Card Payments Of Less Than ¢15,000 Do Not Require Signature or ID

Paying for purchases of ¢15,000 colones or less at Costa Rica retail outlets with...

“I just told you: I do not know when I can pay you!”

I would have preferred not to hear that telephone conversation between a debtor and,...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Doubles

The balance of credit card debt doubled in the last eight years, going from...

Costa Rica Continues With Highest Fuel Prices In Central America

Fuel prices in Costa Rica and Central America are up, with Costa Rica having...

Dollar Exchange Rate Expected To Move Starting In August

In a few months, the dollar exchange is expected to move, though experts are...

The Costa Rica Colon Among The 7 Coolest Currencies In The World

All travelers love exchanging money. Whether you do it at the bank before a...

Bad News, Gas Prices Up

  Friday morning gasoline prices went up, ¢19 colones for a liter of regular and...

Merger Of Two Costa Rica State Banks Proposed. Damage or Benefit?

One of the things the new group of legislators that take their curuls (seats)...

Dollar Exchange Takes A Dive This Week

The dollar exchange rate dropped almost ¢4 colones in less than a week, as...

Central Bank To Replace SINPE With IBAN For Interbank Transfers

The Central Bank announced it will end the SINPE (Sistema Nacional de Pagos Electrónicos)...

Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

  Thanks to a recent law reform, residential rentals in colones cannot rise above the...

Costa Rica Colon / US Dollar Exchange Rate Expectations

It is expected that under current economic conditions, the local currency will depreciate on...

Financial Planner Indicted In U.S. For Illegal “Ponzi” Could Be Forced To Forfeit Costa Rican Luxury Home

The founder of VisionQuest, a Raleigh, North Carolina, investment firm, charged with running an...

Opened In Costa Rica First Clothing Store Accepting Bitcoins

On Thursday, December 14, the first clothing store that will accept bitcoins opened in...

Ticos Up To Their Eyeballs In Consumer Debt: UCR Survey

The cost to have the latest smartphone or appliance, for example, are the leading...

Why Income Taxes Are Immoral

Nearly 2,500 years ago, Plato argued that poets, “with their words and phrases” were...

Hacienda (Taxation) Confirms Internet Purchases Of Up To US$500 Are Tax Exempt

The Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) confirmed, through a statement issued today (November...

FAC Expands Online Card-Processing Services

Payments technology company First Atlantic Commerce  (FAC)  has expanded its online card-processing services across...

Why Are Cell Phones So Expensive In Costa Rica?

The price of a smartphone in Costa Rica can be up to double, sometimes...

Aresep Inspections Ensure Quantity And Quality of Gasoline Dispensed

The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) - Regulatory Authority of Public Services...

Costa Rica Slow Down in Dollar Loans

As of September of this year, the bank loan portfolio granted to the private...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Grows 23%

The number of cards in circulation in the country grew by 9% between July...

Full Time and Temporary Jobs Up For Grabs

Looking for work or a better job or career? Ekono is holding four job fairs...

Costa Rica Effective Dollar Rate Goes Up

The effective rate in dollars went up to 2.13% from 2.01% last week, while...

Christmas Arriving In November in Costa Rica: Gas Price Drop On The Way

Christmas is arriving early in Costa Rica this year, a reduction in gasoline prices...

Costa Rica’s Central Bank Gets US$1 Billion Credit Line To Strengthen Foreign Reserves

Costa Rica's Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa Rica - BCCR) is getting a...

Rise in the Price of the US Dollar in Costa Rica

A rebound in demand for US dollars explains the increase of just over 5.36...

Three Reasons Universal Basic Income Will Never Work

Every so often a new study is released, concluding that a universal basic income...

“English” Is An Important Factor In High Paying Jobs in Costa Rica

More and more, a dominance level of English is a factor in higher paying...

ZipCar Launches Carsharing Service in Costa Rica

Q MONEY - Zipcar, the carsharing service, has announced it's launch in Costa Rica,...

Costa Rica Expands Access To Housing Finance

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has established a strategic partnership with Cooperativa Nacional de...

Another Ruling in Favor of Protectionism, Sala IV Ratifies Ban On Rice Promotions

  In Costa Rica, the Constitutional Court or Sala IV has rejected an appeal of...

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