Most banks in Puerto Vallarta are open from 8.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Also a lot of the major banks in towns offer Saturday opening hours, such as Scotia Bank.
Most banks in Puerto Vallarta and in Mexico in general provide a comprehensive range of financial services for their banking customers; they include a wide selection of checking accounts, fee-free accounts, savings and deposit accounts, in addition to investment products, insurance, credit cards and mortgages. Most of the banks provide online banking services as well, although these services may not be available with an English translation, so it is important for you to take that in consideration if you decide to open an account.
If you are planning on spending a few months in town every year then you may want to open a bank account, it may be a good idea or not depending on your personal needs, if you decide to do so; then you should select one that offers online banking and provides and international ATM card (Visa or Master Card) so you have access to your money from the place you reside.
Non Mexican residents in Puerto Vallarta will have to provide the following forms of identification when opening a bank account on most branches :
Official photo ID document (e.g. passport)
Proof of address (e.g. utility bill, no more than two months old)
Personal ID number (CURP)
FM2 Migration form
Bank charges can vary between banks and depending on the account. Some banks offer accounts which are largely ‘fee-free’ for daily banking services, other accounts may incur additional charges depending on the service requested. Banks will be able to provide a full fee structure to customers, so it is advisable to check the charge structure prior to opening an account.
IMPORTANT: Always ask for all the fees that apply to be explained verbally.
After so much work and serious time dedicated to you finances in Mexico you may feel like playing a round of golf, you deserve it! We know golf and we have the best courses, please contact us for all the fun activities around town.