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I was told in one of a branches of Bangkok bank that after I open an account with them, it'll be limited: 1) no internet banking 2) no ability use send/receive international transfers

 

True?

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17 minutes ago, SteveK said:

Even their basic savings account can accept international transfers and be used with their phone app so that seems a bit odd.

but that is sadly true, many years ago i got my bkk bank acc and was NOT able to use all this stuff, only after i showed a workpermit a feq months later it was possible..

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Get a KrungSri or Kasikorn account then.

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It's a long time since I opened my account, but I think on original setup it is restricted, but I think you can add some extras by applying, and do via ATM.

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Not true-once you have an account you can go on line and set it all up. The only thing my branch was interested in was my pension going in every month.

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Yeah go to another branch.  I am American, went on a visit this past Jun/Jul, came in visa exempt for just 2 weeks.  Per instructions from the Hua Hin immigration office I had the manager of the place I was staying at write a letter that I was renting the place for 2 weeks.  I then took this letter to immigration and they then provided me with a letter that I needed to take to Bangkok Bank.  Opened an account with no issues at all to include internet and mobile banking options.  Been transferring internationally since then from my US bank, again no issues at all.

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10 Years ago I opened a personal account but was not allowed the internet banking. I then opened a joint account with my Thai wife with her name first in the title, to be able to use net banking. 

I transfer money to the joint acc from the UK and then onward to my personal acc and some for the wife's account.

Tried to change banks but too much hasle.

Bangkok Bank have split the country into zones, if, for instance, your bank is in Hua Hin you cannot renew your ATM card in Chiang Mia branch.

My acc is in Bangkok, they wouldn't renew my card in Hua Hin as it was a different zone. They were really helpful but couldn't do it.

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37 minutes ago, CM Dad said:

I can do all of those things with my Krungsri Ayudhya account.

I do same international transfer from uk.no problems goes into my foriegn currency account

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Those restrictions are not universal, at any rate.

 

I just have the basic savings account with passbook from Bangkok Bank and I receive international wires and use internet banking and the ATM. I have no work permit - just a Thai Elite visa, which is the same as tourist visa for almost everything official. I needed a letter from immigration to verify my address.

 

If it's causing you hassle, I think most of the visa agents or farang-problem-fixer shops will help you out a smallish fee. That's true in Chiang Mai anyway. The most reputable one in Chiang Mai is called "Assist Thai Visa", in case you happen to be here.

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13 hours ago, cocopops said:

If it's causing you hassle, I think most of the visa agents or farang-problem-fixer shops will help you out a smallish fee. That's true in Chiang Mai anyway. The most reputable one in Chiang Mai is called "Assist Thai Visa", in case you happen to be here.

do you mean - open a bank account in my name? In any bank?

 

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also, what's the name of a document that's gotten from one's Embassy that some banks, e.g. Bangkok bank, require from foreigners?

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