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Re: I need to create my own paypal account and tie it to my Taiwan bank account.

Postby Pingdong » 21 Jul 2011, 23:00

paypal works fine for me as well.

But ebay is a lost hope. I have spent many hours, its just damn near impossible. and then trying to prove identity through the phone, id rather lose a leg.
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Re: I need to create my own paypal account and tie it to my Taiwan bank account.

Postby mortenhn » 27 Jul 2011, 09:42

Hi cfi

Could you explain how you added a ChinaTrust account to PayPal ?, I tried about a year ago and it didn't work, and would like to try again.

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Re: I need to create my own paypal account and tie it to my Taiwan bank account.

Postby cfimages » 27 Jul 2011, 10:02

Just went to the add account section and entered the details.
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Re: I need to create my own paypal account and tie it to my Taiwan bank account.

Postby mabagal » 13 Feb 2012, 13:08

cfimages wrote:I just checked mine and was able to add a regular Chinatrust bank account to it. The account itself has no visa debit type features at all, it's a plain ATM card and passbook. I logged into Paypal via paypal.com not paypal.com.tw.


I'm trying to do the same thing with a Chinatrust bank account on an already existing Paypal account. How does currency conversion work if you are only holding TWD in Chinatrust?

Example: I link Chinatrust to Paypal. I want to pay for something in USD using Paypal.

Does it take out TWD then convert in Paypal? Does it ask the bank for USD?
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Re: I need to create my own paypal account and tie it to my Taiwan bank account.

Postby cfimages » 13 Feb 2012, 13:16

mabagal wrote:
cfimages wrote:I just checked mine and was able to add a regular Chinatrust bank account to it. The account itself has no visa debit type features at all, it's a plain ATM card and passbook. I logged into Paypal via paypal.com not paypal.com.tw.


I'm trying to do the same thing with a Chinatrust bank account on an already existing Paypal account. How does currency conversion work if you are only holding TWD in Chinatrust?

Example: I link Chinatrust to Paypal. I want to pay for something in USD using Paypal.

Does it take out TWD then convert in Paypal? Does it ask the bank for USD?


I'm not sure where the conversion takes place.
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Re: I need to create my own paypal account and tie it to my Taiwan bank account.

Postby mabagal » 13 Feb 2012, 13:19

Does it convert?

ie: TWD 30000 from Chinatrust into Paypal turns into ~1000USD?

Sorry for the seemingly obvious questions. I am trying to decide whether to use my existing Paypal account or to create a new one in TW. Thanks!
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Re: I need to create my own paypal account and tie it to my Taiwan bank account.

Postby cfimages » 13 Feb 2012, 13:26

Yeah, it converts ok.
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Re: I need to create my own paypal account and tie it to my Taiwan bank account.

Postby mabagal » 13 Feb 2012, 18:48

Thanks for the help! I wasn't able to add my TW bank to my already existing US Paypal account due to the inability for the US system to take TW-format bank identifiers as opposed to the US-style routing numbers. So I had to open another Paypal account using paypal.com/tw.

The form there had the correct format for Taiwan including 3-digit Bank ID and 4-digit Branch ID as opposed to a single 9-digit routing number. It's now in the process of transferring the two small amounts to the account for verification.

It also took my Visa IC card number as a payment mechanism, to my surprise. I haven't verified whether this works yet, however.

The currency conversion appears to happen on Paypal's end (Paypal takes and puts TWD from the TW account).

I'll post again once I get a chance to test drive this.
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Re: I need to create my own paypal account and tie it to my Taiwan bank account.

Postby Gilgamesh » 22 Feb 2012, 13:14

I've been trying to figure out how to get money from my freelance work into Taiwan and I have been looking into Paypal for doing this. What I don't like about paypal is that they charge 2.7% (I think this is the amount) above the exchange rate. This can add up to quite a bit of money if you're changing a fair amount of money and they don't give you the option of keeping it in a different currency. You have to convert it to Taiwan dollars.
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Re: I need to create my own paypal account and tie it to my Taiwan bank account.

Postby tcthepoet » 26 Oct 2013, 18:29

I arrived in Taiwan in late August to work at National Chiao Tung University, and because of payroll restrictions have not been paid yet. I expect to be paid on 1 Nov.; I am wanting to setup a PayPal account here, but PayPal asks me for my Taiwan ID number, which I gather is my ARC ID. However, PayPal specifically asks for a 1-letter/9-digit ID, but it appears that my ID is 2-letter/8-digit (unless I'm mistaken). I would like to transfer some money back to the States to pay bills, but if my ID is actually a 2-letter/8-digit, then I may have to go about it a different way. Any help on this matter will be appreciated.
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