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Euros in ATMs

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 8:13 am
by jaker
As far as I know you can only get 20€ notes from automatic teller machines in Finland. How about other countries?

In the news there have been discussions about adding other denominations, because people -- students in particular -- complain that they may need to be able to withdraw 10€ too. I think banks are giving in to this demand, but I think it's a tricky situation for the machine manufacturers, as Euros are all different sizes. Old Markka banknotes were all the same size so it was fairly easy to dispense different denominations I understand.

Sorry if this is an old topic -- I'm a newbie to these pages (and already hooked!) but couldn't find a similar thread :|

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:20 am
by Guest
You can also get 50 euro notes from Finnish ATM's.


Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 12:43 pm
by bhoeyb
In Belgium, it's 20 and 50 Euro notes :roll: .

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 3:19 pm
by jaker
airis wrote:You can also get 50 euro notes from Finnish ATM's.
My mistake! So the size does not matter after all... Why was it then that they wouldn't include 10€ notes there in the first place I wonder.

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 7:12 pm
The banks are just making a mountain out of a mole-hill. They say it is more expensive to have more denominations ... but with the tidy profits the banks make, I am sure they can easily afford it. We pay for the service after all!

Posted: Tue May 21, 2002 11:00 am
by wouter
in holland we can get 5, 10, 20 and 50 from the ATM, in some you can even choose which notes you want so you can get eur pa eur 30 in 6 eur 5 notes :D

Posted: Tue May 21, 2002 3:22 pm
by BossaNova
in Portugal you can get 5, 10, and 20 euro notes.

Posted: Wed May 22, 2002 9:08 am
by byrnefm
In Ireland, you can get €10, €20 and €50s but don't have a choice as to what notes you get from an ATM. However, there is a pattern to how the money is dispensed:

For Ulster bank ATMs:
Up to €100: €10s and €20s. (at most, one €10 note)
€100-€140: 1 x €50 note, rest in €10s and €20s

I've no idea about > €140 :)

For AIB bank ATMs:
€10-€40: €10s and €20s (at most one €10 note)
€50: one note! (this is such a nuisance!)
over €50: at least 1 x €50

I don't know how the other banks give out the notes.

When we were still using Irish pounds (IR£), Ulster Bank used to give out £5 notes but stopped doing so just a few months before the changeover. I think it's because the machines here have three slots for holding notes. It was the only bank I have seen here which gave out £5 notes! None here give €5.

Posted: Wed May 22, 2002 12:10 pm
by Guest
In Greece we can get all the bills (from 5 to 100 euro). It depends from the bank and the availability of the bills.
Recently, I got some money from an ATM and all the bills (20 euro) were printed in Belgium (code Z6x931311xxx)

Posted: Wed May 22, 2002 5:07 pm
by Donald
Here in Germany it depends on the particular ATM. From some you only get 50€ bills, others provide 5, 10 and 20€ as well. It does not depend on the company. Some banks feel obliged too please their customers, others don't.

Posted: Thu May 30, 2002 12:39 am
by MoneyHog
byrnefm wrote: It [Ulster Bank] was the only bank I have seen here which gave out £5 notes! None here give €5.
£5 notes *were* very rare, which was a curse. But the AIB machine in TCD used to give out £5 notes. I think it was because we were all poor students who invariably had less than a tenner in there. :cry:

I don't think I've ever got €5 out of a machine, only €10, €20 and €50.


Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 1:07 pm
by jaker
I originally posted my question because I thought that maybe what notes you get from your ATMs affect the distribution of notes in EBT. Now that they have the cool tables that show each denomination's distributions, I could verify that this really isn't true, at least not very strongly.


These charts are based on the number of notes on each "country" row in the table, and I summed up the two Germany rows. So it's only to give a rough idea of what values are entered to the database the most. As it seems that in most countries you can get any denominations from the ATMs it does not affect the distribution much.

Furthermore, in some countries people still use "human" tellers to withdraw cash. I'm assuming that in Finland it's almost down to 0% (unless you want larger sums) so you could say that what you get from ATMs has an effect on the distribution. But what kind :roll: ?

The final question is: when do you enter your notes? Does it happen, for example, that you "charge your wallet" before going shopping, so you spend the higher denominations you may have received from the machine, and end up entering the change (your 5 and 10 euros) to the database? Or are people as meticulous as to write down all serial numbers before spending them?

I've noticed personally, that I have started to use cash more now that I've joined the eurobilltrackers, just to increase my chances of one day finding out that one of the notes I have used maybe reappear somewhere thousands of kms away... Call me a geek, I don't mind. :wink:

Happy tracking, everyone!

Notes in ATMs - SPAIN

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:56 pm
by rufasalcatrufas
You know Spain is the european country with more ATMs per capita.
We cannot get 5eur notes because of their poor quality, so that they are prone to cause note jam.
In Spain we can get 10, 20, 50, and 100 notes.
I only know one altorithm:

to get 240:

10 - 1
20 - 1
50 - 1
100 - 1

and then

10 - 1
20 - 0
50 - 1
60 - 0

which means: first, every kind of note if possible (10, 20, 50, 100) and once you have got it all, then minimum number of notes to reach the target.

Re: Notes in ATMs - SPAIN

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:45 pm
by androl
edit: hey, what did you do? you used the wrong topic and tricked me into not knowing about this! :?
to be continued here: ... hp?t=10560

Re: Notes in ATMs - SPAIN

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:38 pm
by Dakkus
Angelino wrote:Delete, please
I deleted some old text files from my desktop. Is that enough?