- Best Money Transfer Service - TransferWise, as revealed by our extensive research into international money transfers.
- Best Debit Card for British Pounds - The TransferWise Debit Card (best NZD:GBP rate, and 0% foreign currency fees if you withdraw up to NZ$350 within a 30-day rolling period (and then a 2% fee of anything above that).
- Best Credit Card for British Pounds - The Flight Centre Mastercard outperforms all other cards given its 0% overseas currency conversion fee.
- ATMs Availability and Costs - ATMs are common all over the UK. You'll find ATMs provided by banks such as RBS, Barclays, NatWest and Santander. Some ATMs charge a withdrawal fee - these are best avoided as the cost can be as high as £3. Find out what your bank's international debit card and credit card fees here.
- All Travel Money Cards support British Pounds - our guide compares and ranks the best cards based on FX rates and fees.
- Save money when withdrawing or spending British Pounds with our foreign exchange guide.
- British Pounds come in £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes.
Suggested money tip when arriving and travelling in England and the wider UK:
- Bring around NZD$300 in cash which you can use as a safety net and exchange at most high street foreign exchange kiosks.
- Progressively withdraw the amount of GBP you think you will need for your stay £300 or £500 at a time (or lesser amounts if your bank has low ATM withdrawal fees)
- Avoid airport money exchange kiosks - they most likely offer the worst exchange NZD to GBP rates. ATMs give you the market exchange rate without the greedy commission.
- Leftover GBP? If you have a small amount of Pounds remaining, you can use them to settle your hotel bill extras, transfers back to the airport and/or apply them to a duty free purchase on departure (you can pay part cash, part card). New Zealand banks will also buy back notes (not coins) at a much better rate than any kiosk.