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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby CaptHun Sensible » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:46 pm

Is anyone having problems using foreign issued Mastercard's at Canadia ATM's over the past 5 or 6 days? I've been using it for years and aside from adjusting to their always changing withdrawal limits for foreign cards I've never had any problems. I used it 10 days ago in Phnom Penh and had no issues but now cannot use it in Sihanoukville as of Thursday last week. Contacted my U.K. bank and they said there's nothing wrong with the card at all but Canadia in Sihanoukville insist the problem does not lie with them? Had to use UCB's ATM in the mean time and had no problems during business hours on Friday. Then used it again Saturday and turns out they've charged my U.K. account for a non dispense. Funds were ring fenced for 3 days and instead of it being returned to the card UCB have kept it. I've asked around and it seems this error is quite a common occurrence over the weekend period at UCB's ATM's in Sihanoukville (even with UCB issued cards). Can anyone shed any light on the Canadia situation or recommend another bank's ATM situated in Sihanoukville that I can make a Mastercard withdrawal?
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby dtomas » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:24 pm

TristranandIsolde wrote:Canadia Bank has restored use of their ATMs for NO CHARGE on their side, only your bank's fees.

Even with MC, which was limited to $150 for a while there. Up to $400 on MC, AFAIK, and much more for use with Visas.


What about ATM charges for withdrawing with local cards?
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby TristranandIsolde » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:32 pm

dtomas wrote:
TristranandIsolde wrote:Canadia Bank has restored use of their ATMs for NO CHARGE on their side, only your bank's fees.

Even with MC, which was limited to $150 for a while there. Up to $400 on MC, AFAIK, and much more for use with Visas.


What about ATM charges for withdrawing with local cards?


From local cards I would go to that local branch.

At Canadia my foreign MC worked fine for me a few days ago ...
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby lifemagic » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:05 pm

Just reporting that Mekong bank atms have introduced a new fee (previously free). Three or five dollars depending on how much you're withdrawing.
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby ali baba » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:22 pm

Vattanac ATMs allow free withdrawals from European accounts.
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby lifemagic » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:22 pm

Report: free cash advance.

I just want to report that I got a cash advance last week from the Cambodia Asia Bank just around the corner from Sovanah Mall. I was told it was free for less than 250usd, so I took 200 on a UK issued Halifax Clarity credit card. The amount just showed up on my bill as 127.56, and the current exchange rate on xe is 127.62, so basically the money was free of all charges and I am very happy :)
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby Songlaw » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:37 am

I noticed Krung Thai Bank is on the list. Does anyone know if I would be able to do direct transfers from Cambodia to banks in Thailand using ATMs If I opened an account with them? I mean like you can in Thailand, simply by keying in the recipients bank and account number at the Krung Thai Bank ATM? Thanks.
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby SkyPilot » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:28 pm

I realise this may be an old topic but fees, etc. are changing all the time. Can any one suggest the best bank that accepts Master Card issued cards and has cheap ATM fees for withdrawing funds from an Australian issued MC Traveller Card. I currently use Canadia Bank (US$4 ATM fee). ANZ Royal charge US$5. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby TristranandIsolde » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:48 pm

Wouldn't that be Vattanac? All the rest charge now.
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby raendi » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:40 am

SkyPilot wrote:cheap ATM

Maybank fee = 0$
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby dsl25 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:37 pm

raendi wrote:Maybank fee = 0$


Checked this out today with a VISA PLUS+ EU bank issued card:

Canadia: fee: $5 - limit: $250
Maybank: fee: $5 (free for EU banks and some other countries) - no limit
Vattanac: fee: $4 (free for EU banks) - no limit
FTB: fee: 1% (minimum $5) - no limit
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby 104 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:18 pm

Any update for recent experiences using UK MasterCard ie : Halifax Clarity Card ?
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Re: Banks & ATMs

Postby MaxB » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:29 pm

Vattanac ATM at Lucky on Sihanouk today displayed a message to the effect that only Vattanac cards can be used at their atms until further notice.

Attempts to withdraw using a UK issued Visa card only produced (incorrect) 'Amount specified is above your daily limit' messages.
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