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www.superrichthailand.com
 

Just transferred cash from the sale of my car using this company to the UK.
Excellent rate and a flat fee of 1,300 baht for the transfer.
Very fast, too. Money in the UK bank by the following evening.

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Nothing on their site about sending money, only converting cash. Can you be more specific about the steps involved?

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1 hour ago, killerbeez said:

and a flat fee of 1,300 baht for the transfer.

Doesn't seem very cheap?

However I am not current with what the main Thai banks would charge to send. 

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5 hours ago, killerbeez said:

flat fee of 1,300 baht for the transfer

amount?

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Yes sometimes you can transfer money cheap LOL.

 

I ahd a customer from OZ who had to send me 1500 Baht, and usually use transferwise for that.

 

This time he insisted on XE money, because the transfer would cost him 2 AUD less than transferwise.

 

When the money arrived the Thai banks deducted 460 Baht from that 1500 Baht, and obviously XE money didn't tell him that was gonna happen.

 

However on the transfer document was my Kasikorn account number, they send it first to Bangkok bank which took 350 Baht, and who then sent it to Kasikorn with Bahtnet which deducted another 110 Baht.

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The SWIFT fee at a Thai bank is approx Bt1,200 which covers any intermediary bank fee.  If not selecting the option to cover any intermediary bank fees then the sending fee is around Bt400....then if any intermediary bank fee is applied that intermediary bank just slices off its fee as the money flows thru them. 

 

Assuming the OP's Superrich chart is for today, then he got a better rate than he could have got at any Thai bank.  And keep in mind when sending money out of Thailand the "lower" rate is best as you need to fork out less baht to buy whatever currency you are sending....like GBP to UK.

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16 minutes ago, Pib said:

Assuming the OP's Superrich chart is for today, then he got a better rate than he could have got at any Thai bank.  And keep in mind when sending money out of Thailand the "lower" rate is best as you need to fork out less baht to buy whatever currency you are sending....like GBP to UK.

What intrigues me the most in the OP is why he changed to Pound from his Thai baht.

 

I have a foreign currency account with Kasikorn and inquired some time ago about sending Euro's back to my country.

 

The answer was that if I exhange to Thai baht first then these are the fees

 

Fees
  • Charge Ben: The transferring party is responsible for only K-Bank's overseas fund transfer charge. Any fund transfer charge collected by the recipient (overseas) bank will be deducted from the transferred amount, which will therefore not be received in full by the transferee
    • 500 baht per transaction
  • Charge Our: The transferring party is responsible for charges at both ends of the overseas fund transfer. There will be a partial deduction from the money eventually received by the transferee to cover any charge assessed by the destination bank.
    • Euro currency (EUR) : surcharge of 1,200 baht / transaction
    • Pound sterling currency (GBP) :surcharge of 1,200 baht / transaction

https://www.kasikornbank.com/en/business/sme/international-trade/global-money-transfer/Pages/outward.aspx

 

 

Though if I want to transfer Euro then the transfer fee si 0.25% on the total amount with NO limit

 

 

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, ThePioneer said:

What intrigues me the most in the OP is why he changed to Pound from his Thai baht.

 

I have a foreign currency account with Kasikorn and inquired some time ago about sending Euro's back to my country.

 

The answer was that if I exhange to Thai baht first then these are the fees

 

Fees
  • Charge Ben: The transferring party is responsible for only K-Bank's overseas fund transfer charge. Any fund transfer charge collected by the recipient (overseas) bank will be deducted from the transferred amount, which will therefore not be received in full by the transferee
    • 500 baht per transaction
  • Charge Our: The transferring party is responsible for charges at both ends of the overseas fund transfer. There will be a partial deduction from the money eventually received by the transferee to cover any charge assessed by the destination bank.
    • Euro currency (EUR) : surcharge of 1,200 baht / transaction
    • Pound sterling currency (GBP) :surcharge of 1,200 baht / transaction

https://www.kasikornbank.com/en/business/sme/international-trade/global-money-transfer/Pages/outward.aspx

 

 

Though if I want to transfer Euro then the transfer fee si 0.25% on the total amount with NO limit

 

But in your quote above and the link provided it says there is a surcharge of either Bt500 or Bt1,200 for transferring Euro depending on how you send.  Surcharge fee is just another name for a Sending fee.

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19 minutes ago, Pib said:

But in your quote above and the link provided it says there is a surcharge of either Bt500 or Bt1,200 for transferring Euro depending on how you send.  Surcharge fee is just another name for a Sending fee.

 

No That is not what is in my quote, because in my quote is this

 

Charge Our: The transferring party is responsible for charges at both ends of the overseas fund transfer.

 

And that is something completely different. The whole quote is about sending Thai Baht, but with either shared fees or either party pays their fees

 

To make sure that I was correct I just called Kbank support, and now they even told me that the charge is 0.5% on the total amount.

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2 minutes ago, ThePioneer said:

 

No That is not what is in my quote, because in my quote is this

 

Charge Our: The transferring party is responsible for charges at both ends of the overseas fund transfer.

 

And that is something completely different. The whole quote is about sending Thai Baht, but with either shared fees or either party pays their fees

 

To make sure that I was correct I just called Kbank support, and now they even told me that the charge is 0.5% on the total amount.

"Charge Our" means the Sender (i.e., you) pay for the sending and intermediary fees...that's why they charge the Bt1,200 surcharge (a.k.a., sending fee).

 

When you send you are not sending Thai baht....you are sending a foreign currency.  If sending from a Thai baht acct you use Thai baht to buy the foreign currency which is sent.....the rate to buy that currency is the bank's TT Selling Rate.

 

If you send Euro from your Euro foreign currency account then you don't need to buy the Euro as you already have it.  You just have the surcharge/sending fee.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

I'm so happy for you OP, really I am.

 

 Me too, i wish ...

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14 minutes ago, ThePioneer said:

 

I stand corrected on no fee other than a sending fee....you do have the 0.50% transaction fee.   But it wouldn't surprise me the Bt500 outward remittance fee does not include any intermediary bank fee.  If wanting to cover such a possible fee it wouldn't surprise me for the K-bank fee to be Bt1,200.

 

 

And below is what Bangkok Bank would charge to send from a EUR FCD.   Basically, the 0.50% transaction fee plus a transfer fee which I think is Bt300 to 400 if not covering any intermediary bank fee and Bt1,100 to 1200 if covering any intermediary bank fee.

 

And that 0.50% FCD transaction fee is approx the difference between a Thai bank TT Buying Rate used for incoming transfers and their TT Selling Rate for outgoing transfers which means whether you are using your Thai baht acct to fund a foreign currency transfer or using your FCD acct, the bank is still getting a 0.5% exchange markup profit plus a sending fee.  Win-win for the bank....lose-lose for the customer.

 

https://www.bangkokbank.com/-/media/files/personal/other-services/view-rates/table5/feesfcd_table5_1oct2018_en.pdf?la=en&hash=79B20040E93B7E09A24DB64299A9F4BF96D48EAB 

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