Can anyone recommend a non-US bank for nomads?
My specific use case is that I’m a US citizen but I’m going to be in Cuba later this year and I know US based ATM cards won’t work (unless that’s changed in the last couple months).
Long ago I recall expats setting up accounts in Panama, Belize, etc… but I assume a lot has changed in 10 years and I don’t recall the details.
In short I’d like to setup a non-US affiliated, non-US denominated (prefer EUR), account without having to actually visit the country the bank is in, such that I could transfer funds to it (wire is fine) and then withdraw those funds in Cuba.
FWIW, my primary travel ATM card is tied to a Schwab High Yield Investor Checking card which I wrote about here: http://wanderingjon.com/2014/01/01/avoiding-fees-noble-vacation-goals/ but which I’m assuming won’t work in Cuba, and besides, I’d like to have a non-US backup account just in case.