|Santa Maria di Castellabate|
Well, 3 years 2 weeks & 3 days after my PIN
for my Carta BCC Cash was issued, I finally
got round to going into the Bank to collect it.
And, for the first time I actually used the
Hubby tried to withdraw some cash at the Bancomat
in La Torretta on Monday
but the machine wouldn't let him.
He didn't really register the message that
came up before it told him to remove his card,
so wasn't sure if it was a problem with
the card or if the Bancomat had run out of cash.
The next day he tried at the Bancomat near the
Poste in town - that was out of order.
He tried again at La Torretta on our way to
Campania Marcianise yesterday morning -
still no luck, but now he was almost certain
that the message was telling him it wasn't possible
to withdraw cash on his card.
So this morning we were up, dressed & in town by
9 am, where hubby tried once more - definitely
a case of not being able to withdraw any cash on the card.
Our friend Angelo had agreed to meet us at the Bank
to see if we could resolve the issue.
And it was quite simple - hubby had withdrawn the
maximum monthly limit allowable on his
card. He could go to the sportello & get cash
over the counter, could still use his card to pay
for purchases, he just couldn't make any further
Bancomat withdrawals until tomorrow.
That's when we told the rather nice guy in the Bank
that I had a carta but no PIN. He took my card, entered
the details onto his computer & then smiled as he
asked how long had I had the card - 3 years & 3 weeks.
'Your PIN was issued on 14th October 2010' he said.
I knew that, but by the time it arrived in branch I was
back in the UK & just somehow I've never got
round to going to collect it.
But now, I have my PIN, know how to
use the Bancomat following the Italian instructions
rather than English AND I have cash! (Well, I did,
briefly, until I had to hand it over to hubby).