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Anyone keeping large sums of money in Thailand is nothing short of an idiot.

http://www.dpa.or.th/en/articles/view/protection-limit

I believe this has been delayed.   It's deposit insurance. If they go bankrupt then you get a maximum of 1 million Baht back via the insurance scheme.   If you have a balance of 10

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On 10/17/2020 at 8:39 PM, silicastorm said:

YES!

 

Why would they reduce the protection coverage for foreign investors in Thai banks...? 

 

 

Bigger question imop ! Why would a falang deposit a required 3 million baht in a Thai bank to meet a special visa requirement such as to come  to their  condo(property ),when they are only guarantied 1 mill back if there is a bank financial belly flop imop

"Next, (and this is the first of the eye opening requirements) they need to be able to provide a copy of a bank statement that shows a balance of at least 3 million baht deposited into a Thai bank account"

 

 

 

 

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On 10/17/2020 at 10:16 PM, VBF said:

Presumably, it's 1 mil per institution ie 1 mil with SCB + 1 mil with Kasikorn etc.? If so possible to mitigate some risk that way.

 

Sorry for Thai people who have no choice, but really any foreigner who keeps lots of dosh in what is still, essentially a 3rd world banking system isn't very smart. Having seen the pitiful security, both personal and electronic practised in Thailand I don't think I'd keep any more than essential even if i did live there.

 

Especially seeing how easy it is today to transfer from a better-protected account Eg UK is  £85K per institution - approx 3,655,000 Baht. I presume the interest rates in Thailand are as pathetically low as other countries - I haven't bothered to look as it doesn't affect me.

I agree totally.

I transfer money to Thailand on a needs basis and keep a minimum float here for any unexpected expenses.

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The reality is that US stocks are grossly overvalued and there is an almost certain cras coming, once the presidential election is out of the way. The green shoots of growth are an illusion.There are skyrocketing debt and bankruptcies, growing queues of homeless in tent cities, mortgage payment holidays set to expire and the millions of unemployed have all spent any savings.

When the US financial system goes into depression, not recession, at best Thailand's trade and tourism will collapse.

NOW ADD A 2ND AND 3RD WAVE OF C-19.

Thai banks like all banks around the world are going to struggle. This includes all countries. Its only ''jawbone economics'' stopping bank runs. The world banks know this, and they know its almost impossible to prevent..

The banks will only guarantee a relatively small amount, because the reality is its all they can cover.

 

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11 hours ago, Leaver said:

Anymore than monthly living expenses.   

That's not a lot.

Rent 4,000 baht, luxurious room with running water and fan.

Living expenses: 1 trip to 7-11 a day. 1 beer and a sausage. Total 70 baht

Phone: 150 baht

Washing product: not needed

 

Total:6,250 all incl;

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14 hours ago, Leaver said:

Keep listening to your Thai missus and the next thing you will be posting is, "Buy land in Issan." Followed by, and grow rubber trees on said land.   🤣

I learn my lessons after more than 20 years living in Thailand, and who was talking about gold in Thailand?

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10 hours ago, riclag said:

Bigger question imop ! Why would a falang deposit a required 3 million baht in a Thai bank to meet a special visa requirement such as to come  to their  condo(property ),when they are only guarantied 1 mill back if there is a bank financial belly flop imop

"Next, (and this is the first of the eye opening requirements) they need to be able to provide a copy of a bank statement that shows a balance of at least 3 million baht deposited into a Thai bank account"

 

 

 

 

The deposit guarantee is still 5 million baht, not 1 million baht. They might reduce it to 1 million in August 2021. 

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39 minutes ago, AlfHuy said:

That's not a lot.

Rent 4,000 baht, luxurious room with running water and fan.

Living expenses: 1 trip to 7-11 a day. 1 beer and a sausage. Total 70 baht

Phone: 150 baht

Washing product: not needed

 

Total:6,250 all incl;

You seem like a cheap charlie to me or you don't have any money to spend. Living alone in a shoe box and only have money for a beer and a hot dog per day is a bit sad imo. 

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1 hour ago, AlfHuy said:

That's not a lot.

Rent 4,000 baht, luxurious room with running water and fan.

Living expenses: 1 trip to 7-11 a day. 1 beer and a sausage. Total 70 baht

Phone: 150 baht

Washing product: not needed

 

Total:6,250 all incl;

If I end up living like that, just  shoot me

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On 10/18/2020 at 7:20 AM, Brunolem said:

The only problem is that the FDIC doesn't have the money to cover its promises...by a long shot...

 

The US FDIC deposit insurance is backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, and has never failed to pay for a protected deposit during its entire history.

 

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21 hours ago, Pib said:

Show us that fine print.

 

In the meantime, from the DPA.

 

http://www.dpa.or.th/en/articles/view/who-is-protected

 

 

Pib, since we're all "natural persons not of Thai nationalities," any idea how the average farang accountholder can tell whether they have a "resident" Thai account that's subject to DPA protection vs. a "non-resident" account that's not???

 

 

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24 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Pib, since we're all "natural persons not of Thai nationalities," any idea how the average farang accountholder can tell whether they have a "resident" Thai account that's subject to DPA protection vs. a "non-resident" account that's not???

 

 

 

For a farang with a typical savings account I would see it as someone not legally in Thailand by not having the proper visa, extension of stay, entry permit, etc.   Basically not recognized/registered as an alien in Thailand.   But typically a Non Resident Baht Acct is a special acct setup for business/investment purposes for a foreign company.   And remember foreign currency deposit accts receive no deposit protection...if the deposit ain't in baht it ain't covered.

 

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A “Non-Resident Baht Account” is a special type of deposit account denominated in Thai baht that is used solely for transactions as specified in the Exchange Control Act. A “Non-Resident” means:

1)  Corporations, institutions, funds, financial institutions or juristic persons located outside Thailand.
2)  Entities of foreign governments located outside Thailand.
3)  Branches and agents of domestic juristic persons located outside Thailand
4)  Natural persons not of Thai nationalities and not having alien identity or residence permits.

 

 

 

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(1) Non-resident Baht Account for Securities (NRBS): The account may be debited or credited for the purpose of investment in securities and other financial instruments such as equity instruments, debt instruments, unit trusts, derivatives transactions traded on the Thailand Futures Exchange and the Agricultural Futures Exchange of Thailand.

 

(2) Non-resident Baht Account (NRBA): The account may be debited or credited for general purposes (i.e. other than investment in securities) such as trade, services, foreign direct investment, investment in immovable assets, and loans.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Pib said:

 

For a farang with a typical savings account I would see it as someone not legally in Thailand by not having the proper visa, extension of stay, entry permit, etc.   Basically not recognized/registered as an alien in Thailand.   But typically a Non Resident Baht Acct is a special acct setup for business/investment purposes for a foreign company.   And remember foreign currency deposit accts receive no deposit protection...if the deposit ain't in baht it ain't covered.

 

 

I thought we've talked in the past about there being some kind of account coding at the bank's end of things that distinguishes between a resident and a non-resident account??? Something the accountholder could check to confirm?

 

And that sometimes, folks who have opened accounts originally on things like tourist visas end up getting coded as non-resident accounts???

 

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