Rishengchang Private Bank

Rishengchang Private Bank

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The Rishengchang Private Bank, located in Pingyao, Shanxi province, is considered as the first exchange bank in China’s history. It was founded in 1823 and lived for 100 years. Up to 35 branch banks distributed in various big cities of the whole country. The business of Rishengchang even reached European and Southeast Asia.
It is said that the interview of this private bank is very serious. The clerks must be 5 feet high. The leader of this bank made an iron hat and a pair of iron shoes for interview. The iron hat and iron shoes must fit the interviewee very well. They cannot be smaller or bigger. Or else, the interviewee will fail to get the job.
Rishengchang Private Bank occupies an area of 1,386 square meters and has a construction area of 1,200 square meters. The site of Rishengchang has been changed to “Rishengchang Exchang Shop Museum”.

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