In my innocence, I really thought wiring money from my bank here in Dallas to Costa Rica would be one of the easiest parts of this whole experience. Banks have been transferring funds across national boundaries since, well, since banks became banks. The information they require should be standardized by now. I should be able to give them the account information to which I am sending money and they should be able to take it from there.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading