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Sterling to hk dollars

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Sterling to hk dollars


First timers to hk. Is it better to exchange sterling in Britain or is it better to wait till we get to hk? Also is it easy enough to find somewhere to do that? We will be staying in Shatin. Am also considering a prepaid card.

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Hong Kong, China
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1. Re: Sterling to hk dollars

Get your HKD in Hong Kong, generally better rates here.

An ATM card is a great way to do this - just withdraw it from any ATM in HK. No charges on the HK ATM side; check your bank for their charges: some may charge per transaction and/or per amount, some nothing at all. This varies per bank and the account you have with them. Usually you get T/T rate which is quite close to the best rates you may find at the money changers.

Hong Kong, China
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2. Re: Sterling to hk dollars

Changing cash is generally a lot more hassle than simply pulling money from your UK bank account via an ATM here. And wherever possible (which is the majority of places that tourists go) simply use your UK credit card.

Cheshire - England
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3. Re: Sterling to hk dollars

As already stated just use your UK ATM card to draw cash. The machines in HK do not make a charge, the rate is good and the only charges that you will pay are what your UK bank charges for doing this.

It really is worth giving them a call to check as some of the bank now have cards that do not make any charges for foreign ATM use while some banks charge a flat fee plus a percentage every time you use one.

newcastle upon tyne
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4. Re: Sterling to hk dollars

Chnage your money in the country you're going to, not in the UK

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