Banking In Mexico
If you are a resident of Mexico it is possible for you to open a dollar checking account on a Mexican bank staring at a $500 or $1,000 minimum deposit. You will need a valid picture ID (your passport), verification of your address such as a utility bill or your bank Lease or trust and your deposit.
|Bank||Office Hours||Local Phone
|Toll Free Number|
|Monday – Friday||Saturday|
|Banorte||8:00 am – 4:00 pm||Closed||612-3629||01-800-BANORTE|
|Citi-Banamex||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||9:00 am – 1:00 pm||612-1517||01-800-BANAMEX
|Santander||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||10:00 am – 12:00pm||612-2341||01-800-501-0000|
|BBVA Bancomer||8:30 am – 4:00 pm||Closed||612-2248||01-800-226-2663|
|HSBC||9:00 am – 6:00 pm||9:00 am – 1:00 pm||100-2330||01-800-712-4825|
|ScotiaBank||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||Closed||614-9801||01-55-5728-1900|
All the banks in Rosarito have a 24 hr. ATM service with some having ATMs in different locations in the city accepting cards from most U.S. banks. Have in mind that these machines will ONLY dispense pesos; your account in the U.S. is charged the current exchange rate at the time of the withdrawal plus a service fee (this fee will vary depending on the bank).
ATMs located in the Rosarito Beach Hotel and Festival Plaza Hotel will dispense dollars. A recommendation is that if possible, you check with your bank or check your online statement so you will know how much the fee for withdrawal is so you will have it in Consideration in the future. You can also pay with your check card but you may have an international transaction fee.
Try making your purchases in pesos, banks offer better exchange rates for buying dollars, Banamex, HSBC and Santander offer this service without requiring the money to be a deposit.