Kilkis wrote:I agree about not panicking, Mike. I would say, however that it is worth thinking about what you would do if your bank does contact you and says that you can no longer have the account with a Greek address.
If it doesn't happen then you have wasted a bit of thinking time but, despite being a man, I find that I can multi-task at least to the extent of thinking and drinking at the same time. Since I spend a lot of time drinking that gives me a lot of potential thinking time, although I have found it is preferable not to prolong the thinking for too long. If it does happen then you already have a plan in place so there is no need to panic.
One of my accounts is already registered to my son's address. If the other bank contacts me I will simply transfer that account to my son's address so my plan is already in place. It took less than a quarter of a glass of gin and tonic and a barely touched small bowl of cashew nuts to come up with that plan so I am assuming it isn't a totally crazy idea. Those can sometimes happen using the "think while you drink" system. I find it safest to abandon "think while you drink" and switch to "eat while you drink" after one gin and tonic, or at most two. I also try to move on from "eat while you drink" to "watch telly while you drink" before the end of the first bottle of wine if possible.
With online banking I scarcely have any paper correspondence with the bank in either direction. Once per year I write a letter by snail mail to request a document and get a printed document back also by snail mail. If that one transaction needs to go in two hops, i.e. via my son's house, in each direction it is hardly the end of the world. It is never urgent.
PS "Watch" in the "watch telly while you drink" phase is often a euphemism for "fall asleep in front of".
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