Finally, I have found a solution to my problem sending money from Ankara Turkey to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Guess what? Remember when I asked about Bank Transfer from TEB Bank to Maybank, the TEB lady said it will cost me USD 100. So I decided not to use Bank transfer and focus on Western Union.
Until recently one of my wife officemate told us that he send money thru bank transfer from TEB to Maybank and its transfer fee is not that expensive. Later I found out that the reason that I was told USD 100 because I did not have account with TEB.
Only my wife has account with TEB. My wife officemate gave a copy of form that he used to send money to Malaysia with TEB. He said that TEB only charged 150 TL to send USD 1000 to Maybank.
So we took the copy of his Bank Transfer form, and show it to the lady at the counter so that we can get a new form. Filled in my wife Maybank account and Maybank Swift code : MBBEMYKLXXX.
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Then, my wife provide her KIMLIK or Turkish temporary ID and TEB account book. Then we paid TL150. After that the TEB lady process our form.
You know how long it takes to process our bank transfer ? 5 minutes only. TEB lady said, ok done. Wait for 2 working days,
You know how long it takes for me to que at Yapi Kredi for Western Union …..1 hour and still sometime the service is down. Plus I need to pay more to send money by Western Union, USD 78 around TL 227. Then my brother in Malaysia need to collect the money from the post office and transfer back to my Maybank account. You know how hard it is.
By Bank Transfer, I only have to wait 2 working days then from Maybank2u I can make all necessary transaction. Yes I know,By using Western Union, money can be collected immediately after transfer but due to different time zone, my brother usually collect the day after. If and only if Western union is not problem.
So no more worries about waiting and queuing for hours at Yapi Kredi bank. Just go to TEB Bank with my wife on payday, fill in the Bank Transfer form. Tell the TEB lady to deduct straight from bank account. Wait for 2 days and walla! money in Maybank.
Thank you TEB bank…