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Arlene Mc Donnell

Arlene works at S Money researching and writing investigative content.

Prior to this, she spent 15 years working in global corporate marketing and sales teams, giving the best advice, value and deals for products from diamonds (Argyle Diamonds) to wine (d’Arenberg).

She now sets her sights on helping individuals, not just businesses, learn the best deals and products for currency exchange. Arlene graduated with a double degree in International Business and Japanese. In her spare time she loves to read books and travel the world (obviously!).


Curtin University International Business, International Marketing

Previous Experience
Partner and Activation Specialist for imarDigital Marketing
Regional Sales and Marketing SpecialistRegional Sales and Marketing Specialist at d'Arenberg Winery

Articles written by Arlene Mc Donnell

5 Best Travel Money Cards for China

Best Travel Money Cards for China

Planning a trip to China from Australia? Whether visiting the Great Wall, exploring Shanghai’s skyline, or discovering rural landscapes, having the right travel money card is crucial. In China, you are likely to use your card to pay for accommodation, food, transport, and entertainment and to withdraw cash from ATMs. To save you time, we have compared a list of the best international travel cards Australians can take to China in 2024 and have summarised their best points.   Top 5 Travel Money Cards for China in 2024: Wise Multi Currency Card for prepaid travel card Revolut Travel Card for […]

Best Travel Money Cards in 2024

Planning your next international adventure from Australia? Choosing the right travel money card can impact your ability to manage finances abroad effectively. Whether you’re exploring the bustling streets of New York City, relaxing on the beaches of Bali, or skiing in the Swiss Alps, having a reliable payment method that minimizes fees and offers competitive exchange rates is great for a stress-free travel experience. With the right travel money card in hand, you can easily make payments whilst traveling overseas. They make paying easier for shops, restaurants, hotels, and ATMs. In this guide, we have compared travel money cards to […]

Crown Currency vs S Money

Crown Currency vs S Money

Crown Currency and S Money both allow Australians to buy currency online. But which one is the cheapest? While S Money has the best exchange rates, it does have a service fee. This means that to find the cheapest option, you need to look at the total cost of the currency including all the fees. You can either go to each site and get a quote with each company or use an exchange rate comparison table that includes not just exchange rates, but any service fee too. While price is important, it’s not the only difference between these 2 currency […]

Alternatives to Crown Currency

3 Trustworthy Alternatives to Crown Currency

  Crown Currency is one of Australia’s biggest currency exchange services but they are not your only choice. Here are 3 currency exchange providers like Crown Currency that have some of the best exchange rates in Australia. S Money Travelex Travel Money Oz

Currency in Europe

Currency in Europe

A Travel Money Guide to Europe Travelling to Europe is considered a ‘right of passage’ by many Australians. In fact it is one of the most popular places to travel to from Australia. With countries like France, Germany, Italy and Spain there is no shortage of fabulous things to see, eat and experience. To make your savings go even further, read our easy to read guide on currency in Europe. This guide helps you with the following: The official currency of Europe The pros and cons of using a bank card in Europe What the Euro looks like The average […]

Currency in Northern Ireland

Currency in Northern Ireland

A Travel Money Guide to Northern Ireland There are lots of reasons to travel to Northern Ireland including visiting the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walking the Cuilcagh boardwalk trail or admiring speculator County Antrim. But it isn’t a budget destination and to get the most out of your trip, it’s a good idea to learn everything you can about the local currency and payment options before you go. Want to learn more about the Northern Ireland currency and how to get your hands on it for the best value? Read on to find out: What currency is […]