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Credito Agricola Bank

Post Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:05 am

Hi we have been banking now with Credito Agricola for the last 2 years but for the last few months on the same date they have been taking a bank maintenance monthly charge out of euro 5.20 which is now a standard fee paid monthly so we have been told and which we now have to pay just for the privilege of having the account! We only use it to pay our bills with and are thinking of closing it as this fee is outrageous and recently when our pass book ran out they charged us 5 euros for a new one and when the multibanco took our card last year they charged us 10 euros for a new one!

Has anyone else come across this monthly fee yet with their bank, we were told this would be standard across all banks? It started last month and they take the fee out automatically and we didn't receive any notification and only noticed when we paid some bills online that it had been deducted.

We have heard Millennium are good so may swap to them instead!

Thanks.

 

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Re: Credito Agricola Bank

Post Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 10:10 am

Hi there,

We bank with Barclays over here and they take out a monthly charge. It is called 'Barclays Essencial Fee'! of 8 euros plus stamp tax on Essencial Fee .32 cents. So... might be worth changing to your bank as it will be cheaper for us!!!!!!!!! We don't pay for cheques though (not that we use them).

Not sure about Millennium I think they are ok.


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Re: Credito Agricola Bank

Post Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 10:28 am

5.20 Euros a month seems a small price to pay for the flexibility of having a Multibanco card and the opportunity it gives to pay all your bills in one location.

 

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Re: Credito Agricola Bank

Post Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:08 pm

I bank with BANIF, no monthly charges alhough they do make a one off fee for the debit card not sure how much but below €10.
Recommend them, very friendly English speaking cannot fault them.
Did have some dealings with Barclays, the manager told me they are set up for 'rich' customers and actively discourage locals wanting to make small transactions and chat all day!?

 

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Re: Credito Agricola Bank

Post Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 4:08 pm

We've been with CGD since coming here in 2006 and although they were ok we were never overly impressed. Just recently we transfered to Millennium and are VERY impressed indeed. It was quick and offers many more services nad no mention of a monthly fee. I highly recommend them.


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Re: Credito Agricola Bank

Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 12:56 am

I pay €7 + tax a month for my Millennium account, though it does includes a limited free overdraft facility. When opening the account I was told the basic account still charged around €3 a month. Then there are other charges for transferring money and cheques etc.

 

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Re: Credito Agricola Bank

Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:44 am

Hi Catbert,
I was told about the 7 euros monthly thing but that is the customers choice to have it or not. But I wasn't told about the 3 euros, I will have to ask them about that. Thanks for the heads up.


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