1. Opening a bank account
It is good to have a local ICBC bank account in Guangzhou if you are a long-term foreign expert at SCUT, which makes receiving salary and daily life much easier. Bring your original passport and a photocopy. ICBC charges 15 RMB for service of opening an account and requires at least 1 RMB as an initial deposit.
2. ATM (taking ICBC as an example)
You can use your debit card (also known as ATM card) to access your RMB account at ATMs for the services of cash withdrawal, deposit, funds transfer, remittance, balance inquiry, password changing, etc. Not all ATMs provide all-round services; each ATM’s function can be identified by its Chinese name, but not by its English name in most cases. You can go with your Chinese friend to find the appropriate ATM for you or check the English service information on the screen.
Note: If you use your ICBC card at other banks’ ATMs, you will be charged a fee.
3. Reporting a lost card
The first thing to do when your bank card islost is to dial your bank’s telephone number to report it (ICBC mainland: 95588. If you are not in the city where your deposit bank is located, select 8 for “Roaming Service”). English service is available.
You might be required to go to the bank in person with your passport to re-open the account.
4. Banking outlets inside the Wushan campus
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
ATMs of Bank of China
ATMs of China Construction Bank
ATMs of the Agricultural Bank of China
Location: Ground floor of the Central Canteen
Business Hours: Weekdays 9:00-17:00, Sunday 9:00-15:00
营业时间：周一至周五 9:00-17:00；周日 9:00-15:00
5. Banking outlets inside the University Town campus
University Town Campus
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) ATMs 中国工商银行自助网点
Location: Ground floor of D3 building 地址：D3 栋 1 楼
6. Banking outlets around campus
7. Websites&Phone Numbers of some Banks