2019-11-15-0657Z


used to be that HSBC was the place to get cash here in La Paz. they had the lowest, or one of the lowest, ATM fees (although that doesn't matter all that much because Schwab refunds them) and they didn't mess with the exchange rate your bank gives (and Schwab always has a good rate).

but they got greedy, and started charging over 60 pesos for the fee, and then when I got here this fall they started inserting their own exchange rate into the transaction, overriding what your bank gives. so I only did one transaction with them. today I went to Banamex and only paid 30-something pesos for a fee, plus got the usual great exchange rate from Schwab. nice going, HSBC.

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last updated 2019-11-15 02:01:10. served from tektonic