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Lebanon Money & Banking
Lebanon money & banking is relatively fuss-free, especially in the capital and other major cities and towns. The currency used in Lebanon is the Lebanese Pound (LBP/L£), which equals 100 piastres. Notes are in denominations of L£100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 1,000, 500, 250, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1, while coins are in denominations of L£500, 250, 100 and 50. US currency is often accepted, however many merchants may give change in Lebanese currency.
A number of banks are found within the country, and banking hours are typically Monday to Friday, from 08:30 to 16:00, and Saturdays from 08:00 to 13:00. Travellers cheques are not accepted, and banks will not be able to cash these either. Credit cards are widely accepted however. If you are planning to use your debit or ATM card, make sure that your bank is supported, and try to only draw from public ATMs during busy daylight hours to avoid fraud or theft.