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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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Exchanging TWD to USD in Taiwan

Where can I exchange TWD to USD before leaving Taiwan? Is doing this at TPE airport a good option (I've heard the exhchange rates there are good, unlike other airports), or is it better to go to a ...
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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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How much currency in cash for trip to Turkey? [closed]

How much Turkish lira should I take for two of us? We will have four nights in Istanbul. We are planning to visit 2-3 museums and will use public transport. We will a book hotel with breakfast and ...
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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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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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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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What is the best way to get Baht in Thailand?

I was briefly in Bangkok last year and as usual tried to withdraw cash from an ATM. It said it would charge me a local fee of 200 Baht for the transaction. I cancelled and went to the next ATM which ...
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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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Euro or USD acceptance in Mauritius

I note a booking with Booking.com informs that the room charged is given in Euro. Does that imply that Euro (and perhaps USD) is generally accepted in Mauritius?
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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 much money can an Indian tourist carry to London

How much money can an Indian tourist carry to London. Is there a regulation by the Indian government or Uk Govt.
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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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What are some electronic payment systems available for use by foreigners in India?

I will be traveling to India in a few weeks and wondering about some (non-cash) electronic payment systems that are: widely accepted for daily purchases available to use by foreigners without a local ...
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Is there a legal limit to the amount of cash one can carry on domestic US flights?

Is there a legal limit to the amount of physical cash a US citizen can possess when flying from one US state to another? I've heard that the United States government can and is seizing any amount of ...
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Lowest fee ATMs in Argentina?

With the dollar blue rate largely now matching the official rate, are there any ATMs in Argentina that do not charge excessive fees on foreign cards? Which Argentine banks do not charge any fees for ...
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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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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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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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How expensive is a vacation to Japan?

Since I am planning a vacation to Japan this fall, I'd like to have a rough overview about my expenses. I'm flying from Germany (probably Frankfurt) to Tokyo. I know that the flight alone will net me ...
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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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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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Can I get a temporary/pay-as-you-go EC card for use in Germany?

I am temporarily working in Germany, and am at a company where the onsite canteen only supports payment using an EC card. I am from the UK, where this concept doesn't exist (in fact, I think EC cards ...
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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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Can I pay for my Turkish visa on arrival at the airport in Euros?

I'm Australian, flying into Istanbul Turkey tomorrow (Ataturk airport) and I know from last year's trip that I must pay a visa fee upon entry. But last year I crossed by land from Bulgaria and this ...
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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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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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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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European debit cards in Japan

I will be traveling [from Austria] to Japan for two weeks soon. From searching online it seems that I should prepare a few hundred euros and convert them to Yen as soon as I get there, since my ...
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How many types of Pound Sterling are there and what is the relationship between them?

Some years ago I brought some left over pounds to England. In a shop a shopkeeper denied my money with the quote: "This isn't Scotland." At that time I though I just met a patriotic idiot and moved on....
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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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What is the best strategy to exchange money to GBP in London?

I know this question said about London which where I live right now, but I think it's applied everywhere. I have almost 900 Euros left which I want to change back to pound sterling. So, I googled a ...
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USA, travelling with more than USD 10,000

I will be leaving for USA in a little while, and I plan to carry around USD 12,500. I will be visiting my son there, and I will hand over that cash to him then. As I understand, if the amount is more ...
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When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?

Recently my wife and I traveled to Italy and before we left we got about 85% of our money in travelers checks and the other 15% we carried on in cash. When we arrived there, no one would take our ...
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Are my US dollar bank notes still valid and for how long will they be?

I have some US Dollar Federal Reserve notes: Some 12 Federal Reserve Notes 100 Dollar Notes Series 2006 A Some 40 Federal Reserve Notes 100 Dollar Notes Series 2009 A Please ...
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Is it safe to carry $10000? [closed]

I am immigrating to Canada and need to carry $12500 with me. Is it safe to carry such amount in cash with me?. What is the limit for amount of cash we can carry in a single flight? (Government of ...
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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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Is there a 'minimum daily spend' in Bhutan, and does it vary on citizenship?

While reading an article about Bhutan today, I came across this surprising bit: However, visiting the country for Australians is not straightforward. While there are connecting flights from ...
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Nonresident Travel Money (Card or Bank Account) Solution with Emergency Cash Feature in Euros?

I'm from the new EU so my country's banks are not that advanced that they can offer me this feature. So this will be a nonresident account for travel money. The solution I am looking for is like AMEX'...
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Prepaid Debit Card for traveling in Europe from Israeli bank

I would like to buy Prepaid Debit Card for traveling in Europe. However, if I understood it correctly, I should choose the company regarding the country of my current residence. Not all companies ...
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Low cost travel money cards when travelling overseas from Australia

When I travel overseas, I generally don't like to carry too much cash. Historically I've used a travel money card, which allowed me to buy a certain number of US/Canadian/other country dollars loaded ...
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Prepaid credit cards for use in Russia

I'm traveling to Russia soon and want to take a prepaid credit card along with me (on top of some cash, of course). Does this count as like a visa gift card? I know Visa and Mastercard are accepted ...
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Which commission-free card options are available to UK residents who want to travel abroad? [closed]

I am traveling to Bangalore from Edinburgh via Dublin and Abu Dabhi. The thing is I have got a good layover time in both Dublin and Abu Dabhi and so I'm looking to do some shopping over there. To ...
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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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Are there any prepaid travel cards available in Japanese Yen?

Are there any prepaid travel cards (like the Amex GlobalTravel) available in Japanese Yen?
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Can I use a US cash machine when my PIN has 6 digits?

Some friends told me that it is problematic in the USA to use cash machines when you have a 6 digit PIN on your card, because most cash machines in the USA only accept 4 digits. Therefore I have two ...