Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Banks see expatriates as ___________ (fill in the blank).
Well, I wouldn't have put "gold mine" in there, as the Korea Times did today. I'll mention, as I did the last time the KT gushed about foreigner-friendly banks, that foreigners are still denied basic services at banks. My girlfriend, for example, has been rejected several times for an international debit card at Gwangju Bank, and 47% of respondents on a Dave's survey I started said that they either couldn't get an international debit card or were issued one that didn't work overseas.