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Currency exchange in Goa

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Currency exchange in Goa


Myself and 6 others will be in Goa from 1st Jan 2017 until 12th Jan 2017.

We are concerned about the situation regarding exchanging our pound into Rupees.

Has anyone got any advice? Is it as bad as they are saying on the news? are there places in Goa where will be able to get Rupees?


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1. Re: Currency exchange in Goa

A few places are doing money exchange but often at a very poor xrate also some restaurants and shacks will take sterling as payment at fair rates but getting money from ATM's using plastic is the best way for a good rate but check out the charges your card suppier will make, some cards are free of charges or much cheaper than others

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2. Re: Currency exchange in Goa

Halifax clarity card has no foreign charges, mine arrived in about working 4 days from application. Only thing your charges is interest in cash withdrawals, but if you pay it off straight away it's no problem.

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3. Re: Currency exchange in Goa

try the jewellers on 18th june road near hotel fidalgo...best rates

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4. Re: Currency exchange in Goa

jimbro51 - Can you say what the rates are?

Ilkeston, United...
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5. Re: Currency exchange in Goa

Money exchange in Candolim today is 71 rupee to the pound but you have to change £60.

Leeds, United...
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6. Re: Currency exchange in Goa

Roger that's awful. No one in their right mind would accept that. The Bank rate to change £60 Sterling last Friday was 84.6 !

Edited: 21 December 2016, 00:43
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7. Re: Currency exchange in Goa

Where is the money exchange place for a rate of 71 Rupees Roger W? And re the Halifax Clarity card, is this a card you can use at an ATM or is it a credit card??

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8. Re: Currency exchange in Goa

janboxer Hi, I can only comment on the Clarity card. It is a credit card, if you purchase goods they use a good variable conversion rate but more importantly they don't add a user fee as some cards do. You can use the card iin an ATM to withdraw cash. They charge no fee for this unlike some cards. They do charge interest from day 1 of the cash withdrawal but if you can pay off the withdrawn amounts in advance of your statement.

The card comes well recommended.

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9. Re: Currency exchange in Goa

Hi Rhino are the banks changing sterling to rupees at the moment as we fly out on the 8th jan

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10. Re: Currency exchange in Goa

Bank is selling Rupees but only £60 per person per week.

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