Maybe I just lack the charm.
Three banks from E Sun, Mega, and Taiwan Bank have all said it is illegal for foreigners to have CC. All I have done was ask. The lady behind the counter says a very shy "Sorry" and goes away and brings back someone who says "No. It is not possible!"
I whined to Costco and got a call from Cathay. They want a detailed 10 year credit and income history IN TW, along with all assets. Seriously. That is what I was told.
When filing out stuff for my APRC, I mentioned to NIA that property is difficult since banks will not allow foreigners to have loans or CC, they say it is illegal. I was told by the NIA that doing that was illegal.
I dunno. Maybe I am just not charming enough.