Please note that the option of using credit and debit cards on St Helena is limited. Cash is the best form of making payments locally. Banking services on St Helena and Ascension Island are provided by the Bank of St Helena, which has offices
in The Market Square, Jamestown, St Helena and the AIG Building, Georgetown, Ascension Island. Services available to visitors include cashing travellers’ cheques and currency exchange for Sterling, US Dollars, Euros and South African Rand banknotes.
Customers can also obtain cash advances on major debit and credit cards, and UK clearing bank customers can cash UK cheques, up to the limit of the applicable cheque guarantee card.
Charges for these services are advertised in the bank. For more details about Bank of St Helena services please refer to its website at www.sainthelenabank.com/tel: +290 22390 or click on the Visitor Information leaflet.
There are currently no ATM cash machines on St Helena. A limited number of shops and businesses accept visa/ MasterCard for payment (a commission is usually charged).