Renminbi Services

Leveraging the extensive network and advanced technology platform of ICBC in China, ICBC (Asia) provides you comprehensive, unique and competitive RMB services which can help you to manage your wealth easily.

Once either Elite Club or Peony Money Link Card • E-Ages of ICBC is activated, you can enjoy the facilities provided by ICBC and experience the advanced E-banking services in the mainland. You can handle most of the banking services, like time deposits, gold and foreign exchange transaction, as well as remittance services through online bankng securely and conveniently.

Savings Account1

You can choose passbook or statement savings for summary of account transactions, and enjoy greater convenience to enquire account balance through Internet Banking Services or Phone Banking Services. The minimum initial deposit is as low as RMB100.

Time Deposit Account1

There are ranges of deposit tenors for you to choose and enjoy preferential rate. The initial deposit can be as low as RMB 5,000.

Current Account2

With our RMB current account, personal customers can issue cheque to pay for spending expenditure in Guangdong Province, including Shenzhen. The maximum daily balance is RMB80,000 and the maximum aggregate amount of cheque issuing on the same day is RMB80,000. Initial deposit is as low as RMB 1,000.

Remittance Service3

Convenient remittance service processed via any of our branches. Apart from the general RMB remittance, we also offer a unique remittance, namely “Remittance Service With Predetermined RMB Exchange Rate”. This service enables you to remit HKD or USD with quoted RMB exchange rate. The beneficiaries can receive the funds in USD at ICBC branches on the mainland with the exchange rate quoted on the remittance date. By using this service, you can better mange your finance at ease.

Through a global remittance and clearing system, ICBC Express provides customers a fast and convenient remittance service around the world. It helps you remit money between branches of ICBC group with higher speed but lower charges.

Exchange Service

You can conduct through our various service channels without any limitation on exchange amount. Also, our free-of-charge exchange service4 and preferential exchange rates help you grasp every RMB opportunity.

RMB Non-deliverable Forward Contract

Non-deliverable Forward Contract is foreign exchange derivatives product traded over the counter. The customer and the Bank agree to exchange two currencies at pre-determined rate at a specified date in the future. However, there is no physical delivery of two currencies. Both parties will compare the spread between the spot rate and the pre-determined rate and settle the spread in either currency (if USD against RMB, the settlement currency will be in USD). The minimum contract size is USD10,000 and the tenor of the contract can be 1-month, 2-month, 3-month, 6-month or 1-year with no handling charges.

Designated Business Customers

Designated business customers can open RMB savings account, time deposit account, RMB exchange services5and non-deliverable forward contract. Designated business customers6which should be Hong Kong commercial establishments that provide retail, catering , accommodation, transportation services, communications services, medical services and educational services (excluding money changers, property agents, stockbrokers and gambling establishments).

ICBC Dual Currency credit card

ICBC Dual Currency Credit Card has both Renminbi and Hong Kong Dollar accounts in one card: purchases and cash withdrawals via ICBC and China UnionPay networks in Mainland China will be posted in Renminbi, so you won't have to pay extra money for exchange rate difference and overseas purchase handling fee for Renminbi; purchases and cash withdrawals via VISA network in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas will be posted in Hong Kong Dollars. It saves you from the risks and burden of carrying cash during outbound travels. You can even enjoy numerous merchant offers from Beijing, Shanghai, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau.

Mainland Mortgage Loan

Our "Mortgage Plus" service can provide you with flexible mortgage loan services in many major mainland cities. We offer a variety of mortgage options, along with personal service from our knowledgeable staff, so you can purchase a property on the mainland more easily. In addition, we also provide a variety of special offers which include preferential rate for RMB note exchange services, Discount on service charge for remittance to the mainland, Choice of financing in HKD or USD, Waiver of the handling fee for loan application, Loan amounts up to 70% of purchase price or appraised property value (whichever is lower), convenient repayment method through autopay, and repayment terms up to 30 years*.

* Subject to different projects.

Other Mainland related services

We also offer a variety of mainland related services that include "Accidental Emergency Medical Insurance Card" and repaid mortgage payment for ICBC Shenzhen branch.

Other services channels

Customers can manage their accounts, order cheque book and bank statement either online, phone banking or ATM, they can also enjoy the following services:

  • Online and Phone Banking:
    • Transaction history enquiry
    • Time deposit placement
    • Change the notice of time deposit
    • RMB accounts transfer7and buy/ sell RMB
    • Cheque status enquiry
    • Stop cheque payment
  • ATM Card
    • Can withdraw either RMB or Hong Kong Dollar cash 8. Now, you can also withdraw RMB cash from ICBC ATM in mainland, debits directly from your HKD account. No administration fee will be charged.
  • 95588 Roaming Service
    • By simply dialing a local phone number, you can manage your banking affairs with ICBC and ICBC (Asia) at any time without any long distance call cost no matter you are in the Mainland or Hong Kong. When you are in the Mainland, you can dial a local call 95588* to access to your bank, credit card and securities accounts of ICBC (Asia) with a wide range of services, and when you are in Hong Kong, you may also dial a local call 218 95588 to manage the bank accounts of ICBC.


  1. Only applicable to individual RMB account holders (must be Hong Kong residents who also are holders of HKID Card) or designated business customers.
  2. Only applicable to individual RMB account holders (must be Hong Kong residents who also are holders of HKID Card).
  3. RMB remittance services only apply to individual RMB account holders who can remit RMB from his/ her personal RMB savings account with ICBC (Asia) to his/ her RMB account under the same name on the mainland. Each customer can remit up to RMB80,000 per day.
  4. Only applicable to ICBC (Asia) customers, travelers from the mainland or designated business customers.
  5. Corporate customers can only deposit RMB notes into their RMB accounts, and they can only exchange RMB for withdrawing HKD notes or RMB notes. There is no maximum limit for corporate customer to withdraw HKD from RMB savings account, but the transaction amount must be related to their business nature.
  6. The list of “Designated business customers” will be updated, which does not include money changers, property agents, stockbrokers and gambling establishments.
  7. Only applicable to inter-accounts transfer within ICBC (Asia) accounts.
  8. Daily withdrawal limit via ICBC (Asia)'s ATM is HK$10,000.
  9. #No low balance is set for RMB accounts.
  10. ## Electronic banking is not applicable to joint accounts.

Risks relating to RMB

The Chinese Renminbi is currently a restricted currency. Due to the exchange controls and/or restrictions which may be imposed by the PRC government on the convertibility or utilization of RMB from time to time, there is no guarantee that disruption in the transferability, convertibility or liquidity of RMB will not occur. There is thus a likelihood that you may not be able to convert the Chinese Renminbi received into other freely convertible currencies.