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Money and Bank Accounts
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I would exchange a small amount before you leave home at Travellex or Thomas Cook or wherever (even the airport if you have to). Around London (and Europe) just withdraw funds as you go from ATM’s with your credit/debit card, there are plenty of ATM’s around so you won’t have a problem finding one. Change Euro’s in London before you start your tour, no point carrying lots of money around if you don’t have to.
Travellers Cheques are useless, don’t bother. Make big payments with your credit/debit card and carry a few hundred dollars to buy smaller things. I kept the bulk of my money safely tucked away in my bag and kept about $50 in my pocket for small purchases during the day so I wasn’t constantly opening my wallet in front of others.
Money-belts are a personal choice. I have never used one. I always just use my normal wallet/bag.
Check out these sites for opening an account:
Thanks for your advice. I’ve gone through my bank account who are going to open up a HSBC account for me in the UK.
I’ll get a debit card off them and use that around England.
The only catch is I’m flying into Newcastle but I’ve got to be in London to activate my bank account..
Do UK Debit Cards work in Europe…?
i was told i could go into any hsbc to open my account. i would check on that, its a bit of a ways to travel into london just for a bank account!!
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oh and i forgot to mention
Ive just found this choice article on credit cards exchange rates:
I just thought it was interesting and relevant.
lol i kept surfing and found this also:
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