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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    BOCHK lowers rate for mortgages

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... bank, expects Singapore and Taiwan to eat into the city's yuan trade but expects Hong Kong to maintain its leading position in offshore yuan business. HSBC and Standard Chartered issued ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - PROPERTY

    Big banks worry as mortgage interest rate gaps opens with smaller lenders

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI, Sandy Li

    ... restricted by the monetary authority to a maximum of 1 per cent of loan size. On their prime-based mortgages, HSBC and Standard Chartered are currently offering cash rebates of 0.2 to 0.5 per cent, ... reserves, increasing the costs of making mortgage loans. As a result, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Hang Seng, Bank of East Asia, and Bank of China (Hong Kong) raised their mortgage lending rates ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    'Modest default risk' in property price slump

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Authority has stipulated a minimum 15 per cent risk weighting for mortgage loans for large banks, forcing lenders to hold more capital to cover default risks. HSBC, Bank of China (Hong Kong), ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks to undergo mortgage loan checks

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... banks have been using this model to manage their capital, including HSBC, Standard Chartered, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Hang Seng Bank and Bank of East Asia. Yuen said it would take time ... weightings, it will only increase our burden as well as costs HSBC, Standard Chartered and Hang Seng Bank raised their mortgage lending rates by 0.25 percentage point last week. The Bank of East Asia ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Second-hand home transactions hit historic lows

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... on the doubling of stamp duty payable by buyers of second homes introduced last month. Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp, the local unit of global banking group HSBC and the city's biggest home ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - PROPERTY

    Sellers cut asking prices on homes as banks raise mortgage rates

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu and Paggie Leung Sellers cut prices by 10 per cent after HSBC and Standard Chartered put rates up for new buyers Home prices fall as banks raise mortgage rates Home sellers have cut their asking prices by as much as 10 per cent in response to higher mortgage rates for new applicants announced by HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank. From today, HSBC's best ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong's new homebuyers hit by rise in interest rates

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 09:49pm by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com HSBC and Standard Chartered raise mortgage rates by quarter point, prompting some owners to slash asking prices by up to 10pc New home buyers face higher mortgage costs after HSBC and Standard Chartered raised mortgage lending rates by 25 basis points yesterday. Centaline Property Agency said last night that some owners had immediately slashed ...

  8. Carson Yeung to appeal order to vacate home

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... at his home in May last year by the narcotics bureau's financial investigations unit. He allegedly used four Wing Lung Bank accounts and a HSBC account to launder more than HK$721 million ...

  9. Shifting fortunes of Hibor and prime

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong banks, led by HSBC and BOC Hong Kong, have increased their Hibor-based mortgage rates at least six times since April as liquidity dried up. Taking Luk's case as an example (see ...

  10. 'Significant' fall in home loans likely, agency says

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cent year on year to HK$376 billion. Last year, HSBC topped the mortgage market with a market share of 25.2 per cent, an increase from19.4 per cent in 2010. Bank of China ranked second ...




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