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Re: Pound-Euro 2016
« Reply #60 on: June 28, 2016, 12:44:48 PM »
I feel your grief!

What it means in practical terms is this: If you booked an apartment costing €500 in November it would have cost £357. If you booked it now it would cost £423.

I'm glad that I'm not going to the USA this summer. My brother (who lived in Florida) died recently, and fortunately his step-daughter was able to manage affairs there. The pound:dollar ration is awful and probably for several years to come.

So the bottom line is, despite a very unstable financial climate, San Stef is a far better deal than Florida. Yammas!



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Re: Pound-Euro 2016
« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2016, 05:03:12 PM »
Could someone give me an idea of the current exchange rate in San Stefanos please. Thanks

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« Reply #62 on: August 01, 2016, 05:58:57 PM »
It looks like we're stuck with a not-very-impressive pound/euro rate for the foreseeable future. The latest post-Brexit economic figures are pretty dire, and the Interbank Rate is down to about 1.18, which means holiday money is below 1.17.

If you bought £1,000's worth of euros in November and bought the same now, you would be about 95 bottles of Mythos worse off today. There's a sobering thought!



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« Reply #63 on: August 01, 2016, 08:25:17 PM »
Just returned from Agios(San)Stefanos, the local exchange rate in shops etc varied from 1.13 to 1.15, all minus 2% so very poor indeed. Better to bring euros from the UK
The rate on my "specialist" credit card was 1.20 from an ATM, with no charges/commission whatsoever.

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Re: Pound-Euro 2016
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2016, 08:47:30 PM »
Quite right. The rate went down a few points overnight. Interbank rate as I write is 1.1821



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« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2016, 09:55:31 PM »
It looks like we're stuck with a not-very-impressive pound/euro rate for the foreseeable future. The latest post-Brexit economic figures are pretty dire, and the Interbank Rate is down to about 1.18, which means holiday money is below 1.17.

If you bought £1,000's worth of euros in November and bought the same now, you would be about 95 bottles of Mythos worse off today. There's a sobering thought!
Guess we'll just have to drink less :o

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Re: Pound-Euro 2016
« Reply #66 on: August 01, 2016, 10:05:06 PM »
I used my santander account on saturday...got€125.45 

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« Reply #67 on: August 01, 2016, 10:10:00 PM »
I used my santander account on saturday...got€125.45

Credit card from ATM Rilo?

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Re: Pound-Euro 2016
« Reply #68 on: August 01, 2016, 11:34:17 PM »
No.was paying restaurant bill.today looked on my on line banking and it showed rated i got.

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« Reply #69 on: August 01, 2016, 11:46:26 PM »
No.was paying restaurant bill.today looked on my on line banking and it showed rated i got.

But can't use in an ATM unless it's the Santander Zero credit ard

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Re: Pound-Euro 2016
« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2016, 12:41:01 AM »
Can use it in all atm machines..use it here in Belgium, used it in Germany in june..just a normal visa card..

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Re: Pound-Euro 2016
« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2016, 01:11:36 AM »
Differs than the Santander UK card then, but a good bank

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Re: Pound-Euro 2016
« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2016, 01:22:15 AM »
What rate were you getting? 125 doesn't make sense!



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Re: Pound-Euro 2016
« Reply #73 on: August 02, 2016, 01:34:13 AM »
Paid restaurant bill here in Belgium with my english santander card..so when i looked at my statement the rate they gave from pounds to eufo was 125.45

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« Reply #74 on: August 02, 2016, 01:37:10 AM »
It is a santander uk card waspman, and was renewed in december gone


 

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