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Old Jan 29, 15, 9:17 am #31

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Old Mar 9, 16, 9:15 pm #32

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Hello. First time going to Chile (or Latin America for that matter). Have traveled around Asia and Europe. I usually take no local currency and rely on debit card to withdraw from ATM on arrival. It has served me well so far. But given the discussion about lack of cash at some ATMs, I'm wondering if it's a good idea to get some CLP at home. I would get it from Chase which builds in about 3% fee to the conversion rate (so I don't want to get it unless it is advisable).
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Hello. First time going to Chile (or Latin America for that matter). Have traveled around Asia and Europe. I usually take no local currency and rely on debit card to withdraw from ATM on arrival. It has served me well so far. But given the discussion about lack of cash at some ATMs, I'm wondering if it's a good idea to get some CLP at home. I would get it from Chase which builds in about 3% fee to the conversion rate (so I don't want to get it unless it is advisable).
I was able to get cash at Chile ATMs 1 year ago. The issue is that they limit the withdrawal amount (it's not a lack of cash but rather a small amount per transaction). So I had to pull out money like 5 times in a row at the same ATM.
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Old Mar 10, 16, 7:16 am #34

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Appears I never got around to updating this thread.

Banco Security ATMs are the only ones now that do not charge a Chile-side Fee.

Banco Estado ATMs now charge a 4000 pesos per withdraw fee and accept Plus system cards but remain free of the 200000 pesos per withdraw limit of the other banks with reports of up to 600000+ pesos per withdraw back when the exchange rate was 700+. Banco Estado ATMs can be found at BancoEstado branches, Serviestado branches, Lider (Walmart) supermarkets and malls.

ATMs can become short of cash during weekends and especially long holiday weekends (there is nearly one every month not counting the summer break months).
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Old Nov 7, 17, 4:04 am #35

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Security bank

I have a plain jane atm cirrus card and it has worked fine, no fee charged with security bank. As yesterday they are charging 4500!! I did not try more than the 200000 max per transaction. I will try Estado bank today.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 2:09 pm #36

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Banco internacional

Banco internacional does not charge a fee and BICE charge 2500.
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