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TransferWise

Post by El Zorro » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:31 pm

Big claims, but... has anybody tried it? Experience?

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Re: TransferWise

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:27 pm

Chile is not on the supported country or currency list. Might move to the Lobby.
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Re: TransferWise

Post by El Zorro » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:06 pm

When I looked at it before posting, it was. The home page looks a little different now. Considering the big claims they're making, it might be worth a second look.

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Re: TransferWise

Post by Magnyz » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:19 am

Let's bombard transferwise with emails requesting CLP :D . Knowing how chilean banks operate it may not be easy, though.

FYI, I have friends who use this service regularly and are happy with it.

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Re: TransferWise

Post by zer0nz » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:23 am

http://www.afexav.cl/Index_escritorio.aspx

Just use a chilean service that works..... takes a bit to setup, but once you are registered its a couple of emails and your money is transferred.... (not all setup is done via email, not a single phone call or visit, just need copies of IDs, money must be transferred from a Chilean account, or deposited via a vale vista (not cash) on the Chilean end...

haven't tried receiving, but im sure its the same

$US 25 per transfer... probably the same to receive,

exchange rates are spot rates!

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Re: TransferWise

Post by Magnyz » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:41 am

When you say spot rates do you mean the interbank spot rates without any margin? They don't say anything about this on the website, as far as I can see, which is strange because that would be THE major selling point.

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Re: TransferWise

Post by zer0nz » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:31 pm

Magnyz wrote:When you say spot rates do you mean the interbank spot rates without any margin? They don't say anything about this on the website, as far as I can see, which is strange because that would be THE major selling point.
You email, they quote! you dont need to accept the quote, but they wont quote unless your set-up as a customer, to be a customer you fill in a form they email you, you sign it, scan it, send a copy of your ID to go with it!, to accept the quote you fill in another form, sign it, scan it...... if your transferring from your account to your account, they will want a copy of your passport as well!

i have no idea, i just know they quote based on the market at the time and it was very reasonable!

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Re: TransferWise

Post by passport » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:18 pm

They do have a mechanism to request other currencies. You can add your email to get notified when they begin offering the currencies of your choice -which also puts them on notice that people are interested:

https://transferwise.com/?utm_source=go ... MgodNQ4AWQ

Under "You Send" and "Receive" arrow down to "other" then choose whichever currencies you'd like. Each CLP entry will serve as a vote!

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Re: TransferWise

Post by Magnyz » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:36 am

FYI, chilean pesos is now available with transferwise ... pls report back if anyone tries to use this service for clp.

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Re: TransferWise

Post by lotn » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:29 am

I got an email from them today, I may be trying it out within the next couple of weeks or so, depending if it's a better deal than Xoom. I'll keep you posted.

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Re: TransferWise

Post by Magnyz » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:46 am

Looks like the margin over interbank rates is 1.5% (vs 0.5% for almost all other currencies). Looks better than xoom at least.

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Re: TransferWise

Post by wiscondinavian » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:16 pm

Magnyz wrote:FYI, chilean pesos is now available with transferwise ... pls report back if anyone tries to use this service for clp.

You seem to be able to recieve CLP, but not send it yet. Unfortunate for me!

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