Why use Smart Currency Exchange?

Smart Currency Exchange can save you thousands of pounds on the purchase of your dream property in Portugal – just through the excellent exchange rates they can offer you compared to your local bank.

Property market experts Smart Currency Exchange are on hand to help Portugal Buying Guide readers save money on the purchase of their dream property in Portugal – just through the excellent exchange rates they offer and the numerous free tools and resources that you can use to plan your currency strategy.

The currency market is live and continuously changing, meaning that when you are buying a property in Portugal, its price in sterling will also be continuously changing; over the course of days, weeks and months, this change could be dramatic. For example, in March 2015 the GBP/EUR rate hit over 1.40 for the first time in seven years - two months later, due to uncertainty surrounding the British General Election, the rate hit 1.34; the price in pounds of a €200,000 Portuguese property would have gone from £142,857 to £149,253 – meaning the buyer would have to find another £6,400 in their budget.

Portugal Buying Guide recommends signing up for an account with Smart Currency Exchange at the very beginning of your process. The process is quick and easy, and an account is free, with absolutely no-obligation – and thanks to their FCA authorisation, you can be rest assured that any funds you transfer with them are safe and secure. 

You will also gain immediate access to your own personal trader, who will work closely with you to ensure you make the best of your currency exchange – depending on your own personal needs and the market movements at the time. You will also be able to take advantage of the numerous other resources they can provide, such as currency updates and relevant reports, to ensure that you understand how the currency market can affect you. 

This will ensure you are prepared to deal with the impact that currency has on the purchase of your new property, and understand how to minimise your risks and maximise your savings. By planning your currency strategy in advance, before you begin the purchase process, you will be able to plan your budget with price certainty.

Portugal Buying Guide, and our parent company the Overseas Guides Company, have worked with Smart Currency Exchange for over a decade – and in that time, they have provided expert currency transfer services to all our readers looking to purchase property abroad. We are confident that they will be able to help you save money during your purchase – and after!

About Smart Currency Exchange

Smart Currency Exchange helps clients to effectively and efficiently transfer funds across the globe – and have become experts in the overseas property market over the past decade, thanks to their numerous clients moving through this process.

They can offer exceptional exchange rates thanks to their direct relationship with the trading floor of an international bank – and as they do not pay their traders on commission, you can rest-assured that the advice provided to you is completely impartial. 

The benefits of Smart Currency Exchange:

  • Bank beating exchange rates
  • Quick and easy transfers
  • Safe and secure transactions
  • No transfer fees or commissions
  • Authorised by the FCA
  • Dedicated Personal Trader

Smart Currency Exchange knows that purchasing property in Portugal can be a daunting process. By signing up with them early on, they can be on hand from the beginning to offer you expert guidance on everything - including of course, the impact that fluctuating exchange rates could have on your plans.

For further information about Smart Currency Exchange, receive a free, no-obligation quote today – or download their free report.

Further reading for Buying In Portugal


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Legal Matters

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