Sunday, August 16, 2009

Exchanging Currency and Buying Travellers Checks - Oh My!

Before we head out to Switzerland, I would like to get some Swiss currency and travelers checks. When I was at Chase bank depositing a check, I asked the teller about obtaining currency and travelers checks. Hmm. I don't think people do that very often from the look on her face. I asked about fees (none) and exchange rates (check website) but she didn't seem to know very much about how to do those things. She also didn't mention whether or not I had to call ahead for the currency.

Some people might not know that Switzerland is not part of the EU and does not use Euros. The currency in Switzerland is Swiss Francs, abbreviated SFr in English. Somehow I doubt that SFr are commonly held in Texas banks.

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