List of UK currency exchanges that are not secure by default

By Stephen Kellett
15 December, 2017

This is one of several posts of the topic of security of websites. Inspired by my initial post on the security of UK banks.

The reason for splitting this data into multiple posts is to make it more manageable. So that data on one institution is not mixed with

data on another type of institution.

The following key is used for the secure status:

YesThe site is secure, loaded via https
InvalidThe site loads via https, but the security certificate is invalid and thus the site is
insecure.
PartialThe site loads via https, but loads some parts of the page without https. The site is
insecure.
NoThe site is loaded via http, not via https.
FixedThe site is loaded via https, but at the time of first writing it was loaded via
http.
??We could not find a website to evaluate.

We tested 67 currency exchanges. We found 11 currency exchanges that did not have a secure home page (not https or did have https with an invalid security certificate). That is 16% of UK currency exchanges have security vulnerabilities

Currency ExchangeSecureHome Page
#1 CurrencyYeshttps://www.no1currency.com/
Ace-FXYeshttps://www.ace-fx.com/
American ExpressYeshttps://www.americanexpress.com/uk/content/foreign-exchange/foreign-exchange-services.html
Asda Travel MoneyYeshttps://money.asda.com/travel-money/
Barclays Bureau de changeYeshttps://www.barclays.co.uk/travel/foreign-currency-exchange/
Barrhead TravelYeshttps://www.barrheadtravel.co.uk/foreign-exchange
Best ExchangeNohttp://www.bestexchange.co.uk/
Best Foreign ExchangeYeshttps://www.bestforeignexchange.com/
BFC ExchangeYeshttps://www.bfcexchange.co.uk/
Central FXNohttp://www.centralfx.co.uk/
City ForexYeshttps://www.cityforex.co.uk/
Change GroupYeshttps://www.changegroup.co.uk/
Compare Holiday MoneyYeshttps://www.compareholidaymoney.com/
Covent Garden FXYeshttps://www.coventgardenfx.com/
Currencies for youYeshttps://www.currencies4you.com/
Currency converterYeshttps://www.currencyconverter.co.uk/
Currency mattersYeshttp://www.currencymatters.co.uk/
Currency solutionsYeshttps://www.currencysolutions.co.uk/
Currency UKYeshttps://www.currencyuk.co.uk/
Euro ChangeYeshttps://www.eurochange.co.uk/
Danske BankYeshttps://danskebank.co.uk/personal/help/currency-converter/currency-converter
DebenhamsNohttp://finance.debenhams.com/travel-money/
ElavonYeshttps://www.elavon.co.uk/dcc.html
Exchange RatesYeshttps://www.exchangerates.org.uk/
First ChoiceYeshttps://www.firstchoice.co.uk/holiday/info/foreign-exchange
First RateYeshttps://www.firstrate.co.uk/
FourexNohttp://www.fourex.co.uk/
Global ExchangeYeshttps://www.globalexchange.co.uk/
GCENYeshttps://gcen.co.uk/
MoneyYeshttps://www.money.co.uk/travel-money.htm
H & T GroupYeshttps://www.handt.co.uk/travel-money
Halifax Travel MoneyYeshttps://www.halifax.co.uk/travel/travel-money/
Hargreaves LansdowneNohttp://www.hl.co.uk/investment-services/currency-service/latest-currency-report/currency-converter-exchange-rates
HiFXYeshttps://www.hifx.co.uk
HSBC ExpatYeshttps://www.expat.hsbc.com/1/2/hsbc-expat/foreign-exchange-currency
HSBC Travel MoneyYeshttps://www.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/travel-money
ICICI BankNohttp://www.icicibank.co.uk/personal/travel-money.page
Internation Currency ExchangeYeshttps://www.iceplc.com/
Kanoo Foreign ExchangeYeshttp://www.kanoocurrency.co.uk/
KBR Foreign ExchangeYeshttps://www.kbrfx.com/
M & S Currency ExchangeYeshttps://bank.marksandspencer.com/travel/travel-money/currency-exchange-rates/
Money CorpYeshttps://www.moneycorp.com/uk/
Money Saving ExpertYeshttps://travelmoney.moneysavingexpert.com/
Natwest InternationalNohttp://www.natwestinternational.com/nw/personal-banking/travel-and-international/g48/travel-money/currency-converter.ashx
Northwest Money ExchangeNohttp://www.northwestmoneyexchange.com/
Post Office MoneyYeshttps://www.postoffice.co.uk/foreign-currency
RBSYeshttps://www.rbs.co.uk/personal/travel/g1/money/exchange-rates.ashx
ReutersYeshttps://uk.reuters.com/business/currencies
Ruislip CurrencyNohttp://www.ruislipcurrency.co.uk/
Saga Travel MoneyYeshttps://www.saga.co.uk/insurance/travel-money.aspx
Sainsbury’s Bank Travel MoneyYeshttps://www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/travel/ins_travelmoney_tmo_skip
Santander Travel MoneyYeshttps://www.santander.co.uk/uk/current-accounts/ordering-travel-money
Senil Cash & GoYeshttps://www.senli.co.uk/
Smart Currency BusinessYeshttps://www.smartcurrencybusiness.com/
Smart Currency ExchangeYeshttps://www.smartcurrencyexchange.com/
SterlingYeshttps://www.sterlingfx.co.uk/
Tesco Travel MoneyNohttp://www.tescobank.com/travel-money/
The Currency ClubYeshttps://www.thecurrencyclub.co.uk/
The Money ShopYeshttps://www.themoneyshop.com/travel-money/
Thomas CookYeshttps://www.thomascook.com/travel-money/foreign-currency/
Thomas Money ExchangeYeshttps://www.thomasexchangeglobal.co.uk/
TorFXYeshttps://www.torfx.com/
TravelexYeshttps://www.travelex.co.uk/
WeSwapYeshttps://www.weswap.com/en/
World FirstYeshttps://www.worldfirst.com/uk/foreign-exchange/
UAE ExchangeYeshttps://www.uaeexchange.com/gbr/
XENohttp://www.xe.com/

Disclaimer

I shouldn’t need to point this out, but i will, all the same, just to be clear.

The data provided on this page should taken at face value. If you’re not sure about something, please verify it yourself. Nothing reported here should be regarded as a criticism or an endorsement or recommendation of an organisations security effectiveness. I am simply passing comment on whether the home page (whatever that may be) is provided as https on not. Other security concerns are a separate matter.

If your organisation is listed here and is not marked as secure, your best course of action is to fix that, not to complain that someone is reporting a fact anyone with a web browser can discover. The security status of your home page is public information, albeit information that many people don’t understand.

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