Max amount of cash

Old Jun 24th, 2014, 12:10 AM
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Max amount of cash

Hi! How much is the maximum amount of cash you can withdraw in a day with the ATM machine? I'd like to minimize the cost of ATM charges and other fees by doing this. Thank you.
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Old Jun 24th, 2014, 12:35 AM
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Ask your bank. It's more a function of what your bank will allow than how much a local ATM will let you take out.

My credit union lets me withdraw $750/day and mrs. Sparkchaser's bank has a more modest $500/day limit, but German ATMs will let you get 1000 Euro a go. I suspect that ATMs in the UK also have a higher than you would expect limit per transaction.
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Old Jun 24th, 2014, 12:37 AM
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Looks like most ATMs in the UK have a 300GBP limit.
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Old Jun 24th, 2014, 02:01 AM
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If you bank has a partner bank in the UK you will not pay any fees. Bank of America is partnered with Barclays.
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Old Jun 24th, 2014, 02:17 AM
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Use ATM machines attached to Banks and major supermarkets to avoid ATM usage fees, Those in garages, pubs, convenience stores are more likely to have a usage fee - it should be shown on screen before you are committed.

Your own bank may impose its own charges for using a foreign ATM in addition to any imposed by the machine.
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If you bank has a partner bank in the UK you will not pay any fees. Bank of America is partnered with Barclays.

Not entirely accurate. BoA now adds on some bs 3% fee for something or another.
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Plus those at motorway service stations, with a typical fee of £1.75 to £2.50 per withdrawal.
If the particular ATM has a lower withdrawal limit than what your bank allows (it will be shown on screen and ask you to select a lower amount), you can normally make a second withdrawal soon after. If you can't, then use another ATM belonging to a different bank.
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Plus those at motorway service stations, with a typical fee of £1.75 to £2.50 per withdrawal.
If the particular ATM has a lower withdrawal limit than what your bank allows (it will be shown on screen and ask you to select a lower amount), you can normally make a second withdrawal soon after. If you can't, then use another ATM belonging to a different bank.
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Old Jun 24th, 2014, 02:56 AM
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My bank at home allows me to withdraw $650 per day. I am not aware that just because I am in Europe that amount rises.
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I am not aware that just because I am in Europe that amount rises.

You're right, it doesn't. Your daily limit is $650 and today that is 477€. Tomorrow it might be 480€ or 475€ or some other number.

This is why it is helpful to have a currency converter app (I like XE) and consult it before withdrawing foreign currencies to see how much you are "really" getting with regards to your home currency.
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I should point out that it may be possible for your financial institution to temporarily raise your daily limit. Mine does not offer that service, but I do know that some do.
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Banks in the UK mostly have a single withdrawal limit of between £200 and £300. Your card then has its own daily limit.

If your US bank charges you per withdrawal and you want to have more carrying around cash than the norm, or to pay for an apartment etc., ask them to raise your limit. Otherwise you'll pay every time you withdraw, so use your CC where you can and limit your carrying cash for no other reason than security.
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Or set up a special travel account at a credit union. I belong to two, neither of which charges a transaction fee for ATM withdrawals abroad. And there's a currency conversion fee of only 1% over the interbank rate.

There's also a limit on how much you can withdraw from an ATM in a single transaction. You can do multiple withdrawals or go to another machine.

But altogether it's better not to carry much cash.
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