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JEP or Pichincha for wire transfer?

Good morning all.

I have to do a substantial foreign wire and I am debating whether to use my JEP or Pichincha account. I have heard stories from couple expats who say that Pichincha sometimes locks their accounts and holds the funds for 2 or more months for no apparent reason and the hassle to untangle the mess is not worth it. Whereas JEP uses Pacifico as their intermediary and who knows how that will play out. It is our first time wiring money. Is the bank recommended over the credit union? Anyone had problems with either receiving/wiring to these institutions or any advice you can dispense will be truly appreciated.

Thanking you all