I have been asked to pay a deposit for accommodation for 2009 by money transfer to a bank in Corfu but when I went to Barcays today they have quoted me a price of £45.00 just to do the transfer. I am not prepared to pay this and the owner of the accommodation is not keen on taking a credit card deposit for some reason. Has anyone else come across this ?
Message posted by Simmey on 11 September 2008 at 9:34pm - IP Logged
it depends upon which bank you use as to what they charge.
I have an account with nationwide and they charge £20 but i dont know if thats for their customers
It is the cheapest we have come across as i have a barclays and an abbey national account also and my husband is with hsbc.
so if you have accounts with other banks or building societies-shop around
Message posted by suffolk-steve on 11 September 2008 at 9:49pm - IP Logged
Thanks for that. Unfortunately in Jersey we do not have Halifax, Nationwide etc. I will look into it further but I am hoping that the owner of the accommodation will relent and let me pay by credit card. My husband has mtransfers to banks abroad. I was prepared to pay a charge but certainly not that high.
Message posted by Jersey Bean on 11 September 2008 at 11:49pm - IP Logged
Just checked with my husband's account. He has internet banking with Barclays and it would cost us £30.00 to do a transfer, better but not great. Post Office in Jersey could not really offer anything sometimes we don't have thae same facilities as the UK. Western Union can be done through the Thomson travel shop for £25.00. I just feel that I am prepared to pay a 2% charge or even more for a credit card transaction but feel these charges are a bit over the top. What do you all think? I have e-mailed the hotelier in question and he is tied up with all the problems of guests stranded due to the failure of XL at the moment.
Message posted by bewil on 16 September 2008 at 9:53am - IP Logged
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