Hi does anyone have their retirement pension paid into a bank over here in Corfu? My freind is having a lot of problems as the pensions office refuse to transfer via IBAN as in their words they don't trust the Greek banking system!!!
I find this appalling as my husband has his armed forces pension paid this way and although he doesn't recieve a retirement pension yet, the armed forces pensions are also government pensions, and I can't understand why my friend is having these problems as although its a different department they are still handled by a paymaster general, yes I know it doesn't mean a serving general!!
At the moment the pensions office send a letter to his bank with a payment order for a certain date, now these are supposed to be happening every 28 days and he is having awful problems not receiving his money and spends all month ringing the uk trying to sort it out only to find that on last months, they forgot to send it, and July's money has not yet arrived in the bank and Augusts money has only just been sent. This is a real nightmare for him and his wife and they are so stressed with it all that they are now selling their house and moving somewhere else. They have been told that anywhere else other than Greece and Corfu is fine for banking.
If anyone can enlighten me on the system, I can't help thinking that they are just being fobbed off,