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Good post CP, although there are online quotes via Kasikorn and Bangkok bank, seeing an actual, updated on the street exchange rate is most welcome.

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Not much has changed since last night.

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Although there is some variation in the rate offered.

 

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As an idea how about we try to find the best and the worst rates on a given day. The banks are the obvious targets for the worst rate.

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Looks like the prices have reached the tipping point! :P

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With all the recent "turmoil"! I will be "happy" if I can get say 45 baht for a £ when Im there in September.

 

I do look online from time to time , at the banks rates..............but thanks for posting....much better to see the actual street rates!

Cheers.

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I trust it was a good night out on the piss CP lol?.

Note to self, make photos horizontal till you have software to tell computer which way is up.

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Here is this morning's contribution, looks like the aussie peso has improved slightly.

 

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I'm off to the jungle for a couple of days so if someone else would like to keep adding to the thread it would be nice.

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Here is this morning's contribution, looks like the aussie peso has improved slightly.

 

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I'm off to the jungle for a couple of days so if someone else would like to keep adding to the thread it would be nice.

Any idea what they are SELLING USD for? as i will be wanting to buy at least $1000 worth next month.

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Thanks from me too!

 

I know can get the rates "online".............but this is much better.

 

Cheers for taking the time to post.

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Thanks for the updates CP. I doubt that Sterling will hit 50 again for a long while, but still, it is nice to see it the right side of 45, if nothing better. But we have Brexit to thank for that.

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Thanks for the updates CP. I doubt that Sterling will hit 50 again for a long while, but still, it is nice to see it the right side of 45, if nothing better. But we have Brexit to thank for that.

Along with a year high FTSE, which might be better for your pension than a temporary drop of 5 baht to the sterling in the exchange rate.

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Along with a year high FTSE, which might be better for your pension than a temporary drop of 5 baht to the sterling in the exchange rate.

Perhaps I should sell my Thai house and take the profit in £ terms and go live back in the UK? ......No I don't think so.

 

According to my graph, back below 45/£ today.... that is nearly as low as it got in April 2013. That one was caused by the EU/Euro crisis.

 

It isn't recovering any-time soon, but, during my recent trip to UK very little was being mentioned of this and family members were still going off on overseas holidays despite the weak £.

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Perhaps I should sell my Thai house and take the profit in £ terms and go live back in the UK? ......No I don't think so.

 

According to my graph, back below 45/£ today.... that is nearly as low as it got in April 2013. That one was caused by the EU/Euro crisis.

 

It isn't recovering any-time soon, but, during my recent trip to UK very little was being mentioned of this and family members were still going off on overseas holidays despite the weak £.

 

 

Yep, people are still holidaying, but perhaps being a bit more sensible on family holidays where a lower rate would maybe have a bigger impact on the overall spend than of a single guy or couple travelling. A poor rate is a pain in the bum, but not a deal breaker as to whether to take a trip or not.

 

Can you recall the rock bottom figures in 2013 Jacko?. I can vaguely recall 44 / 46 in the Feb of 2013. I was there at the time and although it turned out to be my worst trip ever, the rate didn't bother me that much.

 

I agree that it's just a matter of riding the storm, there's nothing we can do about it anyway.

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Perhaps I should sell my Thai house and take the profit in £ terms and go live back in the UK? ......No I don't think so.

 

According to my graph, back below 45/£ today.... that is nearly as low as it got in April 2013. That one was caused by the EU/Euro crisis.

 

It isn't recovering any-time soon, but, during my recent trip to UK very little was being mentioned of this and family members were still going off on overseas holidays despite the weak £.

 

All the Brexiteers claimed it would it would be a short term dip and it would recover..... well, at the moment there doesn't seem to be any sign of recovery.

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Yep, people are still holidaying, but perhaps being a bit more sensible on family holidays where a lower rate would maybe have a bigger impact on the overall spend than of a single guy or couple travelling. A poor rate is a pain in the bum, but not a deal breaker as to whether to take a trip or not.

 

Can you recall the rock bottom figures in 2013 Jacko?. I can vaguely recall 44 / 46 in the Feb of 2013. I was there at the time and although it turned out to be my worst trip ever, the rate didn't bother me that much.

 

I agree that it's just a matter of riding the storm, there's nothing we can do about it anyway.

I only have the 'TT' rate off the SCB site showing 43.5 baht/£, date 23/04/2013 as my minimum, but I wasn't in the habit of recording it daily. It soon started to recover from that. A little more 'action' in the UK might move it back up. Coincidentally, looking at Biz Class airfares on Emirates ex Manchester yesterday shows they have gone down in £! Low season I know but I thought less than last year.

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Just did a transfer through Bangkok Bank and only got 34.38 for my fantasy USD funds, whereas real USD notes would have gotten 34.52 THB/USD.

 

I have been under the impression that the TT rate was better than anything you could get on the street by a small amount. Under that assumption, I came back to Thailand without any USD cash because I thought I'd get more via transfer.

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The rates vary during the day, my interest is in the AUD (australian peso) it was offered in a 10 satang range yesterday by CC. I saw a range of over 25 satang at the different booths and the banks were worse again.

Was worse by the close of trade. Not much on 1 dollar but starts to add up when you change a couple of hundred.

 

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Anyone got the GBP latest?

I don't know whether to send a lump now or take sterling, at the moment I'll get 45.6 less commission (which isn't alot).

:)

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Anyone got the GBP latest?

I don't know whether to send a lump now or take sterling, at the moment I'll get 45.6 less commission (which isn't alot).

:)

£ just bumped up yesterday.

If you plan on sending money obviously look at the SCB or Bangkok bank sites.

The cash rate at say the TT exchange places normally looks a tiny bit better, and the bank takes B500 off me as well.

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