Bitcoin Forum
November 24, 2017, 04:08:45 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Ways to avoid bank fees in Europe?  (Read 1092 times)
knives
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 18


View Profile
March 12, 2013, 11:08:08 PM
 #1

Hello,

I bought my first BTC today. I'd like to buy some BTC every now and then exchanging EUR for BTC. However, my bank is charging 18 EUR (SEPA) in a transfer of 400, which is quite a *a lot*.

I have a credit card, I wonder what would be the fees if I had used my VISA to buy BTC. Probably from 1 to 5 EUR.

Do you know guys any other options to buy BTC for small fees like 150-200 EUR without being robbed by the bank?

Hand to hand might work but it's not optimal either, I dislike meeting people i don't know.

Regards,

knives
1511496525
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511496525

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511496525
Reply with quote  #2

1511496525
Report to moderator
1511496525
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511496525

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511496525
Reply with quote  #2

1511496525
Report to moderator
1511496525
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511496525

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511496525
Reply with quote  #2

1511496525
Report to moderator
Join ICO Now Coinlancer is Disrupting the Freelance marketplace!
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1511496525
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511496525

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511496525
Reply with quote  #2

1511496525
Report to moderator
Stephen Gornick
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2324



View Profile
March 13, 2013, 09:54:20 AM
 #2

I bought my first BTC today. I'd like to buy some BTC every now and then exchanging EUR for BTC. However, my bank is charging 18 EUR (SEPA) in a transfer of 400, which is quite a *a lot*.

If you are sending SEPA to Mt. Gox, make sure to send to their EUR bank (Poland), not to Japan.

There are many SEPA methods:
 - http://www.BITSTAMP.net
 - http://www.Bitcoin-24.com
 - http://Bitcoin-Central.net

There's also InstaWire, BitcoinsInBerlin, bitcoin.de:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Buying_bitcoins

You can send cash (EUR) to Bitcoin Nordic in Denmark through the mail:
 - http://www.BitcoinNordic.com


knives
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 18


View Profile
March 14, 2013, 09:20:43 PM
 #3

Thanks for the reply
zefiris
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 4


View Profile
March 14, 2013, 09:41:53 PM
 #4

SEPA transfers in EUR are supposed to be free. I've been happy with https://bitcoin-central.net/ using SEPA transfers with no bank fees.
knives
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 18


View Profile
March 17, 2013, 11:02:21 PM
 #5

SEPA transfers in EUR are supposed to be free. I've been happy with https://bitcoin-central.net/ using SEPA transfers with no bank fees.

Maybe I should change bank then.
MiracleRiver
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 23


View Profile
March 17, 2013, 11:25:54 PM
 #6

Your bank should not be charging you anything for a true SEPA transfer from a EURO bank account to a EURO bank account within the EEA.

If they are, have a word with them or change banks.

I use www.bitcoin-central.net and they are safe and secure. Pretty good pricing as well. They have a SEPA EURO account in France, it takes me just one day to transfer funds. I don't think they charge anything.

MTGOX will only let you transfer funds to their Polish SEPA account once your ID has been verified - and this can take 2 weeks or so.

If you want to convert and currencies and transfer, then use these guys - they developed Skype: www.transferwise.com. Excellent currency conversion rates and very low fees. You don't have to be in the UK to use them - but their site is only in English at present.

Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!