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Old 28.06.2009, 18:32
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

At the bigger PostFinance, at least the ones in Basel (Freiestrasse, and Claraplatz), but presumably elsewhere too, they have a self-service machine you can dump the loose coins in to, and it gives you the receipt which you then take to the desk. No need to sort out the coins yourselves. It spits anything it doesn't like (eg Euro coins) back out to you. There wasn't any charge for doing it.

Once you give the counter staff the receipt, they credited my PostFinance account, but I think you also will give you the cash in notes if you ask them.
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Old 28.06.2009, 19:03
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OK, now I need Sada with her wonderful, native French. What's the word for the little paper "thingies"? I know for a fact that the lady down at the Ouchy post office does not speak English and I don't think my sign language is capable of distinguishing between a paper roller and a pe*is.
I do not think there will be a problem at all whit pe**ys or rappen yes pe*is NO .not in switzerland
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

Rolling coins are done in CH. In Zurich there are only two banks that take your coins (UBS and Credit Suisse - but only the two big banks on Bahnhofstrasse). They charge you for exchanging the coins for notes.

At the post office it is free. You just ask for the paper to wrap your rappen. You can explain to them you would like to change your coins into notes and ask for the papers.

When wrapping, make sure that the coins are placed along the same way as the words [Die Post La Poste La Posta] are written (on the bottom of the paper). Hand them over to the counter and you'll get your notes - free of charge.
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Old 25.11.2009, 20:10
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UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

So my kids' piggy banks are full to the brim with little 5 centimes coins and silly me thought I could just take them to the local branch of UBS, where we have all of our Swiss bank accounts, only to be told that they don't have the time to count our piggy bank money (aka throw it into the money counting machine visible just behind the friendly bank clerk).
I offered to sort the money into one of those money sorting boards myself, they in turn offered to keep the piggy banks, and count the money and pay it into our account "when they get around to doing it". The bank clerk was actually hurt when I told her quite plainly that I will not leave my uncounted money with them unsupervised and without a receipt...
At least in my village post office, where I don't have an account, they gave me paper to count and roll the money myself and will give me paper money in return when I finished - that will keep me busy in those cold and long winter nights!

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Old 25.11.2009, 20:39
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

maybe you should think about opening a postal account... (seriously)
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Old 25.11.2009, 20:51
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

I think that sucks (UBS not taking your kids' coins, that is), but it was (almost) the same with pretty much every bank in Australia (where I'm from). They would hapily hand out the little plastic bags that they sort coins into and I would have to count the coins into them -- they would then weigh the bags and credit our account.

Somewhat different to when I was a kid, myself.

That's progress, I guess ...
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

empty the banks, take the coins to the machine and dump it all in... voila 2 minutes, add it to your account.
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maybe you should think about opening a postal account... (seriously)
definitely worth a thought!
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

we switched a few $$$ to the state run catonal bank, better security for risk and services in case of "bank"ruptcy.

Seems they have no problem accepting ALL of cash we want to give them... possibly 5 cent pieces as well.
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Old 25.11.2009, 21:31
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

At the PostFinance center in Zurich, they have a public access ATM into which you can dump coins. It counts and prints a receipt. Take receipt to the counter and get account credited.
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

Hey, Swisskat lives in Vaud! Mind you, she could buy a train ticket to Zürich with some of the 5 cent pieces and put the rest through the machine when she arrived...
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Old 25.11.2009, 21:59
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Hey, Swisskat lives in Vaud! Mind you, she could buy a train ticket to Zürich with some of the 5 cent pieces and put the rest through the machine when she arrived...
I am certain that PostFinance has centers all over CH, including in the VD colony, and possesses more than the 1 money counting ATM I saw in ZH.
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Old 25.11.2009, 22:04
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

I did realise that. But it was such a lovely thought - I imagined the look on the ticket chappie's face when he handed her her ticket and she offered him a plastic bag full of very small coins - ah, well, a wasted effort. Better luck next time Longbyt.
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Old 25.11.2009, 22:13
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I did realise that. But it was such a lovely thought - I imagined the look on the ticket chappie's face when he handed her her ticket and she offered him a plastic bag full of very small coins - ah, well, a wasted effort. Better luck next time Longbyt.
Longbyt, you could have suffixed a to your first posting. Then we humorless Swiss would have shared your amusing train of thought .
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

The Kantonalbank in our little town (4000 inhabitants) has a coin counter machine in the public area next close to the entrance. Very simple, and I do not assume the machine cheats. Could be tested fairly easily anyway.
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So my kids' piggy banks are full to the brim with little 5 centimes coins and silly me thought I could just take them to the local branch of UBS, where we have all of our Swiss bank accounts, only to be told that they don't have the time to count our piggy bank money (aka throw it into the money counting machine visible just behind the friendly bank clerk).
I offered to sort the money into one of those money sorting boards myself, they in turn offered to keep the piggy banks, and count the money and pay it into our account "when they get around to doing it". The bank clerk was actually hurt when I told her quite plainly that I will not leave my uncounted money with them unsupervised and without a receipt...
At least in my village post office, where I don't have an account, they gave me paper to count and roll the money myself and will give me paper money in return when I finished - that will keep me busy in those cold and long winter nights!
Look them in the eye, give them **** and say "count the money or find me somebody who can" and DO NOT MOVE.
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So my kids' piggy banks are full to the brim with little 5 centimes coins and silly me thought I could just take them to the local branch of UBS, where we have all of our Swiss bank accounts, only to be told that they don't have the time to count our piggy bank money (aka throw it into the money counting machine visible just behind the friendly bank clerk).
Has it ever occurred to you that a zombie bank like UBS might not be the best choice for your kids' money anyway?

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Has it ever occurred to you that a zombie bank like UBS might not be the best choice for your kids' money anyway?

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UBS is counting its pennies. They need every cent . Please help.
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UBS is counting its pennies. They need every cent . Please help.
UBS has turned out to be the pits of Swiss banks.
The bank has no principle and has discredited the country.
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UBS has turned out to be the pits of Swiss banks.
The bank has no principle and has discredited the country.
At the risk of taking this thread off topic , UBS has irreparably damaged the Swiss banking reputation when they submitted to US demands on revealing personal data. I wholeheartedly agree with your opinion of them.
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