Greg Ledder wrote:Hi everyone,
Just for future reference - does anyone know if a local swift code is needed for the siam commercial bank in the Udon area or will the Bangkok swift code (SICOTHBK) do for the transfer of money from the UK to Thailand?
kartoffel wrote:the correct SWIFT CODE is: SICOTHBK
JimboPSM wrote:As far as I am aware, the SWIFT code for each of the major Thai banks includes all their accounts across all their branches across Thailand, it is extremely important therefore that the details of the beneficiary and their account are clear and unambiguous.
In making transfers to accounts in Thailand I always include the anglicised name of the account holder (as per pass book), the account number, the address of the account holder and the name and location of the branch where the account is held (usually available on their websites) – in over a decade of transfers, none have gone wrong.
The only minor problem I have had was on one of my very first transfers when it was picked out for an anti-money laundering check (which in my case was quickly and easily resolved).
Note: People familiar with Thai-English and English-Thai translations will probably have noticed that it is not uncommon for minor variations in spelling to occur, this is why I mentioned using the anglicised version of the Thai name exactly as it appears in the pass book and not from any other translation (no matter how official it may be).
jemois wrote:you may also look for SWIFT/BIC codes on http://bankspedia.com/swift-code/
jim beam wrote:Thailand and America use the SWIFT code system… All of Europe that includes the Channel isles use IBAN numbers.
Tafia wrote:jim beam wrote:Thailand and America use the SWIFT code system… All of Europe that includes the Channel isles use IBAN numbers.
Only if transferring within Europe. If transferring from the UK or Europe to Thailand you need SWIFT
jim beam wrote:Thailand and America use the SWIFT code system
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