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    Question Bank to Choose In Aruba

    Looking to open an account and so reading the last thread RBC thread it sounds like not to choose them although i use them in Canada without any issues, the Banks in Aruba are a separate entity.

    Aruba Bank or CIBC??? any input?

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    welcome to your 1st posting "arubasurfclub"

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    Thank you, Good to be here

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    According to my neighbor in Aruba who is a full time Aruban Resident, all of the banks in Aruba are equally bad.

    However, according to several Aruban friends RBC is by far the worst.

    I can tell you personally that RBC in Aruba is beyond terrible.

    Unfortunately I am stuck with them until I can travel to Aruba and open an account with a different bank.

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    Not Aruba Bank... They're terrible. Most of our neighbors and friends use CMB. Or you can roll the dice on CIBC... They don't have a lot of branches though.

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    all the banks charge a lot in monthly fees

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    all the banks charge a lot in monthly fees
    That's true.

    However the worst part is that when you have a problem; RBC typically ignores you and or makes you jump through hoops to fix a problem that's ( usually) caused by an incompetent employee.

    I just found out that my standing order was set up improperly and now I was instructed to send a net banking message to correct this.

    I don't know why I have to do this; when they already know what I want and are aware of the problem?

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