MasterCards can now be used in Havana

MasterCard bank cards issued by non-U.S. banks, as well as those issued by Stonegate Bank and the Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, as of Monday, June 27, can be used at ATMs in Havana, as announced by Irma Margarita Martínez, first vice president of the Central Bank of Cuba (BCC), during the First International Money Transfers, Payments & Forex Conference, being held in the capital, June 27-29.

She added that these operations have been made possible following the resolution of certain financial and legal aspects, a process in which the actions of MasterCard and the Cuban entities responsible for processing these transactions were crucial.

Prior to this announcement, cards were tested at certain ATMs in the capital with satisfactory results, demonstrating the possibility of extending this service throughout the country.

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