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Money Exchange

Derbyshire Dame
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Money Exchange

How easy is it, please, to exchange UK Sterling for US$ in Barbados? When we went to Antigua last year it was easier and cheaper to change money there than it was in the UK. Previously we've always taken US$ purchased in the UK but want to get the best deal we can.

Thank you

W-D

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1. Re: Money Exchange

Not easy.

There is a limit on the amount of currency that can be changed. There are strict currency controls. It's not worth it.

Holetown, Barbados
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Why would you want to change Sterling to US dollars in Barbados??? you would get a bad rate as Bajans do when they want to get US dollars from the bank to travel to the US ( I'm not even sure if you could do it . Sterling to Bajan dollars will give you a good rate especially at the moment..

centralbank.org.bb/WEBCBB.nsf/…

Edited: 30 September 2013, 21:25
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wheela-deala

You cannot change GBP to USD in Barbados. Buy your USD in the UK from M&S Travel Money. It's currently $1.57 USD per £1.

Regards

Derbyshire Dame
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4. Re: Money Exchange

Thanks for all the advice and comments, Gang.

We prefer US$ as we visit other places and US$ are accepted at most of them so a useful [to us] currency to have. It saves us having to buy local currency which we may not use again. We visit Barbados at least once a year and have always taken US$. Any spare is saved for other holidays, not cashed in.

We will buy US$ as usual in the UK then.

Thanks again and happy travels

W-D

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wheela-deala

You're welcome and safe travel.

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South Yorkshire
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6. Re: Money Exchange

You will still receive your change in Barbados Dollars when you spend your USD .

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We took a Thomas Cook cash card loaded with US $, it was so easy to use, accepted everywhere and turned into BBD when cash out of hole in the wall,would deafinatly use again. a LOT CHEAPER than using UK debit card

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