[Osmf-talk] payment options for membership fees, donations and sponsorings in different currencies

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Mon May 14 13:53:51 UTC 2012


Actually, UK banks increasingly are participating in SEPA. I plugged the 
OSMF SWIFT code BARCGB22XXX into the International Transfers dialogue of 
a Portuguese bank website that I use, and it came back as Bank 
Participating in SEPA: Yes.

Steve


On 14/05/2012 14:32, Andy Robinson wrote:
> Although UK banks operate with the IBAN referencing system as far as I am
> aware the UK banks do not typically clear through SEPA because of the
> currency exchange element. This means in practice that there is
> unfortunately always a cost when transferring money in to out of other
> European countries. Typically it is anything between £10 and £15 depending
> on bank. I guess it's one of the disadvantages we have for not joining the
> Euro.
>
> Cheers
> Andy
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Michal Palenik [mailto:michal.palenik at freemap.sk]
>> Sent: 14 May 2012 13:20
>> To: Martin Koppenhoefer
>> Cc: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
>> Subject: Re: [Osmf-talk] payment options for membership fees, donations
>> and sponsorings in different currencies
>>
>> On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 01:16:26PM +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>>> I wonder if it was possible for OSMF to offer alternative payment
>>> methods, namely regarding the currency. Currently it seems to me we
>>> are giving quite some fees to banks. I have a few questions:
>>>
>>> 1) would it be possible in the UK to open (additional) bank accounts
>>> in the UK that are not in GBP but in a foreign currency like EUR
>> afaik, there is normal IBAN number for bank account
>> http://www.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Join/International_Bank_Transfer
>> which gives SEPA priviledges (almost null bank transfer costs) though i am
> not
>> sure in which currency is this account
>>
>>
>> another question is currency problems/risks, at
>> http://www.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Finances/Income_2010
>> there is line "Foreign Exchange Loss" and "Bank commission" which might
>> give some idea.
>>
>>
>> michal
>>
>> ps: why this strange reply-to header?
>>
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