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the2ofus


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Message Posted:
01/04/2010 08:31

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Hye

Sorry if this has been asked before but ;

If i have a HSBC current a/c in UK and open a HSBC current a/c with HSBC in Girne would i be able to tansfer funds from UK to Girne online ? If so is there a charge and how "quickly" does the money take to transfer ?

I am fed up with everytime i want to take money (not big amounts just couple of hundred) out of my UK a/c (via ATM here) i get charged for it . If i cannot do it with HSBC is ther another TRNC bank that has the facility ?

Thanks



andrew4232



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Message Posted:
01/04/2010 08:54

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if you open an account here you 'may' be able to transfer it from one to another but rememeber that HSBC Uk and HSBC turkey are two seporate companies so i dont think you will, and i think you may still have to pay SWIFT transfer fees as your moving stering abroad, also your UK debit card is linked to your UK sterling accounts not to any accounts held here



Deniz1


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Message Posted:
01/04/2010 08:55

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Iktisat bank do this i transfered a couple of hundred from the halifax to here on line and it cost me about 30p done in two days. Go upstairs in the bank they will help you.



cooper


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01/04/2010 08:57

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If you have a HSBC premier account transfers are free, all other accounts there is a fee of about 17 for priority payments which normally take between 1 to 4 business days, it may be less to transfer between branches. The only snag is to open a Premier account you need 50k !



Details here - http://www.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/personal/international-money-transfers;jsessionid=0000wJwlNfH2Mi1AJwPnfyiOIbF:11j5bfvdu



Why not open a Nationwide flex account and all withdrawals from ATM's are free of charge.



Cooper



catalkoykid


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Message Posted:
01/04/2010 09:07

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mess 2 they are not 2 separate companies, they are all owned by hsbc lets not go down this line of its a franchise again lol



Sideways



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Message Posted:
01/04/2010 09:23

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Message 5, you beat me to it.

HSBC Turkey and the UK are the same company and you can transfer free. The branch in Girne is part of HSBC Turkey. They will give you a debit card for withdrawals here if you want.



catalkoykid


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Message Posted:
01/04/2010 09:25

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and you can draw 500 a day in the uk hsbc cash machines



the2ofus


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01/04/2010 09:27

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Thanks very much - i shall go into HSBC and see about setting up an a/c and getting a card (same as credit west - ATM card). If there are snags i shall go to Iktisat bank.

TTFN



kibriskid


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Message Posted:
01/04/2010 22:04

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Hi Does That Mean that if you have a Premier Account in HSBC Girne that you can transfer funds to the UK For Free From The Girne Branch?.Or Does it have to be Internet Banking only ?

Thankyou



Jimmyboy63


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Message Posted:
01/04/2010 22:36

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If you have an HSBC premier account in the UK then all overseas transactions are free



andrew4232



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Message Posted:
02/04/2010 01:03

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how strange that my contact in hsbc in my turkish branch says they are different, but who cares i dont anymore as i dont have a UK bank anymore



flightholiday


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Message Posted:
02/04/2010 01:22

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If you open a Premier account with HSBC in North Cyprus (ask for Julie in Girne) you will get the facilities matched in your UK HSBC account - it is part of the overall Premier package.



Some banks will give you more interest in the TRNC but at least with HSBC you know they are huge and stable. If you transfer between HSBC accounts I think the rates are preferential but go Premier to Premier and they are free.



nostradamus


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02/04/2010 08:04

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There is an alternative if you use a bank here that holds accounts in the UK. Limassol Turkish, for example, have accounts in London with HSBC International. I can do an online credit transfer to their sterling account with HSBC free of charge. It is only necessary to put in my account details with Limassol as a reference. As soon as the money arrives at HSBC (normally credit transfers take 3 days), it is in my account here. I know that Iktisat also have similar arrangements, I think with Lloyds in London. You need to ask the specific banks about this as they are not likely to volunteer any information that means they can't charge you!



ozankoys


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Message Posted:
02/04/2010 09:46

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Hi we have Premier HSBC here & UK & can transfer online up to 10,000 gbp per day. This is not free but costs 17 gbp in UK with sender paying all charges. I have recently made some transfers & see that HSBC here have suddenly started debiting amounts from my TL a/c - presumably they are charging here as well so I am going to go in & do battle with them!



tinker


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Message Posted:
02/04/2010 13:29

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Put your money into UK Premier bank account .. Draw here with your UK debit card from HSBC ATM sterling & change to TL wherever you wish .. 1000 per day .. If you have the funds .. I wish ..



teatime


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Message Posted:
02/04/2010 15:48

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Current account with Halifax, transfer electronically to a TRNC account for 9.50 per transaction (no limit as far as I'm aware).



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