Bank initiative opens ‘world of credit’ to some Tampa Bay snowbirds

Tampa Bay businesses, ranging from Realtors to manufacturers to art dealers, stand to benefit from a BMO Harris Bank initiative that gives more buying power to Canadians who winter in Florida.

The program — called “cross-border banking” — allows Canadians access to their funds at BMO Bank of Montreal, without having to convert Canadian currency to U.S. dollars, said Anthony Perez, assistant vice president and manager of BMO Harris Bank in downtown Tampa. That’s key because $1 in Canadian… …read more