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PostPosted: June 26th, 2009, 3:49 pm 
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Just lifted the following text from the banking area.

The majority of Italians here in Calabria bank with through the post office, its very easy to open an account, there are plenty of branches in most of the towns. You can do all your banking online, money transfers etc; the rates are very good and at a minimum.
We have a lot of Italian friends and we always go by their recommendations, they are living here so they know best, when in Rome...........
Best wishes
Paul

Can anyone tell me where the nearest post office is in Pizzo? Has anyone opened up a post office account in Italy?

Cheers


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PostPosted: June 26th, 2009, 4:07 pm 
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Invaluable post - thanks!


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PostPosted: August 11th, 2010, 8:12 am 
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Hi all
Has anyone had any problems to open a Post Office A/C ?
What are the fees per month or transaction costs ?
Do you get cheque book ?
Any help would be great thanks :?


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PostPosted: August 11th, 2010, 11:58 am 
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Hi All
Forgot to ask can you do internet banking via P.O A/C


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PostPosted: August 11th, 2010, 5:26 pm 
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I was told that you have to be a resident to open a Post Office account.


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PostPosted: August 11th, 2010, 10:04 pm 
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Hi All
Yes i do agree i think you do have to be a resident
to open a P.O A/C We are going to become residents
so i would still like some advice regarding issues i posted earlier :(


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PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 6:31 am 
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hi,if you need detailed info you could go to british expats forum(italy)and ask there.there are brits who have been living in italy for 30+ years,they seem a friendly bunch and im sure you will get a prompt answer,cheers brian.ps i hope you dont mind me recommending another forum don,they have referred people to this forum in the past.


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PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 10:23 am 
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Hi
Anyone out there who are residents
with P.O. A/C
Please what do you need to open one
& can it be done in a day
Codice Fisicle/ I.D /Passport / Carta Di Soggiorno /
Carta Di Identita / Utility bill / ??? :?:
Do you get ATM card / Cheque book / Debit or Credit card/
Can you do internet banking :?:
Can you trasfer funds from UK via an FX to your A/C :?:
What are the fees per month or per transaction :?:
Come on Trigger / Lavinder / ECT you always have great knowledge
in such matters
Have tried Expats site / Italian post office site ETC
Please come back with facts :? not ideas


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PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 10:55 am 
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you have to join that forum and post all your questions,you will get an answer i am sure.


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PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 5:22 pm 
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I'm not very good at giving directions but there is a post office in the historical part of Pizzo.

If you go towards the town square where the cafes are located on the left hand side there is a small alley way where sometimes paintings are on display and I think there is an antique/artists shop at the end of it. Next to that there is a street and you should see the sign for the post office displayed on a signpost. Follow the path round and you will come across it on the left hand side.

Pat


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PostPosted: August 16th, 2010, 7:20 am 
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I have a business account with the post office as a resident.

The process is fairly simple as they usually have someone who is designated to open new accounts. You will need your Codice Fiscale, passport and resident's certificate from the commune.

You can do internet banking, can have a cheque book and a debit card, where you can withdraw up to €600 a day. The cost for a business account is €5 a month, with no charges for withdrawals etc.

We are going to open a personal account there as well and the charges are lower for this.

I have not had any problems receiving bank transfers from the UK and Ireland into this account.

Hope this helps

Sue


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PostPosted: August 16th, 2010, 10:38 am 
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Hi Sue
That is a GREAT help
just what this forum should be all about,


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PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 9:17 am 
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Hi sue
Can a non-resident also open this post office account


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PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 2:45 pm 
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Postal accounts can be opened up by residents and not residents.

If you are a resident you will need: fiscal code, passport and documents of residency.

Non residents require: fiscal code and passport.

The annual fees are about €70.00. You will be issued with an debit card. You can have access to internet banking and can transfer from abroad into this account. You can also organize direct debits for all utilities.
You can only use the debit card at any post office atm machine or within the branch. Your daily limit to withdraw is €600.00.

For anybody requiring assistance in opening an account with the post office please do not hesitate to contact me on (vista.montagna@libero.it)
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PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 3:35 pm 
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nvjjov251 wrote:
Come on Lavinder ECT you always have great knowledge in such matters

:lol: I'm not sure what gave you that impression...I know nothing!

Antonella, this link contradicts what you have just said, it says that "non residents may not open a post office account". I dont know how old the web page is though so maybe the rules have changed

http://italy.angloinfo.com/countries/italy/banking.asp

There is a useful 'Banking Terminology Guide' on this link too.


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PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 9:42 pm 
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Dear Lavender the link may be old. I talk from personal experience. Up until 2 months ago only residents could open up a postal account. I then took a client of mine who is a non resident and the manager of the post office said that non residents can also open up an account as the postal system terms and conditions had changed. This applies in the Caulonia Marina branch which I am sure is the same as the others.

Ciao ciao for now :D


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PostPosted: August 18th, 2010, 6:11 am 
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We tried to open accounts for clients who were non-resident last year but could not at that time. We were told however, that it was under review and it was expected that it would be possible within a few months.

Reading the comment above, it seems that the new policy is in place, which should be the same in all post offices for the openeing of non-resident accounts.

Sue


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PostPosted: August 21st, 2010, 3:52 pm 
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Great help from all thanks,
more questions dose the P.O open Saturday mornings
also is there a P.O in Gioiosa Ionica or Roccella or Siderno
if yes where ? :?


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PostPosted: August 21st, 2010, 9:26 pm 
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The post office is open on Saturday mornings from 8:00am to 1.00pm.

Here are the addresses:

Roccella Jonica.......Via Carrera
Siderno Marina...... Via Matteotti Giacomo
Siderno Superiore.....Via San Carlo 47,49
Marina di Gioiosa......Via Indipendenza
Gioiosa Superiore...Via G. D'annuzio

:D Antonella


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PostPosted: March 24th, 2011, 3:56 pm 
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Hi,
I will hopefully get my aparment in May this year (after nearly a 2 year delay) in Zambrone so am now only starting to look at all the things I need have in order to get the apartment up and running - so electricty etc and I guess all bills need to be paid via direct debit hence looking to open a a/c.
I apologise if the question has already been asked or what might be a very obviously easy question!
Can you open a post office a/c online?
If not do you have to fill out lots of forms and will they be in Italian?
On one of the sites I went onto it said that -
"Only foreign currency or imported euros may be paid into this account." Does that mean that if I rent out the apartment with an agency based in Calabria that they can't put the funds into my a/c there?
I think someone also mentioned that you need to take a utility bill with you to open a a/c, would that be a Italian bill?

Thanks
Bhav.


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PostPosted: March 26th, 2011, 11:09 am 
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We opened an Italian ac. Of you do a search you will find most of the info you need takes a little time. Take your email address off introduce yourself!! Can be dangerous spam etc


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PostPosted: March 29th, 2011, 6:15 pm 
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Thanks Ionian


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PostPosted: June 10th, 2011, 6:06 pm 
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We opened an account with Poste Italiane in May and we were hoping to use online banking. However, despite my best efforts with google translate and the Poste Italiane website I have been unable to register for internet banking. We were told the site could be used in English but the only translated page is the home page.

I have registered and can log on to 'MyPoste Privati' but that doesn't seem to allow you to do anything, from there I can click on Banco Poste online or Banco Poste click but I get a 'technical error' message every time and can go no further.

We haven't received (to my knowledge as the address is our apartment) any correspondence from them, no debit cards, cheque books etc.....frustrating as I wanted to send some money out before we go next month and set up DD's for utilities.

Has anyone got an account and if so are you successfully using online banking? Should I have ordered debit cards, cheque book etc when I opened the account, and finally can I change the postal address to the UK?

If anyone has any tips I'd be really grateful!!

Carol.


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PostPosted: June 16th, 2011, 5:40 pm 
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Carol
There is an online problems with Post Italiane at the moment. Give it another week and try again


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PostPosted: June 19th, 2011, 10:04 pm 
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Thank you, I'm glad I'm not the only one!! I will keep having a look at the site, have been trying since I got back in May.....! At least I have received our debit cards now, oh and one PIN number....one to go!

Carol. :?


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:roll: :roll: Can someone remove the man from Gdansk, he's fierce repetitive


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I check the Forum every morning for spam.
I have been deleting this chap and others this past hour. Have done about 100 deletions so far and more to do later.
Must go out now and back to clean up this spam later. I do 'Bann' their names when I can.

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PostPosted: February 6th, 2017, 10:32 pm 
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The janitor at my post office once told me that I should never go in there without shoes because he once saw a small piece of broken glass in there, about five years earlier. I think I can handle it.


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