British Banks Have Stopped Selling Qatari Coins

A number of big U.K. banks have stopped offering and exchanging Qatari riyals, nearly four weeks after the start of a Saudi-backed boycott of the small Arab country.
The supermarket giant Tesco — which has currency exchange operations — also said it had stopped dealing in the currency when its supplier stopped offering the money.
British banks are running out of Qatari cash.
Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said they have stopped buying and selling riyals because a third-party supplier was no longer providing the currency.
Travelex, a currency trader that supplies some of the largest British banks, said on Friday that it had resumed purchases of the riyal.

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