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    Quote Originally Posted by Harleysrock View Post
    Took us 3 months at the popular in Cabarete and we have property here, cedula/res, reference letters out our ass, had an account at scotia bank in DR already, never been arrested anywhere, a good sum of money etc...
    It took me 15 minutes at Ban Reservas on San Martin in SD. No cedula,
    I don't own property here and I only gave two names with phone numbers
    as references. My good sum of money to open the account was around 2,000 pesos
    Some days its so nice living like the locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CristoRey View Post
    It took me 15 minutes at Ban Reservas on San Martin in SD. No cedula,
    I don't own property here and I only gave two names with phone numbers
    as references. My good sum of money to open the account was around 2,000 pesos
    We needed a popular account for my wife's job to deposit money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harleysrock View Post
    We needed a popular account for my wife's job to deposit money.
    Interesting. I know many people here both gringo and Dominican who receive
    their pay through Banco Popular but do not have a checking or savings account.
    They use a Banco Popular card to receive funds and its handled / set up through
    a payroll company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CristoRey View Post
    It took me 15 minutes at Ban Reservas on San Martin in SD. No cedula,
    I don't own property here and I only gave two names with phone numbers
    as references. My good sum of money to open the account was around 2,000 pesos
    Some days its so nice living like the locals.
    Location, location , location.

    On line? Not happening.

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    Got an account opened at popular with just a UK passport and bank reference letter from my U.K. Bank. Within 5 working days was up and running online I would say no chance at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CristoRey View Post
    It took me 15 minutes at Ban Reservas on San Martin in SD. No cedula,
    I don't own property here and I only gave two names with phone numbers
    as references. My good sum of money to open the account was around 2,000 pesos
    Some days its so nice living like the locals.
    may i ask you which nationality you are? for Americans it is very difficult... they ask endless questions here. Congratulations! and thanks :-)

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    If they start to ask endless questions just tell them you will be back later, leave and go to another branch. No two branches, or people do the same thing here.

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    The reason they ask so many questions and require a lot from U.S. citizens is because the U.S. Gov. wants to know about every penny we have so they are sure they take all they can, even if we are no longer living in the states. A U.S. citizen living abroad (you can only spend 32 or 33 days in the states per year or you don't qualify) can earn up to $93,000 without paying taxes to the states (it could be a bit more or less, I haven't checked lately).
    I have my Ban Reservas account for 10 years, plus I had a contact inside, so I didn't have to jump through any hoops.
    I will say this that bank wires sent to my account in Ban Reservas which took too long in the past is now available within the hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harleysrock View Post
    the biggest NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EVER!!!!!
    In a nutshell..........

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