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wallerworldtour
post Jan 8 2010, 03:44 AM
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Hi i'm in Thailand and have an hsbc visa debit card, all the machines i have tried want to charge me 150 bhat for withdrawing money, is there a way to avoid this each time??
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post Jan 8 2010, 06:02 AM
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Nope!

I hear rumors of different work-arounds, but when I follow up on them, they don't materialize.


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post Jan 8 2010, 07:40 AM
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Does anyone know if a Nationwide cash card still charges that??
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post Jan 8 2010, 07:59 AM
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QUOTE(luke_1989 @ Jan 8 2010, 05:40 AM) *

Does anyone know if a Nationwide cash card still charges that??


It's the Thai banks adding the fee. this is in addition to any fees that your bank may charge..


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post Jan 9 2010, 02:51 AM
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QUOTE(sunny001 @ Jan 8 2010, 08:32 PM) *

Its a rule of banking system you'll have to pay these service charges.


For many years, Thai banks ignored this rule. Many have become quite spoiled. April, last year, was when this fee was introduced.

For people living here, like me, who's money comes in USDs, the fee is a bit of a pain.


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post Feb 2 2010, 09:33 AM
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It's not actually a rule just something they brought in. However not all banks charge this. I can't tell you at this point which don't charge as it's constantly changing. Last check Bank of Ayyuthaya didn't charge.
If you want to exchange cash bank of bangkok give best baht exchange rates normally.


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post Feb 3 2010, 08:32 AM
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QUOTE(barsie @ Feb 2 2010, 07:33 AM) *

It's not actually a rule just something they brought in. However not all banks charge this. I can't tell you at this point which don't charge as it's constantly changing. Last check Bank of Ayyuthaya didn't charge.
If you want to exchange cash bank of bangkok give best baht exchange rates normally.


Actually, last check, Bank of Ayudhya did charge:

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If I was on holiday, this fee wouldn't make or break my stay. Unfortunately, all my money is affected by it.

Every time I hear of these workarounds, or banks that don't charge, I check it out. Every time it has come up null and void.


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post Feb 5 2010, 08:01 AM
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Again i'm sorry i'm not 100% sure which bank but I know some will let you withdraw 25,000 baht a go.

I'll correct my earlier bank recommendation mistake and have another pop with: Aeon Bank.

http://www.aeon.co.th/lang/en/menu/Service...%20East#soutput


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Just another fee to keep poor peple poorer.


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My own bank won't allow 25,000 baht withdrawals. But,...

... I just got back from using an AEON ATM. To my shock, not only was there no fee, the rates was better than Super Rich ! party.gif

Thanks barsie!


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QUOTE(curt1591 @ Feb 6 2010, 10:07 AM) *

My own bank won't allow 25,000 baht withdrawals. But,...

... I just got back from using an AEON ATM. To my shock, not only was there no fee, the rates was better than Super Rich ! party.gif

Thanks barsie!



Glad to of helped- i'll keep you updated if I hear more.


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post Feb 9 2010, 02:37 AM
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QUOTE(curt1591 @ Feb 3 2010, 08:32 AM) *

QUOTE(barsie @ Feb 2 2010, 07:33 AM) *

It's not actually a rule just something they brought in. However not all banks charge this. I can't tell you at this point which don't charge as it's constantly changing. Last check Bank of Ayyuthaya didn't charge.
If you want to exchange cash bank of bangkok give best baht exchange rates normally.


Actually, last check, Bank of Ayudhya did charge:

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If I was on holiday, this fee wouldn't make or break my stay. Unfortunately, all my money is affected by it.

Every time I hear of these workarounds, or banks that don't charge, I check it out. Every time it has come up null and void.


I have found this bank Def did Not Charge me, i have a plus account though so maybe that makes a different, all the other banks charged.
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