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5 hours ago, Explorer said:

I don't know which bank you are using but I am always getting my ATM and credit cards sent to my Philippines address directly from the bank, free of charge. I am just calling them telling that I am currently not available at my regular mailing address, giving them my new temporary address and they just cancel the card they sent to the US address and send me new card to the Philippines.

Which banks do that for you and what shipper do they use? That's a recipe for fraud which is why most banks won't do it.

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Hey...nothing like repetitious, re-iteration? Well... it's at least reinforcement of his approach...

I don't know which bank you are using but I am always getting my ATM and credit cards sent to my Philippines address directly from the bank, free of charge. I am just calling them telling that I am cu

For sure. Despite what numerous members here say, I would still strongly recommend anyone living here for any period of time get a local account IF they can.  

32 minutes ago, Shady said:

Which banks do that for you and what shipper do they use? That's a recipe for fraud which is why most banks won't do it.

Currently I am with Bank of America and Schwab, I may used other banks in the past but I don't remember. They are using Fedex to ship the cards. What kind of fraud you are talking about? There are millions of ATM/Credit cards shipped by mail, what kind of fraud you are seeing? 

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13 hours ago, manofthecoldland said:

I received an email notice today that my USA bank will be mailing me my new bank debit card soon, since the old one expires the upcoming April. It will arrive at my US address, where one of my daughters picks up my mail.

The question is..... ( I have tried several SEARCH entries with no luck so far here on our forum / as well as checking on a few Youtube expat vlogs).....

1.  How can I have it safely sent here to me from the USA ?

I have not used this for several months - since before the virus scourge...However, before this, I used DHL and had stellar service always.

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May or may not be useful but does your bank have a branch here.  I bank with HSBC in HK and they wont send credit cards to a home address by courier.... but I arranged for them to send my new cards to a bank employee who had  provided correct identification etc. He received the cards, sent me notification and I collected from him.

And HSBC paid for the many calls that it took to arrange this.  Several weeks later I received regular mail from HSBC checking that I had safely received the cards.. that mail took 8 weeks to deliver and i live in the centre of Makati. !

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2 hours ago, Shady said:

Which banks do that for you and what shipper do they use? That's a recipe for fraud which is why most banks won't do it.

With my bank the new credit card is just a piece of plastic with a microhip on it that is useless until I activate it.  Once I receive the card I have to use online banking with has secure access.  I then select activate card and go through more security before it can be used. 

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3 hours ago, Shady said:

Which banks do that for you and what shipper do they use? That's a recipe for fraud which is why most banks won't do it.

My UK Bank sends the card by normal post, no special delivery.  When it arrives here I have to go to an ATM and enter my PIN to activate the card.  If this is not done the card is just a piece of plastic of no use to anyone.  I don't see any security issue with that procedure.  

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6 hours ago, Explorer said:

Currently I am with Bank of America and Schwab, I may used other banks in the past but I don't remember. They are using Fedex to ship the cards. What kind of fraud you are talking about?

Schwab is set up for international accounts but most US banks won't send replacements cards to a foreign address.

 

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4 hours ago, Snowy79 said:

With my bank the new credit card is just a piece of plastic with a microhip on it that is useless until I activate it.  Once I receive the card I have to use online banking with has secure access.  I then select activate card and go through more security before it can be used. 

Last time I checked, my US banks wouldn't send any cards to an international address, only the US address listed on the account. This was a few years ago before the chips, though I know some still won't do it 'for security reasons'.  Did you add a foreign address on your US bank account online?

 

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30 minutes ago, Shady said:

Schwab is set up for international accounts but most US banks won't send replacements cards to a foreign address.

My Schwab was not international, Citibank and Chase will also send to international address, I travelled alot, never had problems getting cards.

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34 minutes ago, Shady said:

Last time I checked, my US banks wouldn't send any cards to an international address, only the US address listed on the account. This was a few years ago before the chips, though I know some still won't do it 'for security reasons'.  Did you add a foreign address on your US bank account online?

 

I have an HSBC account which is World wide. 

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