CB Plus, can I walk into a CB branch in Hong Kong to withdraw money?

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Sorry for the new thread; I am currently in Hong Kong right now and need to withdraw around ~USD$10K.

Can I just walk into one of their branches and withdraw that amount? Have proper ID etc etc
 

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highly doubt it - i wasnt able to withdraw in Citi PH with a Citi HK account

give it a go, id be surprised though, their retail operations are pretty amateur...
 

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They have emergency cash withdrawal at citi branches overseas, however you need to call them to confirm the limits.

Travelling Overseas - Citibank Australia

They only provide this as an absolute last resort if you have no other cards and they try to get you to do it from a credit card not a bank account, I tried it in HK from an AU account Citi and they refused to do it as they knew I had cash in my HK Citi accounts...
 

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I couldn't even get money out of a Citibank ATM in Hong Kong with my Citibank Plus card the other day (screen message said to phone Citi Sydney)! Fortunately there was a HSBC ATM right next to the Citibank one which happily spat out my money. Gosh....
 

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I think you have two/three options.
Go into a Citibank Hong Kong branch and ask if you can do it.
Ring Citibank Australia and see if it can be arranged.
Alternatively you could withdraw the equivalent of AUD1000 a day at an ATM for numerous days!

In my dealings with Citibank Hong Kong retail I found them to be excellent.
However such an amount may be outside their limits.
 

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Is it possible to ring Citi Australia and ask them to increase the $1k limit?

Otherwise bring your passport and open a Citi HK transaction account, then do a free global transfer. Easy for foreigners to open a bank account in HK.
 

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Didn't work when I was in HK earlier this year.
Though I expected that, as when I opened my citi account I asked and was told that citi operate as different entities in each country and don't share accounts between them.

Also, the limit is per card. If you operate a joint account, then each card will independently be able to withdraw 1k AUD per day.
 

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Is it possible to ring Citi Australia and ask them to increase the $1k limit?

Otherwise bring your passport and open a Citi HK transaction account, then do a free global transfer. Easy for foreigners to open a bank account in HK.

This may be the best move... global transfers are done via your online banking and are instant
 

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Thanks for the good suggestions. I managed to arrange a nonCB bank transfer to the recipient. Cheers.
 
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