Indeed true. HSBC premier account requirements to open an US account for non US residents is 100k and Citibank offer very closed to that amount. But I have found my way and I have now an US account without the need to park there 100k.
The problem now seems Paypal. I just discovered that Paypal europe force customers to withdraw funds to an european account denominated in EURO using their bad currency fee conversion. Withdraw to an US account is not allowed.
Open an US paypal account is out of questions because They require Fatca documentation to be signed and I do not want to get involved in something which I do not have the requirements to apply with the risk to find later that my funds are locked abroad.
I will contact C2 and see if They can manage ACH payments avoiding completely Paypal and this nonsense.