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Old 02.07.2013, 16:58
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Re: UBS's ridiculous replacement card fee

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I guess we could try for a re-issue, but the bigger problem is the signing. On our trip we just returned from, OH closed his remaining U.S. account to make sure he no longer has ties there (FATCA, anyone?). Also they were charging him monthly fees and eating up the account balance, which was silly.

He can't do "for deposit only" since he no longer has an account there. He can't sign over to me because new anti-terrorism/money-laundering rules don't allow third-party checks.

If what Tom says about 40 CHF is true, then it's all kind of pointless. The two checks combined are only worth about $120.
Why not open a US account ? Even a brokerage account with Charles Scheab will give you a check book, you can deposit cheques by sending a photo of the check on an iPhone !
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Old 02.07.2013, 18:39
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Why not open a US account ? Even a brokerage account with Charles Scheab will give you a check book, you can deposit cheques by sending a photo of the check on an iPhone !
Wow, sending a photo of the check on your phone? That's pretty cool. Thanks for the thoughts, everyone. I will leave it up to OH. He's the one that chose to close his U.S. accounts (not that I blame him) and it's his $120 at the end of the day.

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Old 12.07.2013, 17:10
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Re: UBS's ridiculous replacement card fee

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The two checks combined are only worth about $120.
This is the problem I have - the cheque I need to cash is worth so little when the fee is removed. It's common in the US to issue cheques still, though it's not here in Switzerland.
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Old 12.07.2013, 17:17
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Re: UBS's ridiculous replacement card fee

Quick update: For the moment, OH thinks it's not worth the hassle to try and do anything here. However, he has to go to the States later this year for a business trip and could handle the checks in person once there. So now we only need to deal with the 90-day expiration problem. I think he can contact the issuers (say, next month) and ask them to re-issue the checks. The new checks would also be good for 90 days, so therefore still valid during his business trip timeframe.
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Re: UBS's ridiculous replacement card fee

If anyone stumble upon this forum looking for the current state of costs of replacing a UBS Mestro / Debit card

it's here
Cards
Owner card CHF 40 per year
Authorized representative card CHF 40 per year
when lost/stolen
Replacement card CHF 20 per card
Blocking CHF 40 per card

works out at 50CHF,

However i've leant through my own experience that if it's within the first two years or the card is about to expire it's at no cost. I have not found any information online that states this
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