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So, how do I submit a complaint in Belgium?

The Cross Border Payments Regulation (CBPR2) aims to end hidden fees and finally force banks and other providers to disclose exactly what it costs for you to send money cross-border in the EU.  But Belgian banks still aren’t playing by the rules. And most consumers aren’t aware of their rights to transparent fees, so the law isn’t being enforced. Do you have a Belgian bank account? Or know someone who does? Follow these next steps: Click here to submit a complaint to Meldpunt

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The British public lost £5.6 billion in a single year when sending or spending money abroad.

The British public lost £5.6 billion in a single year when sending or spending money abroad. Even worse, they were totally unaware of it.  The problem is simple: banks and foreign exchange providers can currently bury hidden costs in the exchange rate offered to individuals and small businesses. They do this by offering their customers a significantly inferior exchange rate than the ‘real’ exchange rate at the time - the so-called ‘mid market rate’ - and pocketing the difference, all the while advertising their service as ‘no fee’ or ‘0% commission’.

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Welcome to Nothing To Hide

Wise was founded in 2010 with the belief that international finance should be more fair and transparent. A decade later, we’re expanding the movement with Nothing To Hide.

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New EU initiative to reduce the cost of remittances announced

The European Union proposed action to cut the cost of remittances and deliver on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in their Consultation on a retail payments strategy for the EU. This must be delivered, and the Nothing to Hide Foundation community will make sure that this happens.

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Global leaders focus on financial inclusion in 2020

Last week global leaders gathered for their annual summit in Switzerland. They agreed that fintech and financial inclusion is key to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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CBPR2, whatcha-who?

CBPR2, whatcha-who? Just before Christmas you may have been sent a message from your bank saying they won’t be charging you for making euro payments from non-euro countries like the UK. That there’s no longer a fee for making a payment in Europe. (They’re still planning on charging you for non-euro payments outside the EU…)

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French Consumer Organisation UFC-Que Choisir challenges Western Union and MoneyGram

The French consumer organisation UFC-Que Choisir filed a formal complaint against US money transfer giants Western Union and MoneyGram, citing their deceptive pricing and high hidden costs.

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