Long story short:
Is there a way to deposit cash when overseas? I understand the UK uses NatWest. Is there an affiliated bank in Europe?
Long story long:
I’m 20 years old and currently with a standard high street bank as I have been since I got my first debit card. Slightly anxious about changing banks as I’ve never done anything like that before. I’m sure the switch guarantee will take care of all that stuff anyway.
So I’m looking at taking a year out and going travelling next year. I’ve been looking around at different payment options when overseas and I think that Starling is the ideal solution.
Now, to the issue that I want to address. I’ve been reading about cash deposits. From what I gather, you need to go into Nationwide and deposit through an actual bank teller.
I’m looking at taking a guitar around Europe and doing some busking to help pay some of my expenses. I’d rather not cart around a load of coins in a bag for three reasons:
- It’s a fair amount of weight to carry round.
- It will take up a fair amount of space.
- I will be a walking, talking piggy bank. (Increased chance of a mugging. Sorry for my poor metaphor.)
So my question is, Is there a bank chain or other establishment in Europe (or even just a specific country) that I could deposit cash?
I understand this is a weird request and will be used by the masses very rarely. However, you don’t ask, you don’t get!
Any feedback, opinions or experiences of banking abroad would be greatly appreciated.