Italian BanksSubmitted by Bagni on Fri, 12/04/2009 - 09:52
think closest you will getSubmitted by Ronald on Fri, 12/04/2009 - 10:30
think closest you will get to that is having an account with Poste Italiane.
We looked into "free banking"Submitted by cilla10 on Fri, 12/04/2009 - 11:59
hi there,i think IntesaSubmitted by estherina34 on Sat, 12/05/2009 - 15:30
In reply to We looked into "free banking" by cilla10
hi there,i think Intesa Sanpaolo do a free account called Zerotondo by the looks of it on their website...but im a non resident and not sure i qualify to open such an account.......does anyone know..?same applies to a poste italiano account,i belive you have to be a resident..reason im looking is,i have a property in itsly..and have bills to pay,but my fee for using a transfer company is £12.50 per bill..which adds up!! any ideas guys!!
Ya and I'd like to know ifSubmitted by qui già on Fri, 12/04/2009 - 16:30
The Italian Post Office doesSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/04/2009 - 19:34
The Italian Post Office does have banking services - Banco Posta Italiane, but it isn't free. The annual charge for an account is €30,99 and they'll pay you a current interest of a whopping 0,25%. Your monthly statement costs €1,00 each month, and 'on line' transfer of funds cost €2,50 each time you use it....There is no such thing as 'free banking' in Italy and they have - as long as I can remember - offered the lowest interest rates of any country!
I have an online account withSubmitted by HelenMW on Sat, 12/05/2009 - 06:00
I spotted these when looking for the same as you ...Submitted by piechart on Tue, 12/15/2009 - 12:17
I'm not sure if they are free of charges (as they seem to suggest) or if they are open to non-residents but they are worth a look: webank.it - online only, so the problem will be getting cash unless you're near where the banks in the group are Poste have what looks like a new offering here http://www.bancopostaclick.it/ There are some free services around. I use a prepaid credit/bancomat card from MPS (Monte dei Paschi di Siena). There are no charges for day to day transactions, except a 2 euro charge each time you charge it. You can put a max of 10k euros on it. You can withdraw cash from their machines but I'm pretty sure you can't use it for paying bills online, though over the phone should work, I would think.