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Click & Collect your Foreign Currency with No1Currency

FEXCO, Ireland’s most successful multinational financial and business solutions provider which employs more than 1,200 people in Ireland, has today announced that it will operate it’s own retail outlets in Ireland under its well established UK brand No.1 Currency. Click & Collect, a new and easy way to order and collect foreign currency before traveling abroad, is also being rolled out in No1. Currency’s Irish retail outlets. By simply logging on to and following the three simple steps, customers can order the currency of the country they are traveling to and then drop into a No.1 Currency outlet to collect and pay for it. Not only does No.1 Currency offer the widest range of currencies available, at market leading rates and no commission charged on transactions, but any currency not used by customers can be bought back and there is no minimum requirement on orders placed. Commenting on this significant new initiative in the Irish market, No.1 Currency’s Head of Retail, Simon Phillips, said; ‘Our promise to customers is that we will be No. 1 for convenience, opening hours, range and availability of currencies and value. Irish people are becoming increasingly adventurous when choosing their holiday destinations and their needs are not being catered for presently in the market’. “At No. 1 Currency, we supply up to 53 different currencies. For even greater convenience, we are today also announcing the launch of our Click & Collect service which will allow our customers to order online at their convenience and collect their currency at a No. 1 Currency outlet or FEXCO partner location. The rollout of the No.1 Currency brand in...

10 Ten New York Christmas Shopping Tips

Muriel Bolger offers her top 10 tips on tackling New York for a Christmas shopping spree. Yes – it’s that time when you discover your friends, your book club, your neighbours, your in-laws, and just about everyone you know, are ALL heading off to New York to shop for Christmas. If you’ve been promising yourself this indulgence every year but kept putting it off – then do it now – there’s never been a better time. 1. The dollar exchange is very favourable, and if it stays as it has for a few months, you can expect to shave around 30 per cent off purchases at current rates when compared with your euro. 2. For peace of mind, and to save hassle looking for exchange bureaux and banks with additional charges, Order your foreign exchange in advance on line with No.1 Currency Pre-Order Currency Facilitybased in Dublin, they offer a great service with the best possible rates. 3. Remember there is a purchase tax in New York and this varies in different places within New York state itself. Expect to add anything from 4% to 8.87% on your purchases at the till. Some stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdales offer a discount if you can prove you are a foreigner (passport). 4. The Americans love coupons and cut them out of papers and magazine for added discounts. You can make your dollars go further by checking out some of the bigger stores before you travel and printing out any promotional codes and offers you find there. 5. Tipping is an integral part of any service in the States and considered part of the providers’ income. To save yourself embarrassment,...
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