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  1. 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 ...

  2. Hiring as usual despite credit crisis

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... [investment] banks, where they were putting things on hold and only making the most critical hires,' Ms Williams said. Whereas it normally took six weeks to make hires before the credit crisis, ... change jobs in the investment banking sector this year would be rewarded with pay increases of at least 15 per cent. Despite a temporary decline due to the US credit crunch, Ambition said ...

  3. Use of name card shows the elite mindset at work

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Undersecretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung is no doubt a busy man. For convenience, he attached his government name card to an Immigration Department ... apologised for his action. Mr So could have supplied a bank statement. Instead, he considered the card, which bears the government's logo and his name and title, sufficient proof that he had ...

  4. Many ways to take the credit

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

    ... Acknowledging that many members already take comprehensive learning and development schemes supported by their employers, ACCA will exempt those working for companies with approved CPD programmes. Members in approved employer's schemes, recently laun ...

  5. Bankruptcies up 37pc

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that showed there had already been close to 1,000 so far. One problem that led to a great number of the bankruptcies was that many people had lost their jobs and could not repay credit card debts. Mr ...

  6. The Student Financial Assistance Agency

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A lack of funds does not mean you won't be able to pursue your dreams. Public money The Student Financial Assistance Agency (www.gov.hk/sfaa) offers a variety of means-tested grants and loans, and non-means-tested loans to both full-time an ...

  7. ... and university students merit better loans scheme

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than HK$160 million is a lot for the taxpayer to be out of pocket for extending loans to students to help them through university. That was the accumulated total of repayment defaults in September 2005. But the government is right to shelve a plan fo ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... skills or academic qualifications. In some instances swindlers, under the pretext of recruitment, may obtain personal information such as bank account and credit card numbers for unlawful ...

  9. Ineptitude 'no excuse for not paying wages'

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because they live on that. They need to pay rent, school fees, etc.' He added that unpaid employees might have to incur credit card expenses with heavy interest owing to late payment. Senior ...

  10. Insurance eases stress of managing debt

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... cent of the outstanding credit-card balance to cover card holders in case of inability to pay due to injury or death. The bank's mortgage loans also come equipped with the option to insure ...




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