Hi all, apologies if this has already been discussed elsewhere, but I haven’t found anything (yet) addressing this specific situation.
I used to live in Taiwan teaching English and, after I left, kept my account with First Bank open since I was still due several hundred US dollars in bonuses and tax refunds. Now I am trying to figure out how to close the account and get the money wired to my US bank account. I spoke with First Bank over the phone and understood them to say (my Chinese is not the best, and they didn’t have any English speakers) that in order to close the account, I would have to go to a branch in person.
I could make a trip out of it since the cost of a plane ticket is much less than the amount of money I still have in the account, but it would be much more cost-effective to figure out how to do it from abroad. I had been withdrawing money from the account using my ATM card, but that no longer works unfortunately.
Does anyone have experience with this issue or have any pointers they can offer?