Re: I'm in the wrong job......
Our Canadian banking systems sound like they're very similar to the European ones. I can transfer money all over the place instantly with only occasionally a small service charge.
A few years ago we sold some used equipment to a US company. Actually getting the money took quite a while after it had been sent. Yes, faxing was involved between the US bank and our bank.
US cell service seems to be behind the times as well with their use of CDMA tech instead of GSM.