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banking in Costa Rica

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Costa Rica.

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banking in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:41 pm

Are there any suggestions as to what bank(s) are good to check on in Costa Rica?

 

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Re: banking in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:26 am

Hello
My name is Giovanna Barrantes. Im a Lic Attorney in San Jose Costa Rica.
We have a few public banks that are Govt' owned/private banks as well.
The banks in Costa Rica are very safe. Public banks your money is insured
by the Costa Rica Govt.
Costa Rica has had no bank failures is this business downturn.
You will have to be present to open a bank account in Costa Rica.
I can help you opening a bank account.
Please contact me for more information
gbarrantes @ lawyerofcostarica.com

 

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Re: banking in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:47 am

I am interested in finding out with the economy in the U.S. having such difficulties, will this financially effect Costa Rica? Say, if the dollar looses 50% of its value, will this also bring down the CR money?

 

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Re: banking in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:22 am

Hello
The Costa Rica economy has held up fairly well vs the US economy.
Real Estate prices have held steady or in so cases has risen.
You can open a bank account in the local currency or in dollars.
The colone is 518 to the dollar. I have to admit I'm not a currency expert.
Many Americans are moving to Costa Rica. I think long term this is the place to invest.
Please contact me for further info.
Best Wishes
Giovanna Barrantes
Lic Attorney
San Jose Costa Rica
011 506 8 339 1622
g.barrantes @ lawyerofcostarica.com


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Re: banking in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:24 pm

The best banks are banco nacional and scotia bank. If you want to keep banking connections outside of costa rica, scotia bank is the better choice. Otherwise banco national is the safest.

All the interest rates are hooorrrrible. If you need to take a loan, look at either panama or usa.

 

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Re: banking in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:12 am

thank you for the information!

 

Johnnie
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Re: banking in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:19 pm

The best banks are banco nacional and scotia bank...That bank is personally experienced by me...


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