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Euro cash

Whatís the best way to generate euros in cash for a holiday?

I donít have a euro account. UBS quoted rate just over 1.01 CHF to euro, which seems expensive.

I believe there is a discount for more than 10,000, but thatís a bit more bangers and mash than I need.
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Old 02.07.2020, 08:49
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1.01 is cheap, not expensive.

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Indeed. 1.01 EUR to CHF I meant.
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Re: Euro cash

Either way, that's cheap for EUR, as current rate is 0.94 EUR = 1 CHF.

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Indeed. 1.01 EUR to CHF I meant.
Check out the Revolut debit card thread on this forum. Or Travelwise.

When you are in Euroland these cards work at cash machines, when you use as a debit card there are no conversations, charges and surcharges.

And converting back to francs is easy and at better rates than the banks.

Edited to add: At the moment on Revolut 1€ = f1.06; f1 = €0.9382
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Check out the Revolut debit card thread on this forum. Or Travelwise.

When you are in Euroland these cards work at cash machines, when you use as a debit card there are no conversations, charges and surcharges.

And converting back to francs is easy and at better rates than the banks.

Edited to add: At the moment on Revolut 1Ä = f1.06; f1 = Ä0.9382
Transferwise is an absolutely brilliant with their debit mastercard that can hold many currencies and use it abroad as a local card with local currency payments, but cash withdrawals are limited to 200-300 EUR per month after that there is a fee for cash withdrawals, while card payments are free.
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Transferwise is an absolutely brilliant with their debit mastercard that can hold many currencies and use it abroad as a local card with local currency payments, but cash withdrawals are limited to 200-300 EUR per month after that there is a fee for cash withdrawals, while card payments are free.
Same for Revolut, but I use so little cash these days, it has not limited me in the least. Spent a week on the cote díazur and still had change from Ä100.
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