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  1. 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 ...

  2. Local lender takes credit for mainland charge

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bank's yuan credit card for Hong Kong residents yesterday. The bank, and its parent HSBC, are the first two local lenders without direct mainland ties to offer yuan credit-card services for Hong Kong residents, who can use the cards to make purchases at almost 400,000 mainland shopping outlets bearing the China UnionPay logo. They can also use the cards for cash advances at mainland ...

  3. Bocom prepares to issue HSBC co-branded cards

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Australian banker nominated to head unit seeking to tap mainland market Bank of Communications has set up a new unit to issue co-branded credit cards with new shareholder HSBC. Ron ... unit's establishment has signalled that Bocom and HSBC have begun substantive business co-operation,' Shanghai-based Bocom said in a statement yesterday. A credit card joint venture in which ...

  4. Cross-border products fail to win creative credit

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it appears local lenders are still struggling over the trickiest item of the first phase- yuan credit cards. And even those who have taken the lead by issuing them are proceeding with great caution. HSBC and subsidiary Hang Seng Bank this week became the first Hong Kong banks with no direct mainland ties to launch yuan credit cards for local residents. The Hong Kong subsidiaries of both ...

  5. Octopus sold personal data of customers for HK$44m

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the credit card numbers of cardholders to one of its partners, Card Protection Plan (CPP). She replied only that no customers had given permission for this to be done before 2005. Octopus Cards ... Phyllis Tsang and Ng Kang-chung Two weeks after it denied selling the personal data of cardholders to third parties, the Octopus Card issuer said yesterday it had made HK$44 million ...

  6. Citigroup targets card-carrying elite

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will expand the issuance of their co-branded credit card to more key mainland cities next year, according to officials. The widening geographical reach of their yuan and US dollar dual-currency ... Construction Bank in exchange for an arrangement to sell credit cards to the large client base of the country's third-largest bank. China Merchants Bank, the Industrial & Commercial Bank ...

  7. PBOC tests national credit database

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... credit Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Boon expected for economy by unleashing private spending through use of cards and consumer loans The People's Bank of China (PBOC) will soon launch ... chief of the Credit Services Bureau of the PBOC. A national credit database could be a boon for the economy by unleashing consumer spending through the use of credit cards and consumer loans. ...

  8. Citigroup passes debit card inspection

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... debit and credit cards, in the country had gone up 29.1 per cent from a year earlier to 1.58 billion. Card-based transactions accounted for 25.6 per cent of total retail sales in the first ... Natalie Chiu Citigroup yesterday said its debit card database on the mainland had passed inspection by the People's Bank of China, making it the third overseas lender eligible ...

  9. Bad credit

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Rachel Autherson

    ... might check the type of credit lines an individual has opened, such as credit cards, loans and mortgages, as well as the repayment history, including any late payments. For junior applicants, ... reliability through detailed credit checks. After all, few companies would want to hire people for a job that involves managing the finances of others if the applicants have a poor record of managing ...

  10. How scandal put the spotlight on privacy

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... into a debit card, a credit card and an access card with aspirations of becoming an all-in-one social security card for mainland residents. However, in the middle of all this growth, its tentacles became entangled in the controversial issue of privacy protection. Over the past 20 years, the sharing of personal data between companies, including banks and credit card issuers, has become more ...




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