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Top 10 New England by Patricia Harris

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Banking and Communications

1. Banking Hours

Most banks open 9am to 2pm or later (many to 5pm) Monday to Friday; 9am to noon Saturday.

2. Currency Exchange

Currency exchange is available at main branches of large Boston banks, but harder to find elsewhere. In general, you will get a better rate making ATM withdrawals than exchanging cash, even with the additional banking fees.prac_infoTravelex • 800 287 7362

3. Travelers’ Checks

Dollar-denominated travelers’ checks issued by American Express or Thomas Cook are widely accepted. Personal checks drawn on foreign banks – or even out-of-state banks – are not.

American Express Helpline • 800 221 7282

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