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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The price of allowing triads to harass umbrella movement

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:48am by Howard Winn

    ... out and drivers are obliged to use Visa or Octopus cards when using the car park. If drivers use their Octopus cards at the car park as well as for their MTR journey they might reasonably ... the Octopus card at a customer service desk to get the discount. This is the case, for example, at Hang Hau, but not at Choi Hung. While this advice is available on the MTR website, ...

  2. Octopus cards to streamline school administration

    Posted Dec 01st 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam An automatic Octopus card check-in and payment system will be implemented across 90 primary and secondary schools over the next two years. Under the system, teachers would be saved from labour intensive tasks such as calling attendance and collecting fees because the students' Octopus cards would do the jobs. It would help schools cut administrative costs, ...

  3. Users warned of Octopus delay

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Octopus card users with the automatic add-value service be warned: if you lose your card you could be HK$1,000 poorer in just six hours. The Consumer Council yesterday demanded that Octopus Cards speed up its response to reports of lost cards. As the service now stands, users of personalised Octopus cards are liable for all value added automatically to cards in the six hours ...

  4. Octopus names new chief

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Sunny Cheung, former country manager of Visa International for Hong Kong and Macau, will take over as chief executive of the Octopus group from David Tang, the interim chief executive. Prudence Chan Bik-wah resigned as Octopus Cards' chief executive in August last year after a scandal over its breach of privacy rules. Cheung will take up the post on January 29. ...

  5. Octopus data policy called into question

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A lawmaker wants the privacy watchdog to examine how Octopus Holdings treats the data of card users if they join a reward scheme and later pull out. The card issuer is rumoured to keep data for seven years even if the scheme is cancelled. Lawmaker James To Kun-sun (pictured) said Octopus Holdings Limited might be violating the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance ...

  6. Octopus expands into worthy causes

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com In a landmark deal between Octopus Cards and the Hong Kong Council of Social Services, up to 30 charities could be giving you a 'doot'' as well as a thank you when you shell out to help the needy. The first flag-selling event using the Octopus card will be led by the Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service on December 17. A swipe ...

  7. Cut in Octopus fee

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Fees for Octopus card holders requesting a printout of recent transactions will be halved from Monday. In a notice published in two newspapers yesterday, Octopus Cards Limited ... between January 2000 and December 2006 had led to HK$3.7 million being wrongfully deducted from the bank accounts of Octopus card users. A spokeswoman for Octopus said they had taken into account ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In the modern era, coins are a waste of time and money

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... so often end up in jars or bottles at home. There are limited places to spend them, banks charge to convert large amounts to notes and Octopus cards have replaced the need to use small ... or added Octopus card value have surprised the contractor, which had expected at most small tins would be involved. Instead, people have been bringing in hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars, ...

  9. Is giving to charity by Octopus an idea that's got legs?

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com The tentacles of the Octopus card reached into the world of charity for the first time yesterday as flag sellers were allowed to accept the card ... paired up with one carrying a cash bag in order to provide donors with an option. The 100 volunteers, who spread out to 11 busy MTR stations across the city, were trained by Octopus Cards on how ...

  10. MTRC's Octopus spreads tentacles

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... by the MTRC's subsidiary Octopus Cards, debuted in Hong Kong in 1997. Nearly 10 million Octopus cards are in circulation, or 1.5 cards for every Hong Kong resident. The system handles daily transactions ... and schools as security cards. These services are already available in Hong Kong. Octopus churned out a $19 million net profit in the first six months of this year and $68 million last year. well paid ...




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