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  1. 85pc of students worry about loan repayments

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung More than 85 per cent of students are worried they will be unable to repay loans upon graduation, a survey by the Tertiary Students' Rights Alliance and New Youth Forum shows. After interviewing 335 students with government loans, the poll found more than 60 per cent would seek extensions if they failed to find a job after six months. Twenty per cent would ...

  2. Loan scheme

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and MBA students are professionals, it is not easy to pay for a master's degree that costs up to HK$600,000 if you have a mortgage and other bills to consider. To ease the burden, the government and various institutions offer a range of financial aids, loans and scholarships. The government's Continuing Education Fund (CEF) offers permanent residents a maximum HK$10,000 ...

  3. Tackling student loans

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The student loans agency is planning to restrict the amount of money that students receive, lower interest rates and extend the repayment period to try to sort out the problem of people not paying back loans. The Student Financial Assistance Agency said the problem of bad debts is increasingly worrying, despite a healthy economy. Up to the last academic year, about 13,000 ...

  4. Don't coddle students who default on loans

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Victor Fung Keung Officials at the Student Financial Assistance Agency should feel ashamed for proposing unworkable solutions to clamp down on student loan defaults. It's a no-brainer. The agency's suggestion to lengthen the repayment period and lower interest rates will help to increase the number of defaults, not cut it. Because the loan schemes ...

  5. Moves to ease student debts

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com The student loans agency has proposed measures to tackle what the government says is the increasingly worrying problem of bad debts. They include ... that the defaults, which had occurred despite the robust economy in recent years, were worrying. Official statistics show that up to the last academic year, about 13,000 people had failed to repay loans ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is maths necessary? Well, up to a point

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... are rarely taught doing useful things with it- how to estimate a stock's real value or how long it takes to pay off a mortgage or student loan. Reporters like me are forever confusing means, ...

  7. What's On

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

    ... Inquiries Lily Kwong 2240 4061, Vivian Lam 2240 4189 February 26 'Essentials of Loan Syndications' is organised by the Hong Kong Securities Institute. Loan syndications allow any one lender to provide a large loan while maintaining a more prudent and manageable credit exposure. This course aims to give an overview of loan syndications from a practitioner's point of view. ...

  8. Legco approves loan to Harrow

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The Legislative Council yesterday approved a HK$273 million interest-free loan to the exclusive Harrow International School for construction of its premises. The loan is to meet 'part of the construction costs of its new school premises' in Tuen Mun, and is part of the government's commitment to support the international school sector ...

  9. 'Persecuted' educator quit city over loan scandal

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and a property sale. The purchases coincided with the parent loans to the school's sponsoring body, the Pegasus Social Service Christian Organisation. Senior prosecutor Derek Lai Kim-wah put it to Liang that she used money from the loans to cover overdrafts in bank accounts, including a joint account held with her husband and the account of Wonderful Idea (HK), a private company set up ...

  10. School chief denies swindling parents' cash

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Public Prosecutor Derek Lai Kim-wah said the prosecution intended to prove Liang lied to the parents to get them to loan money to the Pegasus Social Service Christian Organisation. The money ... for the merger,' Lai said in response to questions raised by Deputy District Judge Don So Man-lung. One parent, Lee Chiu-kwan, lent HK$250,000 while another, Tam Chi-shuk, loaned HK$200,000. Lai said Liang ...




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