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I heard that ATMs in Argentina only accept 4 digit pin. However, both my credit card and my maestro card have 6 digit pins. Should I change the pin to a 4 digit pin before going to Argentina?

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And in case you encounter the reverse situation - ATMs requiring 6-digit PINs - the general rule is to add two zeroes on to the end of your 4-digit PIN. You should confirm this with your bank as well though. –  Sam Oct 28 '13 at 5:52
    
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about personal finance or so. –  PERSONA NON GRATA Oct 28 '13 at 18:20
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As an aside, you probably shouldn't be using ATMs in Argentina in the first place, because thanks to Kirchner's shenanigans the official exchange rate is almost 50% worse than the black market one. flightfox.com/tradecraft/argentina-black-market –  jpatokal Oct 29 '13 at 0:34
    
rofl, did you try the ATM card? care to share experience to make this question usefull to others in the future? –  MeNoTalk Dec 16 '13 at 23:49
    
I'll fly to Argentina right after Christmas. Then I'll report. –  RoflcoptrException Dec 17 '13 at 6:56

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They have HSBC in Argentina, HSBC ATM machines can deal with 6 digits pin code (first hand experience in various countries since I hold an HSBC card with 6 digits pin code). I think it is safe to assume that you can use your card with 6 digits pin code at least in HSBC's ATMs, also I have noticed that all HSBC ATM machines use the same software.

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Just a word of warning. Relying on speculations and assumptions can bring about unplesant surprises. –  PERSONA NON GRATA Oct 28 '13 at 7:16
    
@user3470 you are absolutely right. But there are no sources only leaving assumption the only option. –  MeNoTalk Oct 28 '13 at 10:11
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@user3470 I saw your answer and I think it is legit. –  MeNoTalk Oct 28 '13 at 11:33
    
I think the same. But there is a person who does not seem to agree. –  PERSONA NON GRATA Oct 28 '13 at 19:20

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