Where to open a bank account or get a credit card?

One of the very first things that you need to do when you arrive in Shanghai is usually to open a bank account. You might have heard many stories of people who could easily open one and others that had a hard time. Truth is, it really depends on what bank you go to. The good news is that if you go to the right one, it will be a painless and quick thing to do.

Before you choose your bank, here are a few important things to consider: Continue reading “Where to open a bank account or get a credit card?”

Alipay – Mobile & Online Payment

Alipay is a little revolution in the world of online payment and virtual wallet. Developed by the internet giant Alibaba, it not only allows you to pay your bills at the restaurant by having the cashier scan your QR code, it also lets you receive money from your friends, pay your utilities bills, top up your prepaid phone balance, rent a shared bike, hire a car, trade stocks, play games and loads and loads more. Continue reading “Alipay – Mobile & Online Payment”