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The Fat Controller

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  1. I haven't used my Santander account for SWIFT yet, but they may require extra authentication. Go to the web version of your online account and make sure you have your UK mobile registered with them (hopefully you have it here and have roaming enabled) , they may well send you a One Time Password (OTP) to finalise the transaction. You may even need a OTP to set up a new payee in the UK if you decide to do that route. Best of luck !
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    New UK guide to ensure you have the correct sized fuse

    You even get a live cable clamp screw as a bonus !
  3. There are 17 pages already in a thread on this, did you just wake up ?
  4. The Embassy are saying this The British Embassy Bangkok is stopping the certification of income letters because it is unable to fulfil the Thai authorities’ requirements to verify the income of British Nationals. So what exactly do the Thais want regarding income letters ? Maybe a notarised pension statement from a lawyer in the UK, then translate to Thai and get certified at the MFA ?
  5. Life is going to get more difficult next year https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-embassy-bangkok-to-stop-certification-of-income-letters?utm_source=665424a0-f53b-4a18-ad69-d8d1a7fdda1f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate
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    New website is hard to read

    PLEASE can we have the old format back ?
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    UK to Thai transfer of funds

    If you send via Nationwide (or any other UK bank) , DO NOT USE THEIR RATE, send in STERLING and let the receiving bank convert your funds. I have been using NW for years, as another poster mentioned, once above a certain amount the SWIFT transfer does become cost-effective as compared to the likes of Transferwise. Money laundering regulations can be a pain if you want to send large amounts via transfer companies, proof of ID etc may be required on registration.
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    Should I stay or should I go now?

    Do you ever put your mobile to your ear or in a pocket ? How about using a laptop, I've had one for 10 years and my balls have not dropped off yet ! Look up the inverse square law and you will realise that the mast is iradiating you less than your phone or the WiFi router and the connected devices in your home. Mobile and WiFi networks use non-ionising frequencies, so I don't worry, but as they say "up to you"
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    Scotland banks that refund ATM fee?

    I do not know of any UK bank that refunds the ATM fee. There are some cards that are available without any foreign transaction charges, but as for the ATM fee, we appear to be stuffed.
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    Purchase of unlocked Samsung phone in UK

    There are different frequency bands in use in different countries, you can check what will work where here. https://willmyphonework.net/ Some Thai operators are rationalising their GSM service, my wife recently had to replace her NON SMART phone to keep service. If your SIM works on 4G now, putting it into any unlocked Samsung will not be a problem.
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    Is 95 octane the highest avaialble in Thailand?

    Tesco Momentum is 99 RON and available at most Tesco petrol stations. Sainsbury offer 97 RON. BP and SHELL also have products higher than 95 91 RON has been discontinued, basic unleaded is 95
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    WiFi Access Point/Repeaters

    EDIMAX, any dual band AC model.
  13. May 1 2018 https://www.tilleke.com/sites/default/files/Feb_18_Residential_Building_Leasing_Business_Subject_to_Contract_Controls_0.pdf
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    6 month uk visa

    Even with a longer visa, you are not expected to be spending any more than 180 days per calendar year in the UK on any visitor visa.
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    6 month uk visa

    You are correct about the multiple entry part, however you CANNOT stay beyond the expiry date of the visa.