dan2006 wrote:Icon, I was very soon going to open an account with Citi because of the good service of a local branch when I made inquiries, which was a lot different 3 years ago when I went to a different branch and they told me that they dont allow foreigners to apply for a bank account.
You mentioned that they provide deplorable service and high fees. Is this related to transfers of money from a foreign country only, or do they have a lot of traps to charge someone fees from?
I know Citibank in USA is known as a subprime lender, and before the crisis would give a credit card to anything that breathed.
One more time: Citibank here only has the name. It is not a branch of the one in the US. It is like Pizza Hut and other franchises, which started very nicely, follwing international employe practices, and then degenerated into a horrible mixmatch.
I know their charges for credit cards, general local bank transactions, and service in general leaves a lot to be desired, from local and foreign friends who have had to deal with them. Now, if you have found a good branch, do tell and identify, certainly there would be fortunate variations. Just inquire and compare charges, maybe it will be cost effective.