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Chase Bank #489144
04/06/14 12:39 PM
04/06/14 12:39 PM
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mawags Offline OP
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Has anyone ever used a Chase Bank debit card in a ATM on San Pedro? Just curious to know what US debit cards work on the island. Thanks

Re: Chase Bank [Re: mawags] #489145
04/06/14 12:59 PM
04/06/14 12:59 PM
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Yes Chase Bank cards work ... tell them before you leave the country that you are going to be in Central America ... they are real hard to get turned on once you are out of the country .. You get charged a percentage for using it. Also if you want to get lump sums wired to you ... Chase will not wire money for you out of the country as of Nov. of last year. Lastly you can only withdraw 1000bz / 500 US a day and hit the ATM's ... there are only two I believe during the week as on the weekends they run out often ... enjoy.

Re: Chase Bank [Re: mawags] #489148
04/06/14 05:53 PM
04/06/14 05:53 PM
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Inplub Offline
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Belize Bank have 4 ATM machines in San Pedro that I know of. All the other banks have 1 at their banks.

Re: Chase Bank [Re: mawags] #489150
04/06/14 07:39 PM
04/06/14 07:39 PM
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ragman Offline
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My advice would be to cut up your debit card. You have much less protection under the law in the USA than a credit card and while your arguing about it your money is out there and not theirs.

Now an exception to this and maybe not a good one because I don't know the legal protections is an ATM card. I've had very good luck using these and the fees are lower than a credit card in my experience. I only use these at a bank or what I think is a reputable business.

I would not use either a credit or debit card except in a bank or a hotel that I am staying at. I have heard several horror stories of people using them in other locations. Having said that a few years ago I went up to Chetumal, MX and the only place I used my credit card was at a moderate size hotel. The bank notified me of suspicious activity which I confirmed was not mind. No harm no foul but had I used a debit card I'm not so sure it would have had good results without a lot of effort.

I would say that San Pedro is reasonably safe to use a card but you must always check your transactions very frequently to make sure all is well. Sometimes it is not the business but a less than honest employee who gets your information. Beware.
Also sometime these transactions show up months after you have used your card. Frequently check your transactions no matter where you are.

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Re: Chase Bank [Re: mawags] #489179
04/07/14 12:51 PM
04/07/14 12:51 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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Also - always left your credit card know when and where you are traveling. Mine looks out for me and the one time I did not notify them is went to Chetumal shopping. Had one hell of a time getting my purchases authorized - I don't speak Spanish and all the telephone operators there did not speak English.

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Re: Chase Bank [Re: ScubaLdy] #489221
04/08/14 10:59 AM
04/08/14 10:59 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 134
Oxford, Indiana and San Pedro
IGAmel Offline
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Richy's has an ATM.

Re: Chase Bank [Re: mawags] #489236
04/08/14 07:10 PM
04/08/14 07:10 PM
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Inplub Offline
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Richy's is a Belize Bank one, there is one at Wings another Island Supermarket, the last one is at Belize Bank.

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