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getting paid into my bank account

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getting paid into my bank account

Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:34 am

I have had an Alpha Bank account for 12 years here on Rhodes and my wife has been working legally for the past three years and her employer pays her directly by bank transfer to our joint Alpha Bank account.

I have found legal work this season and am due my first month's wages and we have agreed for my employer to pay me also by bank transfer.

However, my employer's bank insists that to receive my wages in this way I need to have an account with the National Bank of Greece, which I find unbelievable.

Does anyone know about this subject? Since my wife already receives her pay into our Alpha Bank account, can I insist that my employer's bank do as I ask?

Thank you.


Re: getting paid into my bank account

Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:53 pm

The only reason he insists on opening a bank account in the National Bank of Greece is that following the imposition of capital controls in Greece in July 2015 due to a lack of money in Greek banks there is a somewhat important commission to be paid when money is transferred directly between bank accounts of different banks even though both banks are in Greece. I have had this problem recently in my legal practice. It's best to facilitate your employer by opening a bank account at the bank he tells you as it is obligatory for him to pay you via a bank account.
I am a lawyer helping the UK community in Greece. My email is paulikonomougouras @ yahoo.co.uk, my office is in Omonia at the center of Athens close to the National Archeological Museum. My phone number is 2103607174.


Re: getting paid into my bank account

Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:58 pm

Transfers between Greek banks should not be a problem.


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