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by paladin
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction regulations for restaurants
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Construction regulations for restaurants

Why not consider an existing one that’s closed down? There’s enough of them around.
by paladin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Setting up a (non-RUT) bank account
Replies: 18
Views: 773

Re: Setting up a (non-RUT) bank account

If you only plan to live in Chile for 6 months, it’s not worth the effort trying to open a bank account. It would be far easier just to let the company pay you in cash.
by paladin
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Consumer protection/ refunds
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Consumer protection/ refunds

I would suggest you send it back, as if not, there’s no way you’ll get your refund. At the moment, you’ve spent your money and have something useless. If you send it back and dont get a refund, then you’ve spent your money and have nothing, so it’s basically the same. Rather take the risk and send i...
by paladin
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Amazon unable to verify ownership of my payment card?
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Amazon unable to verify ownership of my payment card?

sounds to me like a typical fraud. with all the info you send, they can probably open an account ,in your name not necessarily with Amazon. I suggest you call Amazon direct
by paladin
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Income Tax on Foreign Income
Replies: 125
Views: 61621

Re: Income Tax on Foreign Income

I would be interested to know more about this as well. What is the policy for permanent residents who are working overseas and who are in Chile only a few weeks of the year? I would imagine you are going to have trouble when you need to renew your carné, as if I recall correctly, during a 5 year pe...
by paladin
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 1003
Views: 95486

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

Well put 41 southchile.
It is always true that whenever something bad happens, and some people lose, there are always others that gain. It’s a strange fact of life.
by paladin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: TransferWise Charging 3%-4% Now
Replies: 16
Views: 1327

Re: TransferWise Charging 3%-4% Now

This is what Banco de Chile said about the fees for sending US$: la comisión cobrada para recibir dólares desde el extranjero es 1 % + IVA, con un mínimo de 15 dólares.- la cuenta corriente de moneda nacional recibirá el dinero según el tipo de cambio del día de la transacción That’s why I dont sen...
by paladin
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: TransferWise Charging 3%-4% Now
Replies: 16
Views: 1327

Re: TransferWise Charging 3%-4% Now

"Then I can change US$ to CLP whenever I want in BCI". This part is without a fee from BCI. Do you recall what exchange rate they used, i.e. was it the middle rate that you could get on xe.com or oanda. If it were a fixed $75 it would be a bad deal for $1,000 but a bad deal for $10,000. I'm also in...
by paladin
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: TransferWise Charging 3%-4% Now
Replies: 16
Views: 1327

Re: TransferWise Charging 3%-4% Now

I dont know who you bank with outside, but I transfer US$ from HSBC to a US$ account I have with BCI and they charge US$75 if I remember correctly. Then no charges when the funds are received in Chile. Then I can change US$ to CLP whenever I want in BCI . Maybe I’m over cautious, but have been aroun...
by paladin
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: LATAM cancellations and refunds
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: LATAM cancellations and refunds

I had no problems at all in getting a refund transferred directly to my bank account. This option was very clear on Latam website. What maybe could cause confusion is that you are offered a voucher, but it clearly stated that you could use the voucher or cash it in for a refund.
by paladin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 527
Views: 75939

Re: Housing market situation

PXYC wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:26 pm
I did a quick round on portal inmobiliario today and there are almost no new appartments for sale here in Providencia. Its definitely a renters market in the big city. :)
Providencia doesnt have any good available land to build on except maybe away from where people want to be. Try El Golf