Ok, this is driving me nuts! I pay cash into my French bank yet a week later the amount still is not showing up on my online account or on the system? I go into the bank personally to find out why and they check their system, agree with me, speak to their branch manager who simply tells them it's because the person responsible for updating the system is off sick!!! So each time I check my account online it is NEVER completely up to date with credits or debits and I worry that payments may be refused because, although I have made more than sufficient payments into the bank they have not been processed because someone is off sick. On another note the machine for paying into the bank is so regularly out of order and we have to drive another 8km to get to another branch with (hopefully) a working ATM because there are no means for the staff to accept a payment into our account! You couldn't make it up .... a bank that doesn't wish to accept money?
On top of that, today I tried to withdraw cash from my OTHER French bank account (I only have two by the way - couldn't cope with any more!) but I was told I had insufficient funds in this account when I clearly have more than enough sitting there. Arrgh!!!
A whole afternoon wasted liaising with banks and for absolutely no sensible reason ... or is it me???
Get me outta here - it's been one of those days!