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Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by RCer » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:31 pm

Bangkok Bank has stopped using Visa debit cards.

The new card is useless except at a few places.

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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by huahin4ever » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:32 pm

I better take good care of the one I have. It will expire in 2019.
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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by PAFC » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:19 am

I use my Bangkok Bank Visa for online payments. Visas from my other bank accounts don't work for online payments, does anyone know which other cards can be used for online payments from Thai bank accounts?

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Re: RE: Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by huahin4ever » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:42 am

PAFC wrote:I use my Bangkok Bank Visa for online payments. Visas from my other bank accounts don't work for online payments, does anyone know which other cards can be used for online payments from Thai bank accounts?
Sounds like you have a proper Visa card from BB. Mine is a debit card as mentioned in op, and I cannot use it on web sites or with credit option. My wife had to replace hers, and she is a bit pissed that the new debit cards from BB are nearly useless. With the old one like I have I can pay most places like Tesco, Home Pro, Macro etc, but hers cannot be used.
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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by Homer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:37 am

By 'nearly useless', do you mean they work only at ATM machines?

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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by RCer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:28 am

Homer wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:37 am
By 'nearly useless', do you mean they work only at ATM machines?
Yes and a handful of retailers none are common here.

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Re: RE: Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by huahin4ever » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:13 pm

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Homer wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:37 am
By 'nearly useless', do you mean they work only at ATM machines?
Yes and a handful of retailers none are common here.
I hope this will change since a chip card is a lot safer, but as of now those new cards are an inconvenience. I use my card mostly in ATMs, Tesco, Macro, Home Pro and Villa Market. If I where to change to the chip card I think it will only be ATMs I can use now of those I have mentioned. In addition it is only ATMs which support chip technology which can be used, and in Thailand not all banks have this new technology installed in their ATMs.
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Re: RE: Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by RCer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm

huahin4ever wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:13 pm

Yes and a handful of retailers none are common here.
I hope this will change since a chip card is a lot safer, but as of now those new cards are an inconvenience. I use my card mostly in ATMs, Tesco, Macro, Home Pro and Villa Market. If I where to change to the chip card I think it will only be ATMs I can use now of those I have mentioned. In addition it is only ATMs which support chip technology which can be used, and in Thailand not all banks have this new technology installed in their ATMs.
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Its not the chip. My last card had a chip, but it was a Visa debit card. The new card is not Visa.

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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by Peroni » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:28 pm

In Australia we have had the chip cards for many years, signature verification has not been used for almost as long. Approximately 2 years ago "Tap and Go" was introduced where all that was required for purchases up to A$100 was to wave your card over the top of the shop terminal, over A$100 then the input of the customers PIN was required. All transactions involving Cash require the PIN to be used. If you have a smart phone with the necessary NFC chip installed then you can program it to mimic your chip card, thereby replacing you're card with the smart phone.

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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by Aussie69 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:32 pm

So couple of questions...

Do Bangkok Bank still issue ATM debit cards at all?

Could I purchase something on lazada from within Thailand using my Australian bank Visa card?

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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by europtimiste » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:36 pm

The BB Visa card has a chip.

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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by hhinner » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:44 pm

The Be1st smart debit card is a Visa debit card according to the bank's web site. I could imagine that using it for web shopping may require some sort of activation request.

http://www.bangkokbank.com/BangkokBank ... fault.aspx.


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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by RCer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:49 pm

hhinner wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:44 pm
The Be1st smart debit card is a Visa debit card according to the bank's web site. I could imagine that using it for web shopping may require some sort of activation request.

http://www.bangkokbank.com/BangkokBank ... fault.aspx.
So the card in my wallet is wrong?

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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by hhinner » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:04 pm

Wrong in what sense? Maybe your branch isn't pushing the other debit cards shown on the website. Maybe the website's wrong or not yet updated.
The call centre would probably give a definitive answer. It just seems a bit strange that Bangkok Bank would abandon Visa debit and risk losing loads of customers. Maybe they're trying to get customers who insist on Visa to move to credit card? I'm not a customer but just thought it strange.

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Re: Bangkok Bank Visa Debit

Post by hhinner » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:10 am

^^ Sorry, typo -- "isn't" should be "is" - ...branch is pushing... .

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