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China uses the Renminbi (yuan; ¥)
UnionPay is a major card issuer in China so you may find foreign cards being not processed correctly. You shouldn’t have a problem in major cities like Shanghai and Beijing. Most of the shop don’t take credit card and do not support for Mastercard or Visa, only a few shop aimed at theforeignerr guest or hotel support it.
Not all the ATMs support MasterCard, you’ll probably need to visit the ATMs outside the banks. Make sure your magstripe is enabled every 24 hours from your settings menu.
Payment and withdrawal limits
All Monzo cards have some payment and withdrawal limits. To check yours before you leave, go to your Profile section of the app and tap on Limits.
Crowdsourced merchant data
Data will most likely be scant so please try and contribute relevant feedback about transactions
Try one of the interesting ways to pay including WeChat that is a popular chat app that allows mobile-wallet transactions to other users!
- Try Didi (Like the Chinese Uber) instead of Taxi if you want to pay by card;
- Prepared an VPN if you don’t wanna lost connect with your friends.
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