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  1. Immune system

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... she discovered that $600 had been charged to her credit card by a health-care management company- without her consent and for a scheme that she hesitated to join. She was then furious to find ... by the company through her mobile phone and was duped into disclosing her credit card number to the salesperson. 'I don't know where they got my number from, and they called my mobile phone ...

  2. Bad call proves fortuitous as Dah Sing customers shown card

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... defeat to mediocre opposition, the local banking industry's own version of a mid-table team, Dah Sing Bank, unveiled its latest theme-credit card- featuring, well, Manchester United. Talk ... with their card. Now, that is the kind of reward that even a die-hard Hong Kong football fan like me will find hard to resist. navigating dire straits Dah Sing is not the only bank to have ...

  3. Bocom wins nod for credit card issue

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Bank of Communications (Bocom) has won final clearance to launch credit cards bearing its logo and that of its 19.9 per cent shareholder HSBC. The first cards would be issued later ... to more than a dozen cities by the end of the year, with hundreds of thousands of cards being sold through Bocom's extensive national branch network. Credit card co-operation was key ...

  4. HK credit card holders among victims of US security breach

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI Updated at 6.21pm: Some 134 Hong Kong credit cards were suspected of being used illegally following the biggest data security breach ever in the United States, Monetary Authority executive director Raymond Li Ling-cheung said on Monday. He said the private information of 12,000 Hong Kong credit card holders had probably been leaked during the security breach. ...

  5. StanChart offers card cash rebates

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of its credit cards rebates of up to 5 per cent on their retail purchases. The offer is one of the most competitive in town in terms of cash rebates, with only Hang Seng Bank and Citibank offering similar discounts. Tyrrell Schmidt, Standard Chartered country general manager of credit cards and personal loans, said cardholders who registered for the programme would automatically ...

  6. Citibank plans to cut interest-free periods

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Citibank is trying to persuade its customers to accept shorter interest-free periods on their credit cards in return for lower interest rates, as the bank tries to reduce funding costs in the face of dwindling profit margins in the lending business. A spokeswoman at Citibank, which has almost a million credit cards in circulation, confirmed it would shorten ...

  7. Security scare may alter approach to marketing

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... as many as 40 million credit-card accounts worldwide at risk of fraud may result in permanent changes to the way card businesses operate and market their services. Fierce competition has prompted credit-card issuers to use freebies, discounts and airline mileage to lure customers. While there has been no formal market survey, bankers said many card holders sign up for cards purely to take ...

  8. HK discovers plastic's fantastic for paying bills

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Cash is fading and plastic is in for Hong Kong people paying their tax and gas bills, according to Visa International. Credit cards are no longer used just for shopping ... 'Now, more than ever, people are using their credit cards in instances where they previously would have only considered using cash,' said Prudence Chan Bik-wah, Visa's country manager ...

  9. HK finds plastic just fantastic as Amex prepares platinum push

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk 'Why do you have so many credit cards?' is a question many gweilo colleagues ask me. They don't understand why Hong Kong people are such dedicated card users- and I don't know why they think cash is so great. Media Eye has eight credit cards in her wallet- all the better for collecting bonus points, paying by instalment or obtaining discounts from shops ...

  10. Three held over hi-tech credit card scam

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Three people have been arrested and 810 fake cards seized after police uncovered a counterfeit credit card manufacturing plant in two public housing flats in Wong Tai Sin. ... cards, said Chief Superintendent Vincent Wong Fook-chuen, head of the Commercial Crime Bureau. 'Our investigation revealed that bogus credit cards would be used for spending sprees in Hong ...




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