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    Quote Originally Posted by draco888 View Post
    I didn't think it was a requirement to have a WP to open a bank account?
    I used to have BKK bank and kasikorn, but that was 8 years ago and I had a business visa, now only one bank gave me an account without a WP, which is a joint one with my wife. Other banks won't do it without a wo, as they say on their websites. It's not clear yet whether this is a loc branch being helpful, and other branches in the capital being more strict, but either way, the app won't let me do anything with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draco888
    I didn't think it was a requirement to have a WP to open a bank account?
    It isn't.

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    There is no step 0. You don't need a Thai bank account, your missus does.

    Only Thais can use the international transfer facility.

    As explained earlier. You put the money in your wife's SCB account and she transfers it. Took me 15 minutes last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    There is no step 0. You don't need a Thai bank account, your missus does.

    Only Thais can use the international transfer facility.

    As explained earlier. You put the money in your wife's SCB account and she transfers it. Took me 15 minutes last time.
    I can't do that.
    The BKK bank app will not let me even access it, because it's a joint account, and only she has access to the app.
    I can't get an SCB account. The point, as mentioned earlier, is to put ฿40,000 into a Thai account, and be able to move all or part of it to a non-Thai account, I e.: a UK account.
    I can easily put money into her account from a UK account via TransferWise, I did it the other day, and yes, it takes minutes.
    What I can't do, is put money from the UK into a Thai account and then - when not in Thailand - transfer anything from a Thai account to another Thai account or anywhere else, because I can't use the app
    I can pull the money out of my Thai account with the ATM card in a UK cash machine, up to 500 a day then put it into a UK account, but that's it.
    I guess it's possible that the BKK bank branch in London might let me do transfers from one Thai account to another, but that's a bit impractical when you're in Aberdeen.

    BKK bank seems to be generally easier, but their app is shit.
    I have looked into moving the account, but I don't know if it's worth it.

    SCB has a good app, but seems strict about wp, even in central Bangkok.

    Kasikorn has a good app and used to be great, but the local branch in bkkwants a wp.

    Haven't tried Krungthai, Krungsri or any smaller ones.
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    Is your wife in Thailand?

    If yes, then she can spend 10 minutes opening an SCB account and problem solved.

    If no, then I can see your predicament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    Is your wife in Thailand?

    If yes, then she can spend 10 minutes opening an SCB account and problem solved.

    If no, then I can see your predicament.
    She is, and she has, but I still won't let me use the BKK bank app... It's for her use only.
    Moreover, even if the SCB let me have an account (which they won't), I would still not be able to sign my signature to open the account or tap in a pin.

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    This is gonna be my last stab at this.

    You are in Thailand? Your wife is in Thailand and your money is Thailand?

    You want to move money from Thailand to England?

    (1) Your wife opens an SCB account in her own name.
    (2) You give her whatever money you want and she puts it in her account.
    (3) She transfers it to wherever you want it in the world.

    I really can't see what I'm missing here?
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    The BKK bank app will not let me even access it, because it's a joint account, and only she has access to the app.
    The bank will not let you access it or the wife?

    now we discover the crux of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    I really can't see what I'm missing here?
    I think the wife is the problem, but he wants to pretend it is the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    This is gonna be my last stab at this.

    You are in Thailand? Your wife is in Thailand and your money is Thailand?

    You want to move money from Thailand to England?

    (1) Your wife opens an SCB account in her own name.
    (2) You give her whatever money you want and she puts it in her account.
    (3) She transfers it to wherever you want it in the world.

    I really can't see what I'm missing here?



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