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Q: What bank do you recommend?

I need to open an account in China and am planning on doing it soon.

 

I see that everyone is paying with their phone around and I wanted to know if there was a bank with easy English online access and perhaps assistance in English and with a decent amount of bank offices around Beijing so I don't have to move across the city... It's a lot of conditions, sorry...

 

Thanks for the help!!

43 weeks 6 days ago in  Money & Banking - Beijing

 
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China Merchants Bank Gold account with Visa/Mc logo.

 

See thread 'Laowai friendly bank' for more.

http://answers.echinacities.com/question/laowai-friendly-bank-china

'add-it': I am not using it over the phone. You can't make online purchases on Western owned web sites, but at every CMB I was, they have at least one Chinese English speaking employee.

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China Merchants Bank Gold account with Visa/Mc logo.

 

See thread 'Laowai friendly bank' for more.

http://answers.echinacities.com/question/laowai-friendly-bank-china

'add-it': I am not using it over the phone. You can't make online purchases on Western owned web sites, but at every CMB I was, they have at least one Chinese English speaking employee.

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Agreed China Merchant Bank or EverBright bank

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Also recommend China Merchants bank but a couple of points to note:

1) Phone app only in Chinese. I can use it to transfer money as my wife taught me how

2) Get them to install the computer online banking software in the bank. I've not been able to download it on my laptop (though phone app works so not needed to)

 

 

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I agree....Merchant bank is by far the least hassle. And has almost no queues ever.

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A: I'm prepared to give the guy some slack. He asked a few shifty questio
A:I'm prepared to give the guy some slack. He asked a few shifty questions in 2012 then went dormant for 5 years and suddenly appears asking newbie questions. A bit suss but who knows, he could just be a moron. Benefit of the doubt given.

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