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hi everybody...i am new here and moving to basel in september...please what bank account is best to open..i m coming in from the UK...please advice
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Old 14.06.2008, 15:10
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Re: Best account?

tanno01, I've given your post its own thread for now, the topic has been discussed in the past though.

Please don't answer to random threads when you have a new question, use the New Thread button instead. Thank you.
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Old 16.06.2008, 11:00
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hi everybody...i am new here and moving to basel in september...please what bank account is best to open..i m coming in from the UK...please advice
Depends what you want for a bank account. Credit Suisse and UBS for full service 'normal' accounts, Postbank is an option for a no-frills accout. Kantonal bank for something in the middle (but limited ATM service outside of kanton).
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thanks andrew1306..when u say normal banking, do u mean the equivalent of what our high street banks in England offer [HSBC, NATWEST]...and in terms of a credit card whic one give the best offers in your opinion? and which ones charge the least..[interest and normal bank charges]...thanks again
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thanks andrew1306..when u say normal banking, do u mean the equivalent of what our high street banks in England offer [HSBC, NATWEST]...and in terms of a credit card whic one give the best offers in your opinion? and which ones charge the least..[interest and normal bank charges]...thanks again
I'm not sure if that's what I mean, because I've never lived in the UK! But probably

For credit cards the bank ones are super expesive 50-200Fr/year. I have a migro mastercard with no annual fee (through GE bank, I think the drawback is the lack of some insurance vs the big bank cards, but Im not actually very sure). When I first came to CH in 2002 Credit Suisse basically told me to go F myself when I asked for a visa card (I even went in to see them because I honestly thought they had mad an error since I had has a visa for 10+ years in Canada already, but even then they would not give me a clear answer why I was rejected) - that said in all other ways I have been happy with C.S. as my bank, and there's never been a problem speaking in English...
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Re: Best account?

Hey Andrew, so you never found out why the rejected you huh? I am coming from Canada as well and have yet applied for a credit card. Was it like pulling teeth going through Migros? (by the way, is there anything that migros ISN'T involved in?????) We have credit cards here in Canada but have read that really you have no credit once you hit Switzerland as nothing is connected. So having no credit here in Canada means no credit cards..... was that your experience ( I have searched credit on this forum till I am blue in the face and the 1st thread that always comes up is FREE BEER!)
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