alexk wrote:I am going to apply for an ARC and I also want to open a bank/ post office account for myself. I've been wondering which one is the best for a foreigner like me? (have to transfer euro's to NTD [...])
There is nothing to stop you from opening an account with every bank you can find (a few might refuse to let you, but most will accept your application), and that way you can find out which of the banks are best for you. Most of us only have experience with the bank they have an account with, so our advice will be skewed by limited experience. However, it stands to reasons that there is no "best" bank, whether for Taiwanese or non-Taiwanese - at most (if even that) there can be a "best" bank for each individual in her/his particular circumstances.
The qualification about advice skewed by limited experience also applies to that which I am offering next, but there is information to be had that has been compiled from many sources: if you intend to be in Taiwan for a longer time you may find it convenient to have a Taiwanese credit card or at least a VISA debit card (meaning, a debit card that works exactly like a credit card). Oddly enough, there are many banks that issue VISA debit cards that have been deliberately limited in their usefulness, so you may find this thread useful when it comes to choosing a bank: http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 88&t=95280