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Re: US Funds Transfer to Belize Bank [Re: Cord] #371005
03/19/10 10:28 AM
03/19/10 10:28 AM
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You can open an account at a Belize bank, I use Atlantic, just bring 2 letters of reference from your bank at home. Then use the debit card tied to your new Belize account, no fees. Just bring enough cash for a couple of weeks & to open the new account. You can have your bank at home wire funds to the new account. My bank at home has my Belize acct# and info to wire (takes about 3-5 days to wire & costs a few dollars on both ends)

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Re: US Funds Transfer to Belize Bank [Re: sandyb] #371009
03/19/10 11:29 AM
03/19/10 11:29 AM
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I've never had any problem with travelers checks. I've cashed them at the bank and several restaurants and bars. Keep you denominations low. It may be difficult to cash a $100US tc at a restaurant for a $20BZ meal.

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Re: US Funds Transfer to Belize Bank [Re: Cord] #371032
03/19/10 07:30 PM
03/19/10 07:30 PM
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San Pedro, Belize
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Traveler checks are accepted almost everywhere here, you do not need to take them to the bank. You have no wait time.

Re: US Funds Transfer to Belize Bank [Re: *I Do* Belize Weddings] #371037
03/19/10 09:18 PM
03/19/10 09:18 PM
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GBZ39 Offline
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Bring as much cash as you exchange rate.

There is a limit to the amount you can withdraw each time from an ATM. I believe it is about US$250.

There is a limit to the amount of money you can bring into Belize without declaring it. I believe it is US$5,000.

Capital One is the best card to use outside of the USA. Remember to call your credit card provider and tell them you'll be using the card outside of the US. Learned this the hard way...they refused to authorize the card after the first use.

Re: US Funds Transfer to Belize Bank [Re: GBZ39] #371040
03/19/10 09:45 PM
03/19/10 09:45 PM
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Cord Offline OP
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Thanks for the info everyone. Sounds like I have a solution. Look forward to meeting everyone have a great day.

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Re: US Funds Transfer to Belize Bank [Re: sandyb] #371082
03/20/10 02:54 PM
03/20/10 02:54 PM
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Posts: 2,018
Sequim, WA & San Pedro
Loansum-Al K Offline
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When I wire funds from the US to my Belize Bank account, I have to notify Belize Bank and let them know where the money is coming from, e.g. my checking, savings, etc, and what I'm using the funds for before they will release those funds into my account.

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Re: US Funds Transfer to Belize Bank [Re: Loansum-Al K] #371129
03/21/10 10:06 AM
03/21/10 10:06 AM
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San Pedro
Phil Offline
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Only if it's Bz$10k or more. Central Bank rule.

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