When traveling abroad, there is one things that you should prepare beside planning for hotel, budget, foods and etc. That is to activate your Debit ATM Maybank Card. There are few advantages when you activate your Maybank ATM Debit Card:
- Get TREATS Points when spend oversea
- Set Purchase limit for better control
- Access to worldwide ATM for cash withdrawal
- Track transactions via maybank2u.com.my
 How to activate Oversea Flag and Purchase Limit?
There are 2 ways that you can activate your Maybank Debit Card
- click ATM/Debit card Management
- select Overseas Activation or purchase Limit
- Select “Other Transaction”
- Select “Other Services”
- Select “Oversea/PLUS ATM Service”
- Select activate “Temporary”.
Enter your new mykad to confirm
Set Purchase Limit
For your spending convenience abroad, ensure to set the purchase limit for your Debit Card with these steps:
Daily default purchase limit is RM1,000 for VISA Debit and RM 2000 for MASTER Card Debit. You can change the limit up to RM 5000 (Visa) and RM10000 (MasterCard) via Maybank2u and ATM.
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.
Did You Know
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…
Remember when I wrote about Western Union with TEB bank in Turkey to send money to Malaysia. Well, now they do not accept Western Union transfer anymore. I am not sure what is the real reason because the Western Union sticker is still on their door.
So I tried my luck with Yapi Kredi bank just in front TEB bank. Because I saw Western Union sticker on their wall. The guy at the counter can speak English quite well, and yes they can process my Western Union to Malaysia.
Yapi Kredi Western Union
Only one problem with Yapi Kredi bank, the que is quite long especially office hours. Furthermore I don’t have account with Yapi Kredi bank, so I am not their priority. Sometime I have to wait almost one hour.
But since I have no other choice, I fill my time by playing games on my Zenfone2. This continues for a few months until Yapi Kredi Western Union have a system problem. Imagine you wait for almost an hour and when finally its you turn, the guy at the counter say “sorry Western union OFFLINE”. Yapi Kredi was my last hope to send money, so I walk up to 5 banks to ask about Western Union. All of them gave me the same answer “OFFLINE”.
Then I think to myself, is there any other option that I can use to transfer money from oversea to Malaysia. I already asked before about Bank Telegraphic Transfer from Turkey o Malaysia. The lady from TEB Bank said that it will cost USD 100. So not an option. So my best chances right now is Western Union because the fee for transfer is quite reasonable. But I have to ask everyday when the Western Union system is back online. Which is not practical and time consuming.
DBS Malaysia Remit
Until one of my Singaporean friend here in Ankara offered his help to transfer money from his DBS Bank account in Singapore to my Maybank account. Plus, the commission fee is lower than Western Union around 50 lira. Luckily, DBS is currently have a DBS Malaysia Remit promotion, no charge (S$0) fee for transfer money to Malaysian Bank till December 2015. You can receive money on same day transfer. So no more walking and waiting to the bank. I just asked my friend to transfer money online, and I will pay him in Lira.
At first we tried to transfer only RM200 to make sure the transfer is successful. I gave him all my Maybank account number, Maybank swift code and address. Well, its good to have a good friend when time like this.
Moral of the story, make a lot of friends where ever you are. Be nice to them and one day you might need their help.
RM 3 Millions to be given away
#Maybank returns with a new campaign with more than RM 3 Millions to give away when you shop with Maybank Credit Card. This campaign start from 1 October 2014 till 31 January 2015. You have 4 Months to spend with Maybank Credit Card.
# You can spend on petrol, groceries, dining and everything else paid off. No minimum spend required, all you have to do is just follow the steps below!
How To Participate
REGISTER to participate via SMS DAILY (space) 12-digit NRIC Number to 66628.
SPEND on everything with Maybank Cards.
GET Cashback up to 100% everyday.
Terms and Conditions:
Campaign period : 1 October 2014 until 31 January 2015.
Applicable to Maybank MasterCard, Visa or American Express Credit/ Charge Cards Card members.
Registration is open to Principal Card members only.
Cashback is capped at RM300 per Card member per day
First-come, first-served basis
Subject to a total RM25,000 everyday, whichever comes first.
Click here for more details offer.
83 person per day will be Lucky
# The maximum cash back you can receive is RM 9,000 per month. Since Cashback is capped at RM 300 per day. But there is no guarantee you can get the cash back as maximum Maybank will pay back per day is RM 25, 000. So there will be 83 lucky person to get RM 300 Cashback each.
# This campaign only valid for principle card holder only so you can keep your Debit Card. All supplementary cards’ spending will be consolidated under the principal card’s account but only principle card holder will be counted.
# Since this Cashback is first come, first serve basis, RM 300 limit per card holder and RM 25, 000 per day by Maybank. We therefore advise you to make your online purchases on the first week of the month. Good Luck 🙂
# RM 25 000 per day x 120 days = RM 3 Millions