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NEWS ARCHIVE FOR 2014


HSBC NEWS July 2014


HSBC NEW GLOBAL CAMPAIGN REDEFINES WEALTH FOR HSBC'S AFFLUENT CLIENTS

Saturday, 5th July 2014

HSBC recently launched a new marketing campaign for its affluent international flagship proposition; HSBC Premier. The campaign reinforces the bank's further commitment to helping its clients understand and organise their finances in the form of their own personal economy.

The new Premier marketing campaign highlights HSBC's support and strategy in growing market share and deepening client relationships.

Lyndsay Rajah, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Brunei added: "We are absolutely committed to growing a client-driven, needs-based business and Premier is critical to building long-term sustainable relationships to drive growth. We have put in place a number of important initiatives that strongly position Premier to provide holistic support for all of our clients globally.

Since the launch of Premier in 2007, HSBC has provided leading international banking services to a growing segment of globally-minded affluent clients. As their views on wealth evolve, so have their needs. For the new global affluent tribe, wealth means so much more than financial growth - the health of their family, the security of their homes and the legacy they pass onto the next generation. HSBC has reshaped its Premier proposition to better understand what's most valuable to its clients and as a trusted partner, help them take control of their personal economy to meet their future aspirations."

Premier provides clients each with a dedicated Premier Relationship Manager who, through HSBC's new strategic financial planning tools, can ensure they can understand and cater to every aspect of their clients' needs and help them set up a financial plan in line with their financial aspirations.

Premier continues to provide international reach, round the clock attention and preferential services that recognise a client's relationship with HSBC wherever they are in the world. These services include:

- Automatic Premier status in all HSBC markets

- Online banking with single access to all their HSBC accounts globally through 'Global View'

- Instantaneous, fee free International fund transfers between their HSBC accounts through 'Global Transfers'

- International account opening services (subject to local regulations)

- Emergency card replacement within 24 hours, and emergency funds at any HSBC branch worldwide

- Fee Free Premier Credit card, supplementary cards and emergency assistance extended to the immediate family

- Preferential access to our dedicated 24 hour telephone banking service

- Preferential rates across a range of products and services

From now until 30 September 2014, HSBC Brunei is running its Premier Campaign for customers who wish to start a Premier Relationship. During this campaign, customers will be rewarded with a branded signup gift worth B$150.00, subject to terms and conditions.

For more details on HSBC Premier, please visit the nearest HSBC branch or log on to www.hsbc.com.bn.


HSBC Premier entrance at the Bandar branch.



HSBC NEWS JUNE 2014


HSBC VOLUNTEERS COMPLETE TEACHING SESSIONS ON FINANCIAL LITERACY

Saturday, 28th June 2014

HSBC volunteers clocked in nearly 80 hours of their own time when they recently completed their teaching sessions for the Junior Achievement (JA) More than Money programme to three primary schools around the capital: Sekolah Rendah Anggerek Desa, Sekolah Rendah Pulaie and Sekolah Rendah Mabohai.

A total of 25 HSBC volunteers took time to promote financial literacy to the selected primary schools.The sessions taught the students the value of money in a fun and practical way through interactive games and exercises.

"HSBC, via Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide launched the JA More Than Money programme back in 2008, therefore, we at HSBC Brunei were excited to be able to introduce this programme amongst primary school students this year. This programme will not only teach students the basic financial skills but will also give them some idea and experience to businesses that they can start and the careers they can aspire to," remarked Liza Kamarudin, Manager Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Brunei.

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organisation dedicated to educate students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programmes.

HSBC Brunei is currently collaborating with the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) in rolling out more JA programmes after its successful completion of the JA Pilot Entrepreneurship Project back in 2012. This reflects HSBC's long standing commitment towards education and empowering the Bruneian youth in developing their financial literacy.


HSBC volunteer having a discussion with students.


HSBC volunteer in one of the teaching session.


Students enjoying the teaching session.


      FOUR LUCKY WINNERS AT HSBC B$800 SHOPPING SPREE
Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Recently, four very excited customers and their representatives were raring to charge the aisles at Supasave Beribi to fill up their shopping trolleys with up to B$800 worth of groceries. Chosen randomly from a lucky draw, these customers swiped their daily purchases using their HSBC Credit Card or Debit Card, giving each of them the chance of being one of the four monthly winners in this amazing shopping spree.

The campaign, which runs from 01 May 2014 until 31 July 2014, aims to ensure that for each month during the promotion, HSBC customers have the opportunity to turn their shopping experiences into something special, by simply making transactions locally or overseas with their HSBC Credit Card and Debit Card. Whether they are preparing for the festivities,celebrating the season, dining on a sumptuous feast, enjoying a holiday, on a business trip or even paying bills, they will automatically receive one lucky draw chance for every transaction conducted.

Scurrying along the aisles with their hauls were Hjh Noradyani Hj Ali who was representing Mr Choong Weng On, Mohd Hafiz bin Haji Sulaiman who was representing Hj Sulaiman bin Hj Latip, Rachel Tan Yeh Lyn who represented Madam Low Sow Fun and Alvin Barcelona Pascual. All of whom, within the time limit of five minutes, managed to reach their shopping targets of B$800 courtesy of HSBC Brunei.

On hand to congratulate all the winners with their groceries was Mr Au Thien Kiong, Area Manager BSB, HSBC Brunei together with Mr Lim Boon Teck, Senior Marketing Manager, HSBC Brunei.

For more details on HSBC’s campaigns and promotion, please log on to www.hsbc.com.bn.


Shopping spree winners getting ready to shop.


Lim Boon Teck and Au Thien Kiong with the shopping spree winners.


      BRUNEI REPRESENTED IN THE HSBC ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS CASE COMPETITION IN HONG KONG
Saturday, 21st June 2014

The Asia Case Research Centre and Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong has organised the only undergraduate business case competition that brings together all Hong Kong universities as well as top universities from Asia Pacific. The main purposes of the competition are to explore students' innovative and analytical skills, to obtain exposure to the real business world, to expand students' professional and social networks, and to develop their personal portfolios as well.

The HSBC Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2014 aims to bring together top undergraduate students and provide them with the opportunity to stretch and apply their quantitative, qualitative and communication skills. Students compete against each other in teams of not more than four undergraduates in business strategy and presentation. The competition is judged by senior members of the business community with international experience, giving them exposure to some of Asia's brightest talent.

Brunei held its final round of the HSBC Asia Pacific Business Case Competition on 09 May at the Entrepreneurship village, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Three finalist teams competed to represent Brunei in the Regional Competition for an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong on 5 - 6 June 2014. The local competition was organised by the Entrepreneurship at Campus and solely sponsored by HSBC Brunei which began as early as 09 April this year,whereby students were invited to submit essays on their interest in the competition. Shortlisted applicants were then invited to attend a workshop on analysing business cases.

The Regional Competition which was held recently in Hong Kong included a total of 24 universities from 16 countries including Brunei Darussalam. The Brunei representatives were Zulfadli Yahya, Andy Lian Kwok Yang, Nurul Hafizah Zakaria and Tehreem Rabbani. They were also accompanied by their coach, Adna Rahman.

Before embarking to the regional competition in Hong Kong, a prize presentation was held at the HSBC Banking Hall in the capital for the top three finalist teams. Mock cheques and prize money were presented by Todd Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Brunei.

Ensuring that the team members were prepared for the competition, a mentorship programme was organised under the guidance of both HSBC Human Resource and Development Department and the Commercial Banking Unit.

After a rigorous four rounds of business case analysis and presentation, the HSBC Business Case Competition 2014 came to a close with The University of Hong Kong emerging as the grand champion, while University of Auckland came first runner-up, followed by National University of Hong Kong as second runner-up. They were awarded with US$10,000, US$5,000 and US$2,000 respectively.


Presentation rehearsal with the HSBC mentors.


Team selected to represent Brunei in the Regional Business Case Competition in Hong Kong.


Brunei Team together with Gordon French (C), HSBC General Manager and Head of Global Banking and Markets Asia Pacific.


      5 HSBC CUSTOMERS WIN PLAYSTATION® 4 CONSOLES
Friday, 20th June 2014

HSBC Brunei recently rewarded five very happy customers each with a PlayStation® 4 console (with camera) for simply performing selected online transactions through HSBC's Personal Internet Banking (PIB) service during its Online Banking Campaign.

Hj Hamidoon Hj Ja'afar, Mohamad Asya'ari Hj Rosli, Awg Muhammad Zulfadli Umar, Mr Kjell Henry Solvang and Ms Hii Ngiew Hee each walked away with the Grand Lucky Draw prize which was presented by Mr Andy Yong, Manager Customer Value Management, HSBC Brunei, at the HSBC Banking Hall in the capital.

During the Online Banking Campaign, HSBC customers performing selected online transactions earned Transaction Points ranging from 10 to 100 points. Every month, the first 150 HSBC customers to collect 200 Transaction Points were rewarded with attractive vouchers: B$30 Starbucks Gift Certificate for the month of February, B$30 Hua Ho Shopping Voucher for the month of March and B$30 RBC Dining Voucher for the month of April. In addition, HSBC PIB customers had the chance of winning one of 5 PlayStation® 4 consoles in the Grand Lucky Draw.

For more details on current HSBC campaigns and promotions, log on to www.hsbc.com.bn.


Mr Andy Yong with one of the winners.


Mr Andy Yong with the Grand Winners of the HSBC Online Banking Campaign.


      HSBC CUSTOMERS WIN PRIZES FOR CURRENT PERSONAL LOAN CAMPAIGN
Friday, 13th June 2014

In a recent prize presentation ceremony held at the HSBC Banking Hall in the capital, customers who were successful with their loan applications and entered into a lucky draw won either a Kaldi Coffee Machine from CBTLTM, a Phillips Home Theatre system or an Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB Wi-Fi received their respective prizes.

Presenting the prizes and congratulating the lucky winners was Mr Au Thien Kiong, HSBC Area Manager, BSB.

Winners of the Kaldi Coffee Machine from CBTLTM were Dato Hj Mohd Alimin Hj Abd Wahab, Ady Merlina Hj Manaf, Abi Sarwan Husaif Lakim, Yussof Hj Mat Yassin, Dyg Hjh Rosni Hj Jair, Mr Anand Perumal and Mr Lee Khaw Siang. Whereas Ms Sarah Jane Lowndes, Sirajuzzaman Zulkifli and Ms Boon Ay Shan won the Philips Home Theatre System. Ennie Haryatee bte Lamat and Mr Gregorio Herrera Borja walked away with the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB Wi-Fi.

The HSBC Personal Loan campaign runs from 01 March 2014 until 31 July 2014. Preferential rates are offered to successful applicants of the HSBC Personal Instalment Loan during the campaign period.

For more details on HSBC's campaigns and promotions, please log on to www.hsbc.com.bn or visit the nearest HSBC branch nationwide.


Au Thien Kiong with the winner of the Apple iPad Mini Retina Display.


Au Thien Kiong with the winner of the coffee machine.


Au Thien Kiong with April winners of the HSBC Personal Loan Campaign.


      HSBC BRUNEI CELEBRATES HJ AZIZ'S 50 YEARS SERVICE
Thursday, 12th June 2014

HSBC Brunei recently held a special celebration in honour of one of its staff, Haji Abdul Aziz bin Mohd Kassim for his 50 years of service with the bank.

Haji Aziz, popularly known as "Haji Aziz Hongkong Bank" to local customers, began his career with HSBC as an office boy on the 30 July 1964 at the tender age of 17. He eventually worked his way up from a clerical post, to officer and to his current position as Manager Government Liaison.

Those in attendance to celebrate his golden jubilee were Todd Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer, Lyndsay Rajah, Chief Operating Officer, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Teo Seh Chien, Head of Human Resources, and other Senior Management of HSBC Brunei.

Senior government officials, HSBC retirees and colleagues who had worked closely with Hj Aziz, his children and grandchildren were also present to celebrate his milestone with HSBC.

Todd Wilcox, CEO HSBC Brunei, in his opening speech, thanked the guests and remarked, "I am deeply honoured to have worked with Haji Aziz for the past year and a half. He is a man of integrity; he gets things done, always does the right thing and is someone you can depend on. He cares deeply about HSBC and his country. During his time, we have led several fund-raisers to help the less fortunate. He is proud of his family as well as the work he does. To date, Hj Aziz is the longest service employee in HSBC globally," said Todd Wilcox.

In his appreciation remarks, Hj Aziz commented, "I would like to express my thanks to Todd Wilcox and HSBC Brunei for organising this function for me and my family in celebrating my 50th Anniversary with HSBC."

Reminiscing back, Hj Aziz further commented, "Throughout my 50 years with the bank, I have been surrounded by good office friends and given the opportunity to take up more responsibilities within the bank. It feels like it was only yesterday that I had joined the bank. As a matter of fact, I have worked under more than 10 CEOs, all of whom have contributed towards HSBC's success and growth to what it is today."

"I have seen the bank (HSBC) expand from a small branch in Brunei Town 50 years ago to the most advance banking service spanning the three districts in Brunei Daurssalam. I remember how customers had to queue up to make their transactions through the counters, depositing their daily sales. Now most transactions are done online and through ATMs," continued Hj Aziz.

As an avid golfer, Hj Aziz initially took up golf so he could get to know his clients better in an informal setting. He now represents the Brunei Association of Senior Golfers and has participated in tournaments in Thailand, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. His knowledge, advice and networking skills are depended on in golf tournaments organised by HSBC Brunei.

In the early years of Hj Aziz career with HSBC, he witnessed the opening of the HSBC Bandar branch back in June 1974 which was officiated by His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei. Hj Aziz was instrumental in the preparation of the HSBC Brunei’s 50th anniversary celebration in 1997 which was also attended by the Brunei Royal Family. And in February 1999, Hj Aziz was on hand to assist His Royal Highness the Crown Prince during his one-week attachment with the bank which covered various departments including Human Resources, Retail Banking and the (Cheque) Clearing House.

The proudest moment would have to be in 2008 when Hj Aziz was conferred with the title, Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Brunei Yang Amat Mulia (The Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Brunei) (SMB), Third Class by His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei, in recognition for his services to the state.

Also recently, at the HSBC Bandar banking hall, Jayant Rikhye, Head of International and Head of Strategy and Planning, Asia Pacific HSBC also offered his congratulations and appreciation to Hj Aziz for his 50 years' service to the bank.


Congratulating Hj Aziz for his 50th year service with HSBC.


Haji Aziz with HSBC retirees.


Hj Aziz with spouse and children.


Jayant, Todd, Hj Aziz and EXCO members.


      CLIENTS DEMONSTRATE APPETITE FOR FX INSIGHT AS OVER 100 ATTEND HSBC WORKSHOP
Friday, 6th June 2014

Foreign exchange is a decisive factor in the operations of companies that trade internationally, impacting everything from input costs to overseas demand, and Brunei's appetite for insight into the outlook for major global currencies was demonstrated when over 100 clients attended a recent HSBC workshop on the topic.

"We shared the latest FX market highlights with our customers, particularly the expected impact of the Federal Reserve's tapering programme," said Salyahrinah Yahya, Head of Global Banking and Markets Brunei. "The Fed scaling back the monetary support it has provided for the US economy since the financial crisis suggests that policymakers are confident about the outlook for the economy. Our clients had lots of questions about the implications of the US macro outlook for the US dollar and Asian currencies, and we were able to share our views on these topics."

The workshop was held at Badi'ah Hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan and Plaza Sutera Biru in Kuala Belait and reflects HSBC's commitment to deliver its global insight and resources to customers.

The HSBC Markets team covered the FX market outlook for five of the world's major currencies alongside key market trends for 2014, followed by a question and answer sessions.

HSBC Markets Brunei is responsible for the bank's treasury business which includes dealing in foreign exchange and interest rates. The team provides foreign exchange solutions for payments and risk management through a range of FX products. They also source optimal borrowing and lending rates for clients, and make use of an array of financial instruments to manage the bank's cash flow and balance sheet.

For more information about HSBC Brunei and its services, please visit www.hsbc.com.bn


Group photo with the HSBC Markets teams and their customers.


HSBC Markets team with customer from Kuala Belait.


HSBC Markets team with their bandar customers.


HSBC Markets team with their customers.


HSBC team with their customers.


Salyahrinah sharing light moments with her customers.


Workshop Q&A session with the HSBC Markets team.




HSBC NEWS May 2014


HSBC CREDIT CARD 'CLOSE CONNECTIONS' BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILIES CLOSER WITH HOME&Away

Saturday, 10th May 2014

HSBC redefines quality time with family and friends through the latest range of offers in its global home&Away Privilege Programme, giving HSBC Credit Cardholders new experiences to bond and connect with the most important people in their lives, both around the world and at home.

Through home&Away's regional promotion 'Close Connections,' from now until 30 June food lovers can get the closest people in their lives together, to reconnect through a variety of group dining experiences at premium hotels across the country. In Brunei, Saffron Café Sdn Bhd offers a 10% discount on the group dining package. Sushi Tei has a 50% off the Salmon Sashimi dish whereas Shinobu Shabu Shabu and Pastamania are giving away a BND2.00 FreshCo Supermarket voucher for every BND20.00 spent.

"As one of the world's leading international banks, HSBC brings our international reach and credit card expertise to create unforgettable experiences for our customers at home or overseas. HSBC Credit Cards go beyond helping our customers with their financial transactions. We connect our customers to the people and experiences that are most valuable to them," said Lyndsay Rajah, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Brunei.

Special offers and discounts are also available at Firoz Jaya Silkhouse Sdn Bhd and Nueva Boutique for all HSBC Credit Cardholders.

Through home&Away's 'Close Connections,' customers will also be able to enjoy leisure activities, travel, and dining experiences together with exclusive offers of up to 58% off across 13 countries and territories including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Sri Lanka, UK, Brazil and UAE.

Cardholders can enjoy a range of days out with family and friends, with offers stretching across the globe. The iconic Dreamland Acquapark in UAE is offering customers 25% off the admission fee so they can refresh together in the summer heat. For those wanting to experience a real Australian animal adventure, the Wild Life Sydney Zoo is providing 15% off general admission for the whole family to enjoy.

For those wanting to escape together, Panorama Tours are giving customers the opportunity to see the Singapore Formula 1 Night Race with an Early Bird Promo from only SGD564. The Sunway Lost World Hotel in Malaysia is also providing great rates with up to 58% off designated room types and as well as 10% off entrance tickets to the nearby Lost World of Tambun, the country's premier adventure theme park. The Star Cruise in Hong Kong is a further chance for cardholders to take a trip with loved ones, with 10% off the Superstar Virgo package, cited as 'the 5 Star Resort on the Sea'.

For terms and conditions and a full list of the global offers exclusively for HSBC Credit Cardholders, customers can log on to www.homeandaway.hsbc.com or visit HSBC Brunei's website at www.hsbc.com.bn

HSBC's unique home&Away Privilege Programme is accepted at over 27,000 merchant outlets in over 160 countries and territories.


      FOUR MONTHLY WINNERS TO WIN A FANTASTIC SHOPPING SPREE WORTH B$800.00!!!
Friday, 9th May 2014

Starting from 01 May 2014 until 31 July 2014, customers charging their daily purchases to their HSBC Credit Card and Debit Card will stand a chance to be one of the four monthly lucky winners to win an amazing shopping spree worth B$800.00.

The campaign aims to ensure that HSBC customers have the opportunity to turn their shopping experience into a special one, by simply making a transaction locally or overseas with their HSBC Credit Card and Debit Card. Whether they are preparing for the festivities,celebrating the season, dining on a sumptuous feast, enjoying a holiday, on a business trip or even paying bills, they will automatically receive one lucky draw chance for every transaction conducted.

Customers using their HSBC Debit Cards, can enjoy hassle free transactions, making cashless purchases at local and overseas merchants with electronic payment terminals, which accept VISA card as a payment mode. This saves cardholders time and effort, without having to go to an ATM machine to withdraw cash.

Customers using their HSBC Credit Cards can enjoy special offers and discounts through HSBC's home&Away Privilege Programme, and with the HSBC reward points collected, customers can convert their points to Air Miles with Royal Brunei Airlines (Royal Skies) or Singapore Airlines (KrisFlyer). On top of that, customers can also confidently conduct online shopping activities with HSBC's Verified by Visa and MasterCard® SecureCode™ service which provides extra security and peace of mind when shopping online.

For more details on HSBC's campaigns and promotion, please log on to www.hsbc.com.bn.

      HSBC REWARDS ITS CUSTOMERS
Saturday, 03rd May 2014

HSBC Brunei recently launched a Personal Loan campaign covering Personal Instalment Loan, Personal Line of Credit and Personal Overdraft from 01 March 2014 until 31 July 2014.

Customers who were successful with their loan applications were entitled to a chance of winning either a Kaldi Coffee Machine from CBTLTM, a Phillips Home Theatre system or an Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB Wi-Fi.

Lyndsay Rajah, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management presented the prizes to the lucky March winners at the HSBC Bandar banking hall recently.

Winners of the Kaldi Coffee Machine from CBTLTM were Dk Noraini Pg Hj Zairian, Teody Manalo Carandang, Ak Muhd Hilmi Hamizan Pg Sahari, Mohammad Iswanddi Sunny, Ahmad Zulfadhli bin Hashim, Norman Palo Naguit and Dr Balasubramani Balakrishnan. Whereas Ignes Verrianty binti Sinu, Awg Sukaimy bin Hj Abd Rahman and Muhammad Nur Adile bin Dukong won the Philips Home Theatre System. Dyg Norhafizah Abdullah and Dyg Rosmah Mohammad walked away with the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display 16GB Wi-Fi.

The Personal Loan promotion also offers the first 100 successful applicants of any Personal Loan products a fee waiver on its application. Specifically for Personal Instalment Loans, preferential rates are given to HSBC Premier, Advance and Corporate Employee Privilege Scheme customers.

For more details on HSBC's campaigns and promotions, please log on to www.hsbc.com.bn or visit the nearest HSBC branch nationwide.


Lyndsay Rajah with March winners and their representatives of the HSBC Personal Loan Campaign.


Lyndsay Rajah with one of the winners.


Lyndsay Rajah with the winner of the Apple iPad Mini Retina Display.


Lyndsay Rajah with the winner of the Philips Home Theatre System.




HSBC NEWS April 2014


EXOTIC DESTINATIONS WITH HSBC BRUNEI

Friday, 25th April 2014

A very happy Hasmah Mohamad was recently announced as the Grand Winner of the HSBC New beginnings, New experiences campaign which ran from 02 January 2014 till 31 March 2014.

The campaign was aimed at HSBC Credit and Debit Cardholders who used their cards either locally or overseas in making their purchases. The Grand Winner of the campaign will be able to select their dream destination to either Dubai, Maldives, New Zealand or Paris, along with a package including B$5,000.00 in spending money and three nights of hotel accommodation.

"When I first got the call, I was pleasantly surprised and happy as I have never won anything before! I was speechless and I actually thought that it was a prank call made by a friend of mine!" exclaimed Hasmah Mohamad, the Grand Winner of the campaign.

Presenting the prize to the winner at the HSBC Bandar Banking Hall was Lyndsay Rajah, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Brunei. "As we continue to reward our customers through various campaigns and promotions throughout the year, we would also want our customers to carry along memories with them. Whichever destination that Hasmah chooses for her dream vacation, I am sure that she will have the time of her life, courtesy of HSBC Brunei. Congratulations once again to Hasmah!" commented Lyndsay Rajah.

HSBC, through its home&Away Privilege Programme, continues to provide all HSBC Credit Cardholders the opportunity to reconnect with family and friends through experience based offers across 13 markets, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Brazil and UAE.

Cardholders can have fun at the Dreamland Aquapark in UAE, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, and Slope Infinity - Hong Kong's indoor ski and snowboarding deck which is the largest of its kind in the world. There are also trips away, where customers can share experiences such as the Singapore Formula 1 Night Race or the Superstar Virgo package with Hong Kong’s Star Cruise. And for food lovers, there is a variety of group dining options at premium hotels including the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta and the Peninsula Manila.

Special offers and discounts are also available for Brunei shopping and dinning available at: Saffron Cafe Sdn Bhd, Firoz Jaya Silkhouse Sdn Bhd, Nueva Boutique, Sushi Tei, Shinobu Shabu Shabu and Pastamania.

For more details on HSBC's home&Away privilege programme, please log on to www.homeandaway.hsbc.com or www.hsbc.com.bn.


Lyndsay Rajah with the Grand Prize Winner, Hasmah Mohamad.



HSBC NEWS March 2014


HSBC BLOOD DONATION DRIVE

Friday, 14th March 2014

HSBC recently conducted its first blood donation drive this year at the HSBC Business Processing Centre in Jerudong.

A total of 30 donors took their time to visit the HSBC Business Processing Centre in Jerudong and were initially evaluated by the medical team prior to the donation. Ensuring that there are no complications or other medical conditions, 26 individuals were able to give blood, increasing the nations' blood bank supply.

Donors included Abd Aziz Hj Masri, a first time donor who have read about the HSBC blood donation drive from the papers and took the opportunity to potential save a life. Another member from the public, Yahya Hj Ahmad, is a regular blood donor and to date, this was his 59th blood donation. His 50th donation was also at an HSBC blood donation drive back in 2012.

All blood donors were presented with an exclusive recycling bag as a token of appreciation for their time and effort on this worthy cause.


Abd Aziz Hj Masri - first time donor


Yahya Hj Ahmad - regular blood donor at HSBC


HSBC staff doing their part to save a life


HSBC staff donates at blood drive


HSBC staff donates for a worthy cause


      GET REWARDED FOR BANKING ONLINE WITH HSBC
Saturday, 1st March 2014

HSBC recently rewarded Hasmahwati Haji Lakat with a six days, four nights round trip to Tokyo for two persons, including entrance tickets to Tokyo Disneyland. The prize presentation was in conjunction with HSBC's Internet Banking promotion.

HSBC customers who performed Internet Banking transactions during the Promotional Period, which ended on 31 January 2014, stood a chance of winning fabulous prizes including the trip to Tokyo, Japan.

Apart from the Grand Draw which was won by Hasmahwati, other winners were Mr Chin Chen Kang (Samsung 46" Smart TV), Dk Nur Sajidah Rohani Pg Roslan (Samsung Galaxy Note 3), Mr Weerawat Chantanakome (iPhone 5S), Mr Ban Seng Lim (Steelseries Siberia Headset), Mr Kamal Serudin (1TB Hard Drive) and Mr Kenneth William Duncan (1TB Hard Drive). On hand to present the prizes to the winners was Mr Au Thien Kiong, Area Manager BSB, HSBC Brunei.

HSBC Internet Banking customers can still win exciting prizes with the current Online Banking Campaign. Until 30 April 2014, HSBC customers performing selected online transactions will earn Transaction Points ranging from 10 to 100 points. Every month, the first 150 HSBC customers to collect 200 Transaction Points will be rewarded with attractive vouchers: B$30.00 Starbucks Gift Certificate for the month of February, B$30 Hua Ho Shopping Voucher for the month of March and B$30 RBC Dining Voucher for the month of April. In addition, HSBC PIB customers will also have a chance of winning one of 5 PlayStation® 4 consoles in the Grand Lucky Draw.

Earning Transaction Points is easy: for example the purchase of prepaid electricity recharge pins (PowerKad) and prepaid mobile phone (Easi) top-ups will earn customers 30 Transaction Points (minimum B$50 for PowerKad and B$40 for Easi Top-up) and customers who register to receive their credit card statements via encrypted emails will earn 40 Transaction Points during the campaign period.

Customers who perform account openings of Foreign Currency Time Deposits, internal transfers, telegraphic transfers, cashier's orders or demand drafts via the HSBC Personal Internet Banking platform will also earn Transaction Points, subject to its terms and conditions.

For more details on the HSBC Online campaign and earning Transaction Points, contact HSBC Call Centre at 2252252 or log on to www.hsbc.com.bn.


Mr Au with Hasmahwati, winning the grand prize


Mr Au with Mr Chin Chen Kang, winning a Samsung Smart TV


Mr Au with Mr Weerawat Chantanakome, winning an iPhone 5S


Mr Au with some of the Personal Internet Banking promotion winners




HSBC NEWS FEBRUARY 2014


HSBC PREMIER AND BRANCHES WELCOME THE YEAR OF THE HORSE

Friday, 21st February 2014

HSBC recently had the pleasure of hosting a Chinese New Year celebration for its customers at all HSBC branches including HSBC Finance.

Ushering in the New Lunar Year of the Horse, customers were treated to an array of sumptuous dishes and snacks. Also, as a traditional symbol of abundance and good fortune, Mandarin oranges and golden chocolate coins were given to customers who took the time to visit the branches.

Customers were greeted by HSBC staff as well as the Senior Managers of HSBC Brunei including Todd Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Brunei and Lyndsay Rajah, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

"We are happy to welcome our customers, both new and existing to our open branch. Some of them came with their families and we were able to deepen our relationships and understand our customers better," said Au Thien Kiong, Area Manager BSB.

Customers at the Kuala Belait branch were greeted by Tiam Yap Chen, Area Manager of Kuala Belait together with her team. "Festivities such as these give us the opportunity to meet our customers and their families. We would like to wish them a healthy and prosperous Year of the Horse," commented Tiam Yap Chen.

"During this festive season, it is a great opportunity to foster better ties between our staff and customers as well as respect each other's cultures. We hope that the Year of the Horse will bring further opportunities for HSBC, good health and prosperity to our customers," remarked Lyndsay Rajah, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Brunei.


Golden coins goodies for customers


HSBC customers treated to a sumptuous treat


Todd Wilcox and Hj Aziz interacting with customer


Todd Wilcox and Hj Aziz with a loyal customer


Todd Wilcox with the BSB Branch team


Treats that also caters for the young


      HSBC BRUNEI TO HOLD CNY OPEN BRANCH ON FEB 10
Saturday, 8th February 2014

In commemorating the Lunar New Year, Year of the horse, HSBC Brunei will be hosting an 'Open House' at all of its branches including HSBC Finance.

Senior Managers of HSBC Brunei will be present at various branches to greet the customers including Lyndsay Rajah, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management and Au Thien Kiong, Senior Hire Purchase Manager.

"HSBC globally acknowledges and celebrates diversity as well as encourages open culture which values diverse viewpoints. Here in HSBC Brunei, we are no different. Celebrating the Lunar New Year with our staff as well as our customers provides us with the opportunity to learn more about each other as well as the different culture each of us upholds. This celebration also shows our appreciation to our valued customers and thanking them for their support towards HSBC," commented Lyndsay Rajah, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

"On behalf of Management and staff of HSBC, we would like to wish everyone a healthy and fruitful Lunar New Year," she further added. Customers will be treated with a variety of delectable dishes and Mandarin oranges will be given away during the Open Branch.

Customers are cordially invited to the open houses which will be held at all of HSBC's branches including HSBC Finance on February 10 (Monday), 2014 during banking hours.



      BANKING CONVENIENCE WITH HSBC
Wednesday, 5th February 2014

HSBC's Personal Internet Banking (PIB) service has been providing its customers the added convenience and reliability in accessing as well as managing one's account including performing international transfers, bill payments and opening foreign currency time deposit accounts.

From now until 30 April 2014, HSBC customers performing selected online transactions will earn Transaction Points ranging from 10 to 100 points. Every month, the first 150 HSBC customers to collect 200 Transaction Points will be rewarded with attractive vouchers: B$30.00 Starbucks Gift Certificate for the month of February, B$30 Hua Ho Shopping Voucher for the month of March and B$30 RBC Dining Voucher for the month of April. In addition, HSBC PIB customers will also have a chance of winning one of 5 PlayStation® 4 consoles in the Grand Lucky Draw.

Earning Transaction Points is easy: for example the purchase of prepaid electricity recharge pins (PowerKad) and prepaid mobile phone (Easi) top-ups will earn customers 30 Transaction Points (minimum B$50 for PowerKad and B$40 for Easi Top-up) and customers who register to receive their credit card statements via encrypted emails will earn 40 Transaction Points during the campaign period.

Customers who perform account openings of Foreign Currency Time Deposits, internal transfers, telegraphic transfers, cashier's orders or demand drafts via the HSBC Personal Internet Banking platform will also earn Transaction Points, subject to its terms and conditions.

In commemorating the opening of Starbucks in Brunei on 16 February 2014 at Mabohai Shopping Complex, the first 150 customers who successfully accumulate 200 Transaction Points will receive a Starbucks Gift Certificate worth B$30 via appointed courier service.

For more details on the HSBC Online campaign and earning Transaction Points, contact HSBC Call Centre at 2252252 or log on to www.hsbc.com.bn.




HSBC NEWS JANUARY 2014


DELIGHTFUL HSBC DINING DEALS

Wednesday, 29th January 2014

Celebrating the Lunar New Year is all about family gatherings and reunions. In ensuring your celebration is special and memorable, the HSBC Credit and Debit Card brings you a series of delightful dining privileges.

Between 31 January and 01 February, customers spending a minimum of B$100.00 in a single receipt with their HSBC Credit and Debit Card at All Seasons Restaurant (both Times Square & FreshCo Mall outlet), will receive a free Yee Sang set, while stocks last.

Customers who dine in at Dynasty Restaurant and/or Emperor's Court Restaurant between 31 January to 14 February with HSBC Credit and Debit Card will receive exclusive dining discounts ranging from 10% to 20%. Another awesome dining discount ranging from 18% to 38% is available at Vanda Chinese Restaurant of Orchid Garden Hotel on 08 to 09 February.

Adding on to the celebration, from 02 January to 31 March 2014, simply by swiping HSBC Credit or Debit Card, HSBC customers will stand a chance of winning a dream getaway for two to one of the following amazing destinations - Dubai, Maldives, New Zealand or Paris. The winner of this promotion will also receive B$5,000.00 in shopping money and three nights of hotel accommodation.

What's more, HSBC Credit Cardholders can also enjoy additional privileges through HSBC's home&Away Program, with offers of up to 82% off at both local and overseas merchants. Some of the participating local merchants include ADN MMA Fitness, Destress Bodyworks, Essensuals, Nails and Wax, Scalp Trichocare Hairspa and Freme Travel Services Sdn Bhd. Whereas for participating overseas merchants, this includes Virgin Experience Days and Linkword Languages in the United Kingdom, Peninsula Spa in Hong Kong, Ulimate Wellness in Singapore, Travelzoo in Bangkok and Sandy Beach in Vietnam.

To learn more about special deals and discounts with HSBC cards, please visit www.hsbc.com.bn or www.homeandaway.hsbc.com


      GREAT DEALS WITH HSBC
Tuesday, 21st January 2014

This weekend, 18 - 19 January, HSBC will again provide great deals for its customers when using their HSBC Credit and Debit cards while shopping at FreshCo Supermarket and Warison Utama Jaya Emporium & Supermarket (Jalan Muara outlet).


Sure Win Lucky Dip Booth at FreshCo

With a minimum spending of B$50.00 in a single receipt with HSBC's cards at FreshCo Supermarket, Plaza Abdul Razak of Batu Satu, Jalan Tutong, customers will gain a chance at the "Sure-Win" instant lucky dip, where more than 3,888 attractive gifts and vouchers are up for grabs. Last weekend, shoppers were pleasantly surprised when they won themselves prizes, ranging from restaurant vouchers worth B$10.00 to B$388.00 from All Seasons, Auntie Anne's, Pastamania, Shinobu, Sushi Tei, Waroeng Penyet, and bundled groceries starting from B$10.00 onwards.


Participating Merchant - All Seasons


Participating Merchant - Auntie Anne's


Participating Merchant - Gloria Jean


Participating Merchant - Waroeng Penyet

At Warisan Utama Jaya Emporium & Supermarket (Jalan Muara outlet), customers spending a minimum of B$138.00 in a single receipt with HSBC's cards will be able to make purchases on any one of the selected items including Taiwan Mandarin Oranges, a Zebra brand Chinese wok, or a Topoto Mop Set at discounted prices.

The special Lunar New Year Weekend Shopping Deals will continue on again on the 25-26 January 2014.

On top of the special deals, by simply swiping their HSBC Credit or Debit Cards between 02 January to 31 March 2014, HSBC cardholders will also stand a chance of winning a getaway for two to any one of the following destinations - Dubai, Maldives, New Zealand or Paris. And to add on to this amazing prize, the winner will also receive B$5,000.00 in shopping money and a minimum of three nights of hotel accommodation.


      HSBC NEW BEGINNINGS PROMOTION
Wednesday, 15th January 2014

As HSBC welcomes the New Year for 2014 and concurrently the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Horse, exclusive special deals are on offer to all HSBC Credit and Debit cardholders.

Starting from this weekend, 11-12 January, with a minimum spend of B$50.00 in a single receipt with HSBC's cards at FreshCo Supermarket, Plaza Abdul Razak of Batu Satu, Jalan Tutong, customers will stand a chance of a "Sure-Win" instant lucky dip where more than 3,888 attractive gifts and vouchers are up for grabs. Some of the instant lucky dip prizes include restaurant vouchers from All Seasons, Auntie Anne's, Pastamania, Shinobu, Sushi Tei, Waroeng Penyet ranging from B$10.00 to B$388.00, and bundled groceries starting from B$10.00 onwards.

"Shopping at FreshCo Supermarket will provide a unique experience this weekend for our customers as they can stand a chance to win attractive prizes including restaurant vouchers worth up to B$388.00, and all they need to do is to spend a minimum of B$50.00 with their HSBC card," mentioned Gina Tan, Business Owner of FreshCo Supermarket.

Customers spending a minimum of B$138.00 in a single receipt with HSBC's card at Warisan Utama Jaya Emporium & Supermarket (Jalan Muara outlet), will be able to make purchases on any one of the selected items ranging from Taiwan Mandarin Oranges, a Zebra brand Chinese wok, to a Topoto Mop Set at discounted prices.

The special Lunar New Year Weekend Shopping Deals continues on the 18-19 January and again on the 25-26 January 2014.

"In ensuring that we provide mileage to our cardholders, HSBC Brunei will continuously provide special and exciting deals, be it for shopping, dining or travel. We hope when customers carry out their purchases, they will think of HSBC. Through our home&Away Program, HSBC cards are the only internationally recognised cards in the market that enjoy discounts at both local and overseas merchants," said Lyndsay Rajah, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Brunei.

The HSBC home&Away Privilege Programme offers all HSBC Credit Cardholders an array of fabulous privileges around the world, with over 27,000 outlets in more than 160 countries and territories.

On top of the special discounts and privileges, by simply swiping their HSBC Credit or Debit Cards between 02 January to 31 March 2014, HSBC cardholders will also stand a chance of winning a getaway for two to any one of the following destinations - Dubai, Maldives, New Zealand or Paris. And to add on to this amazing prize, the winner will also receive B$5,000.00 in shopping money and a minimum of three nights of hotel accommodation.

Lyndsay further added, "most cards offer rewards but how many offer memories? At HSBC, we'd love to see HSBC customers get closer to the dream destination of their choice by using HSBC Credit or Debit Card. You can now transform your ordinary card purchases into an extraordinary yet unforgettable adventure for two this new year!"


FreshCo Supermarket team atthe lucky draw booth.

To learn more about special deals and discounts with HSBC cards, please visit www.hsbc.com.bn or www.homeandaway.hsbc.com




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