Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

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Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

Post by scanjet6000c » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:38 am

Hi there. I consisdering starting a business in Phnom Penh in the near future. Which bank would you recommend that is the most convenient and with the minimal hassle?

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Re: Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

Post by xandreu » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:46 am

ABA is the most westernised bank here with very similar services you would expect from a bank back home. They also have the most ATMs.
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Re: Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

Post by Sidewalker » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:12 am

I have a ABA account and fully agree with xandreu.
Oh dear, how sad, never mind :beer3:
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Re: Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

Post by davegorman » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:45 am

Just don’t expect western efficiency inside the bank.
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Re: Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

Post by Kayve » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:16 pm

davegorman wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:45 am
Just don’t expect efficiency inside the bank.
Fixed for ya :stir:
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Re: Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

Post by timmydownawell » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:52 pm

davegorman wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:45 am
Just don’t expect western efficiency inside the bank.
Once, after an ATM ate my card, I went to the ABA on Sihanouk Blvd to get it back. There are three branches/offices within about 100 metres, so after waiting 40 minutes to be served I found out I was at the wrong one. But the guy called them and they got a runner to drop it over to me, which was nice. Would not have got that service in Australia, but then they wouldn't have three branches practically next door to each other, either. :facepalm:
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Re: Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:46 am

ABA
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Re: Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

Post by scanjet6000c » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:59 pm

Thanks for everyone's advance. Sounds like ABA is the winner. What documents would I need for the procedure? Is a local address required?
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Re: Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

Post by clutchcargo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:09 pm

This can get you started online. https://www.ababank.com/personal/online ... t-opening/

They wanted to see my lease agreement when I joined more than 3 yrs ago..dunno if that's still required tho.
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Re: Which bank should I use as my first account in Phnom Penh?

Post by Sidewalker » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:56 pm

When I opened my ABA account in S.R., I only needed to show my passport and EOS and they asked for my address.
Oh dear, how sad, never mind :beer3:
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