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The best rate I could find was on those online websites: CurrencyFair.com TransferWise.com So, these are some kind of online banks specialized in foreign exchange. The rates they offer are much much better than any regular retail bank: you can see their rates on their official websites, & compare them with your regular retail bank. The difference ...
Before you leave Macau (and if you plan to never return) you should use all the Pataca up, but save your HKD. HKD can be used in either HK or Macau, but the Pataca only in Macau.
Will anyone want me to pay in USD or Baht, rather than the Kip? I visited Laos one year ago for 3 weeks and paid everything in Kip.
You will do most things in Lao kip but it's easy to change USD and THB in any town big enough to have a decent sized market. The exchange rate for Thai baht at the end of 2014 was between 246 and 250. For USD it was a bit over 8,000. I never felt ripped off and a few times felt the money changers could not be making any profit from my transaction at all. ...
When I was in Laos I paid for everything with Kip. I suggest only converting what you need because it's difficult to convert back to real money after you leave.
Even if Iran's neighbouring countries have good relations with Iran, the question is whether the banking system in the neighbouring countries is liable to the sanctions. Cash withdrawals through ATMs between different banks are handled through interbank networks, many of which exist as standalone networks within a country (as the Wikipedia article linked ...
Essentially your question is this: Do American and European economic sanctions directly interfere with Kuwaiti-Iranian banking and financial mechanisms? No, they do not. Although, I'm no lawyer and thus no expert, but, it does sound like something that is frowned upon by various alphabet agencies.
I recently found a website showing reports that are interesting from this point of view. Hopper shows much information in reports for any pair of origin/destination airports. For you, I took the example of Montreal-Mumbai (as you did not specify which airports you targeted - I let you read the report for your expected trip). What we can see is it is ...
In case someone else checks this page. My daughter has been in Russia for 5 months. She was using her visa check card from her bank. Found out that between the bank and each transaction she makes she was being charged $15 a transaction. Watch out for this. She now takes out a large amount of money at a time. She will now be getting a prepaid card in ...
Yes, you can still use travelers checks, but few businesses will accept them, and I would not expect any staff under the age of 40 to even know what they are. You will likely end up taking them to a bank to have them exchanged for cash. A prepaid debit card would be arguably no less secure, and more convenient. Along with other non-electronic payments ...
In any case, do it in Genève. And do it at a bank, not at a currency exchange booth in town or at the airport. The banks will charge a commission (CHF 3 to 5 or so) if you are not a client of theirs and you do the change at a counter. The other possibility is the money exchange at the train station (which also will charge a commision). You may also get a ...
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