You wouldn't think it was so hard to find. The Euro is a fairly
popular currency isn't it just across that small piece of water we
call the Channel. Why can't UK banks or Internet banks provide a
current account in euros?
They can provide offshore accounts in Jersey or elsewhere offshore but
they are more for large amounts. It is also possible to set up an
account in an EU country but they (the ones I have looked at) are
relatively costly to run.
What I was looking for:
* Account in euros
* Debit card, possibly a credit card
* Commercial rate conversion to/from sterling rather than the tourist
* Withdrawals of cash in Europe
Best I've found so far is Solbank in Spain with Maintenance fees: 9.25
Euro quarterly & Prestige Care Service fee: 7.50 Euro quarterly.
Even an Internet bank account would be fine with the above features.
Anyone have any pointers to a good way to do???
- posted 12 years ago