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England Currency
England Currency and Bank information - TravelPuppy.com
Pound (£) = 100 pence. Notes in denominations of £50, 20, 10 and 5. Additional notes issued by Scottish banks are legal tender in all parts of the UK. Coins in denominations of £2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pence.

Currency exchange

Money can be exchanged in all banks, exchange bureaux and hotels. The exchange bureaux are open outside banking hours but charge higher commission rates. All major currencies can be exchanged. Cash can be obtained from ATM's available across the country.

Credit & debit cards in England

MasterCard, Diners Club, Visa and American Express are widely accepted. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of acceptability and other services.

Travellers cheques

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, visitors are advised to take travellers cheques in Pounds Sterling.

Exchange rate indicators

The following is included as a guide to the movements of Sterling against the US Dollar:
Date Nov '07
Banking hours

Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 with some variations in closing times. Some branches are open Saturday morning.


See the Money sections within the Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland sections for information on currency specific to these areas.
Useful travel links
AMEX Travellers Cheques information on Amex travellers cheques
Oanda International currency and foreign exchange services
Travellers Cheques Visa information on Visa travellers cheques
Universal Currency Converter online foreign exchange and currency
VISA ATM Locator location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards