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How to open a bank
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How to open a Foreign Currency Depositors account in
Bank of China

        Bring your passport with you.
        .Ask the...
Common banks in Chengdu

The most common Chinese banks in Chengdu are:

         Bank of China 中国银行

               Custom...
Foreign Banks in Chengdu are:

      HSBC 汇丰银行成都分行

             No. 9, Xia xi shun cheng lu, Yanshikou, 101-201, G/F, Pla...
How to transfer money in/out of China:
Money can be transferred in/out of China by telegraphic transfer; you need to bring...
   中国银行棕北领事馆路 12 号附 16 号 Tel: 85228649                                 ADD: No.12-16, Ling Shi Guan Lu
    (Close to Amer...
[Q] Can money be transferred both in and out of China directly between banks?

[A] Yes. But OUT has limited amount because...
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  1. 1. How to open a bank account in China www.maxxelli.net
  2. 2. How to open a Foreign Currency Depositors account in Bank of China Bring your passport with you. .Ask the bank assistant to give you a form of “ Foreign Currency Depositors” (活期一本通). Fill in the information include of: Take a queue number from number machine by pushing the bottom of “ Personal Deposit”, and wait for the turn. Hang over the form, your passport, and 100rmb to cashier, tell her/him which kind of foreign currency account you would like to open (ie. U.S dollar or Euro, etc), then you will need to sign your signature and input a 6 numbers code several times. By the end, you will receive: A bankbook plus a debit card with100RMB deposit. Several registration forms A note with the English name of Issue Bank written Now you can Transfer foreign currency from aboard to China by providing to the other side: The English name, swift code, address of the Issue Bank of China, Account name Account numbers (use the numbers on the first page right up corner of the bankbook for foreign currency transfer, the numbers on the debit card can be used for RMB only.) Note: need to confirm with the aboard bank for arriving date. Bank of China will notify you only on the first time when there is a different kind of foreign currency arrive in your account. (For example, you opened a U.S dollar account, the bank will call you only if there is some Euro arrives. Then you need to take your passport to the Issue Bank to open a Euro account on the same bankbook or you can’t take out the money.) Transfer foreign currency from China to aboard by providing: The English name, swift code, address of the aboard bank Account name Account numbers Note: normally it takes 5 workdays to complete the transfer. Maxxelli-blog.com Maxxelli Real Estate
  3. 3. Common banks in Chengdu The most common Chinese banks in Chengdu are: Bank of China 中国银行 Customer service line: 95566, provide English service ICBC 中国工商银行 Customer service line: 95588, provide English service China Construction Bank 中国建设银行 Customer service line: 95533, provide English service Agricultural Bank of China 中国农业银行 Customer service line: 95599, provide English service Bank of Communications 交通银行 Customer service line: 95559, provide English service China Merchants Bank 招商银行 Customer service line: 95555, provide English service China Industrial Bank 兴业银行 Customer service line: 95561, provide English service China Everbright Bank 光大银行 Customer service line: 95595, provide English service China Minsheng Bank 民生银行 95568 Customer service line: 95568, provide English service Maxxelli-blog.com Maxxelli Real Estate
  4. 4. Foreign Banks in Chengdu are: HSBC 汇丰银行成都分行 No. 9, Xia xi shun cheng lu, Yanshikou, 101-201, G/F, Plaza Central 盐市口顺城大街 8 号中环广场 101-201 Customer service line: 800-830-2880 Bank of East Asia 东亚银行成都分行 No.86, Renmin Road South, Section 1, Unit D, 10th Floor, City Tower 人民南路一段 86 号城市之心商务大厦 10 楼 D 单元 Customer service line: 800-830-3811 City Bank 花旗银行成都分行 Unit A-E, 30th Floor City Tower, No. 86, Section 1. Renmin Road South 人民南路一段 86 号城市之心 30 楼 A-E 单元 800-830-1880 ABN-AMRO 荷兰银行成都分行 No. 2 Zongfu Road, 30/F, Unit A, Times Plaza, Room 3003B 3005-3008; 总府路 2 号时代广场 A 座 30 楼 3003B,3005-3008 室 BNP PARIBAS 法国巴黎银行成都代表处 No. 2 Zongfu Road, Unit F1, 28/F, Times Plaza; 总府路 2 号时代广场 28 层 F1 室 Standard Chartered 英国渣打银行成都分行 No. 2, Zongfu Road, Room 2907-2910, Block A, Times Plaza 总府路 2 号时代广场 A 座 2907-2910 室 800-820-8088 Maxxelli-blog.com Maxxelli Real Estate
  5. 5. How to transfer money in/out of China: Money can be transferred in/out of China by telegraphic transfer; you need to bring your passport and fill in a form under bank’s instruction. The form includes the information of your name, contact information, account number etc. If you need help from the bank, the following translation might be useful for you: 1) I want to transfer the money out of China. 我想汇款到国外。 2) How can I receive the money send from other countries? 我怎么才能收到国外汇款? FAQ: [Q] Whether the Bank of China provides expats with an ATM card to withdraw money from the hole in the wall? I know they get a debit card, but I don't know about the ATM card. [A] Debit card is ATM card. It can be used on ATMs including ATM from non-bank of china (different bank will charge a little more transfer fee) and POSS in shops and supermarkets. [Q]How much money can be withdrawn in one day from the ATM machine? [A] One day adding up to no more than 5000rmb. If you need more, you have to go to counter. [Q] Can money be transferred both in and out of China directly between banks? [A] Yes. But OUT has limited amount because china is a capitalism central control country. One year adding up to no more than 50000USD can be transferred out of China by one foreigner. Only district sub-branch bank can offer service for money transfer out of china. [Q] Are statements provided in English? [A] http://www.boc.cn/en/static/index.html [Q] Does anyone in the bank speaks English if the expat has problems in the future? [A] Bank of China’s ATMs offer English vision. There are few banks of BOC in South area may offer simple English service which locate in South where many Expats live.  中国银行武侯支行棕南分理处 成都市科华北路 58 号 Tel: 85229229 ADD: No.58, Ke Hua Bei Lu (Close to Paname and Trust Mart) Maxxelli-blog.com Maxxelli Real Estate
  6. 6.  中国银行棕北领事馆路 12 号附 16 号 Tel: 85228649 ADD: No.12-16, Ling Shi Guan Lu (Close to American Consulate)  中国银行风华苑分理处 新光路 7 号附 12-15 号 Tel: 85159126 ADD: No. 12-15, No 7 of Xin Guang Lu (close to Carrefour)  中国银行武侯支行一环路南三段 45 号 Tel: 85544861 ADD: No.45, third section of Ren Min Nan Lu Note: By calling Bank of China hotline, the online function needs to be applied and activated in the bank with account book, its password and passport. Because of high economic crime, a new secure package which started from March, 2008 will be offered by bank, including USB key, driver and instruction only in Chinese. This software needs to be installed into personal computer and each logging in will be requested. Unfortunately, the secure system is only in Chinese. After logging in security system, you can reach online banking logging in page which is also in Chinese. http://www.boc.cn/en/common/third.jsp?category=ROOT%3Een%3EPersonal+Banking%3 EE-Banking%3Ei-Banking+ https://retail.sc.bank-of-china.com/pebsusr/zh_CN/Login.jsp After logging-in, the online banking system of BOC can offer English vision for different banking service. It is still not convenient. But that’s so far level of Chinese banks. [Q] Please can you confirm whether the Bank of China provides expats with an ATM card to withdraw money from the hole in the wall? I know they get a debit card, but I don't know about the ATM card. [A] Debit card is ATM card. It can be used on ATMs including ATM from non-bank of china (different bank will charge a little more transfer fee) and POSS in shops and supermarkets. [Q] Can you also confirm how much money can be withdrawn in one day from the ATM machine? [A] One day adding up to no more than 5000rmb. If you need more, you have to go to counter. Maxxelli-blog.com Maxxelli Real Estate
  7. 7. [Q] Can money be transferred both in and out of China directly between banks? [A] Yes. But OUT has limited amount because china is a capitalism central control country. One year adding up to no more than 50000USD can be transferred out of China by one foreigner. Only district sub-branch bank can offer service for money transfer out of china: [Q] Are statements provided in English? http://www.boc.cn/en/static/index.html [Q] Does anyone in the back speak English if the expat has problems in the future? Bank of China’s ATMs offer English vision. There are few banks of BOC in South area may offer simple English service which locate in South where many Expats live. 中国银行武侯支行棕南分理处 成都市科华北路 58 号 Tel: 85229229 ADD: No.58, Ke Hua Bei Lu (Close to Paname and Trust Mart) 中国银行棕北领事馆路 12 号附 16 号 Tel: 85228649 ADD: No.12-16, Ling Shi Guan Lu (Close to American Consulate) 中国银行风华苑分理处 新光路 7 号附 12-15 号 Tel: 85159126 ADD: No. 12-15, No 7 of Xin Guang Lu (close to Carrefour) 中国银行武侯支行一环路南三段 45 号 Tel: 85544861 ADD: No.45, third section of Ren Min Nan Lu Maxxelli-blog.com Maxxelli Real Estate

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