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Getting cash from ATM machines

Postby yusuf » 07 May 2012, 23:06

Can anyone tell me if I can use my bankcard at Taiwan ATMs. It has the PLUS logo on it. I prefer not to carry too much cash.

is it easy to open a bank account in Taiwan? What would I need to do so?
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Re: Getting cash from ATM machines

Postby tcarnagan » 08 May 2012, 00:45

Depends, if it looks like a 'Visa' or 'Mastercard' it will work, but it depends on the ATM machine. My Wells Fargo ATM only works at Family Mart, my U.S. cities local Credit Union Visa/Debit card only works at 7-11. Other people visiting had to 'hunt' for an ATM that would accept their U.S. debit/credit card. Plus more and more banks will not allow overseas credit purchases (especially cash withdraws) without prior notice to the issuing company.
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Re: Getting cash from ATM machines

Postby Skater bum » 08 May 2012, 00:58

Yea you can. PLUS is the right one to have. I got cash no problem with my plus card and it was a regular card.
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Re: Getting cash from ATM machines

Postby curiousgeorge » 24 Feb 2016, 17:33

In February/March 2015 my Cirrus/Maestro bank card issued by Assiniboine Credit Union in Canada worked perfectly to withdraw cash. This year it will not.
Tried the First Bank which gave error message E178.
Zhanghua Bank gave error message "card bank checks out FISC service."
Spoke to Assiniboine Credit Union in Canada which could offer no explanation.
Likewise aToronto-Dominion debit card wouldn't work.
Meanwhile I could withdraw at the 7-11 bank machine which charges (gulp!)100nt/4 dollars Canadian for each withdrawal.
Any ideas about how to get a "foreign" bank card to work in a Taiwan bank's ATM (where the bank charges are more reasonable?)
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Re: Getting cash from ATM machines

Postby tom1807 » 16 Mar 2016, 15:47

7-11 ATM's are operated by Chinatrust bank, so I guess the fee would be the same at a normal bank.
You can try also Family Mart, the ATM's are operated by Cathay Bank.
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