If you read my recent article, Here is the Solution to your KYCC/Correspondent Banking Conundrum* (March 2, 2017), you know that many Caribbean financial institutions have lost their American correspondent relationships, due to what the media refers to as "de-risking," forcing them to seek alternative arrangement in Europe, which has resulted in increased transaction costs, as high as 300%.
Banks in other regions of the developing world are also reporting that their US banking relationships have been terminated, and everyone is looking for a solution that is not prohibitively expensive for clients. Using a European bank, or non-bank financial institution to route US transactions, can result in serious delays, which may cause clients to move their business to the competition.
Fortunately, there is a solution. A very limited number of American banks, which use a Know Your Customer's Customer (KYCC) system, offer those Caribbean banks, who have recently lost all their US bank correspondents, a new relationship, to replace those which have been terminated.
Any reader that wants further information about those banks can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or inquire direct at email@example.com . I realize that the loss of a correspondent banking relationship is a sensitive issue, and all inquiries will be held in confidence.