Even by your own bank? A few weeks back I deposited a €14.06 check in foreign currency. The bank was very helpfull in filling the forms in for me.. they never told me what the charge would be.. I was naive enough to think that it couldn't be more money than tranferred.. right? THEY CHARGED ME €27.50! Bastards! :) I would have made more money buying a nice frame to hang the check on the wall..