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How Do You Get a Bank Account in This Country??

I’ve been having a difficult time proving my existence lately. Two major banks refused to accept me because I don’t have a lease or any bills in my name to prove my address—and haven’t had such proof in years! HSBC finally offered me a no-frills “passport account” for foreigners, which costs $150 a year—no wonder immigrants hide their money in a shoebox!

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