Helen Taylor and Trevor Evans saved money with Smart Currency Exchange

When Helen Taylor and Trevor Evans first came across Smart Currency Exchange, they had already begun their process to purchase their dream holiday home on the Costa del Sol using their local bank.

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“At the time, we didn’t know that currency specialists like Smart Currency Exchange existed, and so we went straight to our bank. I remember being shocked at how poor the rate that they offered us was, and a bit put out that we were charged a fee on the transaction. I consulted a friend about it and they recommended Smart Currency Exchange.

“As soon as we signed up we were put in touch with our own personal trader, who told us all about forward contracts and how they could be used to lock in favourable exchange rates so that we would never have to face any nasty shocks again when the time came to transfer.

“Setting up this forward contract meant that we secured an exchange rate which we were happy with. Over the course of the property purchase we transferred around £110,000 to Spain – the saving of around 3% that Smart Currency Exchange helped us secure meant that we had a lot to spend on all of the other things associated with buying in Spain – like furniture and the other things for the house that we hadn’t really budgeted for, plus a few nice meals out and about in our new area. I can’t tell you how great it was to know that we had made the right decision using Smart Currency Exchange and that it had turned out to be so financially beneficial.”

Helen and Trevor were quick to stress that they will be sure to use Smart Currency Exchange for all of their future transfers.

“Smart are always quick to respond and to get back to emails and phone messages. This level of service, and of course the savings that they can secure, mean that we would definitely recommend their services to other people.

Find out how much Smart Currency Exchange’s tools and expert services can save you.


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