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Old 06.01.2011, 16:03
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Banking problem

I'm leaving Switzerland in 2 months and I'm still not sure what's best.

I've got a Post Finance konto, what's best when I'm in the UK for holidays. (Better than a Swiss bank account).
I will take some cash with me, but I have my savings and that's too risky to bring it all in cash.

I had the idea to open a UK-£ account in Switzerland, but a lot people who live in London said it's way too expensive that way.

I can use my Post Finance for the start, but I can only withdrawal 1000£ a day. I could get a british account later. (I need a proof of address.)

If I get a flat I have to pay deposit and at least 1 month rent.

Anyway. I'm not sure if it's good to open a £ account here in Switzerland, or just wait and use my Post Finance.

Would be very glad if someone already have made some experiences. Or a banker?
I can't follow, and I'm not really sure yet. Thanks!
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Old 07.01.2011, 15:22
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I'm leaving Switzerland in 2 months and I'm still not sure what's best.

I've got a Post Finance konto, what's best when I'm in the UK for holidays. (Better than a Swiss bank account).
I will take some cash with me, but I have my savings and that's too risky to bring it all in cash.

I had the idea to open a UK-£ account in Switzerland, but a lot people who live in London said it's way too expensive that way.

I can use my Post Finance for the start, but I can only withdrawal 1000£ a day. I could get a british account later. (I need a proof of address.)

If I get a flat I have to pay deposit and at least 1 month rent.

Anyway. I'm not sure if it's good to open a £ account here in Switzerland, or just wait and use my Post Finance.

Would be very glad if someone already have made some experiences. Or a banker?
I can't follow, and I'm not really sure yet. Thanks!
I do not understand. You can open a Post Finance UK£ account or do you already have one? It is not expensive to have such an account. You also get a good rate changing CHF to UK£ when you have bothh accounts in Post Finance.
If you have to pay deposit and at least 1 month rent for a flat then you could use the Post Finance electronic banking & just transfer the money to the renter's account.
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Re: Banking problem

I think though that after you leave Switzerland there is an extra monthly fee to keep the Swiss account open. You can get around that if there's someone here you can get the statements sent "care of". I think the post fee is reasonable, but in another thread they said the UBS / CS out of country fee was over 20 a month, which would add up.

To the OP, do you already have a UK bank account, or no? Once you have one set up there it's fairly easy to transfer the funds from your Swiss account electronically.
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We actually don't keep track of that record... You need to call the European fecal standards and measuremments office in Zürich, their number is listed on thier website
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