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barmarr

Dec 25, 2008, 9:12 AM

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Does anybody know why the banks in PV are no longer exchanging US dollars into Pesos? I have been told by several people that the banks are telling them to go to the Cambio kiosks to covert their US dollars.



sioux4noff

Dec 26, 2008, 11:19 AM

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I have still seen the signs in the banks with the exchange rates. So, I don't know why the bank would say that. Bancomer does require you to bring your passport to exchange money, possibly if a person didn't have their passport in hand, they might be directed to a casa de cambio.
In the Bucerias area, Intercam is a good place to exchange mony, their rate is always good.


barmarr

Dec 26, 2008, 1:08 PM

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Thanks....I'll bet your are right, they are probably requiring them to show their passport. As always, you are very helpful.


rrmendez

Feb 6, 2009, 7:45 PM

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We had similar experience recently in Guanajuato. No banks would exchange dollars, they had rates posted, and one
even stated "exchange/cambio" , but would not exchange them. We were told the rates were posted for deposits only.
Banco Azteca said they would change dollars, but refused to change a hundred dollar bill. After much frustration, we
have gone to using ATMs at banks.


JRinPV

Mar 12, 2009, 10:41 AM

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HSBC no longer exchanges dollars for pesos.


RickS


Mar 12, 2009, 5:50 PM

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In what locale?


JRinPV

Mar 12, 2009, 6:04 PM

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At least here in Puerto Vallarta


RickS


Mar 13, 2009, 6:31 PM

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Are you referring to actual dollars (bills) not being exchanged for pesos or ATM transactions (also)?


JRinPV

Mar 13, 2009, 8:33 PM

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Currency or Traveler's Checks, ATM is fine.


Marlene


Mar 13, 2009, 11:38 PM

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Yes, this is the same here in Mazatlan.


esperanza

Mar 16, 2009, 1:40 PM

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For as long as I can remember, all Mexican banks have exchanged currency (dollars to pesos) for their account holders only. If you have no bank account (or no account at the bank where you are), currency has to be exchanged at a casa de cambio.

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sioux4noff

Mar 17, 2009, 8:58 PM

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Most of the banks on Puerto Vallarta will exchange currency for anyone. Sometimes a passport is required, some places don't require them.
Probably because it is a resort area, banks are accustomed to exchaging currency and do a lot of it.


RickS


Mar 17, 2009, 10:15 PM

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Esperanza, you have a LOT more experience in Mexico than I, but when I visit I have not had any of the banks in Ajijic refuse my currency exchange requests. Now, I'm usually only asking for $50-$100 change, but they always fork over the pesos. Casa de cambio of course deal almost exclusively in currency. YMMV


JRinPV

Mar 18, 2009, 9:01 AM

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Just avoid HSBC
 
 
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