Moving home, want to close UK bank account
I'm thinking that I'd have to talk to Barclays first, close the account and get a cheque from them (do they give you a cheque when you close your account? or cash or what?), then take it to a forex firm to get it converted to CAD. They would then would give me...what? Another cheque? Which I would then deposit when I get home.
Does this sound right, or is that not what would happen, or is there a better way? How much can I expect to lose in the conversion?