OK, so imagine the nightmare scenario has happened. There has been a run on the banks, and consequently there is no longer any cash left in the ATMs, and the banks ain’t opening their branches either.
So how do you get access to your money in such a situation? And more importantly, how do you prepare?
It’s possible that you could still use your Laser or Credit card to make purchases from shops. But what would you buy? Ideally high value goods that would retain their value - and that you could use as barter if things really turn ugly. Thinking whisky, or gold coins or baked beans. Or else non-perishables that will keep you going for a few weeks. Online payments could still work, so maybe you buy your necessities online. You could transfer cash to Paypal or Moneybookers from your Laser card or Credit card - because even though your credit cards work they may not work shortly.
If your money is in Rabodirect for example, how do you get access to it? It’s fine that they are a safe and secure bank, but currently you can only withdraw into your bust Irish bank, and that doesn’t exactly help you.
The only real thing I can think of is to have hard currency under your mattress. Looking for some good suggestions for what to do now to prevent the situation of having money but not being able to get it.