Since starting this trip I have had trouble procuring cash from my array of Hk Bank accounts.
Now my little lambs ,you are wondering why a person of my stature should have such a problem.
Known as the worlds local bank ,are the most insufferable ,bumbling , cretins known to the human race . To call them monkeys is an insult to the likes of bubbles ,Clyde and the little fella in the ” hangover part 2″.
This is my mail to my designated customer representative …..
A week in financial limbo was solved by a call to standard chartered banks confirming that the Hk banking system wouldn’t feel lost on the set of the Flintstones.
HSBC use an interface called “union pay” which puts a huge restriction on the banks you can access. Looking ahead at my intinery i may need to consider sepositing cash somewhere on my person as bartering went out around the turn of the century.
What baffles me is the fact you have no tie up with HSBC Turkey ! Yet , Garanti banks ( where I incur fees plus crap rates) have the required software . Its difficult to understand the rationale behind this , no doubt some overpaid idiot in London decided it would be a great money spinner.
Even more hard to take is the fact Garanti , HSBC ATMs are side by side a short distance from my hotel. I can send you a picture if you like.
I plan to be back later this year where i will arrange the closing of my account before “The worlds local bank” discover its an international bank and not the Toyrus bank it really is.