One of the first and most essential things expats need to figure out in Thailand is how to open a bank account. The guide below walks you through the most common banking choices, account types, opening procedures and other specifics of the Thai banking system.We created this article through the generous support of our readers. […]
Making money in Thailand is important. But equally important is sending and receiving money at the best rates while spending little in fees. This category includes guides on costs of living, exchange rates, international money transfers, banks, and even cryptocurrency.
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I remember opening my first bank account in Thailand. A kind, middle-aged bank teller handled the application. My secretary was along to help translate. Halfway through the process, the teller turned to my secretary and asked, “Does he have a girlfriend?” Maybe I was lucky that I didn’t, because that account setup seemed to go […]
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