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Get In Touch +290 22390 - St Helena +247 66449 - Ascension General Enquiries info@sainthelenabank.com Banking With Us Opening Hours Interest Rates Legal Use of this Website Privacy & Data Protection Policy About Us Corporate Values Board of Directors Our Team Copyright © 2018 Bank of St. Helena.  All Rights Reserved. Report an Issue Local Currency  The currency in St Helena and Ascension is the Saint Helena  Pound (SHP) which is equivalent to the British Pound (GBP).  The notes and coins are similar to their   British equivalents. GBP currency is accepted on both islands Banking services on St Helena and Ascension Islands are provided by Bank of St Helena Ltd. The following information will be of use to visitors to the islands. Obtaining Money Both branches can advance cash against major Credit or Debit Cards in the following schemes: MasterCard ® Visa ® Visa Debit ® Payment note Local currency, ie. SHP notes and coins, are only accepted on St. Helena, Ascension and the RMS St. Helena. It is therefore advisable to change back any surplus  local currency before leaving the Islands. On-Island Payment Methods Credit and Debit Cards are not widely accepted for payment on St. Helena or Ascension, although they can be used to obtain cash at Bank of St Helena branches.  It is therefore advisable to have a supply of local cash. Bank Opening Hours Wharf and St Helena Airport Kiosk Wharf Kiosk Thursday and Friday from  09:00 - 14:30  St Helena Airport Kiosk Saturday from 10:00 - 14:30  Sunday from 10:00 - 14:30 (For Ascension flights only) 08:30 - 15:00 09:30 - 15:00 08:30 - 15:00 08:30 - 12:00 08:30 - 15:00 09:00 - 12:00 Ascension Branch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday* To conduct Cash Advance Service transactions you should be aware that: Maestro ® Useful Links St Helena Government Enterprise St Helena St Helena Tourism Solomon & Company (St Helena) PLC St Helena Airport *The Ascension Branch opens every alternate Saturday. On Saturdays  when the Branch is open, the Branch closes at 12:00 on Thursdays