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BANGKOK 18 January 2019 16:15
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Kasikorn Bank can't confirm UK pension comes from abroad?

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No need to go to head office of Kasikorn in my previous experience, just ask your local branch for a "bai rap rong" for every incoming overseas transaction.

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30 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

Nightmare for the banks also to provide a letter, what happens if some say Intl some not, etc etc, irate falang, maybe they will charge for the extra hassle

The whole thing could become a bureaucratic nightmare if executed to the point.

Prepare for even longer queues.

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Yep, the Bai Rap Rong works but only if show directly from an international bank, as mentioned they can't confirm if it's come via an interbank transfer, ie Transferwise or the UK government who use an intermediary bank first.

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Just a quick clarification, I'm with Bangkok Bank and I transfer money into from the UK using transferwise. I can confirm that on the Bangkok Bank app my transfer shows as an "International Transfer". Hope that is useful info

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Thanks yep looks like going to use Bangkok Bank, most useful thank you...

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I checked with my credit union in US where I've banked for 30 years and have been counter transferring through Bangkok Bangkok bank by Visa Debit counter transfer for 20 years, then transfer down hall to SCB. I ask about International transfers by SWIFT code to my account. No can do. They can wire international, but must call them on phone to do and there is a total of $66.00 per international wire. So my combination plan is not sure thing. Changing Government deposit plans takes both directions. Is many one else in US using a Credit Union?

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Can anyone confirm that Transfer wise definitely shows up as a monies coming in from abroad?
Only at the bank which initially receives it which is seemingly Bangkok Bank though someone else seems to have mentioned it going to TMB

If your account is at the bank in Thailand that TW initially sends to then no problem. But if at another bank they will receive itas a fomestic transfet from the first bank. You would need to get a letter from the 1st receiving bank (the 1st bank in Thailand that the funds go to) to establish that the funds came from abroad and were then sent to your account at Bank X. Your own Bank will have no way of knowing this, their records will only show that it was transferred in trom another Thai bank.



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Whenever I transfer money from overseas into my kbank account , I always get remmitance email from kbank advising of international transfer, rate they applied and fees. Surely can use these emails , just print it. If you do not get it, might be easier to ask to have email notifications than to ask for confirmation letter or for them to change codes. 

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Hi I like the OP went to Kasikorn today.
I was told all the codes are in the back of your kasikorn book  (See attachment). Relevant codes what they reffer to are highlighted in red.
 
It seems that the entry from Transferwise as previously stated comes up in the BANK STATEMENT as DUMMY BRANCH MCL07206
07206 code according to the back of the book code definition = Deduct / Receive Other Transfers. (OK other transfers, But not International)
 
In the BANK BOOK (Mine anyway) has the Transferwise entry has the Kasikorn code 7416 =Stock trading Suppliers. (Excuse my language) i did not notice this untill i got home or i would have asked the Kasikorn staff to explain it.
 
The actual code for International Incoming International Transactions is 05027.
The international code 05027 that would in my opinion satisfy the Thai Immigration when showing the bank book entries
So it looks like either you loose a chunk of money and send it from your bank in UK and face higher charges, or move over to sending it to BKK Via Transferwise (If you are using them).
 
The problem is you have to start from the beginning, my extension of stay is due for renewal in May so if i change to having  the income going in to BKK, i will only have 4 months of income to show Jan Feb Mar & Apr Would that be enough (Genuine question for any body good enough to say yes or no.)
 
Any way i hope this has helped in some way.
By the way i am a UK citizen so it may be different to other nationalities 
Regards
TB
Ps if the image is to small or big i will resize it but until i have uploaded it and took a peek i wont know .
 
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I can't see the code on the list for my transfer from Starling bank. Depending on the process they could apply the wrong code. I was going to go to Kasikorn today, i decided to wait until the dust settles

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I understand that a company called Revolut show exchange rates close to TransferWise ...I have no information how their transfers show ...may be worth looking into

 

This is gbp to thb ...

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I understand that a company called Revolut show exchange rates close to TransferWise ...I have no information how their transfers show ...may be worth looking into
 
This is gbp to thb ...
No, Revolut give poor exchange rates especially at the weekend. THB is an illiquid currency same as Russian ruble

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I understand that a company called Revolut show exchange rates close to TransferWise ...I have no information how their transfers show ...may be worth looking into
 
This is gbp to thb ...
Transferwise gives you the mid rate and it doesn't change after you made the transaction. That's what makes it attractive. Your bank will exchange at the baht buying rate not the mid rate so you're paying more with a swift transfer.

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No, Revolut give poor exchange rates especially at the weekend. THB is an illiquid currency same as Russian ruble
Guaranteed midrate from transferwise. Whatever is showing on the screen before you do the transaction is guaranteed. It matches exactly what you will see on XE currency.Screenshot_20190108-182404_TransferWise.jpegScreenshot_20190108-182453_TransferWise.jpegScreenshot_20190108-182553_TransferWise.jpeg
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