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Questions tagged [money]

Questions about withdrawing, exchanging, and handling money, encompassing any financial instrument accepted as form of payment for good and services.

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How to pay in euros from the US?

I am planning a trip to France from the US, and need to make multiple payments in € on-line, including but not limited to train tickets on https://www.oui.sncf/. Of course, the easiest way to pay ...
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Do I need to take cash on my holiday to Sardinia?

I'm from the UK. I recently went on holiday to Copenhagen and didn't have to use cash at all because I could use my debit card wherever I went. Will it be the same in Sardinia? Do all restaurants and ...
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Significant amount of foreign coins from 6 different countries [duplicate]

Collected coins from ship mates to change into dollars for a donation. Have anywhere from 3-6 pounds of coins from each country. Need a US company/ financial institution that will exchange the coins ...
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How much cash can I safely carry into the USA and avoid civil forfeiture?

I'm planning a trip to the USA soon (from Germany). I'd like to know how much cash I can bring in without problems. Just to clarify, I am not talking about the $10000-or-file-a-form limit. I'm ...
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Is it OK if I do not take the receipt in Germany?

During a business trip in Düsseldorf I have bought some chocolate from a rather fancy store. After paying for it I was asked if I want the receipt (I am almost certain that this happened after it was ...
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How to transfer money in japan when i do travel? [duplicate]

Next month, I will go to Japan, where I have never been before. what's the best way to swap? how much yen should I bring with me?
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Are there still any ATMs in Japan that don't charge fees for withdrawing with a foreign card?

I just got back to Japan for the first time in five years. I seem to recall that that some ATMs here don't accept foreign cards, some do but charge a fee, and some do and charge no fee. I'm 100% ...
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Currency exchange (USD to NTD and HKD) in San Francisco

Where can I buy NTD/TWD and/or HKD in San Francisco, preferably around Union Square? If there are such places at all. And is it more reasonable to do so rather than exchanging USD to NTD/TWD in TPE ...
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Currency to use and expenses in Hungary & Czech republic [duplicate]

A week after, I'll be going on a central Europe tour of Budapest-Prague-Vienna. This is the first time I'm travelling abroad, and as a new graduate I'm on a rather tight budget in case of shopping ...
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Strange merchant names in Colombia on credit card statement [closed]

After a few days in Medellin, I've noticed that my credit card statement has merchant/business names that apparently have nothing to do with the name of the actual place. This isn't for mom&pop ...
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Credit cards used everywhere in Singapore or Malaysia?

About to go to Malaysia and Singapore. I have a credit card for foreign transactions and a debit card for taking out money from foreign ATMs (this setup is just the best way to avoid foreign ...
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While on vacation my taxi took a longer route, possibly to scam me out of money. How can I deal with this?

I am on vacation and I have realized that some people here in Turkey are trying their best to get the money out of my pocket. I have already had a situation where after a folklore show I decided to ...
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What Documents to use for Financial Documentation for Canada

I have this Documents For Canada Visa Application and Please I do need genuine and up to date responses. Asides the normal documents for the visa Application which I would be uploading all online, ...
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Changing peso to baht, in Thailand or the Philippines?

I'm changing Philippine pesos to Thai baht. Where can I get more favourable exchange rate, in general? In Thailand, or the Philippines?
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Validity of TransferWise Borderless account statements for visa applications?

I'm a British citizen, living in Mexico, working remotely for a US company. I get paid in USD, and I like to save money in both USD and GBP while also having local Mexican currency to spend. For ...
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Bank statement evaluation [closed]

Bank statement on request withdrawn from the bank the 11/02/2019 for a balance between 08/2018 to 22/01/2019 as shown on the pictures. My question: will they suspect that this bank statement ...
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US Dollars abroad [duplicate]

On my next trip to India I was thinking of exchanging some US dollars I have left from travelling into rupees. I have now realised that they are 2006, 2009 and even one 1998 100 USD notes; do you ...
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Bringing US currency back from Colombia

I am going to visit Colombia. If I gamble at the casino, how much US currency can I bring back without a problem? $9,500?
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Better to bring US dollars, Sterling, Euros or South African Rand into Namibia?

I will need to bring around US$7000 worth of currency into Namibia for a short stay. (Note that the Namibian dollar is pegged to the South African Rand, and Rand are accepted in place of Namibian ...
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Available help for voluntary departure from the UK

I would like to inquire as to what kind of assistance is available for voluntary repatriation to my country, Nigeria? I’ve spent 14 years in the UK, worked-studied and even started a family here. ...
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Breaking $100 banknotes into smaller denominations while in the US

I will be travelling to the US and have some (clarification: 7 or 8) 100 USD banknotes. When I arrive there, I would like to change them into 5/10/20 USD banknotes, to use when credit cards are ...
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How to avoid credit card fee gouging in foreign countries?

I'm leaving (the US) for the Dominican Republic tomorrow and I only just discovered that credit cards charge a 3% fee on every transaction. I haven't been out of the country lately, but this isn't how ...
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Calculating the best exchange rate for a given currency based on direct conversion vs multiple currency conversion

I am not sure this is the best place to ask this question. Anyways, here it goes. I live in Mauritius and i am travelling to Tokyo soon. So i would like to exchange some currencies before leaving ...
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Are there any drawbacks to “travel money cards”?

The cards I'm asking about are sometimes called "travel cards" or "prepaid cards" or "forex cards". I don't know if there is one universally accepted name. I have never used one because I believe ...
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How do I open a bank account in Japan without a residence card? [closed]

I will be flying to Japan next month for work. I have obtained the Certificate of Eligibility which is valid for 3 months from my employer in Japan. I have a short term visa which is valid for 3 month ...
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Taking cash to the UK and France

I’m travelling January 2 to London and going to Paris January 10 by Train, going back to my country by plane on January 20. How much money do I need to bring with me to London so my entry won’t be ...
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When traveling to Venezuela, what currency should I carry with me

I am planning a trip to Venezuela, but I don't know what kind of currency I should carry with me. Can I take US Dollars? Do I have to exchange my money to Venezuelan bolivars? I see a lot of posts ...
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Is it legal to travel with a suitcase full of physical cash (worthless banknotes) from Venezuela?

I want to buy some cash. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45246409 These banknotes are so cool, they are worth much more as collectibles. Is it legal to travel with a suitcase full of ...
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What is the best alternative for cash payments in Thailand?

Is there any payment system in Thailand that can be used instead of cash payments? There is AliPay in China, Sberbank in Russia; Visa and Mastercard are accepted almost worldwide, but I couldn't find ...
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Acceptance of large bills in Denmark

How difficult is it to break large kroner bills (200 or 500 kr) in Copenhagen? I'm asking because I know it's very hard for a tourist to pay with 50 or 100 dollar bills in US; and some people didn't ...
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Is it really possible to open bank account in China without a permanent address - does it mean the card is provided on the spot?

Asking because my WeChat account got blocked: How to unlock WeChat money as a foreigner in China? Doing research on how to open a bank account. https://www.saporedicina.com/english/open-bank-account-...
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Changing currencies vs withdrawing at ATMs in Argentina

My partner and I will be travelling to Argentina by the end of the year, spending two weeks in multiple locations, including Buenos Aires, El Calafate and Ushuaia. We have all accomodations booked and ...
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Where can I exchange Mongolian currency in Sydney?

I was given Mongolian money and I would like to exchange it within Australia. Where in Sydney can I exchange it?
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Reisebank currency exchange [closed]

I'm gonig to travel to Berlin in a week and I want to know the fees charges to convert from foreign currency to Euro currency? I tried google and browse around their web but I unable to retrieve ...
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Where in Seattle can I withdraw Euros?

I will be visiting Seattle next week and I really need to withdraw cash but in Euros. Where can I do that with a foreign bank card with small fee?
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How long can I travel for with 30k? [closed]

I am a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu lover. I have travelled to a couple of places in Europe to train this year during my holidays from work and have really enjoyed the experience. Anyway, I would like to ...
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Type of Bank Account for UK Visa [duplicate]

Do I have to submit Bank Statements for both Current and Savings account or is Current account enough?
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Lufthansa, Bank and SEPA mega mess

Oct 9: I booked a flight in lufthansa.com, and paid via SEPA (never used it before), which asked for my IBAN. I received the confirmation email (booking code and e-ticket no.), so far so good! Oct 12:...
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How can I exchange an old pound coin in the UK?

Since I haven't opened a bank account in the UK yet, this question should be valid for travellers as well. When a bus driver rejected the coin (£1) below, I noticed that it is out of circulation. As ...
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General rule for where to exchange cash: country of departure or destination? [duplicate]

As a general rule, can one say that it is better to exchange cash for a foreign trip in the country of departure or of arrival? My main concern here is a favorable exchange rate. As a concrete case, ...
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Can I change euro coins for euro notes at UK airports?

I've amassed a large amount of euro coins over the course of a few holidays, but it's annoying to take them on holiday. Will a bureau de change or bank at the airport change them for notes?
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Sending money to a friend stuck abroad without a debit card?

A friend of mine is stuck in Spain without a debit card, and I'm trying to send her some cash by whatever means available from here in the US. None of the bank branches near her are American, they're ...
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Do I need cash in Budapest (Hungary)?

I am from Germany and I will go to Hungary in December. I wonder if I need to get any cash? Can I pay with credit / debit card (maestro + master card) in restaurants / cafés / tourist attractions?
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Validity of German debit card in Switzerland

I have a Deutsche Bank maestro debit card that i got in Germany with no magnetic strip, but a chip. I am traveling to Switzerland next week. Can I make transactions in hotel and restaurants in there ...
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Traveling from Peru to Argentina - where should I buy Pesos?

Recently, the value of the Argentinian Peso relative to other currencies has been somewhat erratic and overall dropped by 25-30% (see chart vs US Dollars and set the range to August - September 2018). ...
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how much money can immigrant family carry to USA? [duplicate]

Hi I am Libyan I have US IR1 visa to the USA . family of six members adults and 4 kids how much Maximum money as immigrant family can carry to USA ? please advise
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Should I change some money into PEN before going to Peru? [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to Lima soon. Which way should I get Peruvian Sols (PEN)? Buy some before flying over Withdraw Sols using ATMs in Peru Use a local currency exchange in Peru (and come with USD or ...
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Exchanging older United States Dollar bills in Japan

I am traveling to Japan and I want to know if these old 100 USD bills are accepted there for currency exchange.
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Converting EUR to PHP and WON [duplicate]

In December/January I'm going to the Philippines and South Korea. What is the best way to get these countries' currencies? INFO: I'm from Belgium (currency EUR) I do NOT have a credit card. I have ...
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My dog chewed my money

I hope this is the place to ask this question. A few minutes ago my dog chewed my dollars, the thing is: this money is going to be used in a trip I'm doing to USA. I bought this dollars because my ...