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News in brief:

HFP on CNN

I was featured in a frequent flyer article on cnn.com last week.  You can find it here.

Most Head for Points readers won’t learn much new from it, but it did allow me to wheel out that photograph of me behind the bar of an Emirates A380 again!

It is also the first, and probably last, time that one of my tweets has featured in a major publication ….

Kenya

Change to visa rules for Kenya

If you are planning a trip to Kenya, be aware that the visa situation is changing from September 1st.

Whilst you could previously get a visa on arrival as a British passport holder, you will now have to apply for one in advance.  British Airways will not accept you for travel if you do not have the necessary paperwork.  You can learn more on the Foreign Office website here.

Azimo 2

Foreign currency transfers with Azimo for just £1!

I have written about money transfer group Azimo before – it has been very successful in shaking up the market with its very low fees.  They sent me details of a special £1 promotion which runs until tomorrow (16th).

You can send money to any country that Azimo covers – which is almost all of them – for just £1.  Full details can be found here.

Comments (37)

  • JoshBosh says:

    Kenya believe it…. Ahem..

  • AZIMO-DO says:

    Thats a bit misleading:
    Azimo allow you to see their conversion fees and rates on their main page. GBP -> JPY is shown as £1 fee based on direct to bank deposit…

    Yet once you sign up for an account it turns out they only permit iSWIFT for JPY transfers so you always get hit with a £10 fee!

  • Alan says:

    Nice spot, PalCsaky.

    Have made a GBP to EUR transfer with this – as you say superb deal on first transfer.

    Rate wise they’re pretty competitive – 1.3629 vs 1.3771 with TransferWise– however when sending larger amounts after their £1 promo has finished it might be better using the latter.