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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: 654

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: 654

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: 654

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: 593

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: 522
Views: 52594

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
by paladin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: herbal tinctures
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: herbal tinctures

Are you sure you cant get what you want here ? Knop sells a lot of natural products/ herbal medicine stuff etc
by paladin
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Quarentines and fines
Replies: 79
Views: 9900

Re: Quarentines and fines

I read yesterday that although it could cause traffic holdups, they were going to check every vehicle on the roads out of Stgo. However, on the news today, they said only 7700 checks were carried out, which doesnt jibe with the number of vehicles that left?
by paladin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 522
Views: 52594

Re: Housing market situation

The parking prices sound about right for the area, compared with around 15 million in say Nueva Las Condes. My doubt about those in Vitacura is the rentability. In Nueva Las Condes you can be pretty sure they’ll be rented continuously. The apartment in Nunoa for its size and location, I would say wa...
by paladin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Market crash! We have another Black Monday
Replies: 116
Views: 19766

Re: Market crash! We have another Black Monday

I saw that Cencosud is at its lowest since 2004. Assuming that people will start buying stuff in the not too distant future, maybe it’s not a bad time to invest ?
by paladin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 2196
Views: 113459

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

It will be interesting on Friday to see what happens with the weekly riots in Plaza Italia, which I guess are no longer permitted
by paladin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID
Replies: 12
Views: 2627

Re: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID

I went to Registro Civil in Colina and it all worked out in the end. It seems that they have been getting way more people than usual due to them being one of the closest to Santiago that doesn't require you to get a time in advance, so I was on the line for about 2 hours. But the actual procedure w...