Cash Dispensers |
Today all major cities of Ukraine have a huge network of cash dispensers, or simply ATMs. In Ukraine an ATM will give you money in local currency, that is in hryvnias. In order to withdraw money from ATMs one should know his personal identification number (PIN), which must contain numbers only, as Ukrainian keypads have no letters. One will pay a fee for using ATMs but this fee is considerably lower than that for traveler's checks.
When in Kiev, you will find ATMs quite easily, as almost all large hotels, stores and restaurants have cash dispensers. You can withdraw money in any bank of Ukraine as well. Although most ATMs give money in hryvnias, there are a few locations where you can get money both in hryvnias and dollars. The Kreschatik Hotel, located in the very center of Kiev, has a cash dispenser offering money in both currencies.
The Aval Bank of Ukraine has one of the widest networks of ATMs throughout the city. The central part of Kiev is crowded with Automatic Teller Machines, so you should not worry about finding one.
If you want to avoid any risk of becoming a victim of credit card scam, you can go to any bank and withdraw money right there. In this case you will need to pay 6 per cent for the operation.