Saturday, July 25, 2009

Giant Key Sign Advertising Safety-Deposit Boxes

Banelco Safety Deposit Box Sign in the Streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Looking for a bank with a safe-deposit box section in Buenos Aires? Well, almost there. At least you've found the sign you have to watch out for. Frankly, my first impression of that sign was this is a key service where you can duplicate your home keys. Banelco, an acronym for Banca Electronica, is an ATM network that is affiliated with the VISA/Plus system, and probably the most widespread in Argentina. By the way, it can be pretty annoying for foreigners to access their cash in Buenos Aires. The limit for a single withdrawal is subject to change and differs from one ATM provider to another and depends also on your debit or credit card. In addition, they might charge you a withdrawal fee. The good news is the limit on ATM withdrawals seems to have been raised to A$R 750, at least at Banelco machines.

9 comments:

Leans said...

Yes of course that I tried Rosamonte, and many others brands, and in the high school I went to "Establecimento Las Marias" who made the Taragui, but Rosamonte is not like before, now is much more light, and lose the taste very quickly, well, where is located this bank? in my next visit I have to see it. Thanks for the response. Saludos

Abe Lincoln said...

I like the sign. It tells a tale for sure.
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AB said...

"By the way, it can be pretty annoying for foreigners to access their cash in Buenos Aires. "

That must be really annoying, but it must have been even worse for Argentinians in recent times of crisis when their bank accounts were frozen. I hope Argentina has now found some financial stability.

RogerB said...

Wouldn't it be nice if businesses with a public restroom would display a sign like this with a toilet. I typically am in search of a toilet rather than a safe-deposit box. :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic and well imaginative shot !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

@Leans
Thanks for the Maté tip. I appreciate that. BTW, the sign is to be found at Avenida Córdoba some blocks away from the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes towards the city center.

Jacob said...

Some signs are intuitive...this is not. I would never have guessed without your explanation. I suppose the form of the key would be a clue, but who uses a safety deposit box enough to worry about what the key looks like? Not me.

Nice shot!

peenkfrik said...

This is what I call effective advertising. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Understanding the signs and the ways things are done in different cities has to one of the most confusing things when one moves to a new place.