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Shanghai upgrades banking services before Olympics


Source: | 07-27-2008 14:35

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

Shanghai has been busy upgrading and polishing its public services as part of its preparations as a co-host city of the Beijing Olympics. The financial hub's banks have come up with new services to ensure smooth bank transactions using international bank cards.

The financial hub's banks have come up with new services to ensure smooth bank transactions using international bank cards.
The financial hub's banks have come up with
new services to ensure smooth bank 
transactions using international bank cards.

Shanghai is going to host a number of Olympic football matches. Bank of China Shanghai branch has set up Olympic service counters in every outlet, which provide English language service and 16 foreign currency exchange service. ATMs will accept all international standardized cards. All the outlets near the Olympic venue will extend service hours during the games period.

Other banks are offering multilingual services, or even sign language service. Some banks allow foreign customers to use Olympic speed paths in emergency cases.

Shops have also upgraded their payment systems. Over 90 percent of the vendors near Shanghai's Olympic venue can accept both domestic and foreign bank card payments. Authorities say the banking sector will be capable of handling demand during the games.


Editor:Liu Fang