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Old 24.11.2012, 15:08
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Last Minute Idiot Question

Do most bigger banks, UBS, Credit Suisse, Kantonalbank, have Brtish pounds on hand? Or do they have to be ordered? I forgot to order some cash. I know a bank that is open now, but they aren't picking up their phone. And before I go out there, well, I came here.
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Re: Last Minute Idiot Question

The UBS at the airport is open and I am sure they have them. Same for SBB (for example in the main-station in Zurich but also the one in Stadelhofen should be open).

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Old 24.11.2012, 15:27
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Re: Last Minute Idiot Question

I can get pounds from the atm at the airport in geneva. Maybe the one in zurich?
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Old 24.11.2012, 15:29
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Re: Last Minute Idiot Question

how many do you need? normally, i keep very little pounds - just enough to buy a few things at the airport etc. there are so many ATMs in the UK that you can quickly get some dosh once you are there.
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I can get pounds from the atm at the airport in geneva. Maybe the one in zurich?
Yeah I never tried that before, because never needed to try. I just don't know if I will have any taking money issues from the ATM in London, and would like to avoid getting screwed at the change counter at the airport.

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Old 24.11.2012, 15:32
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how many do you need? normally, i keep very little pounds - just enough to buy a few things at the airport etc. there are so many ATMs in the UK that you can quickly get some dosh once you are there.
I have just had previous experiences in Toronto, Boston, Ann Arbor, every toll booth in France, where they might only adhere to some local system of cards or whatever, and then I find myself in tough situations.
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Yeah I never tried that before, because never needed to try. I just don't know if I will have any taking money issues from the ATM in London, and would like to avoid getting screwed at the change counter at the airport.

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the department store in Wimbledon, London, top floor, cant remember the name of the store, being there ages, gives very good rate for CHF cash to UK pds cash, take passport
Dont know which part of London you are heading, presume similar places other locations with Sunday opening, except not for Banks.
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I have just had previous experiences in Toronto, Boston, Ann Arbor, every toll booth in France, where they might only adhere to some local system of cards or whatever, and then I find myself in tough situations.
i think things are pretty easy in london. and if you have a credit card, you are fine. you can use a CC almost everywhere and for anything.
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Re: Last Minute Idiot Question

What sort of bank atm card do you have I have only ever had the sort that is able t be used in any atm in any country to withdraw ocal currency.

Its pretty normal
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