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bigbadbob


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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 13:42

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Hi folks

We are moving out there next month and wish to move money from a bank here to the Hsbc in Kyrenia where I have opened an account.The question is has any body on here done it and are there any pitfalls?Thanks.



quackers


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08/03/2012 13:47

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I had no problems. When you get here go upstairs to the cashiers there and they speak perfect english.



ozkent


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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 14:19

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We did it in 2004 see your hsbc in England they did all the work for us. You need to guarantee your money, we sent installments of 20,000 pounds which they guaranteed 19000 .



Toonie


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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 14:30

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I am thinking of opening a HSBC account in Girne can anyone let me know what the current interest is on about 50.000 on a monthly Lira account. Currently dealing with Credit West who are excellent but dont want to put all my eggs in one basket.



Becker


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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 15:38

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Was 9% a couple of weeks ago.Think thats 40 day acc though.



breezyboy


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08/03/2012 15:58

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BBB

No probs - up to 10000 can be transferrred online banking. Above that your bank needs to fill in a form usually by computer. RBS charges 27.50 for a 3-5 day transfer. They say what is it for and just say property purchase.



I recommend Creditwest wher you can get up to 11% on a 12 month deposit on Tl.



If worried check their history. They are part of one of the largest companies in Turkey. But your money is guaranteed by TRNC central bank up to a limit for each account. Cant remember what it is but I use 30000tl per account which is well under the limit.



Toonie


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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 16:58

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Thanks Becker good rate will set the wheels in motion



kaiserphil


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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 16:59

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I had my pension paid to my HSBC account every month while I was living there.

The only problem I had was that the first transfer 'disappeared' in transit, but Julie at HSBC managed to locate it. No more trouble after that.



Groucho



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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 17:57

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It pays to send each payment with a very slightly differing amount so that multiples of 20,000 do not get confused... e.g.

1 of 20,000

1 of 19,999

1 of 19,998 etc.

Then bring the odd pounds with you to make the total up to the original lump sum.

The central bank often get confused by large sums of the exact same amount from one account to one account, this method removes that confusion as none of them are for the same amount.



hwilde


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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 19:15

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I wouldn't use HSBC. They are always losing money in transit. Don't trust them with a penny. Find a decent bank.



If you are foolish enough to use them make sure that when you go in you take plenty of reading material and a picnic. You are likely to be waiting all day.



Harold2555



Joined: 19/04/2008
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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 20:35

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Have never had any problems transferring to HSBC in TRNC. They have an IBAN number so no need for correspondent intermediaries.



Harold



Namps


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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 20:58

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We have Premier account in HSBC here in Girne and opened one in uk which linked up with our Girne one. The required amount generally for uk one is 50,000 but not necessary if linked to the one here. We have transferred 2 sums of money over 10.000 by phone and charge was nil.



rowlo



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Message Posted:
08/03/2012 22:37

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any one have creditwestrep contact details ?



keithcaley



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Message Posted:
09/03/2012 09:18

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pazarlama@creditwestbank.com

Or try Selda at the Karao........ ! branch: selda.akcar@creditwestbank.com



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