I told a bank I wanted to start an account with $10k last year because I became pissed off with Audi Jal-El-Dib. The teller at Byblos Zalka, said its not large enough for them to start an account. I said I dont carry cash and would transfer more once the account is established. She said to bring a bank check for a reasonable amount ??!! she pissed me off more.
The moral of the story is that they seemed happy with their reserves and must have very cashed up clientele.
Are big amounts of cash being withdrawn from banks and taken outside Lebanon?