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USA PrePaid UnionPay Card now available.

USA PrePaid UnionPay Card now available.

Old Feb 9, 19, 3:54 am
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USA PrePaid UnionPay Card now available.

First, forgive me if this isnít the correct forum.

To my knowledge only ICBC in the US offers a UnionPay branded card, and itís credit. Thus prepaid option is for those who donít want to open a line of credit.


It does have an application process and the prepaid card will have your name on it. When I applied I did not receive a confirmation email, but I did receive the card about 1.5 weeks after the application.

Interestingly although the website shows an EMV card, I received a card without a chip. When I inquired they said that EMV is still in process.

This card CANNOT be bound to WeChat or AliPay for QR or Topups. I was able to use it however for a HKD and RMB purchase within a WeChat subapp using the UnionPay screen, interestingly UnionPay uses a 6 digit pin, however this prepaid only allows 4 digits. When using this card at a China POS or online that requires a pin, you must put 00 AFTER your 4 digit.

The RMB and HKD exchange rates are very favorable.
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