I don't now if any of you have been affected by the RBS fiasco where people have been unable to access their money, pay bills,etc.
I had a bit of a scare myself when my State Retirement Pension, which was due in my French bank account last Thursday, did not arrive on time. I rang the International Pensions Office and they assured me it had been paid, and Credit Agricole, who said it had not been received. In between, it goes through Citibank European who convert it from sterling to euros. It finally went in to my account with CA four days late.
It would be disastrous for me if I could not access my account here, as there is nobody from whom I could borrow cash.
I have now arranged for one of my three pensions to be paid into my UK bank account with Santander and I can use my debit card here to obtain cash. I am also keeping a few hundred euros in cash in my purse.
I always need funds in England anyway, to pay for birthday and Christmas presents for my family and for my frequent trips to stay with my sister.
I think it is a good idea for everybody to have some funds in more than one bank as they seem to be getting less and less efficient all the time.
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