The Central Bank of Cuba (BCC) announced this week how money transfers will be made from abroad to the island. Between the government’s productive inefficiency and the disruption of the national tourism industry, the regime continues to look for ways to access dollars to hold. Although, as always, he prefers blame the “lockdown”.
According to information from the BCC, published in the official gazette Granma, the banks that may receive these “family remittances from abroad” are the Metropolitan Bank, the Popular Savings Bank and the Credit and Commerce Bank (BANDEC).
The BCC regretted that monetary transfers cannot be made to Cuba from the US, according to the note, because the US government intends to “irritate” Cuban families and, as the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs has said on other occasions, prevent emigrants from helping their families.
The note clarified which international banks can be Banco Metropolitano’s correspondents to make these transfers currently: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Banco de Sabadell SA, Caixabank SA, National Bank of Canada, Nordea Bank Sweden AB and Havin Bank Limited.
The banks that maintain relationships with Banco Popular de Ahorro are: CaixaBank, BBVA, Sabadell, CECA, Intensa de SanPaolo, National Bank of Canada, Banco do Brasil and Havin Bank Limited.
Those that maintain relationships with BANDEC are: Banco do Brasil, National Bank of Canada, ABANCA Corporación Bancaria SA, Banco de Sabadell SA, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Caixabank SA, CECABANK, Intensa de SanPaolo, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Seina SPA, Havin Bank Limited, Nordea Bank AB and Aktif Yatirin Bankasi.