I recently registered at Paypal, because I was about to receive money and the transaction could only happen via PayPal. Anyways, I linked my bank account to my PayPal account. I received the money, it was a small amount and I decided to withdraw it into my bank account. To my big surprise, my bank had charged me a transaction fee worth $5!! This fee was half as much as the amount I'd received. I basically lost 50% of the money in bank fees. My bank's name is Allianz, it's part of the Allianz Insurance Group, which is one of the biggest automobile insurance companies in the world. The fee I paid was fixed and the only thing I can think of is to wait until I have more money in PayPal and withdraw a bigger amount, so that next time I pay this fee only once. I would like to ask you, guys, is this normal? Does your bank charge you when you withdraw money from PayPal or when you get money into your account from somewhere else? If so, what is the charge? And does anybody know a way for these fees to be avoided?