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They give you an invoice that has 2 parts, you hand over this to a cashier and lay using cash or debit/credit card of your choice. Cashier stamps both parts and gives you a small one as a proof of payment.

Nothing else is required
From what I remember, the post only accepts the post-card (which mean you have to have a Post Finance account.

Has that changed?
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Old 15.08.2021, 00:51
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When I was at Uni I had a side job at the post office for a while.

I worked in sorting international parcels. It was a lucrative job as it involved night work that payed a premium.

Although the vast majority of parcels were correctly addressed, we always had one or two every night that required some creative thinking or sleuthing.

But we never had one that we didn't work out in the end.
And off to Sweden or Swasiland it went.
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Old 15.08.2021, 05:32
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Without selling a stamp?
'Rest of world' covers most countries
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Old 15.08.2021, 07:33
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IBAN is just another name for bank account.

Yes, of course it is a bank account transfer. And the cost are related to what type of transfer it is, foreign payment, foreign currency payment, SEPA (EUR only), local transfer, all use an IBAN but the cost is different…..
That's what I said in my original post, there will be costs.

Revolut CHF to CHF transfer is free if target bank happens to be same as intermediary, otherwise there is a charge
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Old 15.08.2021, 07:34
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From what I remember, the post only accepts the post-card (which mean you have to have a Post Finance account.

Has that changed?
Yep, I paid with a debit Mastercard few weeks ago
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Old 15.08.2021, 07:36
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From what I remember, the post only accepts the post-card (which mean you have to have a Post Finance account.

Has that changed?
They have always accepted cash.

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Old 15.08.2021, 07:38
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IBAN is just another name for bank account.

Yes, of course it is a bank account transfer. And the cost are related to what type of transfer it is, foreign payment, foreign currency payment, SEPA (EUR only), local transfer, all use an IBAN but the cost is different…..
Local is free.

SEPA is 0.50

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Old 15.08.2021, 08:56
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They have always accepted cash.

Tom
Yes, silly

On the other hand, the way they are after the idea to get rid of cash in order to gain even more control, something like the above may need mentioning soon.
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Old 15.08.2021, 12:08
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Yes, silly

On the other hand, the way they are after the idea to get rid of cash in order to gain even more control, something like the above may need mentioning soon.
In some countries this has already happened or is likely to happen soon.

But I think the Swiss post office will be sticking with the cash option for a long time still. Too many people still use it.
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I will be coming to Zurich to study in a joint UZH ETH program. The university told me "we recommend that you pay the invoice by post at a post office."
At ETH you will get a PDF invoice to be paid within 30 days. The PDF is one single page containing all the possible details you need to do a bank transfer from anywhere in the world; in addition the bottom of the page represent the swiss payment form which you can hand over at the post office in Switzerland or scan with the Post app (once you have an account with them).
If needed, the invoicing address and your name can be changed on the ETH website in the private area, under the tab "My addresses" (or something similar). You should receive plenty of e-mail reminders about all the process

This is the usual procedure; if it's not your case, maybe let us know which program you are in and which type of information you have received so far (no personal details needed). I can figure it out the UZH version of this, if needed, but I assume it to be almost identical.

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1. What fee does the post office charge?
2. What information do I need to bring to the post office to insure the money goes to the right place?
1. A maximum of 4.75 CHF, depending on the amount: https://www.postfinance.ch/en/about-...ment-fees.html
2. just bring the invoice. Or the part of the invoice that looks like this:


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Old 15.08.2021, 12:43
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In some countries this has already happened or is likely to happen soon.

But I think the Swiss post office will be sticking with the cash option for a long time still. Too many people still use it.
Like which countries?
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Re: Payment of invoices

The bill from UZH, and cash.

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From what I remember, the post only accepts the post-card (which mean you have to have a Post Finance account.

Has that changed?
They accept my UBS Maestro card.
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IBAN is just the account number……. SEPA payments in CHF do not work.
True, but remember that Switzerland is part of the SEPA area.

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Dear user, I would like to welcome you to 2021



Taken from https://www.postfinance.ch/en/busine...ions/sepa.html

And you can access as well the most recent list here:
https://www.europeanpaymentscouncil....ies%20v4.0.pdf, the pdf can be reached from this page.



You are welcome.
Back to 2020; as the OP claimed "SEPA Direct Debits are made in euros, not in CHF".
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