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  1. #1

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    Need to open a bank account

    Hi!

    I have just moved to HK from Australia. I need to open a bank account - can anyone recommend a good bank to use?


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    HSBC bro. I came to hk 3 weeks ago..Went to several banks to open an account. Finally opened 1 with HSBC. They were very helpful..


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    You need ID and a proof of address, not necessarily in Hong Kong.

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    No way is HSBC the best and compared to an Australian bank they Will drive you crazy but they are a pragmatic choice for a newbie.

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    Agree HSBC is crap but they have the most ATMs and you can also use Hang Seng's ATMs which is very convenient.


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    agree HSBC sucks. we are thinking about moving to Citibank, but are hesitant about giving up the convenience of HSBC's network of ATM.


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    After a few years of messing about I found Chong Hing Bank. Fab. never any queues, low fees, no minimum balance, (low minimum anyway)...breath of fresh air after bloody HSBC and Hang Seng. ATMs? They're part of Jetco so everywhere!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by heather11
    agree HSBC sucks. we are thinking about moving to Citibank, but are hesitant about giving up the convenience of HSBC's network of ATM.
    Eh? HSBC/Hang Seng are the least convenient as they are not in Jetco...
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    Thanks for your feedback everyone, it was most useful!

    I did open an account today with HSBC, will see how we go...

    But on a different note, does anyone have any advise on a broadband provider? I am about to move into an apartment at Villa Paradiso at Ma On Shan - the building is wired for 3... Also I want to connect to cable, any suggestions!

    Thanks heaps! I appreciate the help... I'm fresh off the boat here...


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    Well mrkiwi, as you went with HSBC after we all warned you not to I may as well recommend PCCW and have a nice day... :-)

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