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Bulgarianlily



Joined: 01 Jun 2008
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Location: South West Mountains of Bulgaria
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 10 6:28 am    Post subject: nationwide money problem  Reply with quote    

If you are downsizing abroad and rely as many do on the Nationwide for your cash, given the up to now free conversion rates, bewarned this will stop in November. http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/jul/31/nationwide-flexaccount-charge-withdrawals

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 10 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for flagging this up!

jema
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 10 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bummer, I remember this from years ago, working out that just taking money out of a Flexaccount abroad was rather cheaper than all the other Foreign currency options I recall trying to get this confirmed by Nationwide who were rather reluctant to admit it really. They would much rather have told travellers cheques.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 10 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a real bummer

Don't think anyone else does it now do they?

Bulgarianlily



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 10 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, they were the only ones. I am told that around one million UK pensioners, now living abroad, use flex accounts for their banking, that is a lot of customers to piss off!

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 10 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bulgarianlily wrote:
No, they were the only ones. I am told that around one million UK pensioners, now living abroad, use flex accounts for their banking, that is a lot of customers to piss off!


On the other hand, that's 1 million customers some other bank could snap up if they had any sense.

troyannick



Joined: 24 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 12 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lil dont know here you bank, Im in the DSK Bank and have two accounts one in lev and one in sterling which is great to swap money when the rates are good then draw from whichevers best at the time.........thats when I have any money.
Think BG are in a good position re the euro crisis dont think they should join the euro, I love levs.

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