Atms Up Again?

#42
I recently came to know that BANELCO starts its 'day' at around 4:15pm to 4:30pm. This information was very useful when I needed to withdraw more cash than my daily limit (local card) on a weekend.

I have doubts, but probably the limit now for foreign cards at BANELCO network of ATMs is 3000 pesos per withdrawal and 2 withdrawals per day. So if you need, you can try to withdraw 6000 pesos before 4pm and another 6000 pesos after 4:30pm or later. That will be 4 withdrawals in total.

Of course, on the next day you won't be able to withdraw again before 4:30pm.
 
#43
UPDATE: ATM withdrawal at Banco Ciudad (LINK)....maximum allowed per withdrawal has increased to $3500 pesos, foreign fee charged per transaction was $121.20 pesos, maximum allowed is 3 transactions per day.
That's good "inside" information since I use Banelco. I needed cash on Saturday (when I couldn't do a XOOM transfer). I withdrew 2300 (what I thought was the limit) and paid a service fee of 205 pesos. When I figured the rate based on the posting to my account, it was only 18.42
 
#44
Here is an update. I was able to withdraw 4000 pesos in a single withdrawal from a BANELCO ATM using a local card. Because you are getting pesos, it should not be different for a foreign card. Finding which ATMs have the highest limit could be tricky but as I have mentioned before you may have a better luck at machines on bank premises.

ATMs of different banks (although in the same BANELCO network) may have different restrictions. If you are not getting more than 3000 pesos in X bank's ATM, you can try Y bank.

I am in Cordoba. Here LINK ATMs have the maximum limit of 4000 pesos too. Hard to believe Buenos Aires may have a lower limit.
 
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#45
I recently came to know that BANELCO starts its 'day' at around 4:15pm to 4:30pm. This information was very useful when I needed to withdraw more cash than my daily limit (local card) on a weekend.

I have doubts, but probably the limit now for foreign cards at BANELCO network of ATMs is 3000 pesos per withdrawal and 2 withdrawals per day. So if you need, you can try to withdraw 6000 pesos before 4pm and another 6000 pesos after 4:30pm or later. That will be 4 withdrawals in total.

Of course, on the next day you won't be able to withdraw again before 4:30pm.
HSBC charged 314 pesos for 2000 withdrawal today. Max is 3000 pesos, but allowed twice in one day.
 
#48
Banco Ciudad 180-190 pesos per 3500 peso withdrawal
This proves the huge difference between using Banco de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, basically a local bank with branches in the Provincia de BsAs, Cordoba, and Mendoza, and the international banks Banco Frances, HSBC, and Santander Rio.

I did some research since I'm considering opening a local bank account after 20 years in BsAs. A savings account with debit card from Banco Ciudad has no service fees and many locations in the city.