McDaniel College Budapest 

Money, Banks, Currency Exchange
The Hungarian currency is called the forint (written as HUF) and its exchange rate in relation to the US dollar and the euro is posted daily at banks. You can use your home country's bankcard at ATM machines that will give forints at that day's current exchange rate. ATM machines are available at all banks, on major streets, and in shopping malls, however, you can only withdraw money on an existing checking account, so money for use in Hungary should be deposited in a home country checking (not savings!) account. Some students prefer to use traveler's checks throughout their stay in Hungary, but the convenience of ATM machines is hard to match.

bank card