How to accept Euro payment without European bank account?
September 10, 2010 9:59 AM Subscribe
How can I be paid in Euros from a European bank account, without having a European bank account myself?
posted by otakuj to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I will be going to Belgium on exchange this coming Fall term. During this time, I will be subletting my apartment to a girl from Germany. As she has Euros, and I will need Euros while in Belgium, I'd like to find a way for her to pay me rent on the sublet in Euros. Unfortunately, due to the constraints of my visa, I think I won't be able to apply for a European bank account, and so I'm trying to find a method for her to pay me that involves the least overhead in terms of fees. While it's simple in concept, I've found that, without a European bank account, it's difficult to move this money from point A (her bank account) to point B (cash in my hand), and so I'm looking for creative solutions. In terms of resources, I have bank accounts at two major Canadian banks.