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Is this banknote still acceptable in Switzerland?

This note belongs to the 8th series of banknotes. They are no longer legal tender, so banks do not have to accept them. The eighth banknote series was issued between 1995 and 1998. These banknotes ...
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How did this currency exchange work?

Transaction was written as the opposite of what happened This transaction is written up as the opposite of what you describe. It's written as them selling 50,000 yen to you for $537.93 plus the $9.95 &...
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Can GBP be directly used in Austria

No, GBP can not be used directly in Austria. No store will accept them. You won't have any serious trouble finding a currency exchange store to convert them to Euros though.
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Can Canadian money (change) be used in the United States?

Technically no, practically speaking yes. Many of the coins look the same as US coins at a first glance, so careless clerks may accept them. I am in the US and often find myself with Canadian pennies ...
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Are 500 Euro notes accepted by banks in Spain?

Stores They are practically very rarely accepted. Not sure about how legal that is, but some stores even explicitly put signs they don't accept 500 EUR bills. e.g. like this one (although this one ...
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Why are two currency options available when paying via card at airports abroad?

If you select the local currency, it will be converted to your card's currency according to the terms of your cardholder agreement (e.g. in the US and Canada it's often Visa/Mastercard's current rate +...
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How to pay for things in Greece?

Pay as you normally do at home. Have some cash with you when you land in Greece for small immediate purchases (tourist things, taxi...), I'd say, 200, 300 euros per person. Pay with credit card for ...
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Is it still possible to exchange old West German money (pre-Euro)?

Source You can exchange unlimited amounts of DM banknotes and coins for euro indefinitely and free of charge at all Deutsche Bundesbank branches. The official exchange rate is set at EUR 1 for DEM 1....
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Are 500 Euro notes accepted by banks in Spain?

500€ banknotes are perfectly legal in EU, and as such they are accepted all over the EU. They are however been used a lot for criminal activities, so it's been decided that they will be faded out ...
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How to pay for things in Greece?

It's unfortunate you have pre-ordered Euros. USA banks offer terrible rates of exchange. What you need to do is investigate the foreign currency fees of your various credit and debit cards, almost all ...
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Dec 30, 2016: India demonetized all Rs 500 & 1000 notes. What do I do with my leftover cash?

Exchange them for another currency (or denomination, if you want to and can) as soon as possible. If somehow that didn't work, your only choice would be to physically send them to a friend in India. ...
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How portable are different UK bank notes across the UK?

In the past I was happy to accept Sterling (GBP) notes issued by any bank, because all bank notes were printed on special paper that could be tested with a cheap and readily available banknote pen. ...
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Can Canadian money (change) be used in the United States?

Generally not. Your Canadian money will definitely not work in US vending machines. Some border towns accept Canadian currency, but the further from the border you get, the less likely it is.
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How did this currency exchange work?

Airport changers are rarely offer good value but this time they did. In order to make money they have a BUY and SELL rate. The difference between these two is called the SPREAD and the real exchange ...
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Are credit cards prevalent in Denmark?

I live in Denmark (Copenhagen), and I can go weeks without using cash these days. What I have is a 'Dankort' (national debit card system), so the experience doesn't necessarily transfer directly to ...
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Can you use a virtual credit card to withdraw money from an ATM in the UK?

Alternatively to an ATM, you can ask for cashback in stores. The way this works is that after scanning your items, you can ask the person at the till for cashback of X amount (normally smaller ...
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Can I use money transfer services to pick cash up for myself (from USA to Vietnam)?

Check the specific terms of the service you are considering using, but, in general, yes, a tourist with appropriate ID will be allowed to use a money transfer service. However, the fees for such ...
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Is this banknote still acceptable in Switzerland?

The 8th series bills are no longer legal tender as other answers have said. They are still accepted by federal public institutions for payment (SBB/CFF/FFS and post offices) until October 30, 2021. ...
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How portable are different UK bank notes across the UK?

The trick which works is asking the shop people to exchange your (last) notes for the English ones before you cross the border or take a ferry or flight. Most of them will be happy enough to do that ...
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Why are two currency options available when paying via card at airports abroad?

The service you are referring to is called "dynamic currency conversion" and is sold as an extra convenience in locales with a heavy tourist presence, not just in airports. Many people are tempted to ...
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Expenditure in Poland - Forex Card doesn't have Złoty

Generally a Visa card can be expected to work for (almost) every currency in the world. If the currency of the transaction is different from the currency the card balance is kept in, the issuer will ...
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Are 500 Euro notes accepted by banks in Spain?

Spanish Here. They are rarely accepted because of security concerns, and usually (in small stores) that extends to 100 euro and 200 euro notes also. If you need to use them, you can always ask for ...
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Exchange Polish Zloty to Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) in Malaysia?

You won't be able to exchange this money, it's deprecated since 1995. Then PLN was introduced (standing for PoLish New) with value 1 new zloty = 10 000 old zlotys. Even before denomination the money ...
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How to divide large bank notes into smaller ones while traveling?

Some strategies: Take less out of the ATM. It may dispense different denominations and give you smaller notes if you only ask for a little money. This, of course, may backfire on you if you have to ...
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Are credit cards prevalent in Denmark?

Credit and debit cards are extremely widely accepted in Sweden and Denmark. Almost every vendor of anything accepts them - from big stores and hotels to small restaurants to convenience stores. I once ...
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Why are currency exchange rates so different in Egypt?

Without getting into Egypt's current economic crisis, suffice it to say the country has a number of capital controls that aim to limit outflows of Egyptian currency. In October, the government ...
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Electronic Euro Payment for Americans

IMO by far the easiest way to do this is to open a multi-currency account. See for example https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/banking/multi-currency-account. The most popular one is probably wise.com (...
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If I book a return journey with British Airways and miss the first flight, can I still use the return flight?

Unfortunately your ticket will no longer be valid if you have missed the first flight. The customer service website of official British Airways confirms the same: Other Travel Policies: Your ...
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