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Posted August 28th, 2012 by Charles Purdy

SMART enough?

Currency facts to tell down the pub!

Have you seen this year’s commemorative €2 coin, only the third of its kind to be jointly issued by all Eurozone countries. Issued in January, it celebrates a decade of euro banknotes and coins, which entered circulation in 2002. The first jointly issued €2 coin, in March 2007, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and the second, in January 2009, celebrated the 10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union. Once a year, each Eurozone country may issue its own €2 commemorative coin – no other coin denomination can be used. Typically these celebrate the anniversaries of historical or current events, such as the first one ever issued by any country, by Greece to commemorate the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004.

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Posted August 27th, 2012 by Charles Purdy

SMART move

The real cost of an overseas property… Can you guess how much this pretty cottage in the South Charente countryside in France costs? The truth is, for too many British people it’s impossible to say. Why? Because fluctuating exchange rates mean typical buyers from the UK don’t know until the day they make a currency  Continue Reading…

Posted August 26th, 2012 by Charles Purdy

SMART people

This month’s happy customers are James and Val London, who used Smart when they moved to France Saving made simple when moving abroad Using a specialist currency firm to transfer their savings from the UK gave British couple James and Val London peace of mind and saved them money when they moved to France. Since  Continue Reading…

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