A note or two about SBI: Superlative service (mostly serving us while outside North America). But it isn't until one looks at the entire 'mail delivery
process' that it's possible to appreciate what a bargain for offshore
sailors their Mail Scan Pro service is. Without that level of service, you'll eventually need to have mail forwarded - and if your mail originates within N America, it can be stupifyingly expensive these days to have it forwarded internationally. Imagine:
-- scan thru all your mail and (virtually) toss all that you don't need
-- designate the mail you want to (virtually) open, and it's opened for you within 24 hours
-- read the mail (on-line), page by page
-- copy (digitally or on paper) what you want to keep and then have everything tossed
BTW all mail in the Mail Scan Pro system is handled far more than snail mail (as you can see by the above description) which is why there's a premium for the service. I would have saved significant money
each year we've been abroad (7 so far) if I'd been able to use this system. Also, imagine no more logistics hoops to hop thru when it's time to have the snail mail sent to you - no 'lost mail' episodes, no 'timing issues' to get to the port and wait at the port for it to arrive.
. Wonderful folks, too. No surprise they have been so successful.