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tired of cash. i want a ru bank account.
« on: August 08, 2019, 01:36:03 PM »
i would like to open a ru bank account to help my cash along in crimea.

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must work in europe and crimea
easy web access
(prepaid) credit card


i thought sberbank but it is sketchy in crimea. some atm work others not.
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Re: tired of cash. i want a ru bank account.
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 01:38:32 PM »
a credit card only with small transaction fees is also welcome of course.

so no yandex money or mts.djenghi.

i looked at an aeroflot cc. but its expensive if you fly only 2x yearly
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Re: tired of cash. i want a ru bank account.
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 02:05:57 PM »
You can have a Rouble balance with the Transferwise debit card that should work there. Here's mine:



Works great from the app. I just sent you an invite.
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Re: tired of cash. i want a ru bank account.
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 02:07:56 PM »
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Re: tired of cash. i want a ru bank account.
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 02:23:09 PM »
anything not ru-based wont work in Crimea.

https://transferwise.com/help/14/currencies/2932351/rub-transfers

That doesn't say that. It says:

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Due to current EU sanctions we cannot send RUB to Crimea or Sevastopol

But they can send RUB to the card, is Mastercard working in Crimea?
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Re: tired of cash. i want a ru bank account.
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 02:29:27 PM »
anything not ru-based wont work in Crimea.

https://transferwise.com/help/14/currencies/2932351/rub-transfers

That doesn't say that. It says:

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Due to current EU sanctions we cannot send RUB to Crimea or Sevastopol

But they can send RUB to the card, is Mastercard working in Crimea?

if it was i have 2 credit cards. 1 visa and 1 mastercard.

oddly enough sberbank mastercards work in crimea
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Re: tired of cash. i want a ru bank account.
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 02:30:49 PM »
i will try them anyway next year. its always good to have options
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Re: tired of cash. i want a ru bank account.
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2019, 02:32:02 PM »
Costs nothing to try and has a heap of advantages in other parts of life.

Just been pushing the idea on folks having problems with Spanish banks. Spanish banks, the worst I have found yet for customer service and access. For foreigners, the whole Know Your Customer thing becomes a Kafkaesque nightmare.

Transferwise slashes through the whole mess, instanter!
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Re: tired of cash. i want a ru bank account.
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2019, 02:36:57 PM »
I just did some light Googling and landed on TripAdvisor message boards and this seems to be the consensus:

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VISA/MasterCard (except Maestro) issued by Russian banks (e.g. Sberbank, VTB24 etc.) WORKS in Crimea.

I have paid for hotels and restaurants in Yalta and Simferopol by Sberbank VISA card a lot of times in 2016-2018 without any troubles.

But please keep in mind that the card issued by foreign (including ukrainian) banks are not serviced in Crimea!!!

That topic also divulged that Russian Mir (World) cards work perfectly.

A Sberbank card may be the answer.
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Re: tired of cash. i want a ru bank account.
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2019, 02:49:06 PM »
I just did some light Googling and landed on TripAdvisor message boards and this seems to be the consensus:

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VISA/MasterCard (except Maestro) issued by Russian banks (e.g. Sberbank, VTB24 etc.) WORKS in Crimea.

I have paid for hotels and restaurants in Yalta and Simferopol by Sberbank VISA card a lot of times in 2016-2018 without any troubles.

But please keep in mind that the card issued by foreign (including ukrainian) banks are not serviced in Crimea!!!

That topic also divulged that Russian Mir (World) cards work perfectly.

A Sberbank card may be the answer.

i have the same experience with my dutch cards. no working.

i will open a sberbank+cc when i get home
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