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Cashing US check for deposit in Swiss account

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Are there any new requirements for cashing a personal check drawn on a US bank for deposit in Swiss bank account? Some years ago I used to simply write a check to myself, endorse it on the back and give it to my Raiffeisen bank. The fee was about chf 20. A friend wants to do this with his US Chase account to a UBS account here. What advice can I give him?

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Greetings All,

Are there any new requirements for cashing a personal check drawn on a US bank for deposit in Swiss bank account? Some years ago I used to simply write a check to myself, endorse it on the back and give it to my Raiffeisen bank. The fee was about chf 20. A friend wants to do this with his US Chase account to a UBS account here. What advice can I give him?

Thanks and regards
Do an electronic transfer it will be loads cheaper, the Swiss have not used cheques for a very long time.
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Re: Cashing US check for deposit in Swiss account

Thanks for the replies. I found that sending money to a US bank is easy with my Post and Raiffeisen accounts, through ebanking. I also found out that sending money from a US account to Switzerland is easy with Raiffeisen, and I imagine other banks, by writing a personal check and giving it to the bank here. Costs seem to run about 20chf and takes a few weeks.

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