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  1. UK, HK police target credit card fraud gang

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok London police are working with Hong Kong police to target the masterminds of an international fraud gang using skimming devices attached to London tube station ticket machines to copy credit card details as passengers buy tickets. Fraudsters send the numbers abroad, including to Hong Kong, where they are used to make fake cards. A customer's credit card thought ...

  2. Credit-cards-only rule to fight graft

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing will make the use of official credit cards for major purchases mandatory for officials from next year. The move is a bid to curb the abuse of public money and assuage public anger over corruption. The Ministry of Finance said on its website that 16 categories of business expenses will be required to be settled by official credit cards in order ...

  3. A thicket of credit-card fees

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com It is easy to get a credit card in Hong Kong. Banks make a lot of money from this business and, to attract new customers, they offer ... decision about credit-card use, we've compiled a table of the most basic fees for entry-level cards issued by eight of Hong Kong's major banks. The essential finding: it can get expensive ...

  4. Learning in Luxury

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... ESSEC Business School in France and MasterCard Worldwide have offered the Luxury Brand Management Executive Programme, an annual, four-day course that provides up-to-date knowledge of luxury ... of Asia's luxury market,' says Georgette Tan, vice-president for communications, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, MasterCard Worldwide. 'Working alongside other professionals ...

  5. Raid nets 1,000 fake credit cards

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police yesterday raided the biggest counterfeit credit card operation found in the city in a decade, arresting two men and seizing more than 1,000 bogus card. 'Intelligence shows the two men are the core figures of the bogus credit card racket. We believe we have smashed the syndicate,' a senior police officer said. The operation- ...

  6. Warning over sky-high interest rates for dual currency credit cards

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei The consumer watchdog is warning of a huge disparity in the interest charged for dual currency credit cards, rates for which can rise above 40 per cent a year for users who fail to pay on time. The alert comes after the Consumer Council looked at eight credit cards issued by seven companies that can be used to spend and pay in yuan and Hong Kong dollars. Purchases made ...

  7. City safe for credit card users- if you take care

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... credit and debit card company Visa has launched its Security Sense Programme to provide information to the public on preventing fraud and theft. 'Hong Kong is a chip-driven market,' said Kevin Lau, head of risk analytics at Visa, referring to cards where a personal identification number (PIN) is needed to process a payment. As a result, the transaction is more secure ...

  8. Aeon aims to grow credit card base after bad year

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen Smaller companies trying to expand in Hong Kong's loan and credit card business found last year especially tough as competition intensified. This was the case with AEON ... dropped by about one percentage point to about 22 per cent. On the other hand, a gradual recovery in the economy led to less revenue from late charges in both loans and credit cards. Handling ...

  9. BOCHK tips 1m users for dual-pay credit cards

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Bank of China (Hong Kong) said it had opened 725,000 dual-currency credit card accounts by March since launching the service in December 2008. The bank also ... Guangbei, vice-chairman and chief executive of BOCHK. The dual-currency commercial credit card enables yuan and Hong Kong dollar transactions under one account. Transactions conducted ...

  10. Credit card payments diverted to avoid taxes

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese authorities are investigating a fraudulent payment method that involves operators illegally forwarding mainland visitors' credit card spending records to the mainland, bypassing the island's tax department and the credit card settlement centre. Three Taiwanese companies allegedly deprived the island of at least NT$700 million ...




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