Banking in Taiwan

If you’re staying in Taiwan for a long time, it might be more convenient to open a local bank account. Although some foreign banks have branches in Taiwan, you might be better off opening a local bank account to avoid currency conversion fees and the like. Also, some ATMs might not accept foreign credit or debit cards, so keep that in mind.

It isn’t too hard to find a bank near campus. You can open an account at the post office across the road, or at First Bank (第一銀行) or E.Sun Bank (玉山銀行) which are both near Muzha Market.

If there aren’t any banks near you, most local banks provide online banking services, however, some might not have English-language interfaces.

Opening Hours

Banks are open from Monday to Friday9:30AM to 3:30PM.

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