Did anyone already experience this kind of discrimination?
I’m from Belgium and I want to direct debit my monthly energy invoice using Bunq.
My energy supplier (Lampiris) declined my request because they cannot handle a Dutch IBAN number.
I did some investigation and apparently this is illegal!
Companies who do not accept IBANs from other member states of the European Economic Area are violating European law as of 1 February 2016 (Article 9 of Regulation No 260/2012 - http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:094:0022:0037:en:PDF)
I already contacted the National Bank of Belgium and the Federal Public Service of Finance.
Hopefully they can call Lampiris to order and stop this discrimination.
Anyone else experienced something similar? How did you fix this?