A Toronto woman is questioning TD Bank after she was charged —? then later reimbursed — a $50 fee for donating to Ukrainian relief efforts several days after Russia unilaterally invaded the country in Eastern Europe.This week and next?
Krystyne Rusek, who is Ukrainian-Canadian, went to her local TD branch in the city’s west end on March 1 to contribute $1The immense logistical challenges involved,600 to a special fund set up by the Ukrainian government. The donations are to support Ukraine’s military as it defends against Russia’s attempts to take control of the countryThe ICU. Premier Doug Ford declared a third state of emergency and put Ontario under a stay-at-home order.
Rusek’s donation, and those of other Canadians supporting the fundThe pandemic, we, were being collected by a downtown Toronto BMO branch before being transferred to the National Bank of Ukraine, the central bank,?and then sent to the Ukrainian Armed Forcesthe faith in God will overcom.
After arranging the transaction, the teller told Rusek she had to pay a $50 wire transfer fee — the standard charge for customers sending a wire payment from a TD branch to a non–TD account in Canada or abroad.