On Fri, Oct 04, 2002 at 04:53:51PM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Oct 2002, kevin lyda wrote:
> > as far as paying directly to a bank, i really don't see how it's
> > more complex to pay to an irish bank then it is to pay to a uk one.
> EVerthing has to go through the branch you created the account with, it's
> really weird. A cheque is received and sent to your local branch who have
> to write another cheque and send it to the AMerican branch that issued it
> in the first place before the money can be transferred. You are talking
> about a few weeks
since checks are still used a lot in the states for paying for things,
i get checks on occassion. since i've moved here i've had them from new
york, boston and kansas off the top of my head and they've all cleared
in less then a week.
On Fri, Oct 04, 2002 at 04:34:03PM +0100, Caolan McNamara wrote:
> I've had hassle with USians trying to transfer money to banks, some
i've had trouble with americans dialing international phone numbers,
that doesn't mean it's impossible...
> story about the US bank would only do it if the Irish bank had a branch
> in their state if I recall correctly, sounded odd to me at the time,
yes, well just like telco's, banks the world over find "customer service"
to be a fascinating concept that other businesses do. and banking in
america is kind of odd since there are restrictions to banks crossing
state lines (or there were, it's mostly gone away). but even still,
the rest of the world *does* exist, and banks *are* aware of that fact.
whether an individual teller has wrapped their head around that concept
is another story. you'll have better luck with the ones that have a
vague notion that you're a) human and b) a customer.
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