1. Do you think that because of the costs of moving banknotesback to their country of circulation, buying foreign currency banknotes could sometimes be cheaper than buying bank drafts? Could there be a seasonal pattern in exchange rates for banknotes?
4. What steps are involved in settling a purchase made inBritain with a credit card issued by a US bank? Why do you think the spread between buy and sell rates used in credit card payments is smaller than those applying to foreign banknotes?