Hi Abdullah, It is not possible to change Tunisian Dinar in the UK. In fact it is illegal to take it out of Tunisia. The dinar is a closed or soft currency - the government set the rate daily -and it cannot be bought outside of Tunisia.
you can buy the tunisien dinar ouside tunisia in france where the tunisian dinar is available for change in the bureau de change in to euro or from euro in to tunisian dinar but is not available in the uk
Hi Issam, I didn't know that you could buy dinars in France - sorry - I suppose it makes sense with the France/Tunisia connection. I've never heard this before. Is it still illegal to take dinars into France from Tunisia?
Today i was in Baker street and asked in the bureau de change if they change TND, the man chacked computer and said "yes we do", then i asked up to how much they can change, he asked "how much you have?", i said 2000.00 TND, he said "no problem, we can change it", the rate was 2,656. so we can change TND in UK, Thanks to all for help
Hi - we have an account with Banque de l'Habitat in Sousse Corniche, and have had no problems, so far. Transfers from Barclays cost Â£20 for any amount - they say it can take up to 8 working days, but usually takes 3 or 4. There are no charges at the Tunisian end. I understand that a currency convertible account is the only type of account available to a foreigner, unless you have a 'carte de sejour'.
Had money left to my son by a relative was put into my ex hubbys account in Tunis he says it cannot be sent here. Also if you tried to bring it out and got stopped at customs they would confiscate it?? Sorry more questions.
Hi there, As Feefad said you don't need an address just the town and you can pick it up from any bank/post office who deals with Western Union. It's such a quick service - you can pick up your money in about an hour from it being sent.
I agree WU is expensive but I suppose you are paying for the speed and convenience. When I transferred large amounts through the banking system to buy my apartment, although I was charged a fee in the UK the Tunisian bank gave me a better rate when it was converted - at that time it took 10 working days to transfer, I think now it's inside 7 days.
You guys are getting better deals now. Western Union is very high for transfers. I never use them. It sounds like you did better with the Tunisian banks for the money transfer. My forrmer employer used German banks for their money.
Guys, didnt want to go off track with any of the existing threads so thought I'd start a new one. I have just ordered my travellers cheques for collection tomoro and thought I'd share it with you all as sooooo excited!!! This time in 3 days I will be leaving for the airport!!!
haven't taken travellers cheques with me in a long time but thought best to clear out my holiday cash from the bank account so that I don't spend any bill money while I'm away Roll on Sunday