Stonegate Bank in Pompano Beach has agreed to open an account for the Cuban government, a move that could speed renewal of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
Stonegate executives agreed to provide banking services to Cuba at the request of the U.S. State Department, a source told the Sun Sentinel.
Dave Seleski, president and CEO of Stonegate, was not available for comment Wednesday, but he met recently with Cuban officials.
Bank spokeswoman Suzanne N. Schmidt said, “Stonegate Bank is not able to comment at this time.”
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