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barracuda93 Jan 25, 19 8:02 am


Originally Posted by Kilian Zoll (Post 30697434)
That may technically be the case, but I was flat out refused by HSBC when trying to open an account shortly after arriving in HK some 27 months ago, despite having my passport, the little white slip that acts as a temporary HKID, company letter etc.
My HR department informed me that Citibank (as far as they knew) is the only bank that will open accounts for expats who only have the temporary HKID slip. Sure enough Citibank helped me out, and opened a Citigold account despite me not meeting any sort of deposit requirement.

I am not at all surprised to hear this about HSBC. I have heard similar reports before. They are troublesome.
Citi and SC have been very easy though.

Did you get a promotional Citigold for the first year? Or they actually keep in active without a needed balance? I wish I had that too ^_^
Citi HK never offered me even a Priority (despite I was having Priority account in Taiwan back then), but they were generous with credit card approvals.

SC opened Priority Banking account for me for the first year, matching my status in Taiwan. Downgraded to regular one after one year though.

beach86 Jan 26, 19 1:19 am

Hello, is there a list anywhere of Dept Stores covered under:

II. Supermarket, dept store, Telecommunications bills on autopay

Thanks

christep Jan 26, 19 1:41 am

Home category: https://www.redhotoffers.hsbc.com.hk...ice/popup-home

Lifestyle category: https://www.redhotoffers.hsbc.com.hk...opup-lifestyle

Entertainment category: https://www.redhotoffers.hsbc.com.hk...-entertainment

I'm not aware that any of the HSBC Rewards of your choice categories cover Telecoms bills on autopay or otherwise though. I think that may need updating.

On the other hand, I've just noticed (reviving an earlier discussion) that for 2019 uSelect is explicitly in the Home/Supermarket category, which is good news.

Isochronous Jan 26, 19 2:17 am

Conversely, I understand that HKMA lifted the proof of address requirement but are any banks following this? I forgot to bring mine to BEA a few months ago when opening to avoid World Flyer fee, and their solution was to send me a letter to my address (which I forgot to bring proof for) and for me to bring the letter back to them and sign it, together with the postmarked envelope. Am wondering for those who might hold HKPR but don't live permanently in HK who might want to open accounts.

barracuda93 Jan 27, 19 9:14 am


Originally Posted by Isochronous (Post 30702400)
Conversely, I understand that HKMA lifted the proof of address requirement but are any banks following this? I forgot to bring mine to BEA a few months ago when opening to avoid World Flyer fee, and their solution was to send me a letter to my address (which I forgot to bring proof for) and for me to bring the letter back to them and sign it, together with the postmarked envelope. Am wondering for those who might hold HKPR but don't live permanently in HK who might want to open accounts.

You can open account with a proof of any foreign address related to you. If you need to have HK address for whatever reason, changing address does not require any proofs :cool:

Kilian Zoll Jan 28, 19 12:57 am


Originally Posted by barracuda93 (Post 30699232)
Did you get a promotional Citigold for the first year? Or they actually keep in active without a needed balance?

Citigold for one year then downgraded once the deposit requirement kicked in.

Kilian Zoll Jan 28, 19 12:57 am

Does anyone know what Mileslife transactions code as on the credit card statement? Is it dining, or online?

percysmith Jan 28, 19 1:41 am


Originally Posted by Kilian Zoll (Post 30708917)
Does anyone know what Mileslife transactions code as on the credit card statement? Is it dining, or online?

MCC and online/offline are two different attributes
Online
7278 Buying/Shopping Services, Clubs

Kilian Zoll Jan 28, 19 2:30 am


Originally Posted by percysmith (Post 30709005)
7278 Buying/Shopping Services, Clubs

Thank you Percy. Does this category fall into any of the spend buckets across any cards for bonus points purposes?

percysmith Jan 28, 19 2:47 am


Originally Posted by Kilian Zoll (Post 30709101)
Thank you Percy. Does this category fall into any of the spend buckets across any cards for bonus points purposes?

No

beach86 Jan 28, 19 4:52 am


Originally Posted by christep (Post 30702365)
Home category: https://www.redhotoffers.hsbc.com.hk...ice/popup-home

Lifestyle category: https://www.redhotoffers.hsbc.com.hk...opup-lifestyle

Entertainment category: https://www.redhotoffers.hsbc.com.hk...-entertainment

I'm not aware that any of the HSBC Rewards of your choice categories cover Telecoms bills on autopay or otherwise though. I think that may need updating.

On the other hand, I've just noticed (reviving an earlier discussion) that for 2019 uSelect is explicitly in the Home/Supermarket category, which is good news.

Thanks Chris, I just got Citi Rewards so I guess its the same list as HSBC refer too?

Kilian Zoll Jan 28, 19 5:29 am


Originally Posted by beach86 (Post 30709365)
Thanks Chris, I just got Citi Rewards so I guess its the same list as HSBC refer too?

Citi actually publishes the full list on their website: https://www.citibank.com.hk/english/...yMerchantsCCRC

Department Stores:
AEON
APITA
Chinese Arts & Crafts
Chinese Goods Centre
Chung To Chinese Product
Citistore
FACES
Harvey Nichols
JUSCO
Lane Crawford
LCX
Living PLAZA by AEON
Marks & Spencer
Metropole International
PIAGO
Sincere
SOGO
SU-PA-DE-PA
UNY
Wing On
YATA
Yue Hwa

christep Jan 28, 19 6:38 am

I've obviously missed something completely here. Apologies for the dumb question, but Citi has categorised rewards? I have a PremierMiles card and I've only ever known 1/$8 local, 1/$4 overseas. (Occasional promos excepted)

What have I missed?

tf552 Jan 28, 19 6:52 am

Only for Citibank Rewards - 1 mile per $3

tf552 Jan 28, 19 6:53 am


Originally Posted by christep (Post 30709661)
I've obviously missed something completely here. Apologies for the dumb question, but Citi has categorised rewards? I have a PremierMiles card and I've only ever known 1/$8 local, 1/$4 overseas. (Occasional promos excepted)

What have I missed?

Only for Citibank Rewards - 1 mile per $3


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