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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by 404cameljockey » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:30 am

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Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:22 am
Go to BKK bank in Bluport. But, beware debt card is not visa so it can't be used other than at an atm.
So it's not a debit card, only a cash card. Why do they do that! 8)

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by RCer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:16 am

404cameljockey wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:30 am
RCer wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:22 am
Go to BKK bank in Bluport. But, beware debt card is not visa so it can't be used other than at an atm.
So it's not a debit card, only a cash card. Why do they do that! 8)
Its a debit card, but uses Union Pay which nobody accepts.

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by HHTel » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:24 am

I have a BKK bank card, my wife has a BKK bank card and my daughter has a BKK bank card. All of them are debit cards as well as ATM cards. They each have the Visa logo.

I've used mine in shops and online. Works a treat.

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by RCer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:46 am

HHTel wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:24 am
I have a BKK bank card, my wife has a BKK bank card and my daughter has a BKK bank card. All of them are debit cards as well as ATM cards. They each have the Visa logo.

I've used mine in shops and online. Works a treat.
New cards do not have the Visa logo. It is Union Pay. They changed about 2 months ago and its useless.

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by HHTel » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:06 am

Never heard of them. How clever is a move like that? We'll soon have to use peculiarly shaped stones with a hole in them to purchase things. We'll live in mud huts and pay our taxes with produce. How further back is Thailand going to go!!

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by hhinner » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:27 am

The Chinese are here. Stores that want their custom may well want to accept Unionpay.

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by 404cameljockey » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:23 am

RCer wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:16 am
404cameljockey wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:30 am
RCer wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:22 am
Go to BKK bank in Bluport. But, beware debt card is not visa so it can't be used other than at an atm.
So it's not a debit card, only a cash card. Why do they do that! 8)
Its a debit card, but uses Union Pay which nobody accepts.
OMG. Thanks.

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by handdrummer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:23 pm

I have an acct. with CITIBANK, they recently issued a new card that is a MasterCard with ATM and debit use. You can use it in any ATM to withdraw money in Thailand with no charge. I haven't tried it to make a purchase, I prefer paying cash and no bills at the end of the month.

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Post by NOKYAI » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:06 pm

Thanks, we are going to try going with a friend who is a property agent and has a history of being able to ‘fix’ this for his customers....I’ll let you know how we get on.
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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by Alan white » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:02 pm

Does anyone know how to add a a new phone nmber to siam commercial bank account without going into branch? Im currently back in the uk and cant transfer any money from my account to anyone as the phone number linked to the account is not in use anymore. I need to add a new phone number as siam bank has a one time password security policy.

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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by Vital Spark » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:08 pm

Bangkok Bank were by far the most 'foreign friendly' of all the banks we have dealt with. We managed to get a credit card with them (we did have to deposit money, so it's not really a credit card), but it does enable us to rent a car in the UK. We both have work permits, which I think swung the deal so to speak.

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Post by NOKYAI » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:08 am

Work permits or ‘retirement visa’ seem to be what they are looking for now.
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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by JWWhite » 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.
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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:56 am

What is a multi tourist visa, what category?
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Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Post by JWWhite » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:38 am

StevePIraq wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:56 am
What is a multi tourist visa, what category?
Not sure I think it gives up to 3 entries
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