hexuan wrote:Sir Donald Bradman wrote:Once again I point out that it is easy for Taiwanese in the UK to get bank accounts, credit cards etc...
Bullocks. It's really hard for foreigners in the UK to get bank accounts. I was unable to get one until I was employed by a new agency who was able to 'sponsor' me. If you don't have a job and are unble to show 3 months of phone bills or something to proove residence you can't get a bank account.
Utter and complete nonsense. Just because you couldn't get a bank account doesn't mean everyone else can't get a bank account. I have accompanied countless Chinese and Taiwanese people to British banks over the years, including last year (when were you talking about, and what was your visa status?) to help them open bank account. A passport and an address is all that's required. Every overseas student bar none at my university had a bank account. It took 20 minutes to open one. No guarantor. Opening my wife's bank account took 10 minutes. No guarantor. No address check. No nothing. Soon afterwards she got an HSBC Gold Card on her own merit, on the strength of a part time job. No guarantor. Massive credit limit.
I've had the same experience in Canada, helping Taiwanese get credit cards. The requirements are not stringent by any definition.