Hi all, just signed up for Starling and I’ve been reading a lot about using it abroad. No fees sounds promising but I have a couple of questions if someone wouldn’t mind…
I am going for a couple of weeks on a reasonable but strict budget. I was planning on taking £500 worth of THB that I would get exchanged ahead of time here in the UK. I was going to use my Post Office credit card that I could pay off the next month when I returned as I am sure I will spend more than £500 in two weeks. Looking at Starling this might not be such a good plan.
Would it make more sense to take a small amount of THB that I exchange here and then just use my Starling account as much as possible? Would this be cheaper than exchange rates here? I go over a two month span so could actually add more money into my Starling account midway through the trip. Perhaps it’s better to have cash in Thailand than not?
I wouldn’t really want to take money out of an ATM as I just read they can charge up to £5 just for using the machine which is obscene! I don’t know how the locals manage with that!
Anyway, all advice greatly appreciated!