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Wales Currency
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Pound (£) = 100 pence. Notes are in denominations of £50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of £2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pence.

Currency exchange

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

Credit & debit cards

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

Travellers cheques

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

Exchange rate indicators

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

Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 hours (there may be some variations in closing times). Some banks are open Saturday morning.


See the individual Money sections within the Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland sections for more information on currency specific to these regions.
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