kjmillig wrote:What's your favorite US bank to do business with while living in Taiwan. I currently bank at Bank of America. I also understand that Citi is a different entity between the US and Taiwan.
Is B of A available in Taiwan like their website says? Would I be better off with someone else, or does it really matter?
No, B of A is not available. It is a commercial bank in Taibei, not a retail bank. Their systems are not connected to retail BOA USA. Don't even bother asking. They do not have ATMs here for you, etc., etc.. For your purposes, they do not exist here.
IME, Citi won't touch you unless you bring in quite a lump of cash to open an account. You are really best off just opening an account at the bank that your employer uses for payroll deposits and using that account. It will be a local bank. You won't have a checking account. If they won't issue a Visa (you can try) then go to Fubon and try there. There are other threads on this, so let's continue the banking questions over in one of those.
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