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Week in Review: March 16 – March 22

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This week at the Current we got into the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day by taking a trip to the Republic of Ireland. We also delved deeper into the euro and eurozone crisis, highlighted two money and time saving services from Continental, and introduced a brand new type of post.


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The Republic of Ireland was our Country of the Week. We took a look at Irish history – from Celtic tribes to home-rule – along with some of the unique aspects of Irish Gaelic culture. Find out more about the trials Ireland has gone through to reach the point it’s at today. READ MORE

With our Travel Guide, we focused on some of the must-see places in the Republic of Ireland. The cities offer an abundance of history as well as unbeatable nightlife while the Irish countryside is one of the most beautiful and striking in Europe. Find out where to go – from Galway to Connemara. READ MORE

We also highlighted some of the many ways Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated across the world. From dyeing the Chicago river green to the Afro-Caribbean influenced festivities of Montserrat – the spirit of Saint Patrick is alive and well both in Ireland and around the world. READ MORE

The Euro and eurozone crisis

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Since we were in Ireland this week, it gave us an opportunity to focus on the euro in this week’s Currency Spotlight. Learn more about the history and value of the single currency as well as the economic zone it covers. As one of the most important currencies in the world, it’s important to know what makes the euro tick. READ MORE

With all the news about the eurozone crisis, potential for a Greek exit, and more – we figured it would be helpful to highlight and explain the terminology and major factors involved. With our comprehensive guide on the eurozone crisis, you can get the lowdown on the ins and outs of the European economy so you’ll be on top of any more stories as they develop. READ MORE

Save time and money

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Early this week we took a look at the Student VIP card. We understand how expensive being a student can be, so the VIP card is our way of giving back and helping you through university or high school. Find out how the Student VIP card can help save you money today! READ MORE

We also highlighted the new Fast Cash fast lane. Coming soon to a branch near you, the Fast Cash fast lane will be available to those clients who order their currency in advance. Find out what getting in the fast lane can do for you. Don’t wait for a great rate! READ MORE

Introducing FX 101

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We’re very excited to bring you a new feature – FX 101. In order to help explain the complicated world of foreign exchange and currency trading, FX 101 will give you the information you need to become a currency guru. This week we focused on why currency exchange rates change. From inflation to unemployment, get a crash course on the 10 most important factors in fluctuating exchange rates. READ MORE


Lastly, as always, we’ve rounded up the most important stories from the business world into one simple post. This week in ‘Headlines’ we took a look at actions being taken to stop the eurozone crisis, Ryanair abandoning its transatlantic proposal, the Apple Watch, and more. READ MORE

Looking Ahead

Next week we’re heading to the one continent we haven’t been to yet (not including Antarctica). Beyond that, look for more of the great stories you’ve come to expect!

Remember to follow the Current for all the latest on Continental Currency, travel, business and more. But if you do miss anything, check in every Sunday for our Week in Review and stay informed, stay Current.