Reloadable debit cards in Bolivia?

by jh
(Georgia, US)

I'm trying to find a low-fee way to pay someone in Bolivia. Has anyone used a reloadable debit card, based on a US bank, in Bolivia? What are the fees involved? The amounts are small, so I'm trying to find something with low fees. If anyone has another idea, please let me know. The Bolivian in question does not have access to a US bank account currently.

Thank you.

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Sep 08, 2013
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debit card fees
by: Anonymous

Do you know what the fees on withdrawing money via debit card are?

I think I've found a solution that charges $5 per transaction, plus the exchange rate. Does this sound like a good solution? The one I found is riamoneytransfer.com.
Thanks.

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Debit cards
by: Anonymous

That's the best we've found from the States.
We opened and account with debit card that my husbands son was able to withdraw from any ATM machine in Bolivia...That may work for you. We don't do it this way anymore because it started to charge fees. Don't know if they're all doing the fees.

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by: Anonymous

Thanks. I was hoping for lower fees than moneygram.

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Debit Card
by: Anonymous

We use money gram and send in cash, better fees than western union. You have to specify when you send it,that it be picked up in dollars and not Bolivianos. Bolivia is still a country that uses cash as a prefarence to debit or credit cards. You're limited to the places that have machines that use those 2 forms of payment. I hope this helps.

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