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  1. I used to live on 10,000 pesos, ($500) 10 years ago in Guadalajara!! Those were the days!!
  2. I checked Guadalajara to Ajijic Uber prices a few weeks ago and was quoted $520 pesos (one way). Your driver wants to do it off app because Uber drivers have to give 25% to Uber. Uber prices fluctuate depending on demand too. I have seen prices from Providencia to the airport (1 way) fluctuate between $170-$450 this year. Uber prices have generally gone up compared to years past. They are convenient though.
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    no, not many voted for him. He only more than doubled his nearest contenders numbers.
  4. gdl80

    Scam ?

    Make sure you use a good anti-virus software to keep your computer clean. Malwarebytes or Norton seem to work for me. Don't click on links sent in emails ( could be bad websites), keep your computer updated. So many scams nowadays.
  5. You could diversify. Put some in property, some in a dollar account, some in peso account...I guess you need a financial adviser...
  6. You can buy bitcoin online yourself through companies such as coinbase. You don't need to give your money to a 'specialist'. Use google to do your own research.
  7. I tried google translate but that didn't help me. Thanks for the effort though.
  8. Thanks. Yes, I have seen the changes since I first went to Mexico in 2005. Guadalajara has changed quite a bit, LOTS more restaurants, bars, businesses, plazas, building apartments, new train line, infrastructure... Good to see that its on the up. Mexico should have a bright future in the right hands.....
  9. Buying properties and renting them out is an option I'm looking at. Cetes is another which is why I'm interested in finding out about peoples experiences with banks etc (such as Multiva)
  10. With the Brexit situation the pound has had a rough year and a half but it's still fairly strong against the peso. Once out of the EU, who knows how the UK will fair? Mexico on the other hand has advanced quite a bit (economically at least) since 2005 when I was living there.
  11. It seems that peso devaluation is more of a concern listening to you guys rather than bank fraud. I'm still in the early stages of research so don't have answers to all my questions (obviously) but reading your comments helps. Thanks.. I'll look into expat accounts next and see whats available for the UK too.
  12. Barcaman, they closed the account? Did it have money in it? What happened to the money? I lived here 10 years ago but my UK HSBC account was fine during my few years living in Mexico
  13. Of course currency devaluation is something to consider, but that and other events such as revolution, nuclear apocalypse apart, I'm thinking more of bank fraud within the bank as some people have experienced here due to rogue employees siphoning money away from gringos accounts. I read a case from last year about a bank employee downloading the banks app to transfer money fraudulently from customer account to their own. I would hope that would some good security such as changing passwords, pin number etc it would minimize this sort of threat. I hope generally this sort of fraud isn't too common. Cetes are an attractive option with current rates... And Multiva seems like a reputable bank as they come in Mexico.... of course property might be a more secure investment as long as there are no property crashes... risk is all around us..
  14. Hi, I'm researching ways to invest a large capital sum in Mexico. It would be sent from Europe. Can you share your investment experiences/recommendations for larger sums of money in Mexico. I am looking at O'Rourke investment funds as a possibility. Any experience with them? Also read that some people use Multiva and Actinver bank for investments. Are these safe? My main concern is how safe is it to have a large amount of money is in a Mexican bank/ investment fund without it getting stolen (through an inside job mainly)
  15. I know this is a lake side contact. Is there something similar for Guadalajara?
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