Banking in Argentina

Information on opening a bank account in Argentina - what documents to provide - the credit and debit cards, payment methods, checks and more...

The Argentinian banking system offers a wide range of services for both private individuals and companies, though many of these are only available to permanent residents and those who have worked in Argentina for a set period of time.

Argentinian banks offer current accounts (cuenta corriente), savings and investment accounts (cuenta de ahorro), credit and debit card services, personal loans and overdrafts. Local banks will also set up standing orders, and accept payment of utility bills and local, state and federal taxes.

In addition to the extensive branch network of the major retail banks, many of which have self-service ATM halls, many services available at the bank itself are also available via Internet banking.

A few of the major banks are listed here (all websites in Spanish only):

Information on the different packages available to customers can be found on the individual banks' websites.