A international alternate heart, Berlin Firm Alternate, will shut down for good from subsequent Thursday.
A discover set to be launched on Monday by Berlin Firm – which is thought for its engaging charges – has been leaked on-line and states that it’ll stop to function from January 13 as a result of pandemic.
The discover thanked clients for supporting it: “Thanks for your corporation and assist all through the years. We want you good well being and all the perfect.”
The closure was later confirmed by a employees member, who stated the corporate’s final day is on January 12.
He stated the corporate has been dropping cash throughout the pandemic, which has closed worldwide borders.
The worker stated the discover has been despatched to clients and companies that Berlin Firm has labored with for a very long time. He added that the store has been receiving calls from clients asking in regards to the closure.
Positioned on Des Voeux Highway Central, Berlin Firm operates from Monday to Saturday and provides reservation providers to clients whose transactions exceed HK$5,000.
It has for years been a number one foreign money alternate because of its engaging alternate charges and has additionally been really useful by many journey bloggers, who described it as a go-to place for cash alternate.
Its workplace often sees lengthy queues, with walk-in clients often having to attend in line for greater than an hour.
The shop noticed round 10 individuals queuing outdoors yesterday afternoon.
One among them, Lau, stated she has been a loyal buyer for 10 years as a result of “the speed right here is best than that of banks and you’ll take the money straight away.” Lau stated lengthy queues could possibly be seen outdoors of the store earlier than the pandemic, however these are gone most likely because of individuals being unable to journey overseas.
Some internet customers stated it’s a pity for the store to shutter.
“My mom really useful that I alternate cash there after I was touring for the primary time,” a commenter stated.
One other wrote: “I’ve been exchanging cash there for a few years and I by no means thought it might shut down. I hope it is going to reopen sooner or later.”
However some stated they’d not been to the Central cash changer for a very long time as there have been “higher options to select from.”