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    I've opened accounts at SCB, Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn and Krungsri all without a WP. If one branch says no, the chances are about 50:50 that the next branch will say yes.

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    Just tell them you need a Thai account to accept a wire transfer coming in. They'll most likely open an account for you.

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    Bumping this one.
    I'm looking for remote online ways of doing it.
    So at the moment, all I can find is either SWIFT or some crypto method, a few listed at coins.co.th, or opening a foreign currency account, like at SCB or UOB.
    Have yet to find a branch of those that waive the almost Catch-22 WP criteria.
    In ASEAN you can only send from Malaysia and Singapore on TransferWise, but not Thailand (yet?).
    I am looking to send around 1,000GBP or equivalent every few weeks to the UK.
    I've sent a few queries off with different people.
    Any up-to-date ideas?

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    Are you saying that you don't have a Thai bank account?

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    Surely if you have a bank account and the transferwise apps you can send anywhere.

    I sent money when in Thailand to another person in Thailand,from my account in UK,and the rates are much better as well.

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    TransferWise doesn't let you send money from a Thai bank account as the primary account to another country.
    I can see UK and US accounts as sources, but a Thai account can only be a recipient.

    "From the UK account" is not what I was on about, it's from a Thai account (online) that's proving to be annoyingly faffy.

    You can't send baht, but you can send ringgit and singdollars from accounts in those relevant ASEAN countries, to an account somewhere in the west.

    I'm looking for an online way I can send baht from a Thai account to a UK account.

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    So can't you just add another account to the app, and send money from your home country account.

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    I don't want to send money from the home country account, I want to send it from a Thai account to a home country account.

    I tried, Mrs tried adding a Thai account as a source/primary account... It won't display baht as an option on the drop-down. Thai accounts cannot be sources. It says so on the TransferWise webpage on baht too.

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    How about trying on another telephone and downloading the app on there,and sending?

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    That's what I'm angling for... An alternative way to do this so I can transfer money from Thailand to the UK online whilst in the UK, Europe, USA, or wherever etc...

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    Well you're doing something wrong or need to change banks.

    I send money from my Thai bank account overseas at least twice a month, takes a matter of minutes online and usually less than 24 hrs to arrive.

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    He's speaking about Transferwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    He's speaking about Transferwise.
    It can't be done using Transferwise. Malaysia & Singapore are the only SE Asia countries that can be the source of funds.

    I have the same dilemma here in PH.

    I ended up getting around it by transacting with a Filipina friend that works in Singapore and wants to send SGDs to the Philippines.

    I have a Singapore bank account, so she deposits SGD into my account in Singapore and I deposit the equivalent PHP into her account here.

    Then I Transferwise SGD to my AUD account in Sydney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    It can't be done using Transferwise. Malaysia & Singapore are the only SE Asia countries that can be the source of funds.

    I have the same dilemma here in PH.

    I ended up getting around it by transacting with a Filipina friend that works in Singapore and wants to send SGDs to the Philippines.

    I have a Singapore bank account, so she deposits SGD into my account in Singapore and I deposit the equivalent PHP into her account here.

    Then I Transferwise SGD to my AUD account in Sydney.
    Yeah, I find myself having to repeat myself lots and lots of times for the resident window-lickers.
    I don't have a WP, I'm just a visitor, and the joint account does not give me online access. I haven't found a bank and branch that will sort me out, since I used to have a kasikorn about 8 years ago, long since subsumed I reckon, along with my ancient BKK bank account from 2002.

    I am looking for an online way, a remote way to transfer money out of Thailand, not one where I have to walk into a branch with a passbook etc... I don't know how many times I have to type this for it to go in.

    I don't really want to use swift because it takes time and is more expensive, and has a mild risk of going wrong by typo. You might say bollocks, but recently in the BKK bank a teller put an extra zero on the end of a transfer I did and, if I didn't know her and appreciate her other errors that go in my favour, I would be a little bit fūcked off if my money went somewhere I wasn't expecting.

    I want to be able to move cash from a Thai account to a UK account on my phone when sat in an airport or something. Just quick, cheap, and easy.
    If it's just going to be a ballache, then I might start looking into slightly more modern countries, like Malaysia.

    Your system sounds like a nice workaround. Alas I don't have a Thai mate in Singapore or somewhere that I could trust with that.
    The other snag is wanting to put the money into a Thai bank account before moving it out of Thailand.
    Last edited by CaptainNemo; 28-02-2020 at 04:41 AM.

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    \_(ツ)_/

    I've always been able to send money from different accounts to various countries. The trick might be that you cannot send baht. so you need a multicurrency account, transfer to USD or EU first, then you can send online.

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    Guy can't work out how to do a basic online transaction and he's calling others window-lickers.

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    Uses the word "libtard" as well. 250 baht no commission and delivery in 3 hours for amounts up to $40,000 usd easy peasy from your phone. Use it all the time. But I will be damned if I let this guy know how to use it.

    Google for him

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    Clearly he only understands 50% of the term 'charm offensive'.

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    Buy bitcoin, send it, they receive within minutes and sell.

    Cheap and quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    \_(ツ)_/

    I've always been able to send money from different accounts to various countries. The trick might be that you cannot send baht. so you need a multicurrency account, transfer to USD or EU first, then you can send online.
    Yes... Can't send THB. That seems to be the consistent issue.
    A non-THB account is on the list of things I've already looked at, but they want either WP or retirement, neither of which apply.
    I'm trying to put the cash in a Thai account, then shift it out, so it's partly a question of when to do the conversion.
    I'll see if my Mrs can set something up, preferably joint, but so far kasikorn and SCB say no, and the BKK bank app won't let me do anything.
    I think SCB lets you open one with USD500, and you have to maintain a balance to keep it going, but it might require a WP.
    So it may be that I have to get someone to sort me out with one to simplify life.

    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Buy bitcoin, send it, they receive within minutes and sell.

    Cheap and quick.
    That's also on the list, but I haven't looked into the details of that in Thailand. I don't know if I really want to do that, if there's a more mainstream option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Uses the word "libtard" as well. 250 baht no commission and delivery in 3 hours for amounts up to $40,000 usd easy peasy from your phone. Use it all the time. But I will be damned if I let this guy know how to use it.

    Google for him
    Libtard window-lickers gathering like soi dogs to try and pollute a thread again? Just spare us the sight of you sniffing each others' arses and licking each others' balls. This thread is for info for more than just me.

    Western Union type things isn't my preference. There a few options like that:
    TransferMate International Money Transfers
    EUR 1,000
    1 - 2 days
    USD 10.00
    0.024
    GBP 978

    Venstar Exchange
    USD 5,000
    1 day
    THB 0.00
    0.024
    GBP 978

    CurrencyTransfer
    GBP 1,000
    1 - 2 days
    THB 0.00
    0.024
    GBP 978

    OFX International Money Transfers
    USD 1,000
    1 day
    THB 0.00
    0.024
    GBP 978

    XE Money Transfer
    USD 1
    1 - 2 days
    THB 0.00
    0.024
    GBP 977
    Best way to send money to Thailand | finder.com

    The site lets you choose Thailand as source.
    XE.com looks ok for small amounts, which I prefer, because I invariably do a test payment of a small amount first for peace of mind.

    How To Wire Money to/from Thailand (Multiple Options)

    The main snag I seem to have is that my BKK bank account won't let me do anything online.
    I can't even log in to set up a standing order, so it's not just about dropping 40,000 into an account every month to satisfy visa rules, it's also that I can't pay people that I need to when I'm not there, which just ridiculous. The only way I can see is to get a work permit. I don't want to just pile up money in a Thai account that I can't access until I land, it's impractical.
    Last edited by CaptainNemo; 28-02-2020 at 04:45 PM.

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    Post the Thai ATM card to a relative in the UK.

    They withdraw whatever for you and then deposit it into the UK account.

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    Interesting, thanks. That will mean fees and stuff, and finding a reliable relative might be tricky.

    I have a joint thai card which we can both use (but I have it with me in the UK), she has her own accounts with three big Thai banks, plus her own UK one, and another UK joint with me, I got the same UK and yet another UK one. I guess I can just DIY, I'll pop down to HSBC and see what the cost of extracting the cash is.

    I am only in the UK intermittently and not on land for long, especially not in winter.
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    Do you have the Transferwise debit card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Do you have the Transferwise debit card?
    Same problem as using Transferwise direct. You can't pay in with THB.

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