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  1. To beep or not to beep

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... By Elaine Yau As increasing numbers of people use their Octopus cards to make purchases and pay for their journeys around the city, the Octopus system has spread its tentacles to schools. ... said Dr Tam. Apart from the problems with cheating, the cards can easily go missing. 'I've lost my Octopus card twice. Cancelling it and getting a new one involves a lot ...

  2. Test your knowledge

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... 6 An Octopus card is like a credit card. How to use a credit card sensibly Cards are a convenient way to pay and to avoid carrying too much cash with you. And some cards allow you discounts ... True or false? 1 I should not give my secret PIN to anybody except to the banker who needs it in case my card has been stolen. 2 To get a credit card, I pay a fee and interest every month. ...

  3. Cash not only way to pay

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... You only have a few coins left. Luckily you have your credit card. Cash is not the only way to pay. Payment methods have changed a lot with the rapid progress of technology. You can now transfer money using a mobile phone, smart cards such as the Octopus, or the internet. Most payments- apart from cash- imply having a bank account and going through a bank to be processed: cheques, ...

  4. Rich kid, poor kid

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to top up the 11-year-old's Octopus card to HK$200 at the start of each week to buy lunch at school, but he would invariably overspend his allowance on snacks. 'The temptation with Octopus is the vending machines accepts payment even when there isn't enough money on the card,' Leung says. 'Whenever I ask [Theo] how he used up all the money, he gets annoyed ...

  5. Events

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong event: 'Visit to a member's company- Octopus Cards'. Beijing: UK/China Business Summit. Diaoyutai State Guest House. Monday, January 21: American Chamber of Commerce ...

  6. Privacy complaint spurs Autotoll probe

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... stations as well as some highways in Guangdong province. 'We worry that clients' personal data can be leaked to third parties outside Hong Kong as the company's Autotoll-Unitoll Card ... that the commission aimed to finish the Octopus investigation in the middle of next month. A spokeswoman for Autotoll said they did not have enough information about the complaint, but added ...

  7. Dying notes

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Octopus cards and Electronic Payment Services (EPS) is impressive. Even the smallest fast-food shop has a way of conveniently taking our money. But society cannot go truly cashless without ... Peter Kammerer My wallet has never been emptier- and that is just how I like it. Within its folds and pockets are five plastic cards, each arranged according to how often they get used. ...

  8. Banks under fire for misusing client data

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their knowledge. The investigations were prompted by an Octopus Card scandal last year in which it sold the data of millions of clients to its partners. The Legislative Council bills committee ... or consent. Citic released telephone numbers, credit card numbers and partial identity card numbers in the deals. The bank took an 18 per cent premium for each policy sold from one of the insurers, ...

  9. Advertising spending hits $4b

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... times to $45.3 million. Octopus Card, the electronic payment service used in local transport and retail chains, boosted its marketing spending more than eight times to $25.7 million, much ... were holding on to their budgets as they waited for the kick-off of the football World Cup next month. Credit card issuers increased their advertising spending the most last month, up 73.6 per ...

  10. Firms take cover as they come under cyberattack

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... following the 2010 scandal concerning the Octopus card company's sale of customer data to its business partners. In a recent report, DLA Piper solicitor Arthur Cheuk Ho-yin said the amendments ...




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