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Old 26.02.2014, 19:21
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Banking Confusion at PostFinance


I'm American & my husband is Danish, employed at the University in Bern. We knew few banks would open an account for me, but were told PostFinance, UBS & Credit Suisse would do it.

So we went to PostFinance, who told us of course they could open an account for us, they just had to mail us a tax document to sign. But today instead we get a letter from PostFinance saying they refuse to open the account. So I call the English help line to ask what's up - we were assured we could open an account - because 1) we are on 1-year L Permits and 2) I'm an American.

The English phone line person said they will not open any accounts for Americans or foreigners without C permits. I asked her if these means PostFinance is closing American and foreign accounts and she said yes.

I guess we will have to try UBS or Credit Suisse.

Just an FYI in case anyone here has a PostFinance account and doesn't have a C permit.

Any advice?

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