My main currency is euro.
Before having a personal IBAN euro account at revolut (ie. when I had to put a reference number when making a top up), I had made several transfers from a Spanish bank (Santander) in euro and they were free.
When I tried the same towards the personal IBAN account the from the same Spanish bank (Santander), I was charged 6 euros. Upon contacting the bank they told me that the reason was that the transfer was not SEPA, whereas the previous times the tranfer was SEPA.
This week I tried to do a top up in Norwegian Korona (NOK) from a Bank in Norway (SpareBank) and the sender was charged 60 NOK more than the amount of the tranfer, even though her bank claims that SEPA tranfers are free up to an amount (way higher than the transfer amount).
Is there a way to make free (from the sender side) transfers, as it was the case before?
My final goal is to put a Norwegian salary in revolut, since the local banks will take 6 months before they allow me to open an bank account.
If I have to pay such though fees, I will have to think of a better way.