Florida’s Stonegate Bank to issue first US credit card for use in Cuba
US citizens traveling to Havana can now do so without exchanging dollars, at a 10-percent fee, into the Cuban peso if they are using the Stonegate cards.
Florida-based Stonegate Bank on 14 June 2016 issued a new credit card that will allow Americans to use it in Cuba during their visit to the country. The card will help the US visitors to avoid the Cuban 10-percent penalty on the dollar.
Pompano-beach based Stonegate is also the first US bank to introduce a debit card for use in Cuba.
The bank announced that US travelers will be able to use its Mastercard to charge purchases at Cuban state-run businesses and some private businesses, starting 15 June 2016.
Initially, the bank will issue only 1000 cards and each card will feature artwork by celebrated Cuban painter Michel Mirabal.
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