Banks are authorized to use of old cédula
SANTO DOMINGO. The commercial banks now have the authorization to continue offering their clients the facilities needed for all their transactions which require proof of identity through the use of the old cédula.
This was confirmed by an official of a bank branch, who said that the Bank Association of the Dominican Republic (ABA) who DL reporters that banks can continue working with that document in a normal manner.
The employee, who asked that her name be reserved, because she is not authorized to offer this type of information to the media, explained that clients are told that they can continue carrying out their financial transactions with the old cédula.
This person was not able to explain if the ABA gave them a deadline for which they can continue operating with the old cédula, but she said that it would be later on this month.
Yesterday the Diario Libre was able to confirm the facility as they visited several banking entities which operate in commercial malls, where they were able to prove that the people could change checks, carry out transactions of one account to another and make withdrawals of money utilizing the old plastic.
Cashiers at several banks were consulted regarding this and they agreed in pointing out that until yesterday they had not received any order to not offer banking services to clients with the out-of-date cédula and some even did not know at what the date was for the only cédula which will have validity will be the new biometric document.
Nevertheless, some banks notified their clients through emails, that according to what is established in Resolution 5 – 2014 approved by the Central Electoral Board, the presentation of this document would be indispensable for all transactions which require proof of identity of the client.
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