Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Confusion Rates Are High

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Confusion Rates Are High

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Byline: SHARON VAN GEUNS

IF STAFF working at the Bureaux de Change at Waterloo International were hoping for a quiet day after the New Year excess, they were to prove sorely disappointed, writes Sharon van Geuns.

Their tills, serving Eurostar customers, were ringing throughout the day as hundreds queued to change their money into euros before boarding trains.

Others, arriving from Brussels and Paris, were anxious to rid themselves of francs in return for crisp new euro notes or plain old sterling.

Most English passengers seemed to have realised the euro was officially with us, although confusion, particularly over rates of exchange, remained high.

David Breuer-Weil, from Hampstead, was returning from a family holiday in Brussels and said he had received change from francs in euros. "As an artist, I think the notes don't have much character."

Students Michael Story, 17, and James Jagger, 17, from Westminster, were on their way to go ice boating in Stockholm via Brussels. …

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