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exchanging money

Seattle, Washington
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exchanging money

BE WARE THAT changing money in the Philippeans can be hard.. I forgot the pin on my credit card and needed cash to take a taxi to the airport. I went into a major bank and because my hand written signature on my Passport did not match up with my drivers liscense..they would not give me $200 US that I wanted..then asked for $50 and still no...very frustrating...

clare,ireland
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1. Re: exchanging money

changing money is pretty easy -you just go to money changer and it will be done in a few mins if not many people there

Mandaluyong...
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2. Re: exchanging money

You were not changing money, you were withdrawing money from a bank and it was difficult for you because of your own carelessness.

You would find it difficult in every country in the world, even your own country and I suggest you were very fortunate to get any money from the bank under the circumstances you describe.

Singapore, Singapore
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3. Re: exchanging money

Remember always bring some cash with you even if it is your own country currency for exchange at the money changer.

Melbourne, Australia
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4. Re: exchanging money

Its always best to have several alternatives for obtaining cash. I do...credit card, debit cash, and cash reserves.

I agree with FSRP01 100% that changing money in the Philippines is not hard. Ive withdrawn from banks ATMs no issues.

Is it the fault of the bank if you dont remember your pin number?

If your signatures dont match is that their fault? The bank has a duty of care. Surely you want them to protect your account from unauthorised transactions?

Lets get real!

Tommo

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5. Re: exchanging money

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....if u forget your PIN, then maybe you have bigger problem to worry about....Alsheimer's disease might be creeping in. I suggest you devise a system/method to remember your PIN, passwords, etc.

....the bank's not at fault, you are!

Papalo

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