Schwab Checking - ATMs in Colombia?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Mar 10, 2013 6:04 PM Last Post By: teamflames
Mar 2, 2013 2:11 PM
Schwab Checking - ATMs in Colombia?Does anyone have any experience with this? I have the card as I read it was the best for travel (no ATM fees!) - but also no ATM transactions...
I tried Bancocolombia and no luck. Talked to Schwab and they said it's nothing on their end.
Any suggestions? Maybe there's a particular bank I should look out for?
I'm aware I should be using ATMs with Visa, Plus and/or Interlink
Mar 2, 2013 8:32 PM
1That's a bummer. I'm assuming it is a Visa card? If so, a Visa card is a Visa card, regardless of the issuing financial institution, and should work. I'm following your experience closely, because I had considered getting a Swhwab Visa card for my travels. But am now wondering what's going on.
Mar 2, 2013 9:03 PM
2we dont have schwab but we have hsbc and their cards dont work in their own machines (use a different system) we called and were told to use another syste that uses unionpay (none in colombia support it we have found) luckily it worked at citibank so i would suggest try one of their atms (and there was no local fee)
Mar 2, 2013 10:51 PM
Mar 3, 2013 8:46 AM
Mar 3, 2013 12:39 PM
5Seems they notoriously finicky... have heard of this happening in several countries. Try going into a bank and getting a cash advance at the teller.
What I eventually settled on was a local credit union debit card, no foreign fees at all (unlike, say, BOA which charges $5 for every transaction). My old bank was also great about that but then got eaten by PNC, which does the same.
Mar 4, 2013 9:02 PM
Mar 5, 2013 7:20 AM
7couthbert, glad you resolved your problemns. Please tell me what hefty ATM fees you say you will be getting reimbursed for? Are you speaking of a fee that the owner of the machine charges or something your bank charges. If the machine, are you warned about it on the screen during the transaction process? And how much is hefty? Thanks.
Mar 10, 2013 9:30 AM
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