Foreigner friendly? Doesn’t that mean that smile at you as they reject your application?
Taiwan? Smiling while refusing service for mo reason? Noooooo
Honestly the cute girls they have at reception were smiling when they told me that foreigners needed to set up an automatic transfer payment as per their policy.
That was my sticking point. I already had a bad experience when changing my ARC number to the new system with Cathay… So no thanks.
I immediately also closed down my investment account with them and transferred it to Cathay. They asked me to sign a reason on paper. I explained Cathay gave me a card with no such requirements. - So they would’ve seen that when reviewing my FSC complaint lol
Chang Hwa Bank is pretty terrible for personal accounts. A lot pathetic bullshit from them over the years, but forced to use them.
Are they really so much better for businesses accounts?
IKEA, a company bringing the concept of “fast-fashion” to furniture is a finalist for “climate champion”
Coca Cola, a company selling sugar water is a finalist for corporate social responsibility.
Volkswagen, a company which has more people called “Thomas” in their board than women is a finalist for diversity.
I don’t see any issue about CHB’s nomination
The reverse awards, for special place in hell
What kind of alphabetical order is this one in? It’s not by given name (Joanne, Sophia, Michael), family name (Ling, Huang, Chu), or company name (Chang Hwa Bank, Sogo, FedEx Express).
Have they sorted them by the Chinese names, or by the position (Chairperson, Chairperson, Managing Director)?
I asked to apply for a credit card years ago from them and got laughed out of the branch. No guarantor with them no deal
Same. I refused.
They had the audacity to tell me, my wife could apply for a credit card and let me use it.
I only wanted one because their shitty debit cards can’t be added to Google Wallet unlike many other banks.
All the old school banks still have the old school mentality and won’t get with the program. It always feels like I stepped back into the 60s and 70s both in branch ambience and attitudes.
Why do you accept that?
Perhaps that some people still have never heard of the FSC or even bothered to use it. Better to live like a mushroom.
Now many regulars on Forumosa know and talk about that.
Years back nobody was talking about it much. Even many Taiwanese don’t know about the FSC if you ask them.
Long time ago I talked to Taiwanese coworkers about such a situation and they no idea that it was illegal for the bank to do so and didn’t know what could be done about it.
Many foreigners who come to Taiwan wouldn’t know all the local laws.
It is great to share own experiences and let others chime in to educate ourselves how to protect our rights.
I didn’t, at that point I already had a lot of cards already so just walked
Yeh I understand the feeling. Personally though, the two minutes spent writing a quick FSC case is worth it. It takes up much more time on the banks side than you realize…
Let’s just say the FSC and NCC knew my name back well at that time. That’s what got me all the cards I took a break after that because I’m sure they hated to hear my name and figured I was at their borderline before they refused to help me again
I have found the NCC to be most helpful. Once in Taipei there were complaints from residents about the satellite dishes on the rooftop where they claimed it caused them cancer and all sorts of maladies, their phones to have interference and their TV’s to be blurry. At one monthly meeting we had asked the NCC to send out an engineer to address these residents with their spurious claims. The NCC chap gave them a right shellacking over the nonsense claims people were making.
I have a foreign salary and international card, but there are times now when it would be nice to have a Taiwan based account to sign up for online things (gaming, streaming services, etc.). Some of them won’t accept the international card. I bank at First Bank. I wonder if there’s a debit card that would work for stuff like this and I wonder what I’d have to do to get it?
Didn’t they issue a debit card when you opened the account? I thought that’s standard (even in Taiwan)?
I’m confused by the question. Why wouldn’t there be one? What do you mean “what I’d have to do to get it?” It’s a debit card, almost any bank will open one for you. Post Office is the basic one but there are loads more.