Poland Travel: Banks & Banking
Major Banks in Poland
Bank Polska Kasa Opieki (PKO)
Narodowy Bank Polski (National Bank of Poland)
Wielkopolski Bank Kredytowy
A number of foreign banks also operate in Poland including Citibank, ING Barings, Deutsche Bank and Nordea Bank.
Banking hours in Poland
Banking hours in Poland vary but are usually 9am-4pm or later to 6pm Monday to Friday in larger cities and 9am-1pm on Saturday. In smaller towns banking hours will be more restricted.
Changing Money in Poland
Most international credit and debit cards can be used to withdraw money from bankomaty (ATMs) in Poland.
Private currency-exchange offices known as kantor usually open from 9am-6pm on weekdays and from 9am-2pm on Saturdays.
The big cities will have some 24/7 kantor. They deal in cash only for the major currencies.
Upmarket hotels in Poland can also exchange money but at less favorable rates.
Some shops may not have change for larger denomination 100 zloty notes, so keep some smaller denomination notes handy for cafes and bars.
See here for conversion rates to and from the Polish zloty.