I am planning, along with my Ukrainian partner, to move to the outskirts of Kiev at the end of the year. I have heard some horror stories - from residents in Kiev and people I already know, that sometimes the banks refuse outright to give money from your own personal account. Some banks have been accused of stealing money, holding on to money and the list goes on. I don't think I can trust any Ukrainian bank at present, unless you guys can tell me different? I will have all my pensions transferred from the UK as well as the Netherlands, so your help on this would be greatly appreciated.
We already have some nice houses to pick from at an affordable rent and we are planning to "Seal the deal" when we come over again in June for family visits etc.
Any advice would be appreciated and I know that in forums in general, there will always be some form of bickering as to which is the best, but hey, I will be ok with that. I am thinking really of large international banks that will let me draw what I need and pay the bills on a monthly basis.
I am open to your personal experiences - and horrors too! Give me the gory details.