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Opening a bank account

Post by noosard » November 25, 2021, 8:21 am

Yesterday I went to the Bangkok bank in Phorsi Rd to open an account
Not busy in the afternoon
First bank worker says I have to see someone else
This bank worker tells me I need a letter from Immigration to be able to open an account
I say bs
So go to central branch where the staff were helpful
Photocopy passport for id and visa
Drivers license for address
Set up phone for banking
All done in 30 minutes
Just a few trees destroyed for all the paper work



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Post by Doodoo » November 25, 2021, 8:43 am

In the first bank did you have a full mask or helemt on when asking to open account???
Maybe this was the reason for refusal

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Post by glalt » November 25, 2021, 9:20 am

Some years ago a Friend of mine retired and moved over here. The Siam Commercial Bank refused to allow him to open an account. I took him to immigration on Jomtien soi 5 and told a helpful officer the problem. The officer took a piece of scrap paper and wrote a message in Thai. He told us to give it to the bank. We did that and 20 minutes later he had an ATM card and an account. I have no idea what the note said but it certainly lit a fire under the bank employees.

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Re: Opening a bank account

Post by sometimewoodworker » November 25, 2021, 10:15 am

Regrettably it’s a completely common occurrence at any branch of any bank. SCB is no worse than any other, no better either. One branch/official will refuse you for any of a number of fallacious reasons, telling you that it’s impossible to open an account with their bank. Go to a different branch of the bank, no problem, take an important customer in with you, no problem, no supporting paperwork needed.

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Re: Opening a bank account

Post by tamada » November 25, 2021, 11:49 am

What's the best bet Kasikorn branch in Oodorn to open a new account?

Recent experiences ONLY.

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Re: Opening a bank account

Post by sometimewoodworker » November 25, 2021, 11:54 am

tamada wrote:
November 25, 2021, 11:49 am
What's the best bet Kasikorn branch in Oodorn to open a new account?

Recent experiences ONLY.

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Most recent account opening at the one closest to immigration. Though that has little meaning.
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