Cheaper Money from Gatwick ATMs
On my recent trip through London Gatwick Airport, I noticed many changes from my last visit.
One of these changes is that all the ATMs are now run by the money exchange companies.
My requested withdrawal of £250 from my Euro account was offered to me at €322 if I took the machines rate.
Even a little sleepy from an early morning flight, and with my stomach rumbling from lack of food, this seemed expensive.
So I declined the offer, allowing my bank to make the charges they apply for a foreign transaction.
Couple of days later, I check my account, and even with my banks charges, my £250 cash machine withdrawal cost me €303 - A €19 saving for me.
So, if you want to save around 5% when taking your money out of a London Gatwick Airport ATM, let your bank process the currency conversion, not the Cash Machine.