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Citibank Launches Innovative Digital Value Proposition Citi Plus

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Banking Experience Breakthrough

Deposit, Investment, Protection and Shopping Rewards All At Clients’ Fingertips

Hong Kong is the First Asia Pacific Market to Launch

Expect to Double New Clients in Two Years

 

HONG KONG – Media OutReach – 2 December 2020 – Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) – Citibank announced today the launch of Citi Plus, a fully digital experience with deposit, investment, protection and shopping rewards all at the client’s fingertips, offering a groundbreaking banking experience for “digital natives” who prefer mobile banking.

 

Citi Plus clients will be able to freely manage their banking needs without the limitation of branch operating hours, and enjoy key banking services flexibly and easily through the Citi Mobile® App or online banking with just a few simple steps. As the name Citi Plus indicates, its service positioning, design features, functions and user interface will delight clients in their daily wealth management and establish itself as their trustworthy partner. With Citi Plus, not only can clients enjoy the digital-first, one-stop, and seamlessly integrated service, they can also obtain customized wealth management information and knowledge kits, to accumulate their wealth, earn with fun, and embrace the motto “Live a Little More”. It embodies the idea of “carpe diem” and fulfills the need for managing wealth in daily life.

 

Hong Kong is the first market to launch Citi Plus in the Asia-Pacific region, and this innovative digital experience will also be available in other Asian markets soon. Clients can register online now at Citibank (citibank.hk/citiplus6) to get the latest news and get a chance to be the first to experience its innovative digital platform. Citi Plus will be launched officially in the first quarter of next year to offer this brand-new experience to more customers.

 

Citi Plus‘s Innovative Features:

 

‘Citi Interest Booster’ is customer-driven to make wealth management an easy “mission” and earn annual deposit interest rate of up to 1.8%

  • ‘Citi Interest Booster’ allows clients to manage their wealth with more ease and earn higher deposit interest rates, via easy “missions” of daily wealth management such as savings, deposit, debit/credit card spending, investment or foreign currency exchange. Clients can opt for the appropriate “mission” according to their personal needs, and the deposit interest rate will be upgraded upon completion of each “mission”, with an annual interest rate of up to 1.8% upon the completion of four “missions”. Clients can access the Citi Mobile® App anytime to check the progress of each “mission” and the level of their interest rate. Interest Booster enables users to enjoy banking like gaming and earn rewards as their level goes up.

 

Investment starts with a low threshold with access to customized wealth management information

  • Citi Plus clients can enjoy the digital investment experience anywhere, any time, and fully master financial and investment strategies covering investment products such as stocks, ‘Flexi Wealth’ and fund. Clients can start investing with as little as HK$1, while a tailor-made fund portfolio based on customers’ financial situations, goals and risk profiles will be offered at a minimum of HK$100, thus giving them great flexibility. Citi Plus will also bring clients customized wealth management information and relevant tips, getting them ready to gain access to the wealth escalator to start investing and to keep on upgrading regardless of investment experience and wealth.

 

All-in-one Citi Mobile® App

  • Citi Plus clients can now experience a fully digital platform through the new interface design of the Citi Mobile® App. The Citi Mobile® App makes transfers, investment and shopping easy, convenient and fast, with seamless operation within the App. For enquiries, the “messaging” function in the App is available 24/7 so that users can contact a customer service officer anytime via message – more convenient than a phone call.

 

Citi Plus Credit Card and Mastercard® Debit Card

  • Through Citibank Global Wallet, Citi Plus clients can use their Mastercard® debit card to transact overseas or conduct online purchase transactions in twelve currencies without paying foreign currency transaction fees[1].The administration fee[2] can also be waived for withdrawing cash with the card at any overseas ATM (including Citi or Mastercard network). In addition, Citi Plus Credit Card is tailor-made for Citi Plus clients with no annual fee. Any payment for online shopping and fitness memberships will earn up to 3x reward points and free shopping insurance. Spending with the debit/credit card is also a “mission” to earn higher deposit interest rate.

 

Mr Lawrence Lam, Consumer Business Manager of Citibank Hong Kong said, “Citibank has been committed to offering excellent services to best meet client needs. The launch of Citi Plus now is a testament to our customer-centric core principle. It is a fully digital experience incorporating novel concepts in wealth management and financial technology, targeting the life style, preferences and needs of the younger generation. Nowadays, young consumers have endless desires and expectations for digital living, and digital experience on wealth management is becoming part of their daily lives. Citi Plus not only simplifies their daily wealth management, but also offers them relevant information and guidance to support them on their path to achieve personal investment goals. Citi Plus demonstrates the digital mindset and capabilities of our team, and we expect through launching this new service, our new clients will be doubled in the next two years.”

 

Citibank is dedicated to encouraging and promoting innovation, and works relentlessly to cultivate digital development, innovation and transition. “For overall banking services, Citi Plus also promotes inclusion in wealth management, allowing young clients to get comprehensive financial investment services more easily. Citi Plus offer suitable fund portfolios, giving them more investment options, accompanying them as they level up, accumulate wealth and achieve their financial goals. The pandemic has sped up digitalization, and consumers have experienced personally the boundless possibilities of digital living. All sectors will explore their roles regarding digital banking services, which will make mobile banking even more popular,’ added Mr Lam. Citi Plus will be officially launched in the first quarter of next year. Further details will be released closer to the launch date.

Citi Plus customers can meet their financial needs through the new interactive interface of the Citi Mobile® App.

Investment in derivatives involves risks. Investors should understand the nature of the products before they make investment decisions.



[1] Citibank Global Wallet supports 12 currencies, including AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD, THB, and USD.  Before shopping at overseas shops or online, prepare sufficient foreign currencies in the account and this service will select the corresponding currency and directly debit from the account when the client spends. Citibank will not charge the foreign currency handling fee.

[2] No service charges from Citibank or Mastercard. Overseas ATMs from individual banks may impose fees.

About Citi

Citi, the leading global Bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services and wealth management.

 

Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube:

www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi |

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi.

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HKGSEO Provides Free Website SEO Analysis and Consulting Services

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – The COVID-19 epidemic has lasted for nearly a year. The sharp fall in the street traffic has been affecting core shopping districts everywhere. In addition, under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) launched the ” Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme subsidy. Increasing number of large and medium-sized enterprises have turned to the online market, setting up websites and opening online shops, in an effort to open up online sales channels to recover some of their businesses during the epidemic.

 

As many companies are not familiar with website technology, website optimization and SEO promotion are often ignored. In fact, SEO is one of the highest ROI of many online marketing channels and it is worthy of a long-term investment.

 

HKGSEO has performed SEO for more than 500 enterprises, with the SEO process bringing considerable traffic and sales to the companies. Leveraging on their years of experience, they now provide free website analysis (worth HK$2,000) for all content types. Here are some website analysis projects HKGSEO has engaged in:

 

CMS Web Content Management System

 

We recommend using the most popular CMS in the market to build a website. Well-known CMS such as WordPress, Wix, Shopline, and Shopify will make it easier to manage web content and make the website easier to crawl and index by search engines.

 

HKGSEO hence cautions against web design companies that use their own CMS. Generally speaking, these websites are not SEO friendly. For example, they might have undesirable attributes such as duplicate page titles, dynamic URLs, or category pages that cannot update new content, etc. These attributes are disadvantageous to implementing SEO plans, which ultimately leads to the redesigning of the entire website, resulting in a much higher cost.

 

SSL Website Security Certificate

 

If your website does not have an SSL certificate (HTTPS) installed, it will be marked as an insecure website by the browser, which will adversely affect the credibility and conversion rate. SSL should be installed immediately to protect customer information, especially for e-commerce websites. There are some free SSLs available on the market, such as Let’s Encrypt, with paid premium certificates recommendation by online shops.

 

Mobile Version of The Website

 

The latest personal computer and Internet penetration survey published by the Census and Statistics Department shows that more than 5.97 million people in Hong Kong have mobile phones, and 99.7% of the users access the Internet on smartphones, higher than those connected to computers or other devices. Besides, Google has launched the Mobile-First Indexing mobile version of content priority indexing. If your website does not have a mobile version, the ranking will be poor and a lot of traffic will be lost.

 

Website Loading Speed

 

According to research, more than 68% of viewers will leave a website when it takes more than 3 seconds to open. The main reason for the slow loading is the use of shared hosting or non-local hosting. Switching to local hosting, SSD or CDN can effectively improve the loading speed.

 

Website Content

 

Is the website content of high quality? Does it answer the questions of potential consumers? To build up the content, some corporate websites have piled up keywords, and some have published blog articles regularly. However the content of the articles is sometimes plagiarized from news media. Plagiarism makes search engines recognize the overall website quality as low, which will in turn affect the ranking.

 

Websites and online shops are platforms that promote businesses. An optimized website will reward twice the results with half the effort of both online and offline marketing campaigns combined.

 

Please log onto www.hkgseo.com, fill in the website, email and contact number, and our network promotion experts will reply within one working day and arrange a free SEO analysis and consultation.

 

About HKGSEO

HKGSEO focuses on website SEO services. It is founded and operated by former Google employees. The company is based in Hong Kong and has branches in Shenzhen, Singapore and Australia. It is committed to providing affordable, one-stop digital marketing solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. Digital marketing solutions include: SEO, SEM, social media promotion and web design, etc.

 

Website (Chinese):www.hkgseo.com

Website (English):www.hkgdigital.com

Email:[email protected]

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Jollibee Foods Corporation Recognized with Two Global Employer Excellence Awards

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Media OutReach – 8 January 2021 – Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) recently received two global citations recognizing the company’s excellence as a world-class employer. These international awards affirm JFC’s commitment to be a best-in-class workplace that values and takes good care of its people.

 

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A First for the Philippines. Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) is the only Filipino company to date that has been recognized by the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Awards. JFC was also cited in this year’s Forbes’ List of the World’s Best Employers.  Some brands under JFC include Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smashburger, and Tim Ho Wan.

Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award

Jollibee Foods Corporation, also known as Jollibee Group, is the first ever Philippine-based company to be recognized with the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award (GEWA), given to only 38 organizations worldwide whose cultures drive high engagement among its employees. Winners of the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award put people at the heart of their business strategy, focusing on people’s strengths and coaching talents to reach their full potential, unleashing human motivation, creativity, and innovation as a result.

 

“This award is Gallup’s highest honor, presented only to organizations that meet rigorous standards of excellence. As an award winner, you rank among the most elite organizations around the globe,” said Gallup in its letter to the Jollibee Group.

 

Forbes’ List of the World’s Best Employers

In this year’s Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Employers, the Jollibee Group is one of only three Philippine-based companies that were cited.

 

Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to survey 160,000 employees from 58 countries who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. They were also asked to rate their satisfaction with their employers’ Covid-19 responses and score their employers on image, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality and social responsibility.

 

“We are honored to receive these global awards that reflect the kind of organization and strong culture of Jollibee Foods Corporation. We take pride in having professionals in our teams who are not only excellent in what they do, but also live the values that make the Jollibee Group what it is today,” said Jollibee Group President and CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong. “We know that a company is only as strong as the quality of its people, and it is our people who incessantly inspire us to be better.”

 

“To all our teams across the world, thank you for your commitment and trust in the Jollibee Group.  We will continue to uphold the culture and values that have made us who we are and develop programs that will continuously uplift our teams,” Tanmantiong added.

 

The Jollibee Group has a dedicated People Agenda in its business strategy, characterized by a people-focused culture, strong talent pipeline, and highly engaged teams. The organization is defined by its values of customer focus, speed with excellence, humility to listen and learn, integrity, and spirit of family and fun. Despite challenging external factors, employees remained resilient and engaged with the Jollibee Group mission of serving great-tasting food, bringing the joy of eating to everyone.

 

In previous years, the Jollibee Group has also received global citations–named as Philippines’ most admired company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years and honored as one of ‘Asia’s Fab 50 Companies’ by Forbes Asia Magazine.

 

Jollibee Group is one of the fastest-growing Asian restaurant companies in the world with 16 brands including Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smashburger and has a joint venture with the Tim Ho Wan Group to open Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan restaurants in Mainland China.

About Jollibee Group

Jollibee Group is one of the fastest-growing Asian restaurant companies in the world. It operates in 34 countries, with over 5,800 stores globally with branches in the Philippines, United States, Canada, the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau), United Kingdom, Italy, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, Panama, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, and India. It has eight wholly-owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger), three franchised brands (Burger King and Panda Express in the Philippines, Dunkin’ Donuts in certain territories in China), 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee and PHO24 brands.

 

Jollibee Group is a significant investor in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund and the ultimate holding entity of the Tim Ho Wan (THW) Brand and has a joint venture with the THW Group to open THW restaurants in Mainland China. It also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States.

 

Jollibee Group was named the Philippines’ most admired company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia’s Fab 50 Companies and among the World’s Best Employers by Forbes. In 2020, Gallup awarded the Jollibee Group with the Exceptional Workplace Award, making it the first Philippine-based company to receive the distinction.

 

Jollibee Group has grown brands that bring delightful dining experiences to its customers worldwide, in line with its mission of serving great tasting food and spreading the joy of eating to everyone.

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SunMirror AG Plans CHF 70 Million Raise to Fuel Growth

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– Fresh capital to develop existing portfolio of mining assets and roll-up new ones
– Renewed focus on tier-one jurisdictions, including its highly accretive Europe business
ZUG, SWITZERLAND – EQS Newswire – 8 January 2021 – The Board of Directors of SunMirror AG (“SunMirror”; XETRA Wien: ROR1; ISIN CH0396131929), the mining and exploration firm specialising in raw materials powering the technological future such as gold, lithium and other metals and minerals, has resolved a capital increase excluding the subscription rights of the existing shareholders.

SunMirror intends to carry out a capital increase in the volume of up to CHF 70,000,000 by issuing of up to 1,000,000 new shares at a price of CHF 70 per share. The new shares will be offered to select, institutional strategic investors for subscription in a private placement. SunMirror is already experiencing brisk demand from institutional investors. The company plans to use the funds from the capital increase to expand its portfolio and business activities in tier-one jurisdictions, such as Australia and highly accretive Europe. The capital increase, lead by Opus Capital Switzerland AG, is expected to be closed in February 2021 when the shares shall also be admitted to the regulated markets of the Dusseldorf Stock Exchange followed by inclusion into trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on Xetra. An introduction onto the London Stock Exchange is planned for the 2nd Quarter 2021.

Explanatory Part

The creation of new authorized capital in the nominal amount of CHF 837,500 to CHF 1,000,000 was approved at SunMirror’s Annual General Meeting, held in Zug on 29 December 2020. The creation of new conditional capital of CHF 837,500 to CHF 1,000,000 was also approved. In addition, the Company decided to carry-forward the Balance Sheet result for the fiscal year (1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020) in full.

Strong tailwind from high iron ore and gold prices as indicator for sustainable demand

Dr Heinz Rudolf Kubli, Director of SunMirror AG, recently commented: ‘Battery technology is expected to evolve from the current lithium-ion battery (LIB) to next-generation high-capacity LIBs, all solid-state batteries, and lithium metal-based batteries, resulting in improvements in energy density, safety, and battery lifespan, as well as reduction in cost. We currently own or are planning to acquire prized sites in Australia that shall be developed with the potential to help enable this transformation. In addition, we would like to see SunMirror expand its strategic metal and mineral portfolio in Europe to provide traceable metals for an increasingly sustainability driven European batteries market for electric vehicles and others powering next-gen consumer and industrial technology products. Together, these markets continue to grow significantly. The outlook for the future metals and minerals SunMirror is aiming to market remains very attractive; Meanwhile, iron-ore prices are trading at record-highs, and gold is climbing again.’

About SunMirror AG

SunMirror is a natural-resources holding company with a strategic focus around gold and other critical resources – those metals and minerals powering demand for next-generation sustainable technology. The company’s shares (ISIN CH0396131929) are listed on the electronic Stock Exchange Xetra in Vienna (ticker: ROR1) and on the Dusseldorf Stock Exchange. For more information please visit: www.sunmirror.com.

About Opus Group


Opus Capital Switzerland AG and Opus Capital Asset Management AG (‘Opus Group’) specializes in bringing-to-market tomorrow’s next-generation natural resources firms, today, by combining its strong industry expertise together with one of Switzerland’s leading independent financial services firms. For more information please visit: http://www.opus-capital.ch.

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