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Is it legal for a US business to charge me for their banking

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fees for my cheque written...
Is it legal for a US business to charge me for their banking fees for my cheque written from my US dollar canadian account.ie.
Service fees: $150.00
Foreign check fee: $15.00
Total invoice : $165.00
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Business Law
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Unfortunately, it is legal and this is why so many Canadian citizens open a US bank account for these purposes and use electronic transfers of funds. Even if your bank checque was in US funds it was still on a foreign bank and they charge these fees under their banking agreements.


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