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Opening A New Bank Account In Thailand-2020


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27 minutes ago, sometimewoodworker said:

Who the banks accept as customers has nothing much to do with law.

individual managers, both account and branch, decide who they will accept as a customer. It has always been like this here from the first time I opened an account in the 1980s (on a visa exempt entry) to now.

Different branches have different rules not to mention that different people in the same branch can have different rules, these are variable depending on many factors including if you are accompanied by a Thai 
 

There is little consistency apart from US citizens having a more difficult time because of the reports needed for them.

From your comments it sounds to me as though you are backing the inconsistency of banking regulations in Thailand. Everywhere in the world banking protocols have EVERYTHING to do with the law. Because the Statutory law governs the principles and protocols of banking. It has "Always been like this here" does not make it right. Different branches have different rules ... While I reluctantly agree, why should this be tolerated? Today the counter clerk had her mobile in her hand while taliking to me, obviously more concerned with her mobile than my significant monetary contibution. Where do we draw the line?

 

What applies to one individual does not necessarily apply to another here and you accept this?. If one has ample funds and wants to open a bank account why should he/she not have the same rights as let's say a house owner, or someone with a work permit? Tell me where in the world is there such latitude?

 

No society has such "Do as we want" regulations that you apparently accept. Being a Swiss Citizen, I had to tick 20+ U.S form boxes with No, No, No before I could open my account. I asked why do I have to do this as I am Swiss not American. Please tick the boxes sir. There is no logic to the madness.

 

While I accept that we are living in Thailand, and duly respect and accept the law, there is an inevitable lust to correct wrong doings.

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10 hours ago, speedbird111 said:

From your comments it sounds to me as though you are backing the inconsistency of banking regulations in Thailand.

It isn’t the banking regulations. I accept the fact that it is not the same as a western country.

 

The banking regulations in the U.K. do not bar an expat citizen living here from opening an account. It is virtually impossible for anyone not living in the U.K. to open an account, and many have had their accounts closed because they no longer live there.

10 hours ago, speedbird111 said:

No society has such "Do as we want" regulations that you apparently accept.

There is an example of exactly that.

10 hours ago, speedbird111 said:

Being a Swiss Citizen, I had to tick 20+ U.S form boxes with No, No, No before I could open my account. I asked why do I have to do this as I am Swiss not American.

Because of the overreaching actions of the USA IR department.

 

11 hours ago, speedbird111 said:

While I accept that we are living in Thailand, and duly respect and accept the law, there is an inevitable lust to correct wrong doings.

They are not “wrong doings” it is the historical Thai  culture  that you need to understand, to know why things work the way they do.

 

So it’s a lust for things to work the same way as at home, “we're not in Kansas anymore” as Dorothy  said.

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On 10/21/2020 at 8:25 PM, speedbird111 said:

No society has such "Do as we want" regulations that you apparently accept. Being a Swiss Citizen, I had to tick 20+ U.S form boxes with No, No, No before I could open my account. I asked why do I have to do this as I am Swiss not American. Please tick the boxes sir. There is no logic to the madness.

In Switzerland, as a Thai, I need 3 million baht to open a bank account and it costs 10,000 baht per year. 

I suggest you rid yourself of this colonial attitude, which probably is noticeable in your demeanour. Showing humility gets everything here, not demanding your rights, of which as a guest, you have none. 

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