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by ruberella
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: 20's Club
Topic: Anyone into surfing or likes to take a class?
Replies: 15
Views: 3231

Hi,

Would love to get in on this the next time you guys go surf. I've never tried before but would love to give it a go!!
A friend of mine would join in too I'm sure!
Can you keep me in the loop?

Email address is rebeccaweirpro@hotmail.com!!

cheers guys!
by ruberella
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Travel Ideas
Replies: 26
Views: 6886

Some great ideas here guys...

Can you recommend any agents for me to travel with or tours?

Thanks
by ruberella
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: DBS bank account
Replies: 9
Views: 8268

Re: DBS bank account

PNGMK wrote:
ruberella wrote:
PNGMK wrote: Pretty much all Singapore banks now have a $1000 min opening deposit.

Why would you want to bank with Damn Bloody Stupid bank anyways?
Don't particularly wanna bank with anyone, but needs must!!
DBS has poor service, is always crowded, hasn't enough ATM's.
Who would you recommend???
by ruberella
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: DBS bank account
Replies: 9
Views: 8268

Re: DBS bank account

Hi, Does anybody know if DBS have an minimum initial deposit amount on there expat current accounts? I've managed to find the minimum account balance without getting charged but not the initial set up deposit. Thanks in advance. R Pretty much all Singapore banks now have a $1000 min opening deposit...
by ruberella
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Travel Ideas
Replies: 26
Views: 6886

Travel Ideas

Hi, I have a week off work coming up, I've not long been in Singapore but while I'm here I want to travel as much as possible... so...does anyone have any great ideas for holiday destinations, reasonably cheap and easy to arrange. In terms of the type of holiday - I really don't mind. Beach, Trekkin...
by ruberella
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: DBS bank account
Replies: 9
Views: 8268

DBS bank account

Hi,

Does anybody know if DBS have an minimum initial deposit amount on there expat current accounts? I've managed to find the minimum account balance without getting charged but not the initial set up deposit.


Thanks in advance.

R
by ruberella
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Banking and Transferring money from SG to UK
Replies: 23
Views: 20278

Ok Thank you,

I guess I will have to go into DBS and have a chat with someone to see what can be done and what I will incur fee wise. I know my UK account charges pretty hefty fees just for receiving it!
by ruberella
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Banking and Transferring money from SG to UK
Replies: 23
Views: 20278

I just had a look at the banks' forex rates. It looks like DBS have the smallest spreads. The HSBC spread is horrible. DBS: 2.1377 (sell) 2.1017 (buy) UOB: 2.1423 (sell) 2.1023 (buy) OCBC: 2.1457 (sell) 2.1017 (buy) HSBC: 2.1643 (sell) 2.0789 (buy) So my best option is to open an account with DBS a...
by ruberella
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Banking and Transferring money from SG to UK
Replies: 23
Views: 20278

Am I missing something here? Just open an HSBC bank account here and have one in the UK and few click of the mouse and the wonga is transferred to the UK. With the global view online account you can see all the global accounts? (though I am a tad suspicious of letting one bank be able to see all yo...
by ruberella
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Banking and Transferring money from SG to UK
Replies: 23
Views: 20278

@ Beeroclock If I set up a usual bank account with DBS or someone can I still use Ukforex as the means to transfer the money? IE have the bank account just for salary and expenses and ukforex for transfers? Thanks, again! I am unaware of any Singapore bank that will permit direct withdrawals from a...
by ruberella
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Banking and Transferring money from SG to UK
Replies: 23
Views: 20278

@ Beeroclock

If I set up a usual bank account with DBS or someone can I still use Ukforex as the means to transfer the money?

IE have the bank account just for salary and expenses and ukforex for transfers?

Thanks, again!
by ruberella
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Banking and Transferring money from SG to UK
Replies: 23
Views: 20278

Thanks, I will look in to them!
by ruberella
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Banking and Transferring money from SG to UK
Replies: 23
Views: 20278

Banking and Transferring money from SG to UK

Hi, I'm looking to set up an account in SG and wondered what you guys could recommend for my banking needs. The account will be mainly be used for salary paying and transferring money to the UK. I'm not earning masses of money so can anyone recommend an account where the initial deposit is not so mu...
by ruberella
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: 20's Club
Topic: Brand new and need some friends
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Brand new and need some friends

Hi, So I arrived in Singapore just over a week ago. Enjoying my new job but feeling a little isolated friends wise. Want to be cautious on meeting people one to one from forums for obvious reasons. So... Can anyone recommend any good events to go to that are well organised and will help me meet frie...
by ruberella
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving to Singapore from UK... HELP!
Replies: 17
Views: 4437

Yep. Most doctors have a mini pharmacy so they consult with you, write what medicine you need, and then their pharmacy dispenses it to you - all in the one spot. If it is an unusual medicine, they will either tell you what pharmacy you can get it from (they will write you a script) or refer you to ...

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