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Old 05-03-2015, 06:57 PM   #626
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Re: **Banking in Mexico**

relax with the personal insults

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Old 05-09-2015, 02:55 PM   #627
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Re: **Banking in Mexico**

Read through the thread and have two questions:

1. USD Account in Monterrey: Several people have reported that you can open up a USD Account in Rosarito and other places in Mexico that are close to the border. Can anyone confirm whether it is possible to open a USD bank account in Monterrey, Mexico? I haven't seen any direct reports about this. Monterrey is fairly close to the border (about ~2 hours away) and is in the Nuevo Leon region.

2. Online International Wires: If I set up in Mexico and then leave to travel elsewhere, will I be able to send international wires to the US without having to physically go to the bank in Mexico?

Thanks a lot.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:50 PM   #628
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Read through the thread and have two questions:

1. USD Account in Monterrey: Several people have reported that you can open up a USD Account in Rosarito and other places in Mexico that are close to the border. Can anyone confirm whether it is possible to open a USD bank account in Monterrey, Mexico? I haven't seen any direct reports about this. Monterrey is fairly close to the border (about ~2 hours away) and is in the Nuevo Leon region.

2. Online International Wires: If I set up in Mexico and then leave to travel elsewhere, will I be able to send international wires to the US without having to physically go to the bank in Mexico?

Thanks a lot.
1. Last time I researched this I believe it was exclusively in the state of Baja California. So this includes from TJ/Rosa down to Cabo but not very far east or the rest of the country.

2. All the banks I've personally checked (where foreigners can actually open accounts with a passport and no work or residency permit), you can only make wires physically in person in the branch. There are some banks in other countries where you can do wires online but none in Mexico that I have ever found.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:44 PM   #629
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1. Last time I researched this I believe it was exclusively in the state of Baja California. So this includes from TJ/Rosa down to Cabo but not very far east or the rest of the country.
Not true...
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Cuenta de Cheques en Dolares
Designed for those who live within the 20 kilometers strip parallel to the northern border of the country, or within the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur.
http://www.banamex.com/en/personas/c...es/dolares.htm

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¿A quién van dirigidas?
Están dirigidas exclusivamente para personas físicas y físicas con actividad empresarial cuyo domicilio permanente se localice en una franja de veinte kilómetros paralela a la línea divisoria internacional o en el Estado de Baja California y Baja California Sur.
https://www.bancomer.com/personas/cu...s-frontera.jsp

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Para abrir tu Cuenta Unica en Dólares Americanos necesitas:

Ser residente de la franja fronteriza norte del país
http://www.scotiabank.com.mx/es-mx/p...mericanos.aspx

So Monterrey wouldn't qualify as it's more than 20 km from the U.S. border, but it's a lot more than just Baja California. Why do you continue to post information that is patently false? Your "research" is either greatly outdated, or was extremely shoddy in the first place - either way you are doing this thread a disservice.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:01 PM   #630
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Anyone have a bancomer number I can speak to someone helpful who also speaks english?
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Old 05-14-2015, 03:06 AM   #631
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Not true...

So Monterrey wouldn't qualify as it's more than 20 km from the U.S. border, but it's a lot more than just Baja California. Why do you continue to post information that is patently false? Your "research" is either greatly outdated, or was extremely shoddy in the first place - either way you are doing this thread a disservice.
Dear Mr. n00b, do you personally know any foreign poker players who live along the Mexican border but aren't living in Baja Norte? It's pretty unlikely that there are many foreigners living in such regions voluntarily given the historically astronomical crime rates, war on drugs and the many other alternative options for tourists in the country of Mexico. I know plenty of players who live in Texas and Arizona who have family right over the border and yet specifically want to go anywhere except the border areas you speak of outside of Baja.

Respectfully, the information I provide is useful for real life and can't be compared to the rogue hypothetical situations that you have been coming up with while attempting to twist my words around. It's true that you cannot get a dollar account in Monterrey and it's true that the vast majority of foreign poker players and audience here on 2+2 with access to dollar accounts are living in the Baja states as opposed to somewhere like Ciudad Juarez. The poster's question is now thoroughly answered thanks to our stellar teamwork and collaboration. Mission accomplished
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:23 PM   #632
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Anyone have a bancomer number I can speak to someone helpful who also speaks english?
I asked someone from the bank today for you and they said the main English lines are:

56 24 11 99
or
01 800 11 22 999

If you need to call a local branch, I would say that's hit and miss because even if you have the number, it depends (if someone answers) if anyone in that branch speaks English and is present.

I have also gotten helpful responses in the past by simply contacting them through email on the Bancomer homepage or contact link. They usually respond within 1-2 days. I speak Spanish, but if you want to write your email in English I would think they can make sure it gets to the right place.

If you have a preferred account, you could contact the PCU, which used to be the expat branch with English speaking execs but I noticed they have been closing many of those physical branches in the past year or so, so maybe they are phasing that service out. If they are still monitoring it, the contact info is: customer.service@bbva.bancomer.com or 01 800 BBVA PCU

There is also a link for live chat on the Bancomer homepage if you're interested. I find it helpful and convenient for quick questions but unfortunately I think they only speak Spanish. You could try it maybe with Google translate if the other options don't work out.

Sorry if this was a really long answer, but as you probably know, sometimes in Mexico you need a plan A, B, C, D etc.

gl!
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:30 PM   #633
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Thanks Kristin!
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:42 PM   #634
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Thanks Kristin!
You're welcome
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:22 PM   #635
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My players and I use e-wallets on a daily basis and have made $3,300 per day withdrawals regularly over the years when desired, without hassle
It's far from that simple. This requires a ton of different wd anywhere in the world. I think I've hit the daily # of wd limit before reaching $3,300 anywhere I've tried. Most people are getting currency fees as well. It's a huge cost.

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Dear Mr. n00b, do you personally know any foreign poker players who live along the Mexican border but aren't living in Baja Norte? It's pretty unlikely that there are many foreigners living in such regions voluntarily given the historically astronomical crime rates, war on drugs and the many other alternative options for tourists in the country of Mexico. I know plenty of players who live in Texas and Arizona who have family right over the border and yet specifically want to go anywhere except the border areas you speak of outside of Baja.
lol, it's far from the war zone you think it is in 99% of places.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:30 PM   #636
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It's far from that simple. This requires a ton of different wd anywhere in the world. I think I've hit the daily # of wd limit before reaching $3,300 anywhere I've tried. Most people are getting currency fees as well. It's a huge cost.


lol, it's far from the war zone you think it is in 99% of places.
Just because you didn't know about it and haven't been able to do it in the past, doesn't mean that the rest of us can't or that it's not possible.

And my point was that most players live in Mainland Mexico away from the border or in the Baja states. I think that's pretty clear. Where do you live at the moment and where did you live when you were in Mex?
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:28 AM   #637
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Re: **Banking in Mexico**

I tried calling the branch but could not get a hold of anyone that spoke English. What would be the best way to go about setting up an account with Bancome without a lease or utility bill in my name?
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:59 AM   #638
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Re: **Banking in Mexico**

Anyone have any problems transfering a larger amount of money(20k+) from PS to a mexican bank account? My mex account is a peso account not near the border. Not sure if that matters.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:38 PM   #639
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Re: **Banking in Mexico**

I read through some of the thread but couldn't find the info..
Are there any banks in Mexico that will let me have an account with them and have reasonable exchange rates and wouldn't be charging me much for incoming money through a money transfer service called Ria (basically a Western Union/ Money gram competitor).
Also, I don't plan to come to Mexico at all. Although if I did have to come down there very occasionally, that wouldn't necessarily be a deal breaker. But I am not coming down there for account opening.
Except for taking Spanish in high school, I don't speak Spanish.

If Mexico is not a good place to "house" said bank account, I am open to other countries. I am mostly interested in less than average developed countries.
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:13 PM   #640
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MrAggromonkey: Each bank sets it's own exchange rate. No way to know without trying it. I'd recommend CiBanco or Scotiabank, as anecdotally, they seem to give better rates on exchange. But if you don't come to Mexico, I don't think you will be able to open an account. No one I know has been able to successfully do this, some have tried.

GrandMaster, no one I know has had any problems with this.

iamGrr, you will need a lease in your name, and a utiility bill (does not need to be in your name).

Sabaneta, I am also able to max out my 2500 euro daily limit, in 2 or 3 withdrawals depending on the ATM limit. And I pay ~1.16 in fees per withdrawal. You're either unlucky, or doing it wrong.
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:21 PM   #641
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Have people been able to withdraw from Party to a USD Mexcian Bank account using the Fast Bank transfer or via Bank Wire?

Have never set it up/used it myself, just wanted confirmation before going and opening up bank accounts again for said purpose.
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Old Yesterday, 04:56 AM   #642
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Have people been able to withdraw from Party to a USD Mexcian Bank account using the Fast Bank transfer or via Bank Wire?

Have never set it up/used it myself, just wanted confirmation before going and opening up bank accounts again for said purpose.
I did a bank wire from party to a Mexican bank account (in pesos though, obv got bent over on fx fees) 2 or 3 years ago. Went smoothly. Can't imagine it wouldn't now.

Been awhile like I said, but I do remember having to get and fill out a form from the Mexican bank before I initiated the wire, which was a pain
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