I'd watch out if Ulster bank are in any way affiliated with National
Westminster Bank in the UK. I used to have an account with National
Westminster, and they are not a very understanding bank. (And when you are a
student, you need an understanding bank!)
As a result of this, I tend to avoid anything associated with them like the
plague. Also, if they are affiliated, it won't be long before Ulster Bank
start charging for the use of other Bank's ATM's. This has just been put
through in the UK, so it looks like we can probably all lokk forward to it.
(It is standard practice in the USA and most of Europe now, so it won't be
Philip Trickett, Director mailto:phil at techworks.ie
TechWorks, 4 Killiney Hill Cottages, Killiney, Co. Dublin. Ireland
From: social-admin at linux.ie [mailto:social-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
Sent: 16 March 2000 14:20
To: social at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG-Social] Banks again.
On 16-Mar-00 Burke, Gary : GIG IS&T wrote:
> ]There is a solution. Register yourself as a sole trader, as BOI offer
> ]business accounts free of transaction charges for 2 years! (No that is
> ]what I Did! I am legit, honest ;))
>> Or open a savings account - there are no transaction charges. Granted you
> are not supposed to be able to setup Direct Debits, but it you ask them
> really nicely, they might allow it (or if your big multinational company
> also uses the same bank jumps down their necks).
Out of curiosity I rang all the banks this morning.. Ulster Bank seemed to
the best, for a personal current account.. and I quote "If the account is
credit there are no charges", I forgot to ask how much cheques cost..
John Ronan <j0n at tssg.wit.ie>, +353-51-302411
Telecommunications Software Systems Group - WIT, http://www.tssg.wit.ie
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