Reunion: Finally Currency Exchange on Island!

9 years, 2 months ago - July 29, 2012
After an assault course conducted only headwind, Jismy Moutien inaugurated Thursday, July 26, the exchange office that opened in Nice street in Saint-Denis. This is the first and only 10 years on the island.

Cash Point Reunion allow outbound and visiting tourists to exchange currencies. An antenna open from October to April at the ferry terminal at the Port.

10 years ago that the meeting did not count any currency exchange. The latest was closed at the time of the changeover to the euro in 2002. The void is filled since yesterday and the inauguration of cash point, located at 3 rue de Nice Saint-Denis.

The exchange, which will resell forty currencies, is aimed primarily at Reunion in going abroad, and in a second stage for tourists visiting the island. It will open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 to 12:00, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. An antenna will be added from October to June, that is to say during the cruise, at the ferry terminal of Port East.

Originally this project, Jismy Moutien, chairman of the House Currency Cash Point. The man said he had the trigger and read a letter to the editor in the Journal of the island. "A casual visitor to the meeting complained about not having found any exchange office on the island, he says. I had already noticed that it lacked the Meeting. I started "It was January 2011. It took 18 months to the project to see the day." The birth was not easy? Says Jismy Moutien. Man undigested obstacles that are prepared in front of his initiative. Financial institutions, first, refused their support to the project. "Some banks have totally slammed the door in his face (...) on the premise that our project is not viable? says rights. Only the Bank of the Meeting agreed to open an account for the company, says the entrepreneur. Second, although the bidding of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR) were been unsuccessful for years, the draft Jismy Moutien presented in March 2011 has been to prefer an English company, selected through a competitive bidding. A choice that denies Jismy Moutien. The currency exchange company London, which was opened last February in the airport, nor has still not emerged.

Finally filled a gap

Software purchase, financing and work training programs for two of its employees ... Jismy Moutien has invested more than 70,000 euros in his company, exclusively from its own funds. "Cash Point was made with zero support, zero subsidy, zero credit, says Jismy Moutien. Yet, money is our raw material and our office meets a critical need for tourism development of our island. The absence of such a structure is often seen by tourists as a disability that affects the image of the destination Meeting (...) In Guadeloupe, there are six exchange offices, Mauritius and Madagascar, are found in every street corner. Even the tiny island of Rodrigues is equipped with "Reunion comes to fill its gap.

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