Here is a list of the 14 major banks in Thailand with web site links to their Home pages.
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Getting an account to a Thai bank is great because it makes life a lot easier.
For one thing you don't have to carry your money with you everywhere.
If you ever get robbed (which can happen) you can rest easy:
Your money will be in an account that you have access to nearby.
Another great reason is that if you ever have problems you can just go to a branch nearest to you.
I've found the bank staff to be professional and helpful (believe me - that's saying a lot!)
They also help you set up a secure online account (which I strongly recommend having.)
So which banks should you consider getting an account with?
Here is a list of the more popular ones...
Opening an account in Thailand is very simple. The process and the necessary documentation may be different from place to place.
Some banks may require only a passport with a valid visa and an address in Thailand.
Others may require a valid passport with valid visa, work permit and maybe even a letter of recommendation from your Embassy. Check with different banks to see if they will let you open a bank account with the documentation you have.
Once your account is opened, you will receive a bank book and an ATM card.
Opening a bank account in Thailand makes international wire transfers easy and convenient. Banks in Thailand do not use an International Bank Account Number instead they use the SWIFT coding system for bank transactions.
Send money via Western Union, the world's largest money transfer network. It is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to send money to anywhere in the world including Thailand.
It is a retail money transfer with no bank account required. Simple, fast and easy. Use the Western Union locator below to find the closest Western Union agent in your area. Follow the simple steps.
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