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Credit Card Issue

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Credit Card Issue

I will go to auckland few weeks later for vacation and i wonder will the hotels accept my China Union Pay credit card or not.

Is it really not that popular in NZ ?

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1. Re: Credit Card Issue

Is it a visa or mastercard?

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2. Re: Credit Card Issue

I don't have a China Union Pay CC but you'll be pleased to know you can get cash from any BNZ ATM with your CUP debit card.

As Quin suggests, check whether you have any other logo on your card - Visa or Mastercard.

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According to wikipedia, your UnionPay card can be used in BNZ ATM's - they are all over the country, which is good news. Some hotels will be able to accept them but not all - it depends on whether they use the BNZ to process their payments or not.

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Here's a page that should help:

…unionpay.com/abroadCard/…index.html

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As well as BNZ the CUP card can be used at Kiwi Bank ATMs (They are bright green) and at NZCU ATMs (they are orange and black).

Plenty of ATMs around the country where you can use the card, as said earlier you may need merchants who use BNZ services to enable you to use the CUP card with them. Often merchants here have signage in the window advising you of what cards they accept, particularly in tourist areas.

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Kiwi_acct, that is good news about Kiwi Bank ATMs. I'll be home in a couple of weeks for my "summer holiday" and that will help me spend my RMB in NZ.

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7. Re: Credit Card Issue

Sorry for interrupting.

Will NZ hotels and car rentals company accept Bank of China credit card (Mastercard).

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yep, Mastercard is accepted in NZ :)

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This place runs on plastic. Someimes in the centre of cities ATM might be as much as 100 meters apart! Check with your bank about any fee arrangements.

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Thank you.