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by Space Cat
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: September 18th warning
Replies: 27
Views: 1602

Re: September 18th warning

Oh, weird, it's sunny and comfy in Valdivia, I even was walking without a jacket.
by Space Cat
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: September 18th warning
Replies: 27
Views: 1602

Re: September 18th warning

So for another few dozen families this year 18 September will mark a time of pain and loss, adding to the thousands that have lost people over the decades at this time of year. Yesterday morning at 4.30am about 10kms from here a father of three young kids, and husband, aged 41 years old was killed ...
by Space Cat
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 106
Views: 7486

Re: Where Should I Start?

Did you just call him a right-wing extremist? :) You can't expect everyone to cater to your left-wing stance. Don't like it? Don't read it :) Obviously no. Yes, I'd skip the parts with retelling of political events because they seem biased (understandable, his family suffered) and not factual enoug...
by Space Cat
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 106
Views: 7486

Re: Where Should I Start?

I agree, the further narration took an extremely right-wing turn. If there was anything like over 800 dead from the junta's side, modern right-wingers would be using this fact against the left for the last 29 years. Historically, Chilean leftist paramilitaries were inefficient and disorganized, even...
by Space Cat
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Opening A Bank Account
Replies: 156
Views: 35258

Re: Opening A Bank Account

Thanks, sounds good enough! So my fear is whether Banco Falabella is a real bank or if it could fail. I just checked the monthly bank report from CMF and Falabella's "Cartera con morosidad de 90 días o más" and "Cartera deteriorada" are 7.28% from the total assets, same as in BancoEstado: 2.17% — BI...
by Space Cat
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Opening A Bank Account
Replies: 156
Views: 35258

Re: Opening A Bank Account

I pushed further with the "Unidos" account and got a reply, it turns out that it can be only opened if you have a regular "cuenta corriente" in Scotia and want to add your spouse to it. So, getting Scotia for now but in half a year I want to try switching to Banco Falabella's "cuenta corriente". It'...
by Space Cat
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Opening A Bank Account
Replies: 156
Views: 35258

Re: Opening A Bank Account

Now that you have one full fledged cuenta corriente, it should be easy enough to open any number of them at other banks. Look at Banco de Chile - no fees and OK exchange rate for out of country shopping. And then just close down this sucker. Do they register it in some kind of a shared database? Bd...
by Space Cat
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Opening A Bank Account
Replies: 156
Views: 35258

Re: Opening A Bank Account

We applied again in Scotia for the basic "Cuenta Corriente para Extranjeros" and after seeing our tax declarations they suddenly approved both of us a real "cuenta corriente" of the "Preferente" tier ($1m+ monthly income, a platinum card). Which is a pain in the ass: by default it costs 0.45 UF per ...
by Space Cat
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 106
Views: 7486

Re: Where Should I Start?

Thank you, this one was extremely interesting. Waiting for more! 😃
by Space Cat
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Que hora son mi corazon, daylight savings time
Replies: 49
Views: 6408

Re: Que hora son mi corazon, daylight savings time

And Kaliningrad-Königsberg is almost in Western Europe. 🙂
by Space Cat
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: What would you tell a Chilean Senator about the new immigration law?
Replies: 17
Views: 845

Re: What would you tell a Chilean Senator about the new immigration law?

In short: bring back straightforward immigration for remote workers like it was before when work contracts were accepted for the "rentista" visa. Why bother? According to some researches , only in the US 4 millions work remotely (3% of the workforce), so probably it's a few dozens of millions around...
by Space Cat
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 435
Views: 26642

Re: Housing market situation

well, besides the interest rate cut, it seems the stimulus package is moving ahead full throttle. 40,000 houses planned, 30,000 immediately, of which 15,000 houses for the south of chile. https://www.df.cl/noticias/empresas/construccion/socovesa-ebco-y-pacal-se-adjudican-proyectos-de-integracion-so...