Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby groentje » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:40 pm

That might do it, yes. I generally ask to exchage €20 or €25, if they can give back, and if they can't I propose to give a 5-er extra ;)

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby kfb2 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:14 pm

in saigon airport I found 2 moneychangers to change :note-50: into :note-5: 10x :D if I would have more notes they will help me too

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby colondee » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:27 pm

Sleijeri wrote:Just today i figured out that i might have been very stupid on my travels before, because i just tought about that i could have had exchanged my Euro notes to other Euro notes in airports currency exchange counters.

So I am asking from more experienced travelers/EBTers: Does the currency/money exchange counters in airports allow you to exchange for example 10x :note-5: to one :note-50:?


I guess I am a bit different, as I live in the UK and don't have any bank account in Euroland, so I can't exchange lots of euros to euros in a bank. I can do it at the central banks but then I get new notes - which I just keep at home - I enter them but obviously there will be no hits.

When I go to Euroland I also bring most of my spending money in coins as I can buy them cheaply. Then I try to exchange the coins to notes at the airport. When I have some smaller notes then I will also try and exchange them to bigger notes in order to get more notes in my change when I spend them later.

I always ask at airports and am always rejected except a few times in Frankfurt and Madrid.


In London, many bureaux de change will happily exchange :note-50: to 10x :note-5: or 10x :note-5: to :note-50: They will probably do it for other currencies too.

You can get lots of euro notes this way by walking down Edgware Road (mostly run by Arabs) or Queensway (mostly run by Indians).

But the large chains such as Travelex or Money Shop will not do it. Neither will Thomas Exchange (which is where you should go if you actually want to change money in London - as their spread is only around 2%). But last time I exchanged euros at Thomas Exchange, they were happy to take a :note-200: and give me back lots of :note-5: plus a small amount of GBP.


groentje wrote:If you have foreign currency, don't rush to have it all exchanged in euro, if you have a dot. It's cheaper to exchange them once in another non-euro country, like, I exchanged my last Danish crowns to Polish zloty. Our hobby is expensive enough outside the eurozone as it is.


If you must do this, you are right, do it in Poland since the kantors have the best exchange rates in Europe, with spread of 1% or less.

Sometimes you can even get a better rate for euros. For example the current rate is 100 euros to 437.2 zloty. If you have 100 euros and find the right kantor, you could get 438 zloty now. (They will make money by selling the note on for 440 zloty - or they expect the rate to change tomorrow so that they still profit.)



Kleman wrote::flag-uk: :flag-uk:
Back from London !!!
Wow, so many ATM with € 8O

I found two in Luton Airport (seen here)
I found € ATM everywhere in Stansted Airport (Public Hall, Departures Hall, Near the Gates...)

In London:
-Picadilly Underground
-BBVA Bank Eastcheap


There are no longer any euro ATMs in Great Britain. There may be some in Northern Ireland. The "euro ATMs" in London are basically banknote vending machines with variable pricing. A bit like the Gold ATMs in Dubai.

They are selling :note-20: :note-50: for an inflated price in GBP. If you put a euro card in, you will pay €21 for :note-20: or €53 for :note-50: - or even more if your bank has a fixed charge for foreign transactions.

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It's not an ATM, but there's a Exchange Machine in Blackfriars Undergroud Station
It can help when we need absolutely euros at night ;)


You are talking about Fourex, that is an easy way to lose 10% of your money if you have too much money. If you put in :note-5: , firstly, there is no way to cancel and get your :note-5: back. You have to go through the whole process and it will give you back €4.50 (in coins obviously)

It is only useful for putting in 20kg of American 1c coins (US$80) for which it will pay out $50 in US notes.

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby Montgomery Burns » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:19 pm

colondee wrote:There are no longer any euro ATMs in Great Britain. There may be some in Northern Ireland. The "euro ATMs" in London are basically banknote vending machines with variable pricing.


Going through this thread, my understanding is that this is the case for most euro "ATM's" outside the Euro Zone - there is almost always a fee involved. There are very few "pure" cash dispensers (it may have been the case with those London ones in the past, I wouldn't know).

On another note, that was a great post you made there, very insightful. :)

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby Kleman » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:45 pm

I don't know now, but when I took € in ATM in UK last year (London, Stansted & Luton Airports), it was totally free.
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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby bzajc » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:03 pm

I agree with kleman. I withdrew euros in London-Canary wharf Tube station ATM and Southend Airport. My bank charged me only the normal 2 € fee for withdrawal outside Euro Area. I remember the same happened to me in Turkey in Pamukkale and Turkish part of Cyprus. But it all depends on the country. In Qatar i paid more then i withdrew.

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby Kleman » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:19 pm

No fee for me :D
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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby Montgomery Burns » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:41 am

OK then, perhaps I mixed up fixed service fees (charged by banks), and floating exchange rate fees (determined by the market and profit margins).

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby gareth_aethwy » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:16 pm

London Euston train station used to have a euro ATM, not sure if it's still there, will check on Friday!

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby tng11 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:39 am

Sydney airport has Euro-dispensing ATMs scattered around - they give out :note-20: :D No fee using my :flag-at: bank card, no conversion, just the same euro amount deducted from my account.

In Toronto, Canada, one bank, CIBC has a bunch of euro dispensing atms through the airport and in the city. Unfortunately they force conversion from CAD to EUR at a poor exchange rate and then also charge 2 EUR commission on top per withdrawal. Their machines at the airport also have currencies including GBP, Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan, Mexican Pesos and even Indian Rupees!

I have also seen one ATM in Hong Kong that has euros, but it doesn't accept foreign cards. Screen said all it had were :note-100:.

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby Kleman » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:37 pm

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Yesterday in the Airport of Atlanta i've seen an ATM Travelex with the € symbol on it, I try it with my french card but it was not working (maybe because of my account).
It is on Terminal F.
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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby MDeen » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:01 pm

I don't think it has been mentioned, but London City airport LCY has two ATMs with € when you enter the terminal building from the DLR, on the left between the Swiss desk and the Travelex exchange. Only :note-20: and probably always UNC.

Toronto airport YYZ does indeed offer a very bad rate. We were approached by a gentleman from an exchange office who said he could offer € and you could pay by card. I think he has a better rate. I ended up getting charged € 29,65 for a :note-20: at the ATM :evil:

colondee wrote:There are no longer any euro ATMs in Great Britain. There may be some in Northern Ireland. The "euro ATMs" in London are basically banknote vending machines with variable pricing. A bit like the Gold ATMs in Dubai.

They are selling :note-20: :note-50: for an inflated price in GBP. If you put a euro card in, you will pay €21 for :note-20: or €53 for :note-50: - or even more if your bank has a fixed charge for foreign transactions.

That has never been my experience in the UK and my withdrawals last Friday and Monday did not cost me any fee. 25x :note-20: withdrawal ended up as € 500 on my bank statement.

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby dsmithgt2 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:01 pm

Chalk Farm tube station in Camden, London has an ATM that dispenses Euros. Walked past it while I was there two weeks ago.

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby dornbusch2010 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:42 pm

Am Flughafen in Tel Aviv kann man an zwei Automaten problemlos neben Shekel auch € ziehen. Und zwar neben dem Wechselschalter der Bank Poalim, Rot Weisses Logo, in der Abflughalle. Ich habs zu spät entdeckt und hatte meine Transaktionen so und so bereits erledigt. Aber fürs nächste Mal ist es vorgemerkt.

On Airport Tel Aviv are two ATM, near the Bank HaPoalim Counter ( red white logo ). They are handing over not only Shekel, € too.

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Re: Euro cash dispensers outside the Euro zone

Postby brewerhki » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:55 am

Going to Lüzern, Switzerland and Lichstenstein today and trying to find Euro-ATM's there, that gives euro with foreign card. If anybody has a last minute hint, give it soon. If not, I tell you later, if found any.


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