Just reading another thread about ATM cards not being able to be accessed if your ARC is out of date. It just brings to mind just how out-dated and bureaucratic the Taiwan banking system is.
Here are some things I’ve noticed at the banks I bank with that are annoying:
- You can only have 1 ATM card for an account. They wouldn’t issue me a second one and said it was an impossibility.
- They close at 3:30pm. That is EARLY.
- Each branch is treated like a separate bank for certain features. Sometimes you have to go to the branch you opened your account in to do certain things.
- They require you to authorize them to authorize you to use your account in other branches to use some features of your account there.
Does anyone else think these things are particularly bad in Taiwan? How does it compare with your home country?