Nicky Burridge

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Can digitalisation and millennial shoppers sustain luxury market’s rebound?
Phone and e-mail scams: Don't be the next victim
MPF funds: a chooser's guide
26 Nov 2012 - 2:17AM
MPF funds: a chooser's guide
The cost of coffee in Hong Kong
Personal Finance: Used mobile phones
Life policy offered … again

In the latest round of our mystery shopping exercise, the South China Morning Post visited Standard Chartered to test the quality of the financial advice offered to customers.

8 Jul 2013 - 2:31AM

In the latest round of our mystery shopping exercise, the South China Morning Post visited Standard Chartered to test the quality of the financial advice offered to customers.

Life policy offered … again
When time is money - and you don't have any
HK banks refuse accounts to poor and ethnic minorities

There are three broad categories of people who are denied banking services. They include domestic helpers, the very poor, and people from South Asia.

18 Feb 2013 - 12:28PM

There are three broad categories of people who are denied banking services. They include domestic helpers, the very poor, and people from South Asia.

HK banks refuse accounts to poor and ethnic minorities
Take advantage of cheap yen by shopping around
When payback time drags on
1 Oct 2012 - 1:34AM
When payback time drags on
Credit crunch

What exactly is a credit report and how can you ensure your credit score remains top notch? Nicky Burridge finds out.

22 May 2014 - 3:53PM

What exactly is a credit report and how can you ensure your credit score remains top notch? Nicky Burridge finds out.

Credit crunch
Hong Kong consumers angry after being sold complex insurance product ILAS
Half the battle
5 Nov 2012 - 3:25AM
Half the battle
HK$5.2m payout - at age 99

This week our reporter visited DBS. As with last week's mystery shopping exercise, she posed as a 37-year-old expatriate mother of two who wanted to invest money for a pension, with HK$10,000 a month to invest and a medium attitude to risk.

24 Jun 2013 - 4:43AM

This week our reporter visited DBS. As with last week's mystery shopping exercise, she posed as a 37-year-old expatriate mother of two who wanted to invest money for a pension, with HK$10,000 a month to invest and a medium attitude to risk.

HK$5.2m payout - at age 99
Golden plans

Successful retirement means making sure your investment strategy's on track, writes Nicky Burridge.

22 May 2014 - 3:53PM

Successful retirement means making sure your investment strategy's on track, writes Nicky Burridge.

Golden plans
Laying the nest egg

Everything you need to know about moving your pension fund, by Nicky Burridge.

19 Nov 2012 - 1:34AM

Everything you need to know about moving your pension fund, by Nicky Burridge.

Laying the nest egg
When 5 years becomes 10

The South China Morning Post is conducting a mystery shopping series to test the quality of the financial advice offered by banks. This week we visit HSBC.

15 Jul 2013 - 5:05AM

The South China Morning Post is conducting a mystery shopping series to test the quality of the financial advice offered by banks. This week we visit HSBC.

When 5 years becomes 10
Bank navigates wrong path with insurance bias

The South China Morning Post continues its mystery shopper series, this week looking at Citi. As with previous rounds, our reporter poses as a 37-year-old expat mother of two wanting to invest HK$10,000 a month.

29 Jul 2013 - 3:53AM

The South China Morning Post continues its mystery shopper series, this week looking at Citi. As with previous rounds, our reporter poses as a 37-year-old expat mother of two wanting to invest HK$10,000 a month.

Bank navigates wrong path with insurance bias
How to borrow to pay taxes
24 Dec 2012 - 4:07AM
How to borrow to pay taxes
Your life in the balance

Ensuring the right level of life insurance is the foundation to all sensible - and pre-emptive - financial planning, writes Nicky Burridge.

18 Sep 2012 - 4:32PM

Ensuring the right level of life insurance is the foundation to all sensible - and pre-emptive - financial planning, writes Nicky Burridge.

Your life in the balance
Beware of unscrupulous financial advisers

Individuals put a lot of faith in financial advisers, making them vulnerable to fraud. But you can protect yourself, writes Nicky Burridge.

28 Jan 2013 - 7:19AM

Individuals put a lot of faith in financial advisers, making them vulnerable to fraud. But you can protect yourself, writes Nicky Burridge.

Beware of unscrupulous financial advisers
Hang Seng's flexible offers

As part of a continuing series to test the quality of financial advice being offered by banks, the South China Morning Post put eight banks through their paces. This week our reporter visits Hang Seng Bank. As in previous rounds, she poses as a 37-year-old expatriate mother of two who wants to invest HK$10,000 a month into a pension.

23 Jul 2013 - 6:42AM

As part of a continuing series to test the quality of financial advice being offered by banks, the South China Morning Post put eight banks through their paces. This week our reporter visits Hang Seng Bank. As in previous rounds, she poses as a 37-year-old expatriate mother of two who wants to invest HK$10,000 a month into a pension.

Hang Seng's flexible offers
Tales from the dark side: unscrupulous advisers and their crooked companies
Poor advice at Wing Lung fails to address needs
The price of freedom

Does it ever feel like all your money disappears on bills? That you are not really working for yourself at all, but rather for your landlord, a host of utility companies and the local food store?

9 Apr 2013 - 4:42AM

Does it ever feel like all your money disappears on bills? That you are not really working for yourself at all, but rather for your landlord, a host of utility companies and the local food store?

The price of freedom
How banks fare on investment advice
A split decision for the Bank of China

As part of a series to test the quality of the financial advice being given by Hong Kong's banks, the South China Morning Post carried out a mystery shopping exercise at eight institutions. This week our reporter, who poses as a 37-year-old expat mother of two who wants to invest HK$10,000 a month into a pension, visits Bank of China.

3 Jul 2013 - 5:15AM

As part of a series to test the quality of the financial advice being given by Hong Kong's banks, the South China Morning Post carried out a mystery shopping exercise at eight institutions. This week our reporter, who poses as a 37-year-old expat mother of two who wants to invest HK$10,000 a month into a pension, visits Bank of China.

A split decision for the Bank of China
The (low) price of credit card loyalty