Cash machine withdrawals
It is generally much cheaper to withdraw money via debit cards from cash machines than it is to exchange cash locally, particularly if you are not completely familiar with the exchange rate. Withdrawal fees from overseas cash machines are typically charged at around 2.5% of the withdrawal amount, or a minimum of £2.50.
Like in the UK interest charges will apply for cash advances made on credit cards as soon as the withdrawal is made, so check your card’s charges in advance to avoid any unpleasant surprises when you return home. Make a note of any withdrawals you make so you can check your statement on return.