Banks open from 10 am till 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Long queues are an essential part of life in Brazil. However, at the beginning of the month, queues at the banks reach gigantic proportions.
Some ATMs swallow completely the card when inserted. In others, the card won’t go the whole way in, the user simply needs to introduce it half way through, and remove it right away. For security reasons, ATMs tend to ask you to introduce the card more than once during the same transaction.
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