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  • JohnD
  • Adventurer

    • 63

    • August 02, 2016, 08:56:46 pm
    • South Korea
Can anyone tell me a good bank to send money back to the US.
« on: January 13, 2021, 10:09:59 am »
I'm trying to send money back to the US. I've looked in serval banks including Citi bank, but every time when I want to open a bank with Citi bank (bucheon branches), they denied me. I have NH, but their exchange is terrible. I might open a bank with KEB because it seems like they have the best exchange.

Can anyone give me any recommendations/advice?


  • 303lmc
  • Super Waygook

    • 261

    • March 05, 2019, 05:23:12 pm
    • Gwangju
Re: Can anyone tell me a good bank to send money back to the US.
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 10:27:35 am »
who is your bank back home? I use the Sentbe app to send money back. the app has to verify your bank first, but then it's fairly easy to do.  it's maybe 5,000w per transaction. and the exchange rate now is better than it was a few months ago.


Re: Can anyone tell me a good bank to send money back to the US.
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 10:58:48 am »
Alliant credit union

I switched to them about 2-3 years ago, they are great!


  • JohnD
  • Adventurer

    • 63

    • August 02, 2016, 08:56:46 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Can anyone tell me a good bank to send money back to the US.
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 11:53:18 am »
who is your bank back home? I use the Sentbe app to send money back. the app has to verify your bank first, but then it's fairly easy to do.  it's maybe 5,000w per transaction. and the exchange rate now is better than it was a few months ago.

I have Charles Swab.

Does the bank charge a fee if you use SentBe?
« Last Edit: January 13, 2021, 12:01:39 pm by JohnD »


  • 303lmc
  • Super Waygook

    • 261

    • March 05, 2019, 05:23:12 pm
    • Gwangju
Re: Can anyone tell me a good bank to send money back to the US.
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 12:48:19 pm »
not that I am aware of. the app charged 5000 won. it showed up in my account


Does the bank charge a fee if you use SentBe?

not that I am aware of. I have a credit union. the app charged 5000 won and it showed up in my account 3 days later. the app did need to do something to verify my account though.


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

    • 606

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
Re: Can anyone tell me a good bank to send money back to the US.
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 01:42:59 pm »
Sorry, I don't any good banks for this. Only shitty ones.