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davosmitch 15.03.2011 19:29

'Johnny foreigner' bank charges!!
 
Just had a letter from UBS to announce new charge of CHF 30/month for account holders living outside Switzerland. Checked with Credit Suisse--they charge CHF40/month!!---and I have only just transferred to UBS because GKB withdrew online-banking for UK residents! Grrr :msnsad: (only reason offered was cost of 'licence'!?)
I have very few transactions--utilities, etc for a holiday home and do them by standing order or online so would appreciate if anybody has any cheaper suggestions.

Doctor 15.03.2011 19:48

Re: 'Johnny foreigner' bank charges!!
 
If the Bill is CHF 20/Month, how about just transfering 120 and pay for 6 months at once from your UK Account ? Then you dont need an account here, and it is just 1 bank charge instead of 6.

Doc.

Phil_MCR 15.03.2011 19:56

Re: 'Johnny foreigner' bank charges!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by davosmitch (Post 1136195)
Just had a letter from UBS to announce new charge of CHF 30/month for account holders living outside Switzerland. Checked with Credit Suisse--they charge CHF40/month!!---and I have only just transferred to UBS because GKB withdrew online-banking for UK residents! Grrr :msnsad: (only reason offered was cost of 'licence'!?)
I have very few transactions--utilities, etc for a holiday home and do them by standing order or online so would appreciate if anybody has any cheaper suggestions.

have you tried the other banks, postfinance, kantonal banks. one of them must be cheaper...

smackerjack 15.03.2011 20:11

Re: 'Johnny foreigner' bank charges!!
 
How weird because I have been today been researching this topic!!

I visited the Poste and the BCV (Vaud Bank)
and they do not charge for for UK residents who own property here.

To run the a/c was 3 or 5 CHFs a month. The UBS usually charge 7 CHfs a month and they told me that the 30CHfs charge is for every a/c so if you have 3 different ones it is 90CHFs a month plus I think the 7 on top!!!!

I expect there is a Valaisian bank who will be more sympathetic or if not go to the Poste


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