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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: Bank Account
« Last post by fceligoj on January 22, 2019, 01:34:43 PM »

Request thread from Rex. 


Sorry.  I realize the answers to my questions are probably buried somewhere in this thread, but I have only been paying attention out of the corner of my eye because it didn't pertain to me until now.

1. Can I open a U.S. Bangkok Bank account online from Thailand or do I have to be in the U.S. to do it?

2. How do you get money from BBK U.S. acct to Thailand BBK acct?

3. What if any are the advantages of having a BBK account rather than just using TT to transfer from another U.S. Bank to BBK Thailand, or actually to any bank in Thailand?

4. Whatever route I choose, the whole point would be to show that the deposits to Thailand bank are from outside of Thailand."[/font]


To your Question #1.  Why would you want to do that?  They are like any other branch here in Thailand.  Remember, your account number is the key and is used to transfer funds from your US Bank.  The nice thing about BBL's New York Branch they HAVE A BANK ROUTING NUMBER.  This again is what you need, just like if you were transferring from one US Bank to another.  Or like paying bills online or writing a check in the US.


To your Question#2.  The New York Branch provides the  key.  They have a bank routing number.  So when you establish the online link from your US Bank, you use their routing number and your BBL Thai savings account number and that is all.  BUT, it is then considered a Domestic Transfer.  As of 1 April of this year, BBL will not accept any transfer that is not in the IAT format.


To your Question#3.  For me, my US Bank, PNC, requires a person to send an International Transfer of Funds.  Cannot do online.  I asked PNC when I was just back in the US, my sister would have to go to the bank every time to do the transfer and the cost $50.  Total inconvenience and expensive.  Then you are at the whim of the Thai bank as what to charge for 'convenience.'  The only bank that I saw which I could use for online transfers is Wells Fargo Bank and I WOULD NOT USE THEM after what they did abusing their customers by adding accounts unbeknownst to get credit for opening accounts.  They were fined a huge amount.  Don't deserve any customers.  I also contacted Krung Thai Bank in LA to check to see if they supported IAT transfers, was told not online.  I also see The Farmers Bank (aka Kasikorn Bank) is identified in NYC and may have an ability to do transfer funds.  I did not check.


My concern is: if you haven't started to get transfers identified as international transfers monthly, you may be behind the proverbial eight ball.  If you have been here more than several months, IMM may expect to see transfers for almost the full 12 months to justify the monthly payments approach.


To your #4.  Yep.  Has to be coded as an international transfer, not from one Thai bank to another Thai bank.

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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: Bank Account
« Last post by fceligoj on January 22, 2019, 01:01:14 PM »

Avvocato, never said that I could do any online transfer from a direct deposit account if that is where I have to send my SSA pension.  That one has to be done in person.


BUT if I then want to transfer the funds to another BBL Account which is not in the region, i.e., Khon Kaen, I would have to pay a 'convenience fee'.  This would be done by the teller I would have seen to get 'my SSA money out of hostage' of my direct deposit account.


Hope you can understand this.  It just happened to me.  By accident, I transferred funds from an online account to the direct deposit account, which you can easily do.  So I went to the bank to get the money out and transfer back to the original account.  Fee, 120 baht of which 100 baht is for their 'commission'!  What crap!
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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: Bank Account
« Last post by True Blue on January 22, 2019, 11:56:25 AM »
Rex


I enquired about transferring funds from Bangkok Bank London when I was back in the UK last year. They said this was possible and I would have to send them a completed form (which they email to you) with proof of residence in the UK (2 x utility bills). Once that has been checked and cleared they will then issue you with a transfer code that you use for each transaction. I decided against it as the transfer fee was around 20 pounds compared to free with my online UK bank.
I hope this is of some help to you.
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Food, Dining, Restaurants / CHILLED HAMS NOW AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
« Last post by nookiebear on January 21, 2019, 02:27:22 PM »
CHILLED SMOKED OR HONEYROAST HAM JOINTS UP TO 4KG IN WEIGHT ARE NOW AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND AT ONLY 480 BAHT/KILO.
PLEASE ORDER GIVING APPX WEIGHT REQD  AT LEAST 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE ...THANKS
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Food, Dining, Restaurants / SOME TASTY DEALS ON CHEESE
« Last post by nookiebear on January 21, 2019, 02:23:33 PM »
AUSTRALIAN MEDIUM CHEDDAR ..260 BAHT/KILO
AUSTRALIAN MATURE CHEDDAR.....300 BAHT/KILO
100 KILOS OF EACH ARRIVING TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY
IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOME,LET ME KNOW AND IT WILL BE PUT ASIDE FOR YOU
             FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS ONLY.
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Food, Dining, Restaurants / Re: Nookies delights,frozen foods & dry goods
« Last post by nookiebear on January 21, 2019, 02:19:34 PM »
NEXT DELIVERY DATE TO KHON KAEN IS THURSDAY 21ST FEBRUARY
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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: TransferWise
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on January 21, 2019, 10:29:13 AM »
With Transferwise, you can send funds from the U.S. to your Thai bank account. But, you cannot transfer funds from Thailand to your U.S. bank account.  To do that you would have to use a company like DeeMoney.


Tks. KowPot.  Anyone use "DeeMoney" ???  http://rebtinfo.com/accentuate-the-rational/
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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: Bank Account
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on January 21, 2019, 10:14:48 AM »
Sorry.  I realize the answers to my questions are probably buried somewhere in this thread, but I have only been paying attention out of the corner of my eye because it didn't pertain to me until now.


1. Can I open a U.S. Bangkok Bank account online from Thailand or do I have to be in the U.S. to do it?


2. How do you get money from BBK U.S. acct to Thailand BBK acct?

3. What if any are the advantages of having a BBK account rather than just using TT to transfer from another U.S. Bank to BBK Thailand, or actually to any bank in Thailand?


4. Whatever route I choose, the whole point would be to show that the deposits to Thailand bank are from outside of Thailand.


Tks.  Sorry to be dense about this, my mind does not wrap around this stuff very easily.

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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: Bank Account
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on January 21, 2019, 09:31:25 AM »
Anyone know off the top of his head, what is the code beside the transaction in your bank book is for foreign transaction?  Is if FTT?  Tks, lah!
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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: Bank Account
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on January 21, 2019, 09:29:57 AM »
The answer to my question is probably in one of these threads somewhere, but I just want to confirm. Did any of you who have online Banking with Bangkok Bank say that you opened your account at the Sri Chan Branch? Or maybe some other branch in Khon Kaen? Because I was just having a conversation with someone who has had some dealings with Sri Chan and she reports they are just a big assholes as the ones at Na Muang.
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