I need to wire money from a US bank to a bank in Barcelona. The fees for doing so from the States are fixed $30. The fees for Caixabank (La Caixa) to receive this money – after their ridiculous exchange rate – are not fixed. It is .4% which I find excessive.
Do any of you know of a bank that has a fixed-fee for this type of transaction? Would I have better luck having a tantrum in the bank (a friend did this) to get them to lower the rate?