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Offline JohnF

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Re: Sterling
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 08:18:44 AM »
You'd be acting as an unlicensed currency broker, similar to the guy in the clothes shop opposite Carrefour. 


Offline Colwyn

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Re: Sterling
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2018, 09:53:18 AM »
And which banks would they be Colwyn?
I am using Barclays Platinum travel credit card. No fee, no load, and you don't get charged interest on ATM withdrawals. The Santander Zero credit card is also not bad but you have to pay interest on withdrawals until paid off. Same with Halifax Clarity credit card. All three give you either the Visa or the Mastercard exchange rate without your bank taking a cut for doing precisely nothing. In contrast I don't use my Santander debit card as, if I wanted to withdraw £100s worth of lira, it would charge me £2.75 for foreign currency and £1.99 for using an ATM. Total £4.74 to access my own money! No thanks.

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Re: Sterling
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2018, 12:46:46 PM »
AKBANK, GARANTI, IS AND TEB, Liz still giving sterling.  Some Bankamatics do also.   For us expats there is no need to panic it is ONLY HSBC.   For after all this is Turkey.  Nearly all give Euros and some US Dollars.  People have been raiding ATM's for Sterling and people now think its all ATM's...

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Re: Sterling
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2018, 16:40:28 PM »
Thanks Barb, very helpful

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