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Morning all. Does anyone know whether it is better to put over 10,000 francs into pounds sterling here in Switzerland, or to take it back and change it in the UK?
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Old 08.12.2012, 11:22
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Re: Cash - francs to pounds

For that much I'd do a bank transfer using a "broker", unless you're in a hurry.

My experience of Oanda is on p6 here
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Re: Cash - francs to pounds

Bit of a rush .. We were hoping to complete today

Mrs g mis-spoke , obviously the deposit here would be in franc for eventual transfer to pounds , or carry cash as franc to transfer there


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Re: Cash - francs to pounds

Only fools carry that much in cash chances are you get held up at airport security or likely asked wtf you are carrying it for. Electronic transfer is cheap and secure and no questions
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Only fools carry that much in cash chances are you get held up at airport security or likely asked wtf you are carrying it for.
On what grounds would the airport security do that? You can legally bring up to 10 000 EUR worth of cash to the UK without declaring it.
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Re: Cash - francs to pounds

I have a bit less than 2k GBP that Id like to get CHF for...

Dont know the FX at the moment but Id be happy to change in the middle between the buy/sell offered at exchange points.
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I have a bit less than 2k GBP that Id like to get CHF for...

Dont know the FX at the moment but Id be happy to change in the middle between the buy/sell offered at exchange points.
sure ... meet me at the corner of ave Mont Blanc , Geneva 12:3o this evening
I'll be wearing a black top coat with a red carnation in the lapel
the pass code is " the lion sleeps tonight"
you reply " a wee Ma way "

err ... second thought

no ( thanks but no )
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sure ... meet me at the corner of ave Mont Blanc , Geneva 12:3o this evening
I'll be wearing a black top coat with a red carnation in the lapel
the pass code is " the lion sleeps tonight"
you reply " a wee Ma way "

err ... second thought

no ( thanks but no )
Im not in Switzerland today, but out of curiousty, why not?

During decent hour in the day at a well frequented place... Whats the issue there?
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Re: Cash - francs to pounds

years ago in another life I often made cash deals like that on the street
no more

no offense
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