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Old 03-09-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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Opening Malaysian bank account

I'm looking into opening an account in JB


What is needed for a singaporean to open a bank account in Malaysia (e.g Maybank or RHB or CIMB)?

Is passport/IC and initial deposit enough?
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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from what i ask previously, they dont entertain.
unless u own something bla bla bla which then they might wan to help u
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:23 PM   #3
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so there's no way for a foreigner (non working pass holder) to open an account in malaysia?
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:33 PM   #4
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so there's no way for a foreigner (non working pass holder) to open an account in malaysia?
I try to open in the past but the requirement is pretty strict. Even you can apply, you need to have a referral too. So ya, without any pass, you cannot apply.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:24 PM   #5
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i open with ocbc malaysia though
but the location is not ideal lah
at least still got ibanking

uob malaysia if not wrong, base on past email, they told me 2k can open acc. city square got branch le
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Yes, not too difficult.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:04 PM   #7
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For Maybank, you are allowed to open a current account even if you are a Singaporean. Just need passport and deposit. To use internet banking for funds transfer, you need a Malaysian SIM card. But it is not mandatory if you dont need to perform internet transactions such as funds transfer. There is a branch at JB City Square near Mac. Bank account opening service is available during weekdays only. There are maintenance fees for the account.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:36 PM   #8
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For Maybank, you are allowed to open a current account even if you are a Singaporean. Just need passport and deposit. To use internet banking for funds transfer, you need a Malaysian SIM card. But it is not mandatory if you dont need to perform internet transactions such as funds transfer. There is a branch at JB City Square near Mac. Bank account opening service is available during weekdays only. There are maintenance fees for the account.
As far as i know, all local banks charge annual maintenance fees if one uses their ATM card.

For Citibank, they charge one time ATM/debit card and if one uses its saving account, there is no annual maintenance fee.
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Old 24-03-2015, 10:17 AM   #9
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Has anyone who is singaporean opened malaysia bank account lately?
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Old 24-03-2015, 10:44 AM   #10
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I opened a uob jb account when I bought my house there. Put money in their fixed deposit for interest and applied for their internet banking to help pay bills and also applied for their debit atm card.
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Old 30-03-2015, 11:57 AM   #11
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I opened an account with Maybank (at Citysquare JB) last year with an initial deposit of RM1000 and using my Singapore passport only. No bank book, cheque book or internet banking are issued, only got 1 ATM card. The statement are airmail to my Singapore address monthly. There is a RM5 monthly fee if deposit is below certain amount.
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Old 30-03-2015, 01:02 PM   #12
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I opened an account with Maybank (at Citysquare JB) last year with an initial deposit of RM1000 and using my Singapore passport only. No bank book, cheque book or internet banking are issued, only got 1 ATM card. The statement are airmail to my Singapore address monthly. There is a RM5 monthly fee if deposit is below certain amount.
They've so many types of Savings accounts!

Which one did you apply for?

http://www.maybank2u.com.my/mbb_info...ramFiltered.do
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Old 09-04-2015, 03:09 PM   #13
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Which bank is best interest?
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Old 23-04-2017, 01:46 PM   #14
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Anybody open any Msian bank account recently?
Looking forward to sic please. TIA
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This topic discuss for many times before

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