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Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

Hello folks,

so the title said it all. I suppose the best way to change CHF into GBP for a short trip to London (hopefully the volcanic ash does not come... is direct withdraw GBP using a swiss bank card, or in my case Postfinance in London. I will be flying into London City Airport and am wondering if anyone has used the ATM there (if any) before? Else I would appreciate tips about finding the right ATM for Postfinance card in London city? (Have some GBP cash, but just enough to last for one day...)

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Old 10.05.2010, 21:42
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

There is an ATM there, right next to the Travelex money exchange at the entrance. I would assume that Postfinance cards will work in that ATM as they would in any other.
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Old 10.05.2010, 21:46
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

i will confirm that , used the machine many times going home to UK , london city is a great airport .....
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Old 10.05.2010, 21:49
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

there is one by the luggage carousel as well, but they are both often out of money particular later into the evening
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

Thanks....hmm...I will reach around 5pm something. Hopefully there are still money then.. And just to reconfirm, this method of withdrawing GBP is the best right? Compare to bringing in cash. And I hope the is no unpleasant surprise about commision later (had experience in Germany where the card can be used but higher commision due to the different bank ATM)
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

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There is an ATM there, right next to the Travelex money exchange at the entrance. I would assume that Postfinance cards will work in that ATM as they would in any other.
Do PF cards work in many UK cash points? I was under the impression it was only CH they worked in.
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Old 10.05.2010, 22:50
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I was under the impression it was only CH they worked in.
The regular PostFinance Cash Cards don't work outside of Switzerland but the Travel Cash Cards do.
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

huh? I am having the normal Postfinance card for the online set or something like that they call it. I remember reading somewhere one can withdraw money worldwide under partner ATM...?

Calling Postfinance user who has used their card (non-travel one, normal one) in overseas, specifically UK?

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Old 10.05.2010, 23:11
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huh? I am having the normal Postfinance card for the online set or something like that they call it. I remember reading somewhere one can withdraw money worldwide under partner ATM...?
If you follow the links I provided for the PF Cash Card you'd see that they no longer issue them but the ones in circulation are still valid till the date that is shown on it.
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Old 10.05.2010, 23:33
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

I can confirm that a regular PostFinance card will withdraw money worldwide.

However - I have not been able to find a machine in City airport that would give me cash with it! I have asked at the cash exchange desk there about it, and they confirmed that certain cards will not work there, and it seems the PostFinance card is one of them.

Just get cash out when you get to your destination...
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

If the card has the following insignia on it then yes it can be used worldwide on every ATM provided the ATM in question also has the same insignia.

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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

ditto for cirrus.
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Old 11.05.2010, 00:21
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

The machine across from the exchange desk in City airport has the logos, but it doesn't like PostFinance cards...
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

I can also confirm that the 'normal' PF card works in any ATM with a 'PLUS' sign. I have used in London and the U.S. of A. easily
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Old 11.05.2010, 06:44
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

We got cash out in London, but not at Heathrow....

So, no last minute shopping for me on the way home...

And, no, it wasn't because there was no cash available...it was because the 'travelex' machines and whatever sponsored ATM's at the airport wouldn't accept the Postfinance card...
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

So it must be a ATM with a 'Plus' sign....I will be travelling to Euston from City Airport. Anyone knows any such ATM on my route?

p/s: I know it is a bit too specific to ask about London in a swiss forum. But well, I think it might be beneficial for other users too? Thanks ya....

p/p/s: to staceyswiss: is the commision or the exchange rate reasonable by using PF card like this worldwide?
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

Maybe this link could help you: http://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/

(ATM locator for Plus ATMs)
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If the card has the following insignia on it then yes it can be used worldwide on every ATM provided the ATM in question also has the same insignia.

Maestro is common and is what we always have in the UK, I just wish PF offered a non-pre-pay card that used it. Most annoying.
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Old 11.05.2010, 08:36
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

You can use your PF card in over 1 million ATMs worldwide:
http://www.postfinance.ch/pf/content...ct/detail.html

The links lower down even lead you to specific banks and locations.

I was able to use my PF card in half a dozen ATMs in Barbados last year.
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Re: Is there any ATM for Postfinance card to withdraw GBP in London City Airport?

you always have the option to tug some £££s before your flight. I'm assuming you'd be using the Mecca that is Zurich Airport. There are ATMs there loaded with € and £.
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