Bu­reau de Change is needed af­ter vis­i­tor is left un­a­mused

Mid Louth Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

I HAD one very unhappy vis­i­tor to our town call into me re­cently.

Nora Sch­midt is a writer from Al­berta and she was in Ire­land for a hol­i­day. She was based in Dublin and headed over the bor­der for some sight­see­ing be­fore ar­riv­ing in Drogheda to see the de­lights of the town. But she wasn’t de­lighted. She came into our of­fice to­tally frus­trated as she wasn’t al­lowed to change her Ster­ling into Euro.

‘I went to three banks and they said they wouldn’t change the money for me be­cause I didn’t have a bank ac­count with them. I then went to the post of­fice and they said they couldn’t change it ei­ther be­cause the banks wouldn’t al­low them. It was crazy,’ Nora stated.

‘Why is Drogheda such an un­friendly tourist town,’ she then com­mented.

In the end, she headed out of town, so dis­gusted was she with the sys­tem.

It got me think­ing. What about some en­ter­pris­ing in­di­vid­u­als set­ting up in­de­pen­dent Bu­reau de Change fa­cil­i­ties in town. There is one in Dun­dalk and Swords.

I can un­der­stand that banks have is­sues with reg­u­la­tions con­cern­ing money laun­der­ing, but there’s a time for com­mon sense as well.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.