A #Belgian bank decides to force all customers to:
Money is trapped in the accounts- held hostage until customers take the above steps.
in #sweden these practices are common. In most banks you need to use #bankid - proprietary app. This app is run by a company founded by a group of banks. They came further now. The one of the biggest bank refuse to close the account if you want to withdraw money over the limit in cash. Maybe others do the same.
They must fight with cash because they want to implement for instance #negativerates.😤
@expat Portuguese banks use SMS to verify and approve internet banking operations. You must have a cell phone and you must associate it to your bank account
@expat I tried to change my address with capital one UK. I logged in on the web site. The web site said “you can’t do that on the web site. Please download our app or call us by phone.” So 1969 tech is fine. 2019 tech is fine. But 1999 tech is no good. Ridiculous.
@paco I've actually been using old-fashioned snail-mail a lot more in the past couple years because I refuse to concede to dancing for Google. I would certainly use snail-mail in your situation, and I would add a scathing paragraph in the address change letter as well. The cost to the bank increases if a human must handle a letter, & I think it's important to compel those costs (money talks).
also the service of Poste Italiane to deal with the public administration forces you to surrender your data to Google.
I set it up myself for a friend, i know for experience
@expat The GAFAM&Banks are the new State. We all become corporation world citizens or rightless invisibles slaves.
Get rid off your f*** so called « smart » devices if you believe that Earth deserve better than those techo-fascist ways of thinking.
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