Category: The New Savvy

Crowdfunding: A Great Alternative to Traditional Investing?

Individual investors often wonder if they are making the right decisions with their portfolio. As new trends come and go, it can be hard to keep up and to determine how to best put their money to good use. Here we discuss crowdfunding platforms, which democratise finance and offer an exciting opportunity to investors. What […]

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Pros And Cons Of Refinancing Your Mortgage in Hong Kong

Pros and Cons of Mortgage Refinancing in Hong Kong Thinking about refinancing your mortgage in Hong Kong? You need to understand the advantages and disadvantages of this financial move first. According to the latest mortgage survey conducted by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, there was an increase in refinancing mortgages in the region. To be […]

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Women Leading Innovation

Two of DBS’ women leaders: (from left) Soh Siew Choo, Managing Director and Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data Analytics Technology, and Lee Yan Hong, Managing Director and Head of Group Human Resources. In celebration of International Women’s Day last March, we speak to two of DBS’ women leaders, Soh Siew Choo, Managing Director […]

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3 Do’s and Don’ts When Hiring a Domestic Worker

Just like any employer-employee relationship, your relationship with your domestic worker also has its own set of protocols and etiquettes that are important to maintain. There are things you should and shouldn’t do if you want to maintain a healthy and productive relationship with her. Below, we discuss some tips to keep in mind, regardless […]

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5 Must Ask Interview Questions When Hiring a New Employee

Nearly 3 in 4 companies use traditional, structured interviews to find new employees. But how do you ensure that your interview process is effective? To start, you need a few go-to interview questions that allow you to gain valuable insights about your candidates. Having a set of standard questions ensures consistency when evaluating interviewees. It […]

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5 Tips When Applying For A Credit Card Account In Hong Kong

Who does not have a credit card account? More often than not, women are tasked to spearhead shopping errands. That is a fact. Take note that it is not always caused by your love for shopping but more of your responsibility to make sure that your house is well stocked with basic commodities. Most consumers […]

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Top Ways to Go on Your Dream Vacation For Less

While exploring exotic locations and solo trips have risen dramatically in popularity the past year, Singaporeans are notorious for neglecting their well-deserved vacation days. While there can be a number of reasons why this is the case, one of the predominant factors can be traced to the high daily cost of living that prevents Singaporeans […]

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Take A Mindful Detour: Credit Card Fees You Should Avoid

Credit card accounts are complicated beasts. Undertaking the application process through to comprehending the usage and payment terms can leave your mind boggled. The fine print in a credit card agreement often describes various unexpected fees which can actually be avoided if the user manages their credit card wisely. Because, with an average of three […]

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3 Ways Startups in Singapore Should Assess Different Financing Options

Life of an entrepreneur is a constant struggle between bliss and misery. Sometimes, startup founders are exuberant about the latest milestones they achieved; in other times, they find themselves in a constant state of panic as they are trying to solve another problem that might just end their venture. One of the most difficult and […]

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Estate Planning in Hong Kong: Steps That Every Property Owner Should Take

Estate Planning in Hong Kong: Steps That Every Property Owner Should Take Why would I need to go through estate planning when I am broke? Isn’t that for wealthy people only? The answer to the last question is a resounding NO! Estate planning is not just for those who have the properties and assets to […]

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