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pczz wrote: Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:58 am If you wnat to spend your whole life queing open an ABA account. they are victims of their own success. too many customers not enough staff and the ATM machines are so slow its torture.
agree but once you have the account it's very useful

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pczz wrote: Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:58 am If you wnat to spend your whole life queing open an ABA account. they are victims of their own success.
Took me 5 minutes to open my account.....
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Next time you're in ABA, ask a customer service rep which nearby branch is the least busy, and what are the best times. If you're lucky, she'll tell you. I did. She was right. I was lucky. Good old-fashioned real-life face-to-face communication still works. Who would've thunk?
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More or less a year ago I opened an account by ABA having tourist visa and giving the address of my hotel

Now it could be different.
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hanno wrote: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:35 am
pczz wrote: Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:58 am If you wnat to spend your whole life queing open an ABA account. they are victims of their own success.
Took me 5 minutes to open my account.....
I closed my account 2 weeks ago. y average wait for counter service was 40 minutes. Average wait for the ATM 20 minutes. Obviously it will vary by area and what time of day. My avergae in ACLEDA is 10 minutes to do a wire transfer and usually no queue at the ATM. Canadia is similar times. And in both of those they fill in the forms for me and i am not expected to sit on low trendy chair and try to fill themin on the back om my knee. I am sure ABA works for some people. i opened it because it had a useful app, but ACLEDA toan chet now does everything ABA does. I am also no that keen on ABA security. 6 didgit pin but the app only requires 4. When a friedn forgot their pin it was a 40 minute wait for service and then they change it in branch with no security whatsoever, not even producing a passport. You pays yer money and takes yer pick
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SternAAlbifrons wrote: Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:12 am Wings partner in OS tranfers > Ismail Ahmed, founder and CEO at WorldRemit, commented: ‘This partnership will allow the hard-working Cambodian diaspora to send money back home to family and friends in the most convenient way possible.’

Ok maybe convenient. but does anybody know how Wing/WorldRemit's exchange rates and fees stack up?
please

They reckon the new blockchain technology will soon blow this whole transfer scam right out of the water.
Any informed info?
I'm not sure the wings thing is a thing yet. I think I read about that partnership a few years ago but when I contacted them it was not happening. thai atm works fine but as mentioned $5 fee and a poor exchange rate. bitcoin would work but the market in cambodia isnt big enough to make selling on an exchange worth it
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pczz wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:03 am Average wait for the ATM 20 minutes.
you have to wait 20 minutes to wait for an ABA ATM? they have ATMS everywhere
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Jamie_Lambo wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:04 am
pczz wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:03 am Average wait for the ATM 20 minutes.
you have to wait 20 minutes to wait for an ABA ATM? they have ATMS everywhere
Right, that doesn't make any sense. I use ABA ATMs all the time when I'm in Cambodia. Most of the time there's zero wait.
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Jamie_Lambo wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:04 am
pczz wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:03 am Average wait for the ATM 20 minutes.
you have to wait 20 minutes to wait for an ABA ATM? they have ATMS everywhere
Depends on time of day and location. Central market, head office and the next one alewsy busy when i go. i only use ATM inside the bank, not the street ones. i have never had a q at ACLEDA or Canadia. Trouble is ABA is too popular with Khmer who have a nasty habit of tunring upwith 10 atm card to get money for their family. Also some ABA branches like central market only have 1 atm.
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pczz wrote: Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:54 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:04 am
pczz wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:03 am Average wait for the ATM 20 minutes.
you have to wait 20 minutes to wait for an ABA ATM? they have ATMS everywhere
Depends on time of day and location. Central market, head office and the next one alewsy busy when i go. i only use ATM inside the bank, not the street ones. i have never had a q at ACLEDA or Canadia. Trouble is ABA is too popular with Khmer who have a nasty habit of tunring upwith 10 atm card to get money for their family. Also some ABA branches like central market only have 1 atm.
i dont think in my life with any bank in any country, ive bothered waiting 20 minutes for an ATM machine, ive been with ABA for 5 years also, 20 mins is a long time mate :unknown:
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