Banks offer a wide range of services. Look at these eight
customers and choose the leaflet that they each need.
Check your answers.
Credit & cash cards
High interest deposits
Read this information about one bank’s travel and
When you travel…..
Whether your journey is for holiday or business, we’ve the widest range of services to help you on your
Available in most of the worlds currencies,
these are both a safer way to carry cash – and
in many countries the only legal way to travel
with all you need. Our sterling travelers
cheques are available over the counter in
values of £10, £20, £50 and £100. They’re
accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops
around the world and banks will cash them
for a small charge.
We cannot meet all your requirements – and
advise you of any local restrictions. Please try
to order well in advance. Exchange rates
fluctuate: a footnote on the application form
explains how these are calculated. Before
returning home, we suggest you spend any
forieng coins locally, as these cannot be
exchanged for sterling.
Eurocheques and Cards
Used like an ordinary check and guarantee
card, these guarantee up to the equivalent of
about £100 each, and can be used wherever you
see the ‘EC’ symbol – at over 200,000 bank
branches and five million outlets in 40
In most countries you write your Eurocheque
in the local currency. When using or cashing
more than two checks at a time, you will be
asked for identification – so it’s a good idea to
carry your passport with you.
Eurocheque books are issued free. The card
itself is valid up to two years, at a £5 annual
Register for cardsafe protection for only £6 a
year (£15 for three years) and safeguard all you
credit and charge cards.
Are the following statements true or false according to the
text? Give reasons.
True False Explanation
1 Travelers cheques are cashed free of
2 Foreign currency does not always
cost the same
3 Only foreign notes can be
4 Travellers’ cheques must be
presented with a guarantee card
5 You can not use more than two
Eurocheques to pay for any one
6 You need a new Eurocheque card
every two years.
7 Each new Eurocheque card costs £5
8 If your travellers’ cheques are
stolen, you should contact Cardsafe
for a refund.
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Yes, it changes all the time
Banks will cash them for a small charge
Yes, you should spend all coins before
x All hotels and banks will cash these.
Yes you can, but you must show
x Yes , it is good for 2 years
Yes , it costs £5.x
x No, Cardsafe is for your credit and charge
cards. You should contact your bank.
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