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    Best way to transfer money

    Well as you know I have just got divorced
    I walked away with 2 bikes
    I have been offered 320.000b off a bike dealer in roiet that I am going to accept
    I don't want this much money on my person for long
    Would it be possible to walk into a Thai bank and get this paid into my current account?
    I don't think it's possible in roi et as they don't speek English
    Any advice would be welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs
    I don't want this much money on my person for long
    Take a walk along beach road at 4am - problem solved!

    Or keep it rolled up in a wad up your jacksie.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs
    Would it be possible to walk into a Thai bank and get this paid into my current account? I don't think it's possible in roi et as they don't speek English
    Would they not understand if you just hand over the bank card and the cash?

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    Do they not have paying in slips in English then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs View Post
    Would it be possible to walk into a Thai bank and get this paid into my current account?
    A Thai bank account, yes. Not sure about a foreign bank account if you don't have a Thai bank account.

    Another option would be Western Union or other such system. You could then transfer the money to yourself and pick it up at your chosen location when you get back home in the UK.

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    You can go to Bangkok back branch & T/T to your account.
    That the only bank willing.
    Good luck.
    Last edited by Ratchaburi; 23-04-2017 at 04:29 PM.

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    Your OP not entirely clear Jim. Are you talking about transferring the Thai baht to your UK current account? Do you not have a Thai savings account?

    If you're planning on returning to LOS on a regular basis, it might be worth your while considering getting your own Thai savings account and using this to fund your trips here. You can also use the Thai debit card for overseas purchases, plus use it at overseas ATM'S (albeit at poor exchange rates).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs View Post
    I don't think it's possible in roi et as they don't speek English
    Any advice would be welcome
    Sah wat dee crap!

    Pom tanga fak ngein nee


    Or just print and take this:

    ผมต้องการฝากเงินนี้

    When they say, "Mai kow jai," just jump and down like a
    monkey pointing at your money bag and the vault.


    <cue transliteration police>

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    Best way to transfer money.

    Online from you overseas bank account to your home-country bank account or vice versa.


    Takes only seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    Best way to transfer money.

    Online from you overseas bank account to your home-country bank account or vice versa.


    Takes only seconds.
    You really don't live in Thailand do you CP. To move money overseas from a Thai bank account you need proof that the funds were brought in from overseas in the first place (at least that's my understanding and experience).

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    I don't want to put it in a Thai bank account as I don't think I will be returning very soon
    I just wanted to put it into my current account in the UK
    Straight transfer with the banks taking their commission

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    Go to SuperRich in Khon Kaen, change it into pounds, shove it down your underpants until you fly, and take it home with you.

    There are no limits on taking out foreign currency, although you are supposed to declare amounts over USD20,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs View Post
    I don't want to put it in a Thai bank account as I don't think I will be returning very soon
    I just wanted to put it into my current account in the UK
    Straight transfer with the banks taking their commission
    The only bank that will do this for you is Bangkok bank.
    I always use BB as I have a Kasikorn bank account
    But it is to hard to T/T from there.
    So I go to Bangkok bank 15 minutes bone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs View Post
    Would it be possible to walk into a Thai bank and get this paid into my current account?
    A Thai bank account, yes. Not sure about a foreign bank account if you don't have a Thai bank account.

    Another option would be Western Union or other such system. You could then transfer the money to yourself and pick it up at your chosen location when you get back home in the UK.
    Yep.
    If one doesn't care to deal often imposing bureaucracy and unreasonable service charges that are associated with banking systems, a Western Union transfer is a good bet.

    They have locations everywhere.
    Little hassle
    No questions asked.
    Transfer in minutes.
    Nominal service fee.

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    What about converting it to travelers checks? Not sure whether you can do this, but we traveled all over LOS using them one time, and they were insured in case of theft or loss so not much worries about them getting nicked. Then just cash them in UK.

    Not sure how good the exchange from baht to pound would be, but I know our exchange from US denominations to baht was almost always slightly better than cash (not sure why that is)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs
    I just wanted to put it into my current account in the UK
    That probably won't happen. IMO the best way is to have it deposited into a Thai bank account then transfer it to your UK account.

    The dealer that's buying your bikes ain't going to want to mess around with an international money transfer.

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    I got the impression the dealer was giving him cash, and he's just trying to sort out how to get it off his person asap. Could be wrong...

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    Put it into your Thai account.

    When you get to the UK withdraw it using your Thai ATM card. Deposit it into your English account.

    Will be slightly lower rates, with a few charges, but saves dealing with any Thai retards. Convenience at a cheap cost.

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    I always just deposit into my Bangkok Bank Account, then wire transfer to my Citibank US account.

    Costs like 1000 baht I think from Bangkok Bank for 45k USD per transfer (or around there)

    No problem at all as long as you have brought at least the same amount of money into that account from abroad over the life of the account, that you intend to wire out.

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    So it's as I thought
    Just get it changed to notes and take it home
    Western union is torture if you are sending money
    So really no one knows
    If I put it into my Thai account she has the details
    I will try and change it in 50,000 b units and not get whored up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs
    If I put it into my Thai account she has the details
    I think I see the problem now

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    ^Yup
    That's the rub of it
    I will explain all on my shitty divorce thread when I am home and safe
    I still haven't got the money because she needs to give me her I D card to sell the bikes, what a carry on
    I will just take it home in my arse pocket if it comes to it
    Who ever said I should stick 310 - 1000 baht notes must have an awful looking fartbox

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    It looks like Jimbobs dont read.
    You dont have to be a account holder to transfer Bangkok bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    You dont have to be a account holder to transfer Bangkok bank.
    But you do to wire 'large' sums of cash without any taxes or penalties.

    Or have I been doing it wrong and anyone can walk into a Bangkok Bank and transfer out local cash with nothing more than a passport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs
    Who ever said I should stick 310 - 1000 baht notes must have an awful looking fartbox
    Lmao

    Damn it I typed out a lengthy reply and it got all fucked up...

    Anyway, you can still walk into your banks 'main branch' in BKK and to a currency exchange into Pounds or Dollar.

    I sold an R1 here and did the same. I didn't have to pay tax or penalties because I had an account with the bank and could prove I had brought that cash INTO thailand over the life of the account. Reasonable rate, all at one time, cash exchange. Carried the Cash home to the states.

    You can always try this, and the ex can't get ahold of it. Just a cash exchange using your thai bank to prove its actually your cash.

    If it doesn't work then no loss.

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    Yes passport require I have sent 600,000 they ask what for, I told them it for my son schooling in Australia.
    All OK

    Only personal tranfers I use Bangkok bank

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