Before going back to the US for a stint a couple weeks ago, i went to my bank, to make sure i could withdraw from my account while in the US.
“Of course,” They said.
I thought i had heard i might have some problems, so i asked again…
“don’t be silly!” they said.
As you can guess, the card didn’t work in the US, but did work on my return, even though I had cracked it in accidental frustration. I went to my bank, furious, and after 30 minutes they discovered that foreigners can’t withrdaw on their funds from outside taiwan.
in my rage, i forgot to ask if this is a bank policy, or a ROC policy, and so now i ask the forum. I would like to know which institution i should fire bomb (metaphorically).
by the way, my bank was “Taishin” or Tai2xin1 (taiwan de tai, new de xin).