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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Can I deposit 500 Euro banknotes at bank in Netherlands?

I have purchased about 8,000 Euros as I am going to study in Netherlands soon. I received ten 500 Euro banknotes and the reset in 100s and 50s. Recently I read that spending 500s is actually pretty ...
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How much money do I need in Luton Airport during a stopover?

I'm traveling, from an EU country in the Schengen area, to the Canary Islands, transferring flights at Luton Airport. This is going to be my first trip alone, not to mention my first flight and I'm ...
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Do I need cash CHF for a weekend in Zurich?

I'm going to Zurich for a weekend and planning to go to one or two restaurants, buy basic groceries in a supermarket and possible do a little bit of downtown shopping, but not extravagant stuff. I ...
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Am I allowed to carry medicine, canned food and money into New Zealand?

I am an Indian national and will be traveling to New Zealand as a student. Because I will be staying in New Zealand for 15 months, I was thinking whether I am allowed to carry the following items with ...
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What's the right answer to “Check, Savings or Credit” for an overseas card in Australia?

A few days ago, rather jetlagged, I was very stumped when the person serving me in a cafe at the airport asked "Cheque, Savings or Credit" when I handed over my (overseas / foreign card) to pay for a ...
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Is the new Indian currency available at Hyderabad airport?

I am travelling to India by the end of December. Is there any facility at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad to buy Indian currency in exchange of foreign currency and if there is, ...
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Do (non-US) Maestro cards work in Cuba?

I have a Maestro debit card issued by a European bank. Will I be able to use it to withdraw cash from ATMs and banks in Cuba?
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Chip-enabled North American signature debit/ATM card — can it be set up for European/EMV chip and PIN?

I am the proud recipient of a brand new, EMV-equipped Visa Debit card through my financial institution -- this card is capable of being used for PIN debit/EFTPOS, signature debit, and ATM transactions,...
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Regulation on available cash for tourists going to France

As a tourist travelling from Moscow to Paris, how much cash would I have to show that I have enough prior to taking the flight?
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Acceptance of US Dollars in India?

I will be travelling to India in January, and wonder how to cope with the tough access to local cash right now. People recommend using Uber for taxi, but how to proceed when you hire car with driver ...
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Using US “chip & signature” Credit Cards abroad in “chip & PIN” countries

I am currently living & working in the USA and as such, I have credit cards with "chip & signature" security. When I use one of these cards, I either insert it into the chip-reader in the ...
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Will a tourist have any trouble getting money from an ATM India because of demonetization?

I will be travelling to India as a tourist at the end of this month. I have heard about long lines at banks, and I was wondering whether I would have any trouble getting money from an ATM as a tourist....
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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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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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Bringing Indian currency into India

I am an Overseas resident of Indian Origin and will be visiting India soon to see my parents. I am holding some amount of demonetised Indian currency in denominations of 500 and 1000 which was to be ...
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Do I need to have cash money to be allowed into a Schengen country?

I'm planning a two week tourist trip to Hanover, Germany. I'll be landing in Paris for a connecting flight and will most likely have to go through passport control there and they always ask you those "...
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Should I bring enough cash to cover the entire trip to Thailand? [closed]

I understand taking out cash in Thailand is costly since exchange rates are not that great and there are hefty fees on withdrawals. If I am able to more less estimate what I will spend for the ...
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How can I exchange Rs 500 & 1000 notes in India as a foreigner?

I am travelling to India in late December. I exchanged cash for my trip a couple weeks back and now have a considerable amount of those 500 rupee notes which are no longer valid. I'm a bit at a loss ...
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India just demonetized all Rs 500 & 1000 notes. What do I do with my leftover cash?

On November 08, 2016, India declared that all old 500 and 1000 rupee notes are no longer legal tender, and have to be deposited or exchanged before December 30, 2016. I have some leftover rupees and ...
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What is the last days banks working in Chile in December?

What is the last day in December, when banks are open before holidays?
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Is it okay to arrive in Europe with less than 400EUR?

I'm Brazilian, travelling to Switzerland as tourist and I'll stay for 22 days travelling around Europe. I don't need a visa. I'm carrying with me only 400EUR but I made a transfer using TransferWise ...
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Are credit cards prevalent in Denmark?

In the next days I'll spend a working period (few weeks) in Denmark (Aalborg). I would like to know if credit cards are frequently used in Denmark, are them more or less accepted everywhere in ...
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Cashing USD cheque directly into dollars without US bank account

I recently spent some time in the US, visiting a university (I am an academic). They gave me some money to go towards my expenses, in the form of a check in USD. I am from the UK, and my bank charges ...
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Can I have cash back in a store or supermarket in Denmark as it's done in the States?

Can I walk in a grocery store in Denmark and after buying some stuff ask for withdraw cash by paying with credit card (i.e., as it's done in the US supermarkets)?
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Buying local currency in Senegal

I'm visiting Dakar, Senegal in a couple of days for a scientific workshop. We won't be travelling much but I will need enough local currency (which is the West African CFA franc) for a meal or two and ...
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How to handle spending money for extended trip to Europe?

So I'm gearing up for a roughly 6-week trip to Europe early next year (Poland and one so-far undetermined eastern/central European country), but there's one big thing I'm still trying to figure out: ...
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Why are CaixaBank ATMs in Barcelona so complex?

During a recent trip to Barcelona, I regularly encountered CaixaBank ATMs, with an incredible array of buttons, slots and displays. The first time I tried to use one I tapped the touchscreen, which ...
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Is it possible to get a hotel room in France by paying just cash?

I'm from India and I'm going to study in France. However, since I'm arriving on the weekends, I'm not quite 100% sure if my school representative will pick me up. In that scenario, I wanted to know ...
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Does an OCI cardholder travelling to India on a one way ticket require to prove they have funds

Of course I know I will need money to fund my trip, and I do have a certain amount. But would it be a requirement to have a certain amount of funds to travel on a one way ticket from the UK to india? ...
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Are 500 Euro notes accepted by banks in Spain?

I am going to Spain and have some €500 notes. I have been advised that they are not accepted. Will the banks accept them and change them?
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Notifying banks of travel to Florida

The last time I travelled to Florida (about 2 years ago) I had 2 different credit cards from Wells Fargo put on hold within literally 1/2 hour of arriving due to the bank assuming that the legitimate ...
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Using Visa credit card in Denmark, Germany, Iceland [closed]

I never use cash in the United States, paying for everything large and small with a credit card (they are universally accepted without fees for practically all purchases). Can I expect the same as a ...
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In Taiwan, do ATMs in convenience stores (7-Eleven, FamilyMart) charge higher fees than ATMs at banks?

In Taiwan like other East Asian countries (except China) using an ATM for a foreigner is quite a pain. One thing I personally hate is ATM fees. Australian banks all gouge us outrageously already on ...
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Should I convert US dollars to euros while in USA or in Europe? [duplicate]

I will eventually end up with so few US dollars when in San Francisco airport, that I won't have to declare them to customs when I arrive at Greece. Should I convert them to Euros in SF, or in El. ...
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Best way to pay in Poland when I have Euros?

I have both cash and credit card in Euros but Poland uses zloty. What's the best way to go around and buy things in Poland, exchanging Euro currency or paying with my debit card (Swedbank), or ...
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Foreign Exchange Bureaux in Major Cities in the United States

Are there bureau de change in major cities in the United States (such as New York, or San Francisco) offering competitive rates (say within 1-2% of the current mid-rate for major currencies?). Banks ...
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Where in Hyderabad can I exchange Azerbaijani manats? [closed]

I need to exchange Azerbaijani manats in Hyderabad, India. Where can I do it?
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Where to hide your money in high-risk areas?

I am dangerously curious to explore places with a lot of criminality. If I were to get robbed on my expeditions, I would lose everything I am carrying, so what would be the best bet for hiding your ...
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Do I have to declare less than $10,000 in cash to US customs when coming back from vacation?

I'm confused after reading this article: http://traveltips.usatoday.com/much-money-can-bring-united-states-100169.html In the first paragraph, it states: "You may bring up to $10,000 in currency, ...
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Currency restrictions on entry/exit to Norway

I am traveling from the US to France, but my flight has a short lay-over in Oslo; can someone explain the currency restriction for entry/exit and whether it applies to travelers passing through. Edit ...
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Pay cash hotels booked with Agoda?

I have booked through Agoda.com some hotels, guesthouses and ryokan for a trip in Japan. Normally you are supposed to settle the hotel bill at check out (or at check in) using the same credit card ...
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Strange currency on websites Argentina

I checked prices on some sites and have feeling of strong misunderstanding: according to Wikw the currency os peso, but prices are in '$'. Moreover, the price seems to be unreasonably high, please see ...
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Alternatives to credit cards for paying abroad

I didn't go abroad for about ten years, and I'm out of the loop regarding the impact of modern technology on travel practices. The last time I went anywhere it was de riguer to take some currency and ...
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Proof of funds for cash savings in Russia (for a Canadian visitor visa)

I'm helping someone with a Canadian visitor visa application. The person in question resides in Russia, unfortunately doesn't have a bank account (and for various reasons doesn't want one), and keeps ...
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Does Euro work in Hungary? [duplicate]

I am finding it hard to buy Hungarian Forint in Bangalore, India. Can I take euros to Hungary? Will those work ?
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Applying for a Schengen visa from Sri Lanka

I am planing to travel to Amsterdam on September 20th-25th. I would like to clarify some points regarding the visa process. First one is: can I show a hotel reservation from booking.com (free ...
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UK or Poland better for buying US dollars? [closed]

For buying US dollars with Sterling, are the rates likely to be better in UK (before departure) or in Poland (en route)?
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Can I ask for cash back in a grocery store in Dubai as it's done in the US?

I try to be more precise in the question. Can I walk in a grocery store in Dubai and after buying some stuff ask for withdraw cash by paying with card as it's done in the US supermarkets?
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Money limit in the airport

Is there a limit to the money I can carry with me (in my suitcase) at the San Francisco, California, United States of America airport? If so, which is that limit? I will depart from SF.
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Traveling to Croatia - what currency shall I bring?

We are planning to travel to fairly rural Croatia for 2 weeks staying in Plitvice lakes then Pula. We had to pay for the accommodation in Pula with Euros and as such was wondering weather it would be ...