Money & Romania


CURRENCY AND CHANGING MONEY




Romania's currency is Leu/Lei.

Banknote denominations: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 lei
Coins: 1, 5, 10 and 50 bani pieces.
1 leu = 100 bani

The official exchange rates are given by the National Bank of Romania. Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks and authorized exchange offices ("casa de schimb" or "birou de schimb valutar"). On international airports, in larger hotels you can find currency exchange services.
Never change your money on the streets!


ATM SERVICES


ATM machines are available at main banks, at the airports and in some shopping centers. Do not expect to find ATMs in remote areas or villages.


CREDIT CARDS

Major credit cards like American Express, Mastercard and Visa are accepted in large hotels, car rental companies and stores in the main cities. However, credit cards are unlikely to prove useful in small towns or away from tourist areas. In the little shops it is not possible to pay with your credit cards so it is better to always have cash in your pocket.


BANKS IN ROMANIA

In Romania there are many international banks. Their head-offices are in the capital of the country, branches are more frequently in towns less than rural areas. For example: Erste Bank, Citibank, ING Bank, Raiffaisen Bank, Uncredit, Volksbank and there is also a bank which is member of Sanpaolo Group. For more informations, please, visit the website of
National Bank of Romania:
www.bnr.ro
(with informations for rate of exchange and all banks details)

ABN AMRO Bank Romania
A wholly owned subsidiary of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., established in November 1995. Main location: World Trade Center Bucharest, 2, Expozitiei Blvd., 2nd Floor, P.O.Box 25-11, 78334 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-202.0400, Fax: +40-21-224.2736

Alpha Bank Romania
Established in 1993, as a joint venture of Alpha Credit Bank Group of Companies, Greece (95,04%) and Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy (4,76%). Main Location: Alpha Tower, 237B, Calea Dorobantilor, 712811 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-209.2100, Fax: +40-21-231.6570

Anglo-Romanian Bank Limited
Established in 1973. Location: Piata Charles de Gaulle nr. 3-5, 011857, sector 1, Bucharest, Tel: 00 40 21 223.30.40 Fax: 00 40 21 223.36.00
E-mail: office@anglorom.ro

ATEbank Romania
Established in 1990 as Bank for Small Industry and Free Enterprise. Main location: 24, Calea Grivitei, Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-303.0700, 303.0701, 303.0702, 303.0703, 303.0704, Fax: +40-21-303.0732, 303.0733, 303.0734, 303.0735

Bancpost - EFG Eurobank-Ergasias Group
Established in 1991. Main location: 18, Libertatii Blvd, 76106 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-336.1124; Fax: +40-21-336.0772

Banca Comerciala Carpatica
Established in 1999. Main Location: 42, Mihai Viteazu Blvd., 2400 Sibiu, Sibiu County, Phone: +40-269-23.38.15, 23.39.85, Fax: +40-269-23.33.71, Cod SWIFT: CARPRO22; TELEX: 69241 BCCSB R,
E-mail: office@carpatica.ro, it@carpatica.ro

Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) - Erste Bank Group
The Romanian Commercial Bank. Established in 1990. Main location: 5, Regina Elisabeta St., Sector 3, 70348 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-312.1678, 312.0056, Fax: +40-21-312.1463, 312.0056

Banca Romana pentru Dezvoltare (BRD) - Société Générale Group
Romanian Bank for development. Established 1923 - the first privatized Romanian Bank, with Société Générale France as majority shareholder. Main Location: 4, Doamnei St., 70016 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-313.3200: 312.4676; Fax: +40-21-310.3268; 315.9600

Banca Romaneasca - National Bank of Greece Group
Established in 1993. Main location: 35, Unirii Blvd., P.O.Box 4-18, 70401 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-321.1601, 321.1602, 321.1603, 321.5259, Fax: +40-21-321.3624

Banca Transilvania
Established in 1993. Main location: 8, G.Baritiu St., 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Phone: +40-264-40.71.50, Fax: +40-264-40.71.79

Banca CR Firenze Romania
Established in 1996. Main location: Bd. Unirii nr. 55, bloc E4a, Tronson 1, sector 3, Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-201.19.30 , Fax: +40-201.19.31,
E-mail: office@bancacrfirenze.ro

Banca di Roma
Location: Forum 2000 Building, First Floor, 75, Dr.N.Staicovici St., Sector 5, 76202 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-410.2127, 410.3395, Phone/Fax: +40-21-410.1756

Banco Italo-Romena SPA Bucharest Branch
Location: 1, Dimitrie Cantemir Blvd, Bl.B2, Sc.2 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-330.7878, Fax: +40-21-330.7860,
E-mail: office@italo-romena.ro

Bank of Cyprus - Bucharest
Representative office. Location: 17, Radu Voda St., 75102 Bucharest, Phone: +30-1-330.8039, Fax: +40-21-330.8042

Bank Leumi Romania
Established: 1991. Location: 45, Aviatorilor Blvd, Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-206.7075, 206.7076, Fax: +40-21-206.7050, 206.7068,
E-mail: office@leumi.ro

Bloom Bank Egypt - Bucharest
Phone: +40-21-302.72.00

Caja de Ahorros Y Pensiones de Barcelona - Bucharest

Location: Str. Muntii Tatra nr.4-10, sector 1, Bucharest


CEC Bank (formerly called Casa de Economii şi Consemnaţiuni (CEC))
Romanian Savings Bank established in 1864. Main location: 13, Calea Victoriei, 70411 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-311.11.19, Fax: +40-21-312.5425

Citibank Romania
Fully owned subsidiary of Citigroup, established in 1996. Main location: 8, Iancu de Hunedoara Blvd., 71204 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-210.1850, 210.1851, Fax: 210.1854

Credit Europe Bank Romania
Industrial and Commercial Credit Bank established in 2000. Main location: 26Z, Bd. Timisoara, Bucharest, Sector 6, Phone: +40-21-406.40.00, , Fax: +40-21-317.20.66, E-mail: office@crediteuropebank.ro

Egnatia Bank Romania
Established: 2001. Ownership structure: 99% Egnatia Bank, Greece. Location: 28C, General C.Budisteanu St., PO BOX 22-155, 70744 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-303.2100, Fax: +40-21-303.2181,
E-mail: egnatia@egnatiabank-rom.ro

Emporiki Bank Romania
Established in 1997. Main location: 19, Berzei St., 70759 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-310.3955, 310.3956, Fax: +40-21-310.3991

ETEBA Romania
National Investment Bank for Industrial Development (an affiliate of National Bank of Greece). Location: 4, Dr.Staicovici St., 76202 Bucharest, Phone./Fax: +40-21-335.7565, 335.7459

Eximbank of Romania
Romanias Export-Import Bank. Established: 1992. Main location: 15, Splaiul Independentei, Sector 5, 761042 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-336.6162, 336.4185, Fax: +40-21-336.6380

Fortis Bank - Bucharest
Established: 2007. Main location: 27 Calea Floreasca, 014453, OP 30 - Bucharest, sector 1, Phone: +40-21-200.06.50, Fax: +40-21-200.06.63,
E-mail: dan.lupu@fortislease.com

Garanti Bank
Bucharest Branch of UGBI Bank, Netherlands, established in 1990. Main location: 30, Paris St., 71249 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-230.8430, Fax: +40-21-230.8440

ING Bank Romania
Bucharest Branch established in 1994. "Euromoney" awarded ING "The Best Foreign Bank in Romania" in 1999 for the second time. Main location: 11-13, Kiseleff Blvd, P.O.Box 2-208, 71268 Bucharest, Phone: 40-1-222.1600 Fax: +40-21-222.1401

Libra Bank
Established in 1996. Main location: 46, AAviatorilor Blvd., Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-230.3333, Fax: +40-21-230.6565

Millennium Bank Romania
MKB Romexterra Bank - BayernLB Group
Established in 1993. Main location: 93, 1 Decembrie 1918 Blvd., 4300 Targu-Mures, Mures County, Phone: +40-265-16.66.40, 16.66.41, 16.67.16, 16.72.99, Fax: +40-265-16.60.47, 16.66.48

National Bank of Greece - Bucharest
Bucharest Branch established in 1996. Main location: 4, Splaiul Unirii, Bl.B3, Tronson 3, 75101 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-330.3457, 330.0992, 330.3148, 330.5661, Fax: +40-21-330.1945, 330.0992, 330.3148, 330.5661,
E-mail: office@nbgvc.ro

Piraeus Bank Romania
Established in 1995 by Piraeus Bank Group Greece. Main location: International Business Center, 34-36, Carol I Blvd., P.O.Box 64-26, 70334 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-250.6798, 303.6920, Fax: +40-21-250.1799

Porche Bank Romania
Establisehd in 1999. Location: Sos Pipera-Tunari nr.2, 077190 Voluntari, Phone: +40-21-208.26.35, Fax: +40-21-208.26.36,
E-mail: info@porschebank.ro

ProCredit Bank Romania
ProCredit Bank. Established: 2002. Location: 6, Fagaras St., Sector 1, Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-402.8380, Fax: +40-21-402.8383,
E-mail: headoffice@mirobank.ro

Raiffeisen Bank Romania
Established in 1894. 94,2% Austrian Capital. Main location: 44, Mircea Voda Blvd., 742131 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-323.0031, Fax: +40-21-323.6027,
E-mail: centrala@raiff.ro

Romanian International Bank (RIB)
Established in 1998 by Sumerbank A.S. Turkey. Main location: 68, Unirii Blvd., Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-322.7005, Fax: +40-21-322.2514

OTP Bank Romania
Established in 1949. Main location: Str. Buzeşti, nr. 66-68, sector 1, 011017 Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-307.57.00, Fax: +40-21- 307.57.30,
E-mail: office@otpbank.ro

Sanpaolo IMI Bank Romania
Established in 1563. Location: B-dul Revoluţiei, Nr.88, 310025, Arad, Phone: +40-257-308.200, Fax: +40-257-285.998,
E-mail: headoffice@sanpaoloimi.ro

UniCredit Tiriac Bank - Unicredit Group
Established: 1997. Location: Str. Ghetarilor nr. 23-35, Sector 1, 014106, Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-200.20.00,
E-mail: office@unicredittiriac.ro

Volksbank Romania
Established: 2000, 100% Austrian Capital. Main location: 8, Coltei St., Sector 3, Bucharest, Phone: +40-21-303.9300, Fax: +40-21-303.9393

Royal Bank of Scotland Romania
10 Montreal Square, World Trade Centre Bucharest, Entrance E, 2nd floor Bucharest 1, Phone: +40 21 202 0400






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