Asked by Anonymous
Asked on 21 Aug 2018
I'm heading to China soon for work and a holiday. I'm keen to open up a WeChat pay or Alipay wallet to try it out. Was wondering if the community knows what is the best way to do that?
Speaking from my experience when I setup my WeChat Pay last year..
Open a bank account with one of the local banks
Link your Chinese bank account with WeChat Pay or AliPay
Transfer money from your bank account into the WeChat Pay or AliPay wallet
Funds within your wallet will be available for use
If I'm not wrong, you can't link your Singaporean bank or credit card account with the Chinese app.
Hope that helps!
In Singapore u can only open up ur wechat wallet using any local bank credit/debit card,but to use wechat payment and top up,u gotta use a China Bank card normally.
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You can link Citibank credit cards to Alipay
From my research you cannot use WeChat pay in China without having a local China bank account
if anyway have found a way around this would love to learn.