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

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Exchange Options for Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) to British Pounds (GBP) in Bristol?

I have 47150 Zambian Kwacha money and want to exchange it into GBP. Where can I exchange it? Does anyone know? I already asked No 1 exchange currency, but they do not exchange this currency. Please ...
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US credit card broke while in Italy

I am in Italy and my credit card broke into three pieces. I have a US bank account. I know my account number. I didn't register for international transfer before leaving the US. What can I do to get ...
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How to pay bus fare in Tallinn?

My father and I are staying in Tallinn, in a flat on Pae street. We don't know the city or the language. We have used the bus today to go downtown and back. Going downtown, the driver told us to just ...
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Is the exchange in Taiwan bank exchange office in Taoyuan airport same as the Taiwan bank inside the city?

I want to pay the hotel soon in Taiwan. I have USD. I am not sure whether it is logical to pay with my bank card which I know has commission or change in airport since it is covid and the hotel wants ...
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How and where to buy money order for VFS Canada visa

I will keep having help, indeed, I applied for a visa and IRCC asked me to submit my passport to VFS. On the VFS GLOBAL website they say to send an amount of 22.80 by money order. I did this through ...
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Credit card or cash in Northern Ireland?

I will be going to Ireland (Republic of Ireland + Nothern Ireland) in August. The entire duration of the trip is two weeks, with roughly 3 days (2 nights) spent in Northern Ireland. I'm currently ...
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Is there an ATM before the VOA desk at Batam Center harbor?

We intend to travel from Singapore to Indonesia by ferry. If you intend to (keep open the option to) extend your stay you need to purchase a Visa on Arrival. Purchasing a Visa on Arrival is I think ...
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Flights booked and tickets issued but no charge on my bank account?

I booked plane tickets with an airline through Expedia nearly two months ago. The payment for the tickets was pending for a while but the money never came out of my bank account. I contacted Expedia ...
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Are paper banknotes used in Australia?

I understand that Australia first released plastic banknotes in 1988, which replaced the paper dollar notes that had first been issued in 1966. Are any pre-plastic paper notes still around, and are ...
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Is cash still needed in Malta or did the island completely transition to credit cards?

I'm going to visit Malta in April. Should I withdraw some Euros from the ATM for this trip or did Malta completely transition to using credit cards by now? By "credit cards" I'm referring to ...
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Money when traveling to South America

I, a European, plan on visiting North and South America (Mexico, Peru) for a few weeks, and I wonder what's the best way to use my money over there. I want to lose the least of it to fees or ...
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How to travel with 5K euros internationally?

I’m a first time international traveler going for a holiday in Spain for 10 days and I’ll be carrying with me 5k euros in cash. I’m worried I’ll be held by customs or questioned. I don’t know either ...
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Is it really necessary to pay for another pay card when traveling to a different country? [closed]

I seriously am annoyed by the ~$6 my bank eats from my account every month to have the account in the first place and to get a VISA Debit card sent home every four years. I've read so many times here ...
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Is there a maximum daily amount of Series 8 Swiss Francs which can be exchanged for current series at SNB in Zurich?

I've had to cancel trips to Switzerland since Covid and am now finally traveling, so I've discovered that my Series 8 Swiss Francs have been replaced. I've accumulated a fair amount over the years and ...
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Less than 6 months bank statement in UK visitor visa?

I've read many posts on TSE explaining the importance of bank statements and why they are necessary but has anyone applied for a UK standard visitor visa with only 3-5 months of perfect cash flow ...
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Proof of origin of funds in business Account

I'm going to apply for a standard visitor visa for my parents. It will be completely sponsored by me, my dad is self-employed and has a sole proprietorship firm. To show their financial situation We ...
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Cash based Income UK standard visitor visa [duplicate]

I'm going to be applying for a UK standard visitor visa in the next few months to visit my daughter in the UK. Although my visa is going to be completely sponsored by my daughter, I'm told I need to ...
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Should I take cash or use debit card in Prague during Covid?

hoping someone can help me. I am taking my wife away on the 8th of December for her birthday. Before the pandemic I would normally get local currency in cash. Because of Covid I unsure if restaurants, ...
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Are international withdrawals possible in São Tomé ATMs?

Is it possible to withdraw money from ATMs in São Tomé and Príncipe using international cards? I saw news online of efforts as early as 2016 (pt-PT: 1, 2) to integrate the São-Tomé network with the ...
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How can I avoid supporting unethical/criminal behavior reagrding fiscal matters when travelling? [closed]

When travelling, I am often offered to pay in cash, with the risk of the business I am completing the transaction not paying VAT. On the other hand, if I pay by credit card, there is a non-zero risk ...
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Do I need to declare my money (over $10K) in the US if I'm in transit?

I'm travelling from south America to Toronto via Houston. Do I need to declare the cash I bring to Canada at Houston Airport? Let me add some information for clarification purposes: we are travelling ...
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Is it possible to exchange a 500 euro bill in Sweden?

Just yesterday I went to a Forex bank branch (as I thought no other bank dealt with cash in Sweden) in an attempt to exchange a few 500 euro bills for kronas. And I could not, and the clerk said that ...
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Asked to send emergency travel money by MoneyGram, is this a scam? [duplicate]

The employer offered to pay all the visa and travel and is now in the process of work permits. The issue is the advocate referred to has requested that I deposit money into MoneyGram into my name ...
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Can I carry £25 in cash to UK without a receipt?

I am going to carry £25 cash (2x £10 note, 1x £2 coin and 3x £1 coins) with me on a flight to UK. I don't have any receipt for this money. What questions I might face at immigration because of this? ...
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the $10,000 CAD limit is it by person or by family

I know you are allowed to travel with up to $10,000 CAD or equivalent in foreign currency. I will be travelling overseas with my wife soon. Am I allowed $10,000 CAD and my wife is also allowed $10,000?...
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Can NOK and SEK be used interchangeably in the border regions?

In the past, when CAD and USD were in parity, places near the border had both coins circulated mixed together, that when I paid with CAD banknote I would very often receive changes with CAD and USD ...
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Where to obtain crisp new US dollar bills in London?

I’m travelling to Cambodia and have to bring $2000 USD in cash to pay for the quarantine facility. Immigration are adamant that I have to bring brand new crisp US currency (no tears, marks, creases ...
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Sending cash by Polish post

Recently I noticed that my 100 CHF cannot be exchanged since the Swiss National Bank assigned a rule. There was no way for me except sending by post. Does anybody have any experience. It is written in ...
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Is there anything wrong with this money/security plan to travel to "just about any country"? [closed]

If I were to go somewhere on vacation, I would do this after booking the flight ticket: Make damn sure that there is, and will be, enough money on my bank account. Inform my bank about which date ...
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How portable are different UK bank notes across the UK?

About 15 years ago I travelled over a period of weeks from N. Ireland to Scotland to England in that order, carrying along bank notes from the prior place and trying to spend them in the new place. ...
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Booking.com cancelation fee

What happens if I have missed free cancelation period and now to cancel reservation I have to be charged 500 Euros from booking.com, however, I do not have that amount available in My Revolut (which I ...
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How to access money in Botswana

I'm an American planning to travel to Botswana in September. I'm wondering about the best way to access money while there. I don't want to carry very much cash, but my experience traveling in some ...
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How to travel with large amounts of cash?

I know it's required to fill FinCEN 105 for $10,000+ flying internationally. However, I was wondering about my particular situation. I live in the US and plan to sell my art/merch in foreign countries ...
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use Bitcoin in Iran

As Iran's banking system is disconnected from the rest of the world due to sanctions there are limited ways to get Iranian Rial (IRR). The only way I managed to find is to bring foreign currency (EUR/...
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How can I check my balance using an Italian ATM?

My friend is currently staying in Italy. They are mobile banking and internet banking phobic (they are certain that all their money will be stolen if they use any form of e-banking because, they ...
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How do they enforce rules on declaring funds?

Someone was concerned about the legality of leaving USA with a lot of money. Does CBP enforce that, and how? Seems they would have to already have an alert on the person's name, to catch them when ...
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Is this banknote still acceptable in Switzerland?

I went to bank today to put CHF in my account in a Polish bank and they said that this banknote is not acceptable to be deposited in our bank! However, it is acceptable inside Switzerland itself. Can ...
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I have 12000 euro as cash when entering Europe. Any problems?

Does 12000 euro as cash make any problem for entering Europe? I want to leave Turkey to go to Amsterdam as a transit for 1 and a half hours and then to Poland. I have a bank statement.
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Can you get cashback in coins in the UK?

Is it possible to ask a shop, e.g. Tesco, for a cashback in coins, say 5 x £1? Or is it better to withdraw a £10 bill from a cash machine and ask for the change to be in £1 coins when paying with it?
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Carrying a large amount of cash out of the US during a flight with a connection

Say I want to take 15,000 US dollars out of the US. The destination is country "B" (say somewhere in middle-east), but I also have a connection in country "A" (say somewhere in ...
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Usage of cash in Europe during COVID

In US, some businesses (especially restaurants) are refusing cash, accepting payment only by card (presumably to limit transferring disease by cash). Is the same thing occurring in Europe? I'll be ...
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Traveling to Switzerland from the US with a transit in the Netherlands, what is the maximum amount of currency I may carry with me?

Traveling to Switzerland from the US with a layover in the Netherlands, what is the maximum currency value that may be carried? I read Netherlands max before having to declare is EUR 9,999 but ...
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Child travelling abroad and money

My child will be traveling to Paris in 2022 on an escorted school trip (he will then be 13). Does anyone have experience in the best/easiest/safest way to provide a minor money while they travel? ...
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Where can I exchange Zambian Kwacha in the UK?

I came back from a work trip with approximately 1200 Zambian Kwacha (~£45). I don't think most banks will take it. Any ideas where I can exchange it for GBP in the UK?
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Can I open a bank account before traveling in Istanbul?

When I traveled to Australia, I contacted a bank and opened an account, and transferred money, when I got there, I completed the application form and provided the documents. That was so helpful. But ...
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Can I carry large sum of cash (>10k EUR) in my hand luggage?

I will be flying between two, both EU and Schengen-area countries. Can I take on-board large sum of cash (more than 10k euros) in my hand luggage? I know I need to declare this cash at customs but do ...
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What are the hidden fees for using booking.com

Trying to book a hotel using booking.com it states that "Additional charges may apply" What are those charges? How to calculate them? Do I have to Pay them in cash?
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Can I provide bank statements from multiple accounts when applying for a New Zealand visa? [duplicate]

I have multiple accounts under different banks for different purposes, which should I present? Does the visa officer want to check if I have enough money in my savings maintained consistently over a ...
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How can I buy euros via bank transfer in Austria?

I recently moved from the UK to Austria (Graz) and bought a prepaid travel card from the Post Office beforehand. Unfortunately this does not work in any bank or ATM I can find, and I do not have a ...
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Can you recharge MonCash (Haiti mobile money app) from the US? [closed]

Haitian mobile operator Digicel has a mobile money transfer app called MonCash. It seems to be pretty effective for transferring money in-country, and is even accepted by some significant vendors. But ...

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