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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Ben_spanna » October 24th, 2017, 12:16 pm

Apparently when youre returning from a trip abroad in the States, customs here want to know how much USD you have on you now too... waa dee faak really going orn in this country!?!

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 24th, 2017, 12:24 pm

Ben_spanna wrote:Apparently when youre returning from a trip abroad in the States, customs here want to know how much USD you have on you now too... waa dee faak really going orn in this country!?!



they usually always ask that as you have to declare if its more than $5000 USD

now they are more insistent on it though as a lot of people who need USD are going abroad for it and flying it in

take for example you have 50k USD or 100k usd (even much smaller amounts)in a US account in Trinidad, and you want to cash it out locally, they forcing you to cash out in TT, they not letting you withdraw USD from your USD account (i don't even understand that....daz real flabbergastery....but anyway)

so what plenty business people are doing are wiring the money to US accounts abroad and flying up to withdraw it

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby hong kong phooey » October 24th, 2017, 12:41 pm

So why you guys dont use a credit card or just increase the limit on your credit card . this way you get more us spending money .

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 24th, 2017, 12:45 pm

there are limits on how much USD you can spend on your credit cards now(besides your usual monthly limit, they limiting THAT amount) as well as extra fees in certain banks if spending USD

they also aren't increasing the limit easily.

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby trinigamer » October 24th, 2017, 12:53 pm

I've been at university in Canada for the past year. Relied on the RBL VTM and UTC card every now and again to withdraw cash, now I have to withdraw in small amounts. FCB took two months to wire transfer some Can$ to my account here.

So i have money back home, but a sufferer here. My fellow TT students abroad probably experiencing the same thing.

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 24th, 2017, 12:55 pm

trinigamer wrote:I've been at university in Canada for the past year. Relied on the RBL VTM and UTC card every now and again to withdraw cash, now I have to withdraw in small amounts. FCB took two months to wire transfer some Can$ to my account here.

So i have money back home, but a sufferer here. My fellow TT students abroad probably experiencing the same thing.


let a family member in Trinidad (or if you here yourself,) open a scotia bank account and deposit TT cash

withdraw Canadian abroad whenever needed using your ATM card
I don't think they are limiting cash withdrawals besides the usually $300 or $500 per day

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Dizzy28 » October 24th, 2017, 1:15 pm

Phone Surgeon wrote:
trinigamer wrote:I've been at university in Canada for the past year. Relied on the RBL VTM and UTC card every now and again to withdraw cash, now I have to withdraw in small amounts. FCB took two months to wire transfer some Can$ to my account here.

So i have money back home, but a sufferer here. My fellow TT students abroad probably experiencing the same thing.


let a family member in Trinidad (or if you here yourself,) open a scotia bank account and deposit TT cash

withdraw Canadian abroad whenever needed using your ATM card
I don't think they are limiting cash withdrawals besides the usually $300 or $500 per day


In May I only got US$200/day from a BoA ATM.

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 24th, 2017, 1:18 pm

^^^ you may have to raise your local limit if you were using a scotia card

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Redress10 » October 25th, 2017, 6:57 am

Ben_spanna wrote:Apparently when youre returning from a trip abroad in the States, customs here want to know how much USD you have on you now too... waa dee faak really going orn in this country!?!


Stupid trini logic. When something is desperately needed, restrict the supply even more. If I was government I would have increased the limit that could be brought in by travellers etc. Then I also may have looked into making trinidad some sort of offshore banking hub. That would have given us some necessary breathing space and allow some equilibrium to be returned to the system. I realise alot of trinis are insecure about their position in life and this extends to politicians and upper society. I'm sure it's unnerving for them to witness what real wealth looks like. The sort of wealth that doesn't need a tax break or government contract to attain a "luxurious vehicle".

Probably the only country that seeks to restrict trade in 2017. Forkin laughable yes. Imagine the technological strides that the internet made allowing you to buy goods on amazon that is delivered straight to our doors but we can't due to things such as forex shortages. We jamming still?

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 25th, 2017, 8:28 am

There isnt a limit. You just have to declare and justify the amount you bringing. People who ship drugs abroad and get payment in us would be glad to fly it in in suitcases of cash.

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 25th, 2017, 8:29 am

One of my padnas come back with 60k us cash the other day from vegas and he had no issues after he declared it and showed them where it come from. But if he didnt declare it and they found it ...it could have been forfeited i believe

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby mitsutt » October 25th, 2017, 9:15 pm

Phone Surgeon wrote:^^^ you may have to raise your local limit if you were using a scotia card


The limit is now 80usd per day.

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby ismithx » October 25th, 2017, 9:19 pm

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Phone Surgeon » October 25th, 2017, 9:45 pm

mitsutt wrote:
Phone Surgeon wrote:^^^ you may have to raise your local limit if you were using a scotia card


The limit is now 80usd per day.

You lieeeee

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby ganeshlalchan » October 26th, 2017, 12:57 am

Anyone buying USD?

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby mitch1980 » October 26th, 2017, 12:50 pm

the Scotia amount limit can be increased to 400 USD daily. did that in April this year no issues.
the VTM limits now may be spread to all other banks

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby GOAT » November 17th, 2017, 11:14 pm

Fellas, is the limit on Republic VTM still $100 USD per day?

And I see they only mention SMS and Mobile banking, so what about in person banking(going to the physical bank) and doing the transaction?
Are they no longer doing that at the bank or if not is the limit the same 100USD?

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby *KRONIK* » November 18th, 2017, 7:19 am

Limit is 100 per day
Going into the the bank for US is hit and miss as they allocate a small amount daily and if the amount is reached before you get there then you cant get until the next day.

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby novastar1 » November 24th, 2017, 3:17 pm

So now that you cen't get a new VTM card....are there any alternative cards available in Trinidad?

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » November 24th, 2017, 4:26 pm

novastar1 wrote:So now that you cen't get a new VTM card....are there any alternative cards available in Trinidad?

They have stopped giving out new VTM cards?
What if your own expired? Will they renew?

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby RedVEVO » November 24th, 2017, 7:03 pm

Forex allocation is being stifled by the Gov't.

It is illegally allocated .

Soon we are going back to the days of black market and exchange control .

But outside the Law.

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby acmilan11 » November 25th, 2017, 10:20 am

Hey guys, is there any way to withdraw funds from a vtm card? other than spending on something.

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » November 25th, 2017, 11:24 am

acmilan11 wrote:Hey guys, is there any way to withdraw funds from a vtm card? other than spending on something.

You can withdraw cash at an ATM. But if it’s a T&T ATM then you will get TT$.
If you are in the US you can withdraw US$.

Remember though, the funds on the VTM card are in US$.

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby acmilan11 » November 25th, 2017, 11:32 am

^^yea that's what I'm trying to figure out right now, its getting it in usd in trinidad and not away. Also the bank is also giving you it back in tt dollars

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Phone Surgeon » November 25th, 2017, 11:53 am

gimme it ill go withdraw the cash for u :D

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby iM@st@1 » November 25th, 2017, 3:55 pm

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:
novastar1 wrote:So now that you cen't get a new VTM card....are there any alternative cards available in Trinidad?

They have stopped giving out new VTM cards?
What if your own expired? Will they renew?


Yes it will be renewed.

Really upset about this, had a family member that wanted to get one. Trinidad boy, forward ever backward ..... nm

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Jade_Inc. » November 26th, 2017, 12:58 pm

Is there any way to check how much $ is in on a vtm card if the card isn't on your name?

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » November 26th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Jade_Inc. wrote:Is there any way to check how much $ is in on a vtm card if the card isn't on your name?

You can check the VTM card balance and activity using Republic Online Banking

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Re: Republic Bank VTM Reload Restrictions

Postby Jade_Inc. » November 26th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Ok nice, thanks

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