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Money & costs


Uptown, you’ll find more than a dozen banks along Knutsford Blvd, and there are dozens more elsewhere. Most have foreign-exchange counters as well as 24-hour ATMs. Banking hours are 9am to 2pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to noon and 3pm to 5pm Friday.

National Commercial Bank (922-3940; 54 King St) A centralized foreign-exchange department; see the yellow pages in the telephone directory for branches throughout Kingston.

Scotiabank (922-1000; cnr Duke & Port Royal Sts) Its main foreign-exchange center, immediately east of the Jamaica Conference Centre.

Western Union (926-2454, 888-991-2056; 7 Hillcrest Ave) Has about 20 agencies throughout Kingston.