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Banking

  Banking

As a city developing at a high speed, Guangzhou is equipped with a large number of banks, both International and national. Banks in Guangzhou are open from Mondays to Fridays, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Chinese banks in the downtown areas are often open on Saturdays and Sundays so International students can convert foreign currency at weekends.

International banks

SICAS has 2 International banks in recommendation.

  Citibank

As for cross-border transfer, International students can turn to Citibank Global Transfer (CGT). Its characteristics are as follows:

   Instantaneous

   Convenient

   Inexpensive

   No Paperwork

Currently CGT to China is available from the following countries.

 

Remitting Region

Remitting Country

North America

U.S.

Canada

Europe

Belgium

U.K.

Germany

Spain

Greece

Turkey

IPB Europe

Asia

Hong Kong

Guam

India

Indonesia

Korea

Pakistan

Phillippines

Singapore

Taiwan

Middle East

UAE

Bahrain

 

Location: Room 7201-7202, Office Tower. CITIC Plaza, No. 233 Tianhe Bei Road, Tianhe District

Tel: +86 20 3877 1333-1166

   HSBC

International students can turn to ATM when banks are closed. HSBC is one of the few transnational banks that offer ATM service in China. There're three HSBC ATMs in Guangzhou:

 

 

Location

1

Ground Floor, Dong Bao Building 

No.767 Dong Feng Dong Road

2

Hotel Landmark Canton 

G/F Block B, Hotel Landmark Canton, No. 8 Qiao Guang Road

3

Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport ATM 

Terminal Building Arrival Area A, Guangzhou Baiyun Internation Airport

 

They're all 24 hours accessible.

 

People are using ATM in Guangzhou.

 

National Banks

International students can also go to 5 state-owned commercial banks in China dealing business. They're Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China Construction Bank (CBC), Bank of Communications (BC), Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) and Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC).

  SICAS Reminder

The 5 state-run commercial banks were named due to historical reasons. They can provide all kinds of banking services for International students. SICAS can assure you!

Their phone numbers and official websites are as follows:

 

Name

Tel

Website

ICBC

95588

http://www.icbi.com.cn

CBC

95533

http://www.ccb.com.cn

BC

95559

http://www.bankcomm.com

ABC

95599

http://www.abchina.com

PSBC

95580

http://www.psbc.com

 

What's more, you can seek help from SICAS as well. Please e-mail to service@sicas.cn