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Old 27.06.2014, 11:56
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Re: Exchanging a lot of currency

Yeah if I just had a bank account, I would be fine. I will visit a few and see if it's possible to open account. I have a good bank in the US, so I have no problem withdrawing money at ATMs worldwide. It's getting the money back in that's the issue.

In the US, the exchange rates at most banks for selling back the CHF is quite poor so you end up losing 6-7%. I didn't see rates published online for UBS or most of the other banks here so I'm going to go ask them what the exchange rate is.

Unfortunately living in Switzerland is quite pricey compared to the US, so I'd prefer to not lose a big portion of my money to currency exchange fees. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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