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    English bank notes in scotland

    Usually just take my bank card while on holiday but have heard from a few people returning from sharm el sheikh during unrest that finding a working cash machine was almost impossible.
    To make things easier we've decided to take cash this year, was wondering if I wanted say £1400 in English notes can I just go into my branch and ask for this or will I need to give them notice?? I bank with lloyds tsb

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    I don't know about the notes, but I am pretty sure you won't be allowed to take out £1400 without asking for it in advance, most banks have a limit to withdrawals that can be made each day. I believe mine is £500 per day.

    I bank with HSBC and there is a limit to what I can get out of a cash machine each day, but if I go in the branch I can take out as much as I have, no notice required.

    I suppose it depends if Scottish banks consider English notes as foreign currency
    Edited by: "Butterbean" 27th Feb 2011

    the atm's in your hotel should be fine, where i stayed they had 2 and take a prepaid claxton fx card, no fees and exchange your money at the airport, highest currency rate you wont find any better, ive looked

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    Butterbean

    I bank with HSBC and there is a limit to what I can get out of a cash … I bank with HSBC and there is a limit to what I can get out of a cash machine each day, but if I go in the branch I can take out as much as I have, no notice required.


    Yeah but I'm wondering, will a Scottish bank have a separate supply of English notes or will I need to arrange this in advance. Telephone banking didn't have a clue, lol
    The full Scottish bank note thing **** me off to be honest

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    MR1123

    the atm's in your hotel should be fine, where i stayed they had 2 and … the atm's in your hotel should be fine, where i stayed they had 2 and take a prepaid claxton fx card, no fees and exchange your money at the airport, highest currency rate you wont find any better, ive looked


    I noticed last year they had best rates without a doubt, just been hearing reports of all machines not being filled frequently. My workmate returned last week and spent next to nothing as couldn't find a working ATM. This might all be bs though

    I'm confused. Do I understand right that you want to take £1400 in cash to a country that I'm guessing doesn't accept GPB as currency?

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    dxx

    I'm confused. Do I understand right that you want to take £1400 in cash … I'm confused. Do I understand right that you want to take £1400 in cash to a country that I'm guessing doesn't accept GPB as currency?


    You get more for your money with GBP over in Egypt, Its a foreign cash culture. The exchange rates here are nowhere as good as you receive over there. Felt robbed first time I went and had already changed my money in uk

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    dxx

    I'm confused. Do I understand right that you want to take £1400 in cash … I'm confused. Do I understand right that you want to take £1400 in cash to a country that I'm guessing doesn't accept GPB as currency?



    i dont think theres many countries that dont have foreign exchanges available and youll always get a better rate.

    GBP is sthe cash of choice in Egypt as far as I remember, that or dollars, euro at a push, anything but their own currency, its not worth the paper its printed on apparently.

    Ring the bank to make sure they have the full whack in English notes, I find that if I withdraw cash from an England based bank I tend to only get English notes right enough, but its better to ring ahead and check, save them messing about in the branch if they dont have it all to hand in the notes you require.

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    Skyebee

    GBP is sthe cash of choice in Egypt as far as I remember, that or … GBP is sthe cash of choice in Egypt as far as I remember, that or dollars, euro at a push, anything but their own currency, its not worth the paper its printed on apparently.Ring the bank to make sure they have the full whack in English notes, I find that if I withdraw cash from an England based bank I tend to only get English notes right enough, but its better to ring ahead and check, save them messing about in the branch if they dont have it all to hand in the notes you require.

    ill give them a ring tomorow then, not leaving for a few weeks yet but trying to get everything sorted now.

    Could you not just go to the ATM for one of the English banks like NAT WEST and withdraw £500 each day for three days?

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    dungavel

    Could you not just go to the ATM for one of the English banks like NAT … Could you not just go to the ATM for one of the English banks like NAT WEST and withdraw £500 each day for three days?


    That's what skyebee was saying, i might just give that a shot actually, never realised they give out English notes. Worst thing that can happen is I end up with more monopoly money that I can deposit in account again.

    callum84

    That's what skyebee was saying, i might just give that a shot actually, … That's what skyebee was saying, i might just give that a shot actually, never realised they give out English notes. Worst thing that can happen is I end up with more monopoly money that I can deposit in account again.


    Withdraw a tenner. If it's English withdraw another 490. I know the Nat West in Blythswood square used to give out English notes.

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    dcx_badass

    Natwest (so I presume RBS aswell), is a days notice for £1000 or over (+ … Natwest (so I presume RBS aswell), is a days notice for £1000 or over (+ photo ID), and I think others are the same.You know with that amount of foreign cash you're going to have to do customs forms maybe leaving the UK, but probably entering Egypt aswell.


    I actually thought only sums over 10000 usd had to be declared on entry, unless you know otherwise

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    dcx_badass

    Natwest (so I presume RBS aswell), is a days notice for £1000 or over (+ … Natwest (so I presume RBS aswell), is a days notice for £1000 or over (+ photo ID), and I think others are the same.You know with that amount of foreign cash you're going to have to do customs forms maybe leaving the UK, but probably entering Egypt aswell.



    that amount of cash ...............lol

    tell me which country you are talking about

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    casparwhite

    that amount of cash ...............loltell me which country you are … that amount of cash ...............loltell me which country you are talking about


    Maybe Zimbabwe or some third world country lol
    Never came across it personally but it's not the kinda thing I normally check.

    Dunno but I always thought that english banks dispense english notes from their own machines regardless of the location in the country? ..I guess it depends on who they get to stock the ATMs I suppose.

    I know that going in to your own bank branch you can withdrawn as much as you want in cash. You might have to give them a good reason though. I did this in Barclays and withdrew £1000 cash on the spot. The teller did ask why so much in cash and accepted what I had told her over the counter without the need for any further proof.
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