Security at Lake Chapala Update

March 28, 2012

Hi Everyone, Sid Grosvenor here with a  recent Lake Chapala Security Update Video.

(Also please listen to the audio by clickingthe arrowhead above for some personal insights to crime and how to avoid it.)

I think it hit's the nail on the head. We're of course more concerned than previously with  a recent uptick in area crime, but most of us are keeping a calm head and doing something about it, rather than running away.

The vast majority of retiree's here know we're much safer here than almost anywhere else in North America.


  • Msaffery7

    I have to thank you much for referring me to Ian!  He is going to lease me the house!  I am so excited!  Pretty soon I will be living my DREAM!

    However I need your help again. You have handled many financial transactions selling houses, etc. 

    I need to send security deposit to Ian via David, his property manager.  My Credit Union here in FL does not have any connections to any Mexican banks. They could do a wire transfer for $35.  That seems pricey.  It has been suggested that I open a bank account in the Chapala area and have my Social Security and annuity checks direct deposited there and have them provide a Visa Debit card that I can use in MX and USA.  That sounds reasonable but I doubt any bank will open an account for me without meeting me in person and verifying my ID and I can’t afford 2 trips to MX.   I have a great relationship with Santander Bank,who suggested I transfer my funds to Bank of America with which they have a mutual relationship.  I have a BofA account that I don’t use because I don’t trust BofA.  HSBC isn’t taking US dollars.  So what would you suggest?
    I was considering sending a certified check for the deposit by FedEx.  FedEx delivers everywhere right, including Mexico.    

    When I get to Chapala, I owe you and your wife a night out at the restaurant of your choice!   

    MaryAnn Saffery

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi MaryAnn,

    Will answer your questions by a direct e mail. Tu amigo, Sid

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