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Barclays Bank in Switzerland??

Hi,

just a quick question, I've seen online that Barclays have branches in Switzerland!

Forgive my ignorance, but can I pay money into my UK account from here?
Also I've managed to block myself via online banking and need to set it up again, can you do all of this from here?

I don't have a Swiss account as yet , I'm waiting for my permit to come. Which high street banks are the best or are they all generally the same?

Also I would like to open a little savings account for my girls aged 3 and 6 , they get money as gifts quite often which is lovely, but I'd like to teach them to save half of what they receive then save up for something big later.

If we do leave here as often people do , can they continue to save into their accounts and collect the money at 18 or 21 for Uni etc, first car , marriage - hopefully not that young though lol!!!
I'm asking because I read a thread where someone was having trouble accessing their money.

Many thanks.
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Old 03.06.2015, 10:27
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Re: Barclays Bank in Switzerland??

To my knowledge only for Corporate Banking and maybe some wealth management. Not your regular bank/savings account.
As to online banking: normally there is a phone number on the website you can contact if you have any issues.
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Re: Barclays Bank in Switzerland??

Barclays have no ordinary branches here, just investment offices.

Look at Post Finance. It does everything a Bank will do for you, only cheaper, and more branches... I wasted 15 years banking at UBS...

https://www.postfinance.ch/en/priv.h...hortcut_priven
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Re: Barclays Bank in Switzerland??

Barclays swiss do not deal with general public.

I'd you take an account with a kantonal bank be aware you will be charged if you take cash from a machine in another kanton.
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Re: Barclays Bank in Switzerland??

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Barclays swiss do not deal with general public.

I'd you take an account with a kantonal bank be aware you will be charged if you take cash from a machine in another kanton.
I don't believe that is correct. The cantonal banks have an agreement not to charge each other's clients for withdrawals at ATMs. I certainly have never been charged in any case.
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Re: Barclays Bank in Switzerland??

Happens to my friend all the time even as close as last week.
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