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Old 14.01.2009, 10:05
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Re: transfer money to CH when moving in

In my experience it is much easier to transfer money from the Swiss bank to a US bank than vice versa. I use BCV (a regional bank in Vaud) and they charge CHF6 for a wire transfer. But BofA charge me $15 to receive the wire even though I have been a customer with them for 20 years and they are not actually doing anything (the funds are sent in US dollars). For other payments, I use a Swiss visa card. Occasionally, the vendor will not accept payment from a credit card with an address outside the US. In those cases, I first try to do a direct bank to bank transfer from my US bank and as a last resort I will use one of my US credit cards.
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