I need to explain a bit more.
My navy service pension is generated by the Dept.of Veteran Affairs in Australia, and they pass onto the RBA (Reserve Bank of Aust') who then send military pensions to all Vets living overseas. The RBA is not my bank....it is the official government bank of Australia which controls all other banks, interest rates etc etc....kinda like the Banco de la Nacion here in Peru.
The advantage of this is that the RBA gives the official ,exact exchange rate AUS$'s > US$'s
The Migraciones here demanded that my pension be paid by the Aust' Govnmt automatically each month...OR no Rentista carnet...but that is another story...mentioned in earlier posts here.
Because I was complaining to the DVA about that the fact that the RBA has to use
Citibank Int'l for pension transfers to Peru in US$'s, in my case, and the Citibank picks a %áge commission from my pension, and then Scotiabank Peru takes another USD$24.00.
I was then informd that the RBA sends many pensions to many countries in the local currency, so WHY NOT Peru? I was advised by the DVA that the RBA can transfer/change my pension into Soles for Peru....so ask why not of Scotiabank
I pushed Scotiabank here and was advised me that it has to be in US$'s and via an intermediary bank. Cannot be in Soles...carumba!! I even tried to communicate with their HO in Canada...but fell on deaf ears...no reply.
Soooooo, is the reason I want to investigate with INTERBANK about the same possibility of receiving in Soles. DIRECT from the RBA. I am not keen on other banks here.
I guess if no-one on this website can offer a similar experience and answers....I will just have to put my query in writng in Spanish( via Google translate) and take to the local Interbank close by....and play it be ear, so to speak!! The answer should be a simple "yes" or "no"'...hopefully yes.
Was just trying to get an answer in my native tongue here ..
Sub-note: For all other transfers from my/ourAussie bank accounts, I/we DO use a good transfer company in Aussie, but,of course they are a bit lower than the official exchange rate( par for the course)...which covers their slim profit margin, a commission to an intermediary bank (Citibank) and a smaller commission to Scotiabank here.
My contact at Scotiabank showed me this hidden commission on her computer, but is not shown in my visible bank account details....then she told me "I did not show you that !! ".
That method works a treat, but I cannot do my pension that way...thanks to Migraciones rules for Rentistas.