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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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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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Large Deposit Time Frame [duplicate]

If two Large Deposits were deposited 6 months ago and only one of them was withdrawn the next day, would either be considered as "Fund parking"? And do I have to explain their sources? Thank you
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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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Validity of my Canadian paper $20 bills [duplicate]

I will be coming to Canada upcoming September. However, I have a few Canadian paper 20$ bills (3-4 years old) and I recently came to know that polymer notes are now in circulation. So, are my Canadian ...
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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 ...
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Can I use a JCB credit card in the UK?

I am travelling in the UK from Japan next month. I was wondering if many places accept a JCB credit card.
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Transferring money from Indian Forex card/Travel Card to my own USA bank account [duplicate]

I am an Indian and I will be leaving for the USA this August for pursuing higher education. To cover part of my expenses while studying in the USA I want to use forex card on monthly basis. I want to ...
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Shanghai Airport (PVG) ATMs or cash exchange in terminal 2

I have a transit through PVG airport in China and will be in terminal 2 for a few hours. I have a Chinese bank account and a UnionPay card with quite a bit of cash left in it that I want to withdraw. ...
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How to get cash in Europe (ATM cards and taking cash) coming from United States [duplicate]

Can someone recommend a good ATM card to obtain for an American going to Europe. Specifically, I'm going to England/Wales if that makes a difference. To give back, I mention that I have a Amazon ...
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Converting euros to czk vs converting rands (zar) to czk

I am traveling to Prague and Berlin at the end of the year. In South Africa we are unable to access the czk currency. I have been told a way is to convert euros to czk upon arrival. The issue I am ...
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How do I find the cheapest currency exchange option for a given trip? [duplicate]

Say I want to travel from country A to country B. Different currencies are used in A and B. I have a lot of options to exchange currency A to currency B (local banks, foreign banks, ATMs, exchange ...
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German credit card in the US

I will be travelling to the US soon and for that I obviously need a proper credit card, because Americans love their plastic money. I already own a credit card but I am a little bit confused, because ...
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russian women asking for $2000.00 to show athorities she has enough money for her trip [duplicate]

i have met a girl online from rusia. we have been sending massages through my email address.it has now been six weeks since her first message.she uses the internet cafe. she was short $516 american ...
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Does cash over USD 10,000 need to be declared before boarding a domestic flight connecting to an international flight?

There is a related previous question with an answer that suggests (in passing) that the declaration can be done at the final airport before leaving the US. But it does not address whether waiting ...
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Spending pesos at IAH

I have a layover in Houston on the way back from Mexico, and I have a small amount of money left in pesos. Will I be able to buy food with pesos in the airport, or would I have to exchange them first?
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Known places that exchange 500 euros notes

The 500 euro acceptance at shops and markets was highly discussed in this post: Are 500 Euro notes accepted by banks in Spain? However, I'd like to know if there are any known places that exchange ...
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Is it possible to pay for the bus at Skopje airport with euros or a credit card?

Some friends and I are visiting Skopje next week. We want to take the bus from the airport to the city centre. I've read many times that you can pay nearly everywhere in Macedonia with euros. Is this ...
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Which banks in mainland China (if any) don't charge ATM withdrawal fees

What are some banks in China whose ATMs don't charge ATM withdrawal fees if I withdraw money from a foreign VISA or MasterCard? (If all of them charge these fees, which ones charge the least?) (Or ...
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My girlfriend wants $1500 to prove she can look after herself when she arrives in Australia [duplicate]

My girlfriend wants $1500 to prove to customs that she had money to look after herself when she arrives in Australia. True or false. I'm questioning it. I do believe it's for real. She seems very ...
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Can 2009 US 100-dollar notes still be used anywhere in the world? [closed]

I currently have 100 US dollars (2009 series) and want to use them anywhere in the world.
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Old paper Canadian currency

I live in England and have just found an envelope with old paper Canadian money in it for value $405 (in various denominations). Is there any way I can change it to new notes whilst in the UK? If ...
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Withdrawing from US local Bank in Africa

I will soon be travelling through some African nations like Senegal, Kenya etc. Now I have had some people say United States Dollars are withdrawable from a US Bank Debit Card. I use Metabank and ...
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Am I at risk of unusable half banknotes in Quebec?

According to this CBC article from 2015, some people in Quebec cut bank notes in half, which are then used as two separate notes each worth half the original value. These notes are known as "demi", ...
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Can I use US bank issued credit/debit cards in Canada?

I will visit Toronto this summer. I have a US VISA credit card and a US MasterCard debit card. Do stores there usually accept these two cards? If so, which one has the cheaper transaction fee, or are ...
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Can I leave the airport and take a taxi with BRL Reais?

I'm going to travel from Brazil to Argentina. I have plans to live in Argentina until the end of the year but what I still do not know is if I can take a taxi or eat something at the Buenos Aires ...
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Wire transfer from America

Does anyone know of any bank in America that will execute a wire transfer to another country for a customer who does not hold an account with them? Or do most banks require you to hold an account with ...
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How is currency converted at a foreign ATM from US Dollars?

Credit cards are not widely accepted at smaller vendors in Taiwan that I often go to, so I'm forced to use local cash. Upon calling my bank (Chase), I learned that they charge $5 plus 3% for ...
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Acceptance of payment cards and Euro in Bucharest

I shall shortly be spending 24 hours in Bucharest and would prefer not to change money for such a short visit. We have Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards. Our hotel is prepaid. Are cards ...
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Is there any bank that issues free ATM cards and accounts in Cambodia? [closed]

Is there any bank that issues free ATM cards and accounts in Cambodia? Hello, I am looking for a bank in Phnom Penh that can set up a bank account for me and preferably a free ATM card to if ...
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Visas How to get a Russia visa [duplicate]

I have been talking to a chick that says she needs 4500 euro in her bank account in order to obtain a 90 day tourist visa to visit Ireland.