CraigTPE wrote:mei0319 wrote:Ok, so after a year back to Taiwan from the US, finally I figured out the cheapest and quickest way to transfer fund from the US. You need to open an account with citibank in the US and another citibank account here in Taiwan. Then, it's easy to move fund online from one citiback to another citibank, and fast, within the same day or the next business day, depending the time you do your transfer. The exchange rate in citi bank is as good as can get. I have my mom deposit my paycheck back in the States (I work for a US company remotely) and move it to my citibank here in Taiwan and then, it's your money to spend. The transfer itself is free, and if you use citi's bank ATM, it's free as well. On a non-citi ATM, it's just a few Taiwan dollars per withdrawal.
Are you sure about the "free" part? Aside from HSBC's program for people with very high account balances, I've never heard of any bank offering free international transfers, even if the name of the bank is the same in both countries. Is the Citibank program also for those with high account balances?
mei0319, how is the Citybank account working out for you now?