The Best Places to Buy British Pounds in New Zealand
At The Currency Shop, we keep things nice and simple. Because every company has different exchange rates and fees, finding the best deal can be a minefield. That’s where we step in. We bring together all your options, highlight the fees and rates per provider, and show you the best possible deals.
How to buy British Pounds (GBP) with NZD
Buy GBP Online
This is usually the cheapest way to buy currency, but you need some time. You can choose where to pick the order up from or get it home delivered.
Click and Collect Using Travel Money NZ
- Don't pay by card. There is card processing fee. You can avoid it by using Bill Payment instead.
- It takes 2-7 days depending on how you pay and where you pick it up from.
- Travel Money NZ have over 100 stores across New Zealand. Click here to find one
This is the best way to get currency quickly. You will find them in major shopping centres and towns.
- The GBP 'buy' rates are better in your city. So it can be worth going there if you're exchanging more than $2,000
- Always ask for a better rate. We've found you can often get a better deal just by asking, particularly if you're buying more than $100
Get a discount code for Travel Money NZ
- We'll send you a code by email.
- Find your nearest Travel Money NZ store. Click here to find your nearest location.
- When you are in the store, quote your discount code and get $10 off your transaction.
Terms and Conditions
Offer is valid for new in-store transactions only and cannot be applied to previous or incomplete transactions. A customer must visit a store and display their promo code to receive the $10 discount. Customers may redeem the promotion once per qualifying transaction.
Please ask your Travel Money NZ consultant for current rates.
The minimum spend amount, where applicable, is displayed in NZD.
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
Most banks do exchange currency. The issue is that they often have high fees, and don't offer very good rates. It's always better to compare rates elsewhere before deciding, but as a standard rule it's best to avoid your bank. Especially for a popular currency like the British Pound.
Yes, you can buy currency at the airport. But that doesn't mean you should. While it's convenient, it's also very expensive.
- Ordering it online and picking it up at the airport is much cheaper than buying it in person
- If you've run out of time before your trip, it's definitely better to buy currency when you get overseas, or use your debit card instead
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Why should I choose The Currency Shop?
Many people are not aware of the true cost of transferring money. But it is pretty standard to lose up to 8% of your money each time you transfer money internationally, depending on your method. We think this is far too much. That’s why we help you find the best way to transfer your money and avoid those costly hidden fees and charges. And it works. On average, we save our customers $4,000 each year.
How does it work?
It’s pretty simple. Whether you need travel money or would like to transfer money overseas we just need a little info to point you in the right direction. First, you tell us what you are looking for then we compare hundreds of providers to find the best deal for your current situation. We’ll highlight all the available options and recommend the best one for you. You can then decide which option you prefer, and click through to their site to secure the deal.
Is it safe?
Yes. The Currency Shop holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (462269) and is a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service. We closely vet our providers and only partner with the largest, safest and most trusted money transfer companies in the world. That just makes sense.
What does it cost?
The Currency Shop does not charge you. Instead, we receive a referral fee from the banks and money transfer companies that we are partnered with. This does not affect the price you pay.
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