Yesterday I visited ArubaBank to discuss this. Yes indeed there is an increase. How much seems to depend on the type of account and the demonination...florins/Euros/Dollars. My account is in Florins. The manager double checked the increase for me and advised that the amount will now be 35Afl....not $35US. A local resident pays 5Afl for this same account type. We also have to pay a fee of 1.3% on deposits made by Wire transfer.
Not good. They're going to lose all the non-resident business. Did they offer you any incentive to stay? Are you at Hato? We ended up walking out of there as the customer service was abysmal.
RBC Aruba charges me $15.00 per month, for a non interest bearing, non resident Dollar Account. In addition I get charged 1% or $10.00 minimum for every deposit made. Then I get charged a small amount for "standing orders" to pay the utilities, condo fees etc. In spite of this, having an account is FAR cheaper than hiring a property manager, to pay the bills.
I looked into a Florin Account but it's not worth it. They charge 1.3% Tax on all deposits. BTW, All residents/citizens pay 1.3% tax on deposits made into a bank account. In addition if you ever have to wire transfer money to Aruba, the Dollar to Florin exchange rate is VERY bad. They take like 1/3!