2lz2p wrote:GB and others, you can find out if your direct deposit is coming in IAT format by telephoning Mrs. Supatra Phetchai, Global Payment Services Department - telephone 02-230-1323. She is the contact person mentioned by Bangkok Bank and can check your latest direct deposit to see the format.
I just called and spoke with her - a very nice lady and she speaks excellent English. She also greatly relieved my anxiety.
She said my Social Security does already come in under the IAT format, so no problem there. She said all the USA Social Security direct deposits have been coming in under the IAT format, so that should not be a problem for anyone. Still, it can't hurt to check and make sure.
My other retirement source does not come in IAT, but she said it should be a very simple matter to get it taken care of. All they need to do is merely include additional information with the direct deposit. I'll soon be contacting that office and see if I can get them to take care of it.
The additional information needs to be:
1. Your full name - your name on your Bangkok Bank account
2. Your full Thailand residence address
3. The account number that receives your direct deposit
4. The full address of your Bangkok Bank branch
5. The routing number for Bangkok Bank's New York branch, which is: 026008691
That's all there is to it. That's the IAT format. I can't imagine why anyone's retirement income source would refuse to do that. I sure hope mine will comply.
She said to call her again after the next direct deposit comes in to make sure everything is coming in under the IAT format. For me that will be the end of November, so it will be awhile before I can report back about it.