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Just go to your Thai bank and tell them you want to transfer GBP fro your account to your TW account. I did this in January. Remenber to take your TW account No, sort xode etc. It's quite a large form but it's the only way. Then you have to tell your pension provider to change your bank details to your TW account. Fixed!

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Do not know if Thailand banks have the option. When living in China

account setup with option to deposit money in USD. You choose when to change to local currencies. 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Brewster67 said:

Is there ANY way I can get GBP into my account any other way, or does anyone know of any way iI can get a UK bank account whether traditional or online or even a virtual credit card in GBP or USD where i can load from here withouit  the need for a UK address... I am lost on this one.

 

Many thanks in advance.

Set up a Revolut, or Transferwise account, you then have a UK Bank account and can move funds anywhere in the world, and into most currencies at near interbank rates.

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13 hours ago, cliveshep said:

Ask a UK friend to deposit the money for you and transfer money to him?

Could u open a foreign currency account here.we transfer money from uk and leave it in sterling here 

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Could u open a foreign currency account here.we do that just leave the money in sterling here when we transfer money  from uk 

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Try an International bank there are a few in Thailand. UBS has a branch in BKK.

Alternatively Skybanking in the UK do offshore accounts so they may be able to assist or know how to.

The other option is a FCD (Foreign Currency Deposit) account with say BKK in GBP but you have to go to head office to open one and make a small deposit to activate it. The funds can stay there and then could be transferred to an offshore account in GBP leaving enough about £5,200 to transfer to a Savings Account in baht. I've had GBP sat in my FCD account for some years.

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, recom273 said:

I too am in a similar situation, but with no real urgency. I looked at that link, it says you need a UK residence and availability to turn up for an interview. So I guess that’s out, out of interest, do you know how

much the fee is? 

No residence needed i was told although i have a family address but dont live there for 27 years

25.00GBP

I am returning for few months to Uk is sept so appointment no problem

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Try Finder.com, you can ask the question to find out if it is possible and how to.

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13 hours ago, stupidfarang said:

you can open an online account with Monzo or Starling (two very good online banks) you will need a UK address (daughter, son or friends address)? you will also need to aply online using a VPN so it shows you are online in the UK. Good luck

 

And he can try Revolut.com and Monese.com, both will give you a UK bank account number.

 

When I opened them I received the debit cards on my address in NL. But don't believe anything else was needed. 

 

And I am sure that when I opened my Transferwise account a verification payment wasn't needed. Probably things changed.

 

 

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11 hours ago, Pilotman said:

don't do that.  Nobody is that trustworthy. 

We are talking about 20 pounds.

  • Haha 1

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4 minutes ago, n00dle said:

We are talking about 20 pounds.

I'll be guarantor if anyone's getting nervous.  

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13 hours ago, theoldgit said:

I use this account with Santander, my pensions are paid into it and I fund my Transferwise transactions from it, I opened it up online from Thailand a couple of years ago.

 

https://www.santanderinternational.co.uk/banking/bank-accounts/gold-bank-accounts

Things have changed unfotunately you need identity ID and UK address ID to open any sort of UK account nowadays. Its all about money laundering checks.

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8 hours ago, samsensam said:

 

what i'd do is contact uk banks; send them an email or give them a call, explain the situation and ask what your options are.

 

alternatively, depending on how much money you're taking about, return to the uk, stay with a family/friend and use their address to open an account, and have a nice holiday too.

You cant do it unfortunately. They are very very strict on address ID.

Proof of address

  • Current EU/EEA photo driving licence.
  • Benefits entitlement letter.
  • HMRC Tax Notification.
  • Local authority tax bill for the current year.
  • Utility bill (such as gas or landline phone bill) dated within the last six months.
  • Bank, building society or UK credit union statement.
  • UK, EU/EEA mortgage statement.
  • Current UK provisional driver’s licence.
  • UK credit card statement.
  • Tenancy agreement issued by a solicitor, housing association, local council or reputable letting agency.
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10 hours ago, Keyser Soze666 said:

Aww. Glad I made you chuckle.

 

So who had the bestest idea and has the OP acted on any of them?

Perjaps ypu should stick to the news section. What on earth are you doing in forums

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My wife opened a current account with Lloyds recently. Done totally online with no webcam or anything and no visit to the bank. ID and address checks were all electronic behind the scenes.

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