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I’ve seen many people mention that if you work for a fortune 500 company it should be easy to get a credit card here. I work for one but have been finding it very difficult to get a credit card. So far I’ve been rejected by ICBC, CMB and Pufa despite providing all the relevant paperwork.

Is this fortune 500 = success thing just a bit of a myth or does anyone have any experience of successful applications? As far as I can remember none of the forms actually asked whether your company is fortune 500 listed or not. During the application for the last one I even mentioned to the guy in the bank that my company was, but he just gave me a patronising look as if to say ‘that’s great, good for you – have a biscuit’.

Some background: I’ve been here 9 months. Company has over 1,000 people in China but less than half a dozen foreigners. Not sure if any of this makes a difference.