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Bank Statements in English? (Credit Suisse/other banks)

Does CS only send the bank papers and statements in German?
Is there a way to get your letters etc here in English? Migration Department papers etc
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Old 06.09.2011, 15:10
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Does CS only send the bank papers and statements in German?
Is there a way to get your letters etc here in English? Migration Department papers etc
CS . . I guess you mean Credit Suisse? Well they are not going to send them out in English are they? I wouldn`t have thought so. However, I think if you bank on-line, there is an option to switch to English (they do at postfinance anyway).
The same goes for department and migration papers - they will send them out in German assuming you can speak the language or at least to encourage you to do so. Again . . if you go on the web sites, I think you will find options to download the forms in English and various other languages.
Generally speaking they only send stuff out in German . . . but there is always a way.
In any case, if you go into a bank with a letter that you don`t understand and at least try and ask for help in German . . they will be more than happy to explain it to you.
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Old 06.09.2011, 15:18
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Re: hi

I think that with big banks like Credit Suisse yo can opt to have the papers in English. In Basel they (govmt) will send you everything in German, not sure about Zurich. In some rare cases you can get an informative English translation, mainly things that are ment to be well undesrtood and for which the translation effort makes sense, like: emergency service panphlets, language courses offerings and so on.
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Old 06.09.2011, 15:28
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CS . . I guess you mean Credit Suisse? Well they are not going to send them out in English are they? I wouldn`t have thought so. However, I think if you bank on-line, there is an option to switch to English (they do at postfinance anyway).
The same goes for department and migration papers - they will send them out in German assuming you can speak the language or at least to encourage you to do so. Again . . if you go on the web sites, I think you will find options to download the forms in English and various other languages.
Generally speaking they only send stuff out in German . . . but there is always a way.
In any case, if you go into a bank with a letter that you don`t understand and at least try and ask for help in German . . they will be more than happy to explain it to you.

UBS gives the option to have all correspondence in English.
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Re: hi

CS send me all my stuff in english...
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Re: hi

YOu have to mention that to the bank authorities that you prefere communication in English. Then all the documents are sent to you in english.


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Re: hi

You should also make your thread more clear. Hi! Is great when you introduce yourself in the Introduction area.

Try to keep it clear. I am not a mod but I know this is the message they will send you.
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With UBS you can opt for English.
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Re: hi

Original Thread Title: hi

If your phraseology in your communication with your bank is as crystal clear as your Thread title, it's not surprising they haven't caught on that, if possible, you'd like the paperwork in English.

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Re: Bank Statements in English? (Credit Suisse/other banks)

With English only the bank - very nicely, ask sweet, very good, all become so.

Migrations depart ment - abase no way! Having no aspirate - mere German, France, Italy. May be Romanch if stays Gristles.

Very lucking!
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Re: Bank Statements in English? (Credit Suisse/other banks)

Thanks for the responses.
Yes the title was wrong, I was multi tasking, sending an e-mail and posting this at the same time.

Innocent mistake people
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Re: Bank Statements in English? (Credit Suisse/other banks)

You can recieve all your corespondance in English off Credit Suisse if you inform them that that is what you would like. Just ask the bank!!
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Re: Bank Statements in English? (Credit Suisse/other banks)

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Is there a way to get your letters etc here in English? Migration Department papers etc
Yes, there is a way in principle, but it's a lot of work and most people will get sidetracked somewhere along the way.


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6) ...start a referendum campaign to make English a national language.
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