Wednesday, 22 May 2013
in connection with dollarization
We are fast approaching January 1, 2011
As you already are aware, on this date, and as a result of the structural changes after 10-10-10, the official currency of Bonaire will be the US dollar (USD).
INFORMATION ABOUT DOLLARIZATION
On December 24, 2010, MCB Bonaire offices will be open from 8 AM to 12 PM. In the afternoon all our offices will be closed for the public. On December 31, 2010 all our offices will be closed the.whole day.
Important Announcement: In connection with the conversion, all our electronic systems, such as ATMs, card payment terminals (Maestro, credit cards etc) as well as our internet banking systems MCB@Home and MCBDirect will be down, i.e. not operational starting January 1, 2011 from 12 o’clock midnight until 6 o’clock AM.
As of December 31, 2010 all MCB Bonaire ATMs will carry US dollars. The ATMs will be able to supply customers with $ 10, $ 20, $ 50 and $ 100 bills.
Only the ATM at the Flamingo Airport will issue $10, $ 20, $ 50, and Euro 20 bills. Customers who need to withdraw Antillean Guilders are kindly advised to do so before December 31, 2010.
Please keep in mind that on January 1, 2011 all ATMs will be closed from 12 o’clock midnight until 6 AM.
Customers who use checkbooks may order their USD checkbook as of now. You can send us your order via fax number 717-8584, via MCB@Home or MCBDirect, via email to email@example.com or drop in at any of our Branches. Your new checkbook will be available approximately one week after the Bank receives your request.
Very important: For those accounts that are in NAF until December 31, 2011, the USD checks will not be valid prior to January 1, 2011, therefore we advise you to refrain from writing out these USD checks before then.
At this moment our checkbook producing systems have already been adjusted, reason why unfortunately it is not possible anymore for MCB Bonaire to produce NAF checkbooks. We kindly request our customers, who would have needed additional NAF checks until December 31, to contact our Branches.
We will be issuing additional information in the days to come. Feel free to visit our website www.mcbbonaire.com or our offices, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have.
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