What banks will change dollars into pesos without requiring you to have an account with them?

bobg

Member
I prefer to use a bank. But if no bank will exchange dollars for pesos unless you have an account with them is there a non-bank exchange place near Austria and Las Heras?

Thanks
 

newtothegroup

Registered
I prefer to use a bank. But if no bank will exchange dollars for pesos unless you have an account with them is there a non-bank exchange place near Austria and Las Heras?

Thanks
Actually, you may find multiple options for this. When I had just moved to BsAs, I used Banco Piano as it offered the best rate among the 4 options that I had in Centro. They do require you to carry your passport as a valid reason for your presence in Argentina and the need to exchange money.
It took me 3-16 minutes varied across multiple visits. In and around Florida/San Martin y Sarmiento/Av. Corrientes, you should be able to get your work done.
 

bobg

Member
Maybe I am wrong of course but it seems less likely to me that I will get a bad bill at a bank. Also bank branches are so easy to find. Exchange places, in my experiences, not so much. Anyway ... yesterday I tried many bank branch offices as I walked down a stretch of Las Heras. Not a one would exchange cash for a non-client. So I wandered my way to an unofficial exchange place I have used several times in the past near the intersection of Ortiz y Cerviño (on Ortiz next to the Freddo).

Thanks for the several responses.

Bob
 

ben

Active Member
There are many places where you can change without any problems, why use banks and deal with all the hassle.
I second this.
Hell, half the people on this forum can do it for you for a better rate than you'll get anywhere.
At least I can.
 

Aztangogirl

Registered
I would only go into an Argentine bank of I had too. They are a major pain in the ass. A legitimate casa de cambio would be my choice. Before the blue dollar went away, I used western union. Never got a fake bill.
 

mrfriendly

Registered
I lived there last year for 3 months and didn’t have a bank account but went to the Juan Justus branch of Banco Supervielle several times to cash dollars to pesos. No problem.....just bring your passport! No lines either! Not sure how close you are to there?
 

bobg

Member
I mentioned earlier in this thread that I used a cambio near the intersection of Ortiz y Cerviño (on Ortiz next to the Freddo). The last time I was there I picked up their business card which says - address: Scalabrini Ortiz 3205; phone numbers: 4806-0094 / 4806-0504 / 4808-0049; horario: Lunes - Viernes de 9 a 17 hrs / Sabados de 10 a 13 hrs.
 
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