Also went back to the bank today. Totally not as bad as I thought it might be. I was already authorized to have this dollar sub-account attached to my main account, same account number and all. It costs $20 minimum fee (or .19% of deposit) to wire dollars from an American account. It costs $6.70 minimum fee (or .19% of transfer) to move it from the dollar sub-account to the main shekel one. And, I can do that transfer online for a lower fee.
Yay, all around!
The only lame thing? The grant check I gave them will take one month (“I hope not longer,” says the rep when I ask her, “Maybe less?”) to clear. *cue Debbie Downer music*
Bright side: it went down exactly like I called it. What I was afraid of was not so bad after all. I even had a friendly (if fashion challenged), English-speaking bank rep.
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