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    • Emily Joy
    • By Emily Joy 15th May 19, 10:49 PM
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    Emily Joy
    Chaotic Branch Opening Times
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    • 15th May 19, 10:49 PM
    Chaotic Branch Opening Times 15th May 19 at 10:49 PM
    I wonder whether this situation is "normal" or should I be making a complaint.

    The local branch which I really need to visit (another branches won't do) seems to have totally unpredictable opening times. Last Friday it was supposed to be open as usual according to the website, but when I got there it was shut down with a notice "this branch is closed today, we will be open on Monday". I couldn't come on Monday so I visited again today (Wednesday) to find a similar notice "this branch is closed on 15th and 16th of May, we will be open again on Friday".
    I am pretty certain (based on google reviews) that this happens every week.
    Any thoughts are appreciated.
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    • meer53
    • By meer53 16th May 19, 6:38 PM
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    A lot of branches which are open on Saturdays won't have any counter service. If something important is required, always best to call ahead to check.
    • Emily Joy
    • By Emily Joy 16th May 19, 9:16 PM
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    Emily Joy
    I'm assuming that as part of some business you regularly receive payments in foreign currencies into this account/s and then have a need to withdraw it.
    If you wanted to simply travel abroad and withdraw cash in the local currency from GBP with no fees and almost perfect exchange rate then there are plenty of accounts for that but your needs seem more complex.
    Originally posted by Takmon
    Well, simply spending money has always been easier than earning them.
    I get my travel expenses reimbursed by host organizations, and the payments tends to be in their local currency, whatever it is. I then withdraw funds (without currency conversion) to take with me on the next trip.
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 17th May 19, 12:45 AM
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    Apart from Metro Bank, no banks are even open on a Saturday in London. ........
    Originally posted by 20SmthngSver

    Patently untrue.
    Lots of Barclays branches in London are open on Saturdays.
    The questions that get the best answers are the questions that give most detail....
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