Banking services available in Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus

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HELPFUL TIPS
At the airports there are Exchange Houses (CADECAS) open 24 hours a day, we suggest when you arrive in Cuba, change your money to CUP before leaving the airport.
Always change in CADECA (official exchange houses) or in Banks, avoid changing with unauthorized persons for these purposes
 In Cuba you can exchange the following currencies: Canadian dollar, British pound, Mexican peso, Swiss franc, euro, Danish krone, Norwegian krone, Swedish krona, Japanese yen, Cuban peso and US dollar.

 

The national currency in Cuba is the Cuban Peso (CUP). The Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) also circulates, used as a means of exchanging foreign currencies according to officially established exchange rates. Consult the website of the Banco Metropolitano de Cuba: http://www.banco-metropolitano.com

CUCs are not valid or exchangeable outside of Cuban territory. When leaving the country you can change your excess money to euros or dollars again. If it is in dollars, the 10 percent tax is not applied. There is no airport departure fee.

VISA and MASTERCARD credit cards are accepted as long as they have not been issued by US banks or their affiliates. With both cards you can withdraw money at Banks, CADECAS and ATMs. Bear in mind that: If the branch of the bank that issued your card in your country is a United States bank, your card will NOT be accepted.

Traveler Checks are not exchanged.

MLC Prepaid Cards

Travelers who visit Cuba and have credit or debit cards that are not accepted in Cuban businesses, may request a prepaid card in the national territory.

This prepaid card is valid for the payment of goods and services in the commercial network in freely convertible currency MLC in Cuba.

Requirements

Identification document: foreign passport, and cash amount: worth 1000 USD, 500 USD or 200 USD, to recharge the prepaid card.

Costs

It has a cost per value of 5.00 USD per card.

Where to submit the procedure?

Prepaid procedures may be requested at: Banco de Crédito y Comercio (BANDEC) and Casas de Cambio S.A. (CADECA)

How much is the amount with which the cards can be recharged?

The prepaid card for travelers and tourists in Cuba can be loaded with cash amounts of 1000 USD, 500 USD or 200 USD.

According to the amount with which the card has been recharged, the customer will be given a card that will have the amount printed. Once the amount loaded on the prepaid card is exhausted, it will stop working until it is reloaded, or it expires.

In what currency can prepaid cards for travelers and tourists be recharged?

Travelers may request prepaid cards in Cuba exclusively, depositing cash in foreign currencies accepted by the Central Bank of Cuba: euros, British pounds, Canadian dollars, Swiss francs, Mexican pesos, Danish crowns, Norwegian crowns, Swedish crowns and Japanese yen ; except US dollars USD.

The cards are not associated with a bank account.

Where can prepaid cards be used for travelers and tourists in Cuba?

Prepaid cards may be used in the commercial network in freely convertible currency MLC, to purchase goods and services until the amount that has been deposited is exhausted.

Can withdrawals be made in cash, in USD or another foreign currency from prepaid cards ?:

No. Cash withdrawals can only be made in Cuban pesos (CUP), in the country's ATM network.

However, if you have a balance left on your card when you leave Cuba, I can request it at CADECA at the airport. At the client's request, the balance of the card is reimbursed by card in freely convertible currency (MLC) at international airports when leaving the country.

If you have a balance left on your prepaid card when you leave Cuba, you will not be able to use it abroad. The prepaid card that can be obtained in Cuba is for exclusive use in the national territory.

When do prepaid cards for travelers and tourists expire?

Once the amount loaded on the prepaid card has been exhausted, it will stop working until it is reloaded, but they expire according to the expiration date that will be reflected printed on the card, having a validity of 2 years.

Prepaid cards cannot be requested by Cuban nationals and permanent residents in Cuba. The prepaid card is designed exclusively for travelers and tourists traveling to Cuba.

In case of loss of the prepaid card, the replacement cannot be claimed from the bank. The bank will not be responsible for the loss of the prepaid card, because these cards will not have the bearer's name printed, being the same anonymous. Nor are they associated with a bank account. Therefore, in case of loss, the bearer of the prepaid card loses the amount they have on it.

What are the benefits of the prepaid cards offered in Cuba to travelers and tourists?

Travelers who only have cards issued by US banks may acquire them to use them in the commercial network in USD, throughout the national territory, to acquire goods and services that cannot be paid for in cash.

It allows you to control your expenses on the trip to Cuba.

They can be loaded with successive recharges.

It does not compromise your debit or credit bank cards due to theft or loss, and the risk would be exclusively the amount you have on the prepaid card in USD.

It is not required to have a bank account for your application.

You can not make transfers or deposits from abroad to prepaid cards. These cards will not accept deposits or transfers from abroad, or between similar cards or other cards that operate in dollars.

How to check the status of the prepaid card in Cuba?

Users will be able to check the balance of their prepaid cards, the latest operations carried out, change their PIN and withdraw cash in Cuban pesos (CUP) at the current exchange rate from the network of Automatic Teller Machines (ATM), distributed throughout the national territory.

Where can you obtain more information?

Those interested in making inquiries about prepaid cards may contact the telephone number 80201996, or go to any branchof Banco de Crédito y Comercio BANDEC, distributed throughout the national territory.

👉Here you can find the contact information and location of the ...

  • Banks

  • Banks
    Credit and Commerce Bank (BANDEC) José Martí (Jesús María), between Francisco Javier Zerquera (Rosario) and Colón, Trinidad. (53) 41992392
    International Financial Bank Camilo Cienfuegos (Santo Domingo) corner to José Martí (Jesús María), Trinidad (53) 41996107
    Popular Savings Bank Colón 287, between Francisco Pettersen (Coco) and Frank País (Carmen), Trinidad (53) 41992578
  • Exchange Houses(CADECAS)

  • CADECAS
    José Martí (Jesús María) between Camilo Cienfuegos (Santo Domingo) and Lino Pérez (San Proscopio), Trinidad (53) 41996263 09:00 am-18:00 pm
    Antonio Maceo (Gutiérrez) between Camilo Cienfuegos (Santo Domingo) and Lino Perez (San Proscopio), Trinidad (53) 41996262 09:00 am-18:00 pm
    Village CostaSur Hotel, Ancon Península, Trinidad (53) 41996193 09:00 am-18:00 pm
    Cubanacan Las Cuevas Hotel, Trinidad (53) 41992273 09:00 am-18:00 pm
  • Cash Machine (ATMs)

  • ATMs
    Credit and Commerce Bank(BANDEC) José Martí (Jesús María) between Colón and Francisco Javier Zerquera (Rosario), Trinidad
    Popular Savings Bank Eliope Paz between Jose Martí / Jesús María) and Frank País (Carmen), Trinidad
    Banco Popular de Ahorro Colón entre Miguel Calzada (Borrel) y Francisco Peterssen ( Coco), Trinidad

 🤔¿How much to spend in Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus in a day?🤔

Economical less than 600.00 CUP
Particular houses: 300.00 - 500.00 CUP
State restaurants: 150.00 - 350.00 CUP
Entrance to a museum: 25.00 - 50.00 CUP
Average price between 600.00 - 1500.00 CUP
Intermediate hotels: 1225.00 - 1425.00 CUP
Meals in palates (private restaurants): 200.00 - 800.00 CUP
Travel by Víazul buses: Havana-Trinidad 25.00 MLC
High price more than 1500.00 CUP
Iberostar Hotel: 7500.00 - 15000.00 CUP
Car or taxi rental: 15.00 CUP x km - 20.00 CUP x km