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Posted 2008-09-22 02:56:47
My US bank (USAA) does not deal with swift codes (at least not on their online website, maybe different if I called them).
So, to wire transfer money to kasikornbank, I need its routing # (sometimes called an ABA #).
Anyone have it? I've been googling like crazy and cant seem to come up with it.
Posted 2008-09-22 04:57:37
I am 99% sure all you need is the swift which is in these threads.
I am not even sure a Thai bank has a routing number??
PS: you probably saw this?
Edited by flying, 2008-09-22 05:00:58.
Posted 2008-09-22 09:02:32
After more Googling, I found out what you guys already know (I'm new here!); that routing numbers are strictly a USA bank think. Thai banks dont have them, just use swift codes.
Unfortunately, for those of us with US banks and want to transfer money the simple way, online on our banks website 99% of them only give you the option to input a routing #, no swift code space.
So I guess I'll have call the bank and work something out.
PS. In case that fails, what are some other ways to send money to a thai savings account? Anything like a PayPal type thing?
Posted 2008-09-22 09:15:59
Is it possible to do International transfers via web from any bank in the USA?
I know you can via western union but it costs & has a limit 2k I think?
Posted 2008-09-22 10:33:14
I have transferred funds to Kasikornbank from US and UK banks using Swift codes without poblem, and whilst I have not been able to do it on line a quick phone call quickly sorted it. On my last transaction from the UK the funds were in my Thai account about 30 minutes after I organised the transaction and cost me about $35,
The Swift code for Kasikornbank is KASITHBK.
Posted 2008-09-22 22:27:49
Apologies for nitpicking; but its wise to pad remaining spaces with X's to be 11 chars ie.
(All SWIFT Codes must be eleven characters,any blank spaces must fill with X's)
While main SWIFT code is KASITHBKXXX , some specific Kasikornbank branches do have their own SWIFT codes as below(depends on your purpose & how fast you want funds to be received in KBANK - maybe 1 -3 days or more):
SWIFT CODE Branch name/City
KASITHBKCHM (CHIANGMAI CENTRE) CHIANGMAI
KASITHBKCUS (CUSTODIAN SERVICE DIVISION) BANGKOK
KASITHBKFMD (FUND MANAGEMENT DEPT) BANGKOK
KASITHBKHDY (HADYAI CENTRE) HADYAI
KASITHBKIBF (BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL BANKING FACILITY) BANGKOK
KASITHBKLAM (LAEMCHABANG CENTRE) CHOLBURI
KASITHBKNAV (NAVANAKORN CENTRE) PATHUMTANI
KASITHBKOMT (FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND REMITTANCE DEPT) BANGKOK
KASITHBKPHA (PHAHONYOTHIN CENTRE) BANGKOK
KASITHBKRAJ (RATBURANA CENTRE) BANGKOK
KASITHBKSIL (SILOM CENTRE) BANGKOK
KASITHBKSKS (BANGKHUNTHIAN CENTRE) BANGKOK
KASITHBKSPA (SUAPA CENTRE) BANGKOK
KASITHBKSUK (SUKHUMVIT CENTRE) BANGKOK
Edited by Indi, 2008-09-22 22:29:45.
Posted 2008-09-24 03:09:09
I both wire and EFT money to Thailand from my USAA bank account. My Thai account is with Bangkok Bank -- and they have a New York branch, with an ABA (routing) number. So, thru this branch I'm able to EFT money to Thailand striclty via the Internet and keystrokes. But, I don't know if Kasikorn bank has a similar setup.
However, while EFTs are cheaper ($10), they take several days longer, while SWIFT transfers normally only take one business day, in my experience. On USAA's website you'll find directions -- and the format -- for sending a SWIFT wire transfer. You can fax this info in, or talk each line through with an agent (very tedious). The third option is to establish a template(s) with all the required info on it. Then, when you want to wire, just call USAA (they even have a toll free number in Thailand), give them the name of your template and the amount you want to wire, and that's it.
It cost $35. But for large amounts (>$10,000), even factoring in the 500 baht charge from Bangkok Bank (Kasikorn probably has similar), you're only about .2% off the TT rate received. (My USAA ATM card is almost 1.4% off the TT rate, so that's pretty much in the drawer these days.)
Posted 2008-12-09 08:03:47
Thanks very much indeed for this. I was having trouble getting a transfer in and called the hot line this morning. They both the operator and supervisor knew nothing of the new codes insisting I use KASITHBK only. There is nothing on their web site either? I've instructed my people in Aus to use KASITHBKXXX as that was one of the available options on the list Commonwealth Business Banking provided along with the other listed here.
Posted 2008-12-19 09:14:54
After many emails and phone call to and from KasikornBank they came up with this:
Well I give up on them. My people in Australia did not have the KASITHBK option listed for an online transaction and used KASITHBKXXX which worked overnight. AND I finished up with a 23.21 x-rate which was 11% better than 7 weeks ago. Not good but I was a little happier.
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