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    Im going to America on holiday, am I better off taking a large wad of cash or just withdrawing it from ATMs when im over there? by better off i mean what will be cheaper? I know there is a commission charged by the bank but is this overuled by the advantageous exchange rate? (Do they actually use the real exchange rate or do they mug you off with it as well?)
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    i would take cash. also , get more cash a few days before you need it incase there is a problem
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    Use cards where possible. Use ATMs where possible. Take some cash nonetheless.
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    When I was in Alaska, I found that my debit card would not work in their ATMs. My mastercard would work, but you are obviously charged a fortune for using them to draw out cash in another country. In my opinion, the best thing to do is to take travellers cheques, some cash, and a credit card for using in emergencies.
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    The bank will charge you for using an ATM abroad.

    Also,as someone else has pointed out,I have difficulty fnding ATMs that will accept my cards when I'm in north America.
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    ATM all the time. Less risk, more convenient, better rate.
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    I only got charged £1.50 for taking money out in the US and wasnt charged at all for using my visa. Avoid taking large amounts of cash-take travellers cheques.
 
 
 
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