Avoiding ATM fees possibly? by going in Bank?

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Re: Avoiding ATM fees possibly? by going in Bank?

Post by shnoukieBRO » Tue May 15, 2018 11:25 am

Fourkinnel wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:29 am
Did you actually go in the bank to the clerk rather than use the ATM? I've always wondered if this could work. It didn't in a couple of banks that i tried, they just told me I have to go use the ATM outside.
No: That's why I'm asking. Some banks might. 😊
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Re: Avoiding ATM fees possibly? by going in Bank?

Post by Duncan » Tue May 15, 2018 11:28 am

timmydownawell wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 5:07 pm
"MB Bank" is still not charging me for Mastercard... but they probably don't have an ATM in SHV, they only have 4 in PP, that I know of



I think Maybank have more like 13 or more ATM 's in PP by counting them on their web site. Plus outlying areas like Takhmau They are trying to be one of the big players in Cambodia and are growing very fast.
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Re: Avoiding ATM fees possibly? by going in Bank?

Post by SlackWaster » Tue May 15, 2018 11:34 am

Great stuff - thank you. Going to get an account today,. Getting spun about $20 a week withdrawing cash, and also getting stuck with $100s all the damn time. THat's going to be about $80 a week. No more.
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Re: Avoiding ATM fees possibly? by going in Bank?

Post by timmydownawell » Tue May 15, 2018 12:05 pm

Duncan wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 11:28 am
timmydownawell wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 5:07 pm
"MB Bank" is still not charging me for Mastercard... but they probably don't have an ATM in SHV, they only have 4 in PP, that I know of



I think Maybank have more like 13 or more ATM 's in PP by counting them on their web site. Plus outlying areas like Takhmau They are trying to be one of the big players in Cambodia and are growing very fast.
MB Bank is not Maybank.
https://mbbank.com.vn/eng/Pages/default.aspx
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Re: Avoiding ATM fees possibly? by going in Bank?

Post by AndyKK » Tue May 15, 2018 1:29 pm

shnoukieBRO wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 8:19 am
AndyKK wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 4:02 am
SlackWaster wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 2:17 am
Yes, also grown sick of these fees - I am going to get a Cambodian bank account and have my money paid straight into there. Any advice on what banks will give me an account? ABA has been advised by a couple of friends.

Anyone got any more info on this?
https://www.ababank.com/

I opened an account some years back, mainly for the purpose of transferring monies from the UK.
Never had any problems. I found the bank staff very helpful.
Now I hear it is possible to send sterling direct and get the dollar rate at the time you make withdrawals in Cambodia.
Apparently, this cuts out the higher currency exchange rate charge, in the UK
Anyone with any info on this?
That would be an idea but transferring money from Uk bank to foreign bank usually incurs a transfer fee. Plus you may then be charged exchange fees?
I had written this somewhere on the site before I know. Halifax in the UK charges @£9 for any limit transfer fee to the ABA bank in Cambodia. The exchange rate fees where done before the money left the UK. And I think ABA charged a minimum amount.
But this is what I would like to know more about. It supposedly cuts out the high loss exchange rate Pound to dollar which before took place in the UK
Now I hear it is possible to send sterling (Pounds) direct and get the dollar rate at the time you make withdrawals in Cambodia.
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