AdSense checks in Sweden
A few days ago, I received my first AdSense check from Google. The check was made out in the amount of $200. In Swedish Kronor that translates to roughly 1400. So I went down to my bank and told the clerk I wanted to cash it. I was under the impression they would charge me a couple of bucks for checking it, but the clerk told me that the check would first have to pass through Inkasso (a debt recovery authority working for the bank). The minimum charge for this was no less than 900 Kronor! That’s almost $130. She also estimated that it would take at least two weeks for me to actually get the money. Instead of getting $200 in cash, I would have to wait two weeks and get $70. That’s just not right!
I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I’m sure as hell not going to give the bank $130 of my money. Maybe I’ll contact Google and see if there is any way they can deposit the money directly into my account. I’ve setup my AdSense account so that any future payments will be wired into my account. I just hope this is possible with the $200 I’ve already received in the form of the check.