2012, 20:37
Anyone know the exchange rate for today? Please

marbro8
16-03-2012, 21:34
i actually clicked on one of the adds on here the other day (smart currency converter) because they were saying they could give me 1.20 euros to the and they rang me back yesterday and said i needed a euro bank to be able to do it? i said i only wanted to change 1000 for my hols in may and they said they couldn't help me so why bother advertising???

slodgedad
17-03-2012, 02:44
On the Golf it was 1.15 today

karinagal
17-03-2012, 07:58
i actually clicked on one of the adds on here the other day (smart currency converter) because they were saying they could give me 1.20 euros to the and they rang me back yesterday and said i needed a euro bank to be able to do it? i said i only wanted to change 1000 for my hols in may and they said they couldn't help me so why bother advertising???

Try Caxton FX. That's who I use and never had a problem....


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

lesbroz
17-03-2012, 17:06
On the Golf it was 1.15 today

Thanks Slodgedad, managed to get 1.167 in our local travel agency in the uk.

BoPeep
17-03-2012, 17:54
It was 1.18 in PDLA this morning, I saw two different ones offering that and one at 1.17

edsa
23-03-2012, 19:14
I found this company that give a very good exchange rate. This will be of interest to people who have a Spanish bank account and an English one and are looking at exchanging only small amounts with no minimum amount. The sort of amounts to keep money in an account for utilities for instance.
They charge 1 for an amount up to 300 or euros if exchanging in reverse, a bit more for larger amounts. I was a bit nervous of trying it but gave it a go and the money arrived in my spanish bank in two days, no problem.

I shall use them again, I can do that whenever I need to without messing with contracts or stating a certain amount on certain dates. The rate they quote when you order is the rate that you will see on the likes of xe.com.

http://www.transferwise.com/r/5752 (http://www.transferwise.com/r/5752)

Hope this helps someone.

conandina
18-04-2012, 20:11
Great news for people travelling to Tenerife on holiday - its possible today to get 1.20 Euros to the Pound. :) Let's hope that the rate carries on going up.:pray:

marbro8
18-04-2012, 20:21
Great news for people travelling to Tenerife on holiday - its possible today to get 1.20 Euros to the Pound. :) Let's hope that the rate carries on going up.:pray:yep great for us holiday makers but bad for ex pats living on the isle who live off their pensions:(

fixer
18-04-2012, 20:26
yep great for us holiday makers but bad for ex pats living on the isle who live off their pensions:(
But if there pension is paid in pounds in the uk its good news.

Suej
19-04-2012, 10:11
1.19€ to the pound yesterday at Admiral!

YOUNG GOLFER
19-04-2012, 19:35
1.19 to the pound yesterday at Admiral!

1.20 now at Admiral.

marbro8
04-05-2012, 18:47
1.20€ now at Admiral.i was offered 1.16 today at thomas cook? robbing sods

YOUNG GOLFER
04-05-2012, 18:50
121 on the street today lol

gsc
04-05-2012, 19:00
i was offered 1.16 today at thomas cook? robbing sods

Definitely :agree:

Currency Fair 1.23 and they are usually 3 or 4 cents up on the high street depending how patient you are.
1.21 on the street is good. :tiphat:

marbro8
04-05-2012, 19:08
121 on the street today loli am only going to change 100 before we come over next week just to pay for taxi and first night out and change the rest as we go on day to day:wink:

lapalma
04-05-2012, 22:09
The Euro/Pound exchange rate is going up each day,bad for Tenerife but good for the UK and others.

marbro8
04-05-2012, 22:32
Definitely :agree:

Currency Fair 1.23 and they are usually 3 or 4 cents up on the high street depending how patient you are.
1.21 on the street is good. :tiphat:just had a look at their site and it looks to good to be true?

imablue
04-05-2012, 22:46
i too can confirm 1.21 on the street today..
on the street where YG lives ....:fpull:

Harley
09-05-2012, 15:12
Can anyone tell me the current exchange rate please at Admiral Travel - Sterling/Euro

YOUNG GOLFER
09-05-2012, 15:26
yes it's 121 today...............

slodgedad
09-05-2012, 19:25
Any updates?

I don't mean transfer or fancy stuff but the exchange rate for cash for holidaymakers in an ordinary bureau like Admiral

Harmonicaman
09-05-2012, 19:37
Any updates?

I don't mean transfer or fancy stuff but the exchange rate for cash for holidaymakers in an ordinary bureau like Admiral

3020

Generally, if you take 2 cents off this it's pretty accurate, so someone out there should be giving 1.22 to the 1.

slodgedad
09-05-2012, 20:31
Thanks for that, H.

I am looking for an actual, physical rate.

I-ll ask again.
^

YOUNG GOLFER
09-05-2012, 20:45
Its 122 today right next to my office.

cheekstar
09-05-2012, 21:06
when it hits 130 were gonna buy buy buy

lapalma
09-05-2012, 22:20
No need to worry,the exchange rate as Iam told is going to keep going up,good for holiday-makers but not so good for Spain,nevertheless Iam going to have a very good holiday this year,In Italy.............

YOUNG GOLFER
09-05-2012, 22:29
No need to worry,the exchange rate as Iam told is going to keep going up,good for holiday-makers but not so good for Spain,nevertheless Iam going to have a very good holiday this year,In Italy.............

Well lapalma if it brings more people over here to spend their holiday money it can't all be bad dear.

marbro8
09-05-2012, 22:35
Well lapalma if it brings more people over here to spend their holiday money it can't all be bad dear.well it's bringing us on monday mate:wink: i was thinking of just bringing cash to change on the island, but there are some very attractive exchange rates on the internet at the moment???what do you think i should do:dontknow:

tizzywizzy
10-05-2012, 10:23
€1.21 quoted at Tenerife Sunshine this morning

willowlily
10-05-2012, 13:18
€1.21 quoted at Tenerife Sunshine this morning


you should be getting at least 1.22 in tenerife and in the next few weeks i cant see it going back down as the bank of england has said no more quantitative easing in the pipeline " for the moment "

tonypub
10-05-2012, 15:25
No need to worry,the exchange rate as Iam told is going to keep going up,good for holiday-makers but not so good for Spain,nevertheless Iam going to have a very good holiday this year,In Italy.............its what spain needs.last year a tourist was gettin 500e for 500 quid,now they get 600e,so 100e more to spend.:)exports to non euro countrys become cheaper,so in theory they will buy more

YOUNG GOLFER
10-05-2012, 16:03
you should be getting at least 1.22 in tenerife and in the next few weeks i cant see it going back down as the bank of england has said no more quantitative easing in the pipeline " for the moment "

It is 122

NEXT TO MY OFFICE.

offshore diver
10-05-2012, 16:21
Thanks for that, H.

I am looking for an actual, physical rate.

I-ll ask again.
^

the actual rate is 1.24 euros to the pound thats the international trading rate market rate ,we only get 1.22 as an example ,i believe it will head to 1.30 to the uk pound good time to speculate on currency time to trade back to euros next week

fixer
10-05-2012, 16:29
Heading for 1.25 bank rate it is 1.24.70 please keep rising.

Harley
10-05-2012, 17:58
Thanks folks. i usually go to admiral travel as they always seem fairer than others, in Los Cris that is.

Ten Sunshine
11-05-2012, 13:06
Tenerife Sunshine offices are 1.22 today

WELSH CLASSIC
12-05-2012, 21:40
Changed 200 in Thomas Cook in Bridgend South Wales and had 1.21 to the pound.Great rate for the UK.

lapalma
12-05-2012, 21:45
Its going up a few cents each day...which can only be good news for the holiday-maker to Tenerife and the rest of Euro-Land.

Ecky Thump
12-05-2012, 21:53
Its going up a few cents each day...which can only be good news for the holiday-maker to Tenerife and the rest of Euro-Land.

I wish it was going up a few cents a day, I think you mean a few hundredths of a cent.:wink:

marbro8
12-05-2012, 21:55
Changed 200 in Thomas Cook in Bridgend South Wales and had 1.21 to the pound.Great rate for the UK.yes got to agree went in to tc today and got the same, but my only gripe is when we first went in we asked the girl what the exchange rate was she said 1.18, and i said "but we have been on your website today and they quoted 1.21?" and she said "that's our on line rate but i will give it to you now to save you going home to do it" why couldn't she give it to us in the first place???

imablue
12-05-2012, 22:19
both Torviscas Travel..( by YG,s office):zzz: and Admiral Travel just up the road showing 1.22....:jumping:

marbro8
12-05-2012, 22:36
both Torviscas Travel..( by YG,s office):zzz: and Admiral Travel just up the road showing 1.22....:jumping:as i have said we got 1.21 today at tc, but a few years ago i used to love just taking just the minimum 50 euros to see us through the first night, and changing the rest of our money over there because the rate was much better, so why is it so close now between tenerife and the uk??? it's taken the fun out of telling the cashier over here what you could get over there:eyebrows:

lapalma
12-05-2012, 22:38
I wish it was going up a few cents a day, I think you mean a few hundredths of a cent.:wink:

Perhaps your assumption may be right,but I know that the Euro/ rate is rising by the day,happy holidays
:jumping:

Ecky Thump
12-05-2012, 22:46
Perhaps your assumption may be right,but I know that the Euro/ rate is rising by the day,happy holidays
:jumping:

Only PERHAPS?!!:)

geedee
23-05-2012, 10:31
Any update on the rate today?:thanx:

Ten Sunshine
23-05-2012, 10:51
It has fallen slightly 1.21 in tenerife sunshine

YOUNG GOLFER
23-05-2012, 14:53
Torviscas travel always seem to be the best 1.22 next to my office.:)

emskie
24-05-2012, 12:19
What are they at today YG?

YOUNG GOLFER
25-05-2012, 14:20
It's a whooping 123 next to my office.:c2:

Bank rate this second is 1.25.20.

Will check again later.

geedee
04-06-2012, 10:18
As we are coming over tomorrow can anyone tell us what rate to expect.:thanx:

willowlily
04-06-2012, 11:05
As we are coming over tomorrow can anyone tell us what rate to expect.:thanx:

you can expect to get 1.20-1.24 over this summer but make good use of this rate. even though the euro is going through a difficult time so is the british economy, they are thinking about more " quantitative " this month or july at the latest. the uk cannot afford a higer exchange rate than it is now, which will keep the euro /sterling more a less at this rate regardless of the euros problems unless as i think it eventually collapses and in that case we are all f**ked.

YOUNG GOLFER
04-06-2012, 12:15
The rate today is 1.22 next to my office most other places offering 1.21

I update my website every day if you want to know what the best rate is.

Its under Exchange rates in Tenerife.

nigelmercier
06-06-2012, 09:34
Am I missing something? I know that local rates vary slightly, but you guys do know about XE (http://www.xe.com/)? You can even embed a converter in a web site, like I have done at the bottom of this (http://www.dolcetto.org.uk/tips.htm) page.

anto3
21-06-2012, 17:49
1.20 on the beachfront in los cris now

YOUNG GOLFER
21-06-2012, 18:06
1.20 on the beachfront in los cris now

Next to my office it's 121.50 as i type this and just had a look to see the bank rate is at 1.24.26

fixer
21-06-2012, 18:10
Just transfered some money caxton fx 1.21-50

gr8getawaycard
01-07-2012, 22:02
got 1.20 euros per pound today in tenerife

CIM
01-07-2012, 22:37
got 1.20 euros per pound today in tenerife

If you had shopped around you would have got 1.22 euros per pound! Check the official rate and you should only really be 2 cents off at the exchange shops.

slodgedad
01-07-2012, 23:10
1.22 on San Blas, Golf del Sur, today

fixer
06-07-2012, 15:52
Pound to euro interbank rate now at 1.26 Current caxton card rate 1.2320 1.23 at Tenerife sunshine good news.

LeFrunk
10-07-2012, 22:17
Hi all , has anyone seen the latest exchange rates in Tenerife , many thanks.

YOUNG GOLFER
10-07-2012, 23:09
1.24 today.

BoPeep
11-07-2012, 09:24
We got 1.2405 in Americas opposite La Siesta hotel last Monday!

siobhanGA
15-07-2012, 16:52
we seen 1.2465 in costa adeje, just abit further down from the Santa Maria hotel

marbro8
22-07-2012, 17:25
watching bbc this morning and they were quoting 1.28 euros to the pound, but the best quote i can get on line changing 500 is 633 euros at 1.26

Harmonicaman
22-07-2012, 17:30
watching bbc this morning and they were quoting 1.28 euros to the pound, but the best quote i can get on line changing 500 is 633 euros at 1.26

€1.28.502 is the market price. Take 2 cents off the table below for a good rate in Tenerife. (So your €1.26 is about right).

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy13/harmonicaman_photos/Capture-29.png

marbro8
22-07-2012, 17:37
€1.28.502 is the market price. Take 2 cents off the table below for a good rate in Tenerife. (So your €1.26 is about right).

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy13/harmonicaman_photos/Capture-29.pngcheers hm, he also said change your money at these rates before the end of the olympics, he did say why but i can't remember lol

Beachwatcher
22-07-2012, 18:05
Well I am not getting 1.28. At the exchange shop it's 1.23, in our bank here I moved 720 from sterling account two days ago and they did it at just over 1.26
I try use my nationwide credit card when here, they give good rate of exchange..usually just under what the bank does. It's worth using their card abroad. Watch out tho as some restaurants do their own exchange rate..on the bill ....and it's not good!