Beijing preview


Banking Overview

Bank opening hours vary but on the whole banking hours are 9am-5pm with some branches open on the weekend as well. The banking system is safe in China although not very efficient because most banking must be done in person. Visitors to banks must take a number, wait their turn, and speak to a teller to do their banking. There is very little phone or internet banking available and most services will require that customers show up in person for any type of transaction.

ATM’s are easy to find throughout the city, especially ones for Bank of China and other major domestic banks. You’ll find them in shopping complexes, large grocery stores, tourist areas, and entertainment districts. ATMs will also accept foreign credit cards connected to Cirrus, Plus, AmEx, Visa and Mastercard n…