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I opened my account with Kasikorn in Pattaya a few years ago. If now I go to an office in, say, Bangkok, to obtain a new card, will the region of my new card change too automatically, to become the one of Bangkok?

 

That is, with my old card I could withdraw money in Pattaya with no fees because I got my card there. And in other regions I'd pay  15 bath fees for withdrawals.

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Pretty sure the the card is linked to your home branch location regardless of which branch in the country you get the replacement card at. 

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I updated my scb card today in a different province but still linked to original.

It took 3 times as long for the call centre to adjust the limits than issuing the card itself.

I'm glad i didn't walk away till it was sorted.

Not sure how new it is but you can now have up to 500,000 daily limit

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3 minutes ago, noticojaru said:

how to change the region?

Open an account in the region you want.

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17 hours ago, noticojaru said:

how to change the region?

 

17 hours ago, Don Mega said:

Open an account in the region you want.

 

9 hours ago, noticojaru said:

no.

@noticojaru, that's your choice. There is no other way. If your account is in Pattaya, then no matter where you get an ATM card, it will refer to your account in Pattaya because that's where the money comes from to give you money at the ATM machine in Bangkok.

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Good luck with getting a new card issued in Bangkok. Last year I needed to get a new Bangkok Bank debit card in Pattaya. It was more convenient for me to use a branch inside Tesco Lotus. They wouldn't entertain it. I had to go back to the branch where I opened my account at the corner of Walking St. 

So if my experience is anything to go by, expect problems.

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An ATM card is linked to your bank acct. This seems to be done via the magnetic stripe/bar code on your passbook.

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32 minutes ago, jimn said:

Good luck with getting a new card issued in Bangkok. Last year I needed to get a new Bangkok Bank debit card in Pattaya. It was more convenient for me to use a branch inside Tesco Lotus. They wouldn't entertain it. I had to go back to the branch where I opened my account at the corner of Walking St. 

So if my experience is anything to go by, expect problems.

This is a guess, but most if not all of the "branches" in Tesco-Lotuses are sub-branches, not real branches.

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Open an account with a bank which offers a debit card that doesn't charge a fee for withdrawing money in another province.

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11 hours ago, noticojaru said:
19 hours ago, Don Mega said:

Open an account in the region you want.

no.

His answer was the right way to get your ( new) account based in another province.

 

if you don't want to do that, up to you, but your account will remain based in the province where you first opened it.

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1 hour ago, jimn said:

Good luck with getting a new card issued in Bangkok. Last year I needed to get a new Bangkok Bank debit card in Pattaya. It was more convenient for me to use a branch inside Tesco Lotus. They wouldn't entertain it. I had to go back to the branch where I opened my account at the corner of Walking St. 

So if my experience is anything to go by, expect problems.

Wake up, we're talking about kasikorn.

2 hours ago, AgMech Cowboy said:

that's your choice. There is no other way. If your account is in Pattaya, then no matter where you get an ATM card, it will refer to your account in Pattaya because that's where the money comes from to give you money at the ATM machine in Bangkok.

you're talking bulishlt.

to open a new account, I'd have to close my current one. Once I've closed it, I may not be able to open a new one, anywhere, because they've tighted KYC regulations. If I'm lucky, I'll be able to. And if I'm not? As if you were not aware of that.

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With Kasikorn, my understanding is that cardless ATM withdrawals using the K+ app are free nationwide at Kbank machines. The OP may wish to try that instead of using an ATM card if his main concern is out-of-province withdrawal fees.

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50 minutes ago, jackdd said:

Open an account with a bank which offers a debit card that doesn't charge a fee for withdrawing money in another province.

bingo! What left is: find such a bank, find a branch, a manager that'll be willing to open an account for me on a tourist visa. And all that are in a provience that I wish. That's it.

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