banks are open from
9.00-14.00 Monday-Friday, and 9.00-13.00
on Saturdays. In tourist areas, most
banks have English-speaking staff and are
accustomed to handling international transfers.
will charge you to receive money into your
Spanish bank account from overseas banks
and you should check the rate before moving
This rate may be negotiable.
You will also be charged a fixed fee by
If you require
a significant sum for the purchase of a
property, then you may wish to investigate
using a specialist currency broker,
or fixing the exchange rate in advance with
your UK bank using a
exchange rates for cash or travelers
cheques over the counter generally have
a less beneficial rate of exchange than
inter-bank transfer/exchange rates.
Make sure you
take your passport
card as this is nearly always required.
credit cards are accepted at major establishments,
throughout Spain, and the exchange rate
can be favourable in comparison to tourist
exchange rates. You may however also be
asked to produce some identity
– such as your passport. Do not be
offended, this is quite normal.
also accept most Credit
withdrawals from your
account, but you will be charged a fee per
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