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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Gaybutton » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:48 am

gera wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:39 am
I am sure there would be no problem to move money out.
This is off topic, but this actually happened to me.

Like everything else, you never know. Maybe things are different now, but many years ago, before I moved to Thailand, my accountant wanted me to bring back a cashier's check from Bangkok Bank. I forget the amount, but it was around the equivalent of US $200 or so. I also forget the reason why the accountant wanted it.

When the accountant was done with the check, I deposited it into my American bank account. They told me a check from Thailand will take about 12 weeks to clear.

14 weeks later, it hadn't cleared. I called the bank and the agent said he would look into it and call me back. A couple hours later he called back and told me in his entire career he has never heard of anything like this. He said Bangkok Bank is refusing to honor the check, even though it is a cashier's check, unless I can provide a reason they will accept as to why I needed to remove the money from Thailand. In other words, he said, they won't honor the check.

That was incredibly absurd because even in the USA at any ATM I could withdraw as much money from my Thai bank account as I want using my Bangkok Bank debit card.

I asked him what happens now with the check. He said the only thing he can do is return the check to me, which I received a few days later.

Next trip to Thailand, I went to Bangkok Bank with the check and deposited it into my account with no problems.

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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by gera » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:39 pm

Not that of any importance but in opposite direction it works fine. I needed to deposit to Bangkok Bank a small dollar denominated check issued by US bank (not personal check). Not only it was accepted without any problems but was cashed immediately.

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Re: New Health Insurance Requirements Announced O-A

Post by Gaybutton » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:51 pm

I plead guilty to getting off topic, but let's get back on topic. Posts about money belong on a separate topic. If someone wants to start that topic, I will move these money posts to that topic. Otherwise let's get back to health insurance.

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