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The following is a guest post. Enjoy!
However, inevitably, if you plan on working or even having a long term stay with family, you will require banking facilities in your new country. There are many good reasons to hold banking products in your new country, such as a safe holding for your money so as to avoid carrying high amounts of physical cash or avoiding foreign currency usage/conversion fees.
How about you all? Have you ever opened a bank account in a new country? Was the process more or less difficult than you expected it to be?
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