[quote=“hsinhai78”][quote=“dan2006”]Avoid the Chinatrust machines at 711. They charge a $100NT 3USD convenience fee on top of what your foreign bank charges.
Some atms dont like foreign cards from personal experience. Mega bank will work, so will Huanan and Cooperative bank. The post office bank does not accept foreign cards from my experience. [/quote]
All depends on the issuing bank.
Just as overseas withdrawal fees vary from bank to bank, any further charges by the ATM vary.
The problem with post office ATMs (an older ATMs in general) is that they often lead to mistakes on the user side as they give confusing options to chose from.
One thing that can cause trouble especially to people fro, North America is that many ATMs in Taiwan only process transactions made through IC enabled cards. So if your card only has a magnetic strip on the back, many ATMs will not work.
Best option is to open a local bank account and transfer money into it from overseas.[/quote]
Yes it really does depend on the bank. Most banks in Canada charge 2.5% commission plus a withdrawal fee on top but UK im not so sure.
I have not seen an ATM that charges in Taiwan for foreign cards (an additional fee) with the exception of ChinaTrust which is why I told him to go anywhere else mostly.
And as far as the post office, I used multiple cards (Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus) and pushed for all options (Credit Card, Savings, Checking, Other) and no option whatsoever works there. Bank of Kaohsiung has a similar problem, as well as Cota Bank and Sunny Bank.
I know your card will work at the following banks (Bank of Taiwan, Cooperative, First Bank, Huanan, Chunghua, Citibank, Fubon, Cathay, Mega, Far Eastern, Sinopac, Union, E Sun, and Taishin) and none charge a fee other than Chinatrust.