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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by HHTel » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:02 pm

I think you mean multi-entry. Not multi-tourist!!

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by JWWhite » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:08 pm

HHTel wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:02 pm
I think you mean multi-entry. Not multi-tourist!!
You are probably right I have not got a clue about visas
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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by moater » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:21 pm

METV these days gives unlimited entries within the validity time of the visa (6 months since date of issue). That means it can be used to stay in Thailand for 9 months (with border runs every 2 or 3 months and last entry on the date the visa expires+extension).

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by JWWhite » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:53 pm

Chichi wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:50 pm
JWWhite wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:51 am
I went last week to the Kasikorn opposite the market, with a friend who is on a multi-tourist visa, and is looking to retire here and needs to deposit the funds and it was no problem.
Hi

Can you please tell me what market. Thanks.
Chatchai Market
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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by uncle tom » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:50 pm

Just to add my 2c..

I have a Bangkok Bank 'Be 1st' account which is simplicity itself.

All you need is your passport, and a friend in Thailand who will let you use their address for correspondence purposes.

Although I took a Thai friend with me to help translate when I set up the account, the lady in the bank spoke good English and I was out the door with pass book and debit card in hand in about twenty minutes.

I use a specialist currency transfer company to buy Baht for me (on much more favourable terms than through a High St bank) and get it sent straight to my Thai account. I then draw out cash as I need it, and aside from a small receiving charge when the funds are transferred, there are no fees payable and no ATM handling charges.
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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by robcar » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:14 am

I opened a Kasikorn account in MV 4 years ago whilst here on a tourist visa without any questions being asked. Still have it and use it almost daily, on-line and for ATM and supermarkets.
Introduced a friend last year and they insisted he take out an accident insurance policy plus a minimum 1k baht deposit.

Earlier this year I decided I wanted a Bangkok Bank account..........they wanted residence letter from immigration. Easy enough to get but 100bht a pop.

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by Big Boy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:19 am

robcar wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:14 am
residence letter from immigration. Easy enough to get but 100bht a pop.
Very cheap - well done. :bow:
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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by StevePIraq » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:56 am

robcar wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:14 am
I opened a Kasikorn account in MV 4 years ago whilst here on a tourist visa without any questions being asked. Still have it and use it almost daily, on-line and for ATM and supermarkets.
Introduced a friend last year and they insisted he take out an accident insurance policy plus a minimum 1k baht deposit.

Earlier this year I decided I wanted a Bangkok Bank account..........they wanted residence letter from immigration. Easy enough to get but 100bht a pop.

Everywhere you go is a different story :banghead:
When I opened my BKK Bank account a few months ago all I needed was my passport which showed my visa and some cash to deposit. Done in 5 minutes at the branch at 29 Phetkasem Road.
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