Reply To: commission on Euros deposited into a bank in Spain



Hi Allyson,

These bank charges can be a really nasty surprise. It’s a shame you didn’t get to read the section I have written on overpaying before this happened.

You won’t have a case against your bank. It’s your solicitors who failed to look after your interests in this case. They should have informed you of the bank’s standard charges or arranged better ones for you.

Nevertheless, I would threaten your bank with closing your account and taking your business elsewhere (and badmouthing them to anyone prepared to listen) unless they refund you at least in part. It sometimes works.