Stonegate Bank releases first Cuba-ready credit card

(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa). In this June 8, 2016 photo, Stonegate Bank President David Seleski poses with a credit card during an interview in Havana, Cuba.  Stonegate, a small Florida bank, will issue the first U.S. credit card designed to work in Cuba...

Cafecitos, cigars and a chance to experience Cuban culture? These are some of the many facets of a trip to Havana. But being able to use a credit card instead of cash to pay for your trip? Priceless.

Pompano Beach-based Stonegate Bank (NASDAQ: SGBK) issued the first of its MasterCard credit cards for use in Cuba on Tuesday.

The South Florida bank was the first – and so far the only bank to launch a debit card for use by U.S. travelers in Cuba. The bank announced a partnership with MasterCard when it launched the debit cards last year.

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