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by Jun
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Protecting valuables
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: Protecting valuables

I had shirts made with a zippered pocket on the inside. I have trousers modified with zip up pockets on the inside. Actually, the first couple were done in the shop houses near Baan Dok Mai. I then had a number of pockets made in one of them so I can just sew them into new trousers myself. These ar...
by Jun
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: UK Metro Bank ATM Withdrawals
Replies: 0
Views: 59

UK Metro Bank ATM Withdrawals

In the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), which covers most of Europe, your card fees will continue to be free. You can find a full list of countries in the SEPA at metrobankonline.co.uk/card-abroad. Outside of the SEPA, our fees have changed: From 10 January 2019 Non-Sterling Transaction Fee 2.99% C...
by Jun
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Protecting valuables
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: Protecting valuables

The non-cash valuables I have when traveling are my phone, tablet, camera and passport. The tablet, camera & passport will stay in the safe overnight, possibly also the phone, depending on the company. I don't bring any jewelry, fancy watches or any of that, as I don't need them and don't own th...
by Jun
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Protecting valuables
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: Protecting valuables

Putting the cash in the safe is a no brainer if doing long time. He had to be barking mad to miss that. Slightly more difficult is taking such precautions with your phone, considering logistics & convenience. Also, I keep reading about lady boys stealing. Maybe it is dodgy accounting & bias ...
by Jun
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 40
Views: 2035

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

Jun, thx for mentioning the XE comparison feature. It really is a nifty tool. Glad to be of help. I only found that tool within the app on my phone whilst responding to your post, so thanks for the "nudge". Since BKK bank has excellent TT (telegraphic transfer) rate, the simple method of ...
by Jun
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 40
Views: 2035

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

EDIT: THIS IS EVEN EASIER THAN i THOUGHT. The XE app has a Compare function. Enter what you started with in the originating bank account, what you got in your receiving bank account, and the time of the transaction. Then it compares with mid market at that time. Here is a comparison for another hypo...
by Jun
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 40
Views: 2035

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

The brokerage charged me $35. Bangkok Bank gave me the exact TT rate of that hour and waived the 500 baht incoming fee. Per my calculator, total cost was 0.11 per cent. According to my understanding a TT rate is not mid market as it includes a mark up (the buy & sell rates are different). If co...
by Jun
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Yet Another Immigration Question
Replies: 47
Views: 1135

Re: Yet Another Immigration Question

If people are unable to keep the minimum of 800,000 baht here perhaps they shouldn't be here and perhaps they should not have retired when they did also I see nothing wrong with making retirees show proof of medical ins. in the kingdom. Exactly. Any scheme to BUY residency rights in countries that ...
by Jun
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 40
Views: 2035

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

The total cost of transaction is approximately 1.5% of original sum due to two exchanges: US Dollar-Singapore Dollar and Singapore Dollar to Thai baht. No other charges from any of the banks involved (including Kasikorn Bank as a final destination). By the way, I never claimed that overall transact...
by Jun
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 40
Views: 2035

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

DBS Singapore has now free same day transfers to any bank in Thailand. Exchange rates are OK but not great. When you say the exchange rate is "not great", I presume you mean it's not mid market. Therefore the transfer is not free, since there is a charge hidden in the exchange rate. Anyth...

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