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Getting cash, making payments, exchanging money

  • Be careful with using a foreign Visa card in Denmark. The fees can be very high. 6-10%.
  • Get cash from the grocery store check-out line, or from your bank’s ATM, rather than from the teller in the bank (there is usually a fee).
  • Ask if your bank gives you foreign money without charging a commission. Many do, but you might need to order it a week ahead, depending on the currency.
  • Use netbanking to make a payment, rather than the postal giro which charges a fee.
  • Save postage by using PBS (Postens Betalings Service) to automatically pay bills through netbank.
  • When traveling abroad, use your Visa Dankort, rather than credit card, to avoid foreign fees.

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