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Hanszen Laporte Appoints Matthew Hansel as Junior Partner

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Hanszen Laporte is pleased to announce today the appointment of Matthew Hansel to the role of Junior Partner. In his new position, Matthew will specialize in Commercial Litigation as well as transactional work within the firm while playing also a larger role in the development of the firm. Previously, Matthew held the position of Senior Associate where he worked on complex litigation and mentored a team of associate attorneys. A proven litigator, Matthew has extensive courtroom experience and epitomizes the values of the firm.

The quality of our performance is based on the successful development of our team. Matthew represents the future of the firm and brings new energy and ideas to meet the evolving needs of our clientele, said Kent Hanszen, Partner, Hanszen Laporte. Matt is a highly competent attorney, inside and outside the courtroom, who exhibits the highest level of professionalism. We elected Matt to the position of Junior Partner in recognition of his contribution to the firm and to provide a platform for him to become more involved in management across the organization.

The new role marks Matthews seventh year with Hanszen Laporte. I joined Hanszen Laporte right after finishing law school. Not only did the firms values align with my values, but I had the opportunity to work alongside Senior partners and grow personally as the firm grew, said Matthew Hansel. Im honored to be entrusted with this important position and excited about the future.

Matthew graduated from American University Washington College of Law. During law school, he clerked at the United States Department of Commerce with the Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance as well as at a boutique corporate and securities law firm. Originally from Utah, Matthew is married to native Houstonian, Abbie Kamin, Houston City Council Member, District C. The couple is expecting their first child in the Spring of 2021.

About Hanszen Laporte

Hanszen Laporte is an AV-Rated business firm with a combined 200 years of experience in business litigation, real estate transactions and litigation, and company matters. Hanszen Laporte’s attorneys are Board Certified and strive to exceed client’s expectations while providing real solutions to legal disputes and business matters.

For more information about the law firm, please visit: www.hanszenlaporte.com.

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Millennials Now Saving More Money Than Their Parents According to Zip

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SYDNEY, Feb. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Millennials are a diverse group, the youngest of which is turning 25 this year, while the oldest is nearing 40. In this stage of their lives, financial decisions are increasingly impacted by the fear they won't be able to achieve material goals. The worry is that they won't be able to meet key financial goals, such as buying property, paying back student debt, or saving for retirement.

The differing money-related behaviours of millennials compared to their parents have resulted in their ability to save more. By putting their money into savings accounts, exploring investment plans, and choosing smart financial technology services, millennials are setting the foundation for a strong financial future.

Faced with the risk of being unable to land their dream job, buy a house, or retire until much later in life than their parents did, millennials are choosing to delay homeownership, cutting back on alcohol, spending more on public transport and choosing interest-free payment options wherever possible.

One of the reasons why millennials favour interest-free, online services such as Zip is for their ability to help with budgeting. The millennial crowd are known to manage their finances closely with the help of new technology. Almost 1 in 3 millennials use online tools to track their spending and 7% make use of budgeting apps.

Millennials are also turning away from credit cards in favour of using Buy Now Pay Later apps to manage their finances responsibly, and as a cheaper alternative to credit cards. They also try not to incur interest through unpaid balances unless absolutely necessary, making interest-free BNPL providers a popular choice for this demographic.

Millennials have come of age during a time of economic disruption, technological change and accelerated globalisation. This has given them a set of behaviours and experiences vastly different from their parents. Their unique experiences will change the ways we buy and sell, forcing companies to examine how they do business now and into the future.

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Unique French-English bilingual programme at the Canadian International School (CIS) expanding from August 2021

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 22 February 2021 – The Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore is delighted to announce the expansion of its unique French-English bilingual programme at the Lakeside campus with the opening of a class in grade 1, 2 and 5 starting in August 2021. Going forward, the programme will now be available to students at its Lakeside campus from grade 1 through to grade 5.

“We are extremely excited about the programme’s expansion as we are the only international school in Singapore to offer a French-English bilingual program fully aligned to the International Baccalaureate PYP framework, ” says CIS Head of School Pete Corcoron. “We are delighted students can now take advantage and enjoy the programme’s unique benefits for a longer period.”

The decision to open up an additional class underscores CIS’ reputation as one of the most experienced and trusted international schools in Singapore to offer bilingual programmes. In addition to CIS’s French-English bilingual programme they also offer a Chinese-English bilingual programme for students in junior kindergarten to grade 6.

The French-English bilingual programme objective

To educate students to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural in both French and English.

Key features of the French-English bilingual programme

Each class has two qualified teachers — one English speaker and one French speaker. Instruction is inquiry-based and fully aligned to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Students have equal exposure to both languages — classes are in English one day and French the next.

CIS’ teaching approach

All learning is done through inquiry. Wherever possible, CIS uses authentic materials (such as songs, stories, TV and websites) instead of textbooks, and engage students in active, hands-on activities like acting out plays, cooking and participating in quizzes. The school places a strong emphasis on creating authentic experiences where learning mirrors real-life activities. CIS don’t do any translating. All learning is done through immersion.

Who can enrol?

While language requirements do apply, CIS welcomes students from all backgrounds. Some students are French native-speakers while others have been educated in a French-speaking school or have a strong connection and passion for the French language.

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Citibank Officially Launches Citi Plus®

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Co-creating With Target Clients to Suit Their Banking and Investment Needs

Fostering Financial Education to Level-Up Digital Natives Through Mobile Banking

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 22 February 2021 – Citigroup Inc. (NYSE symbol: C) – Citibank announced today the official launch of Citi Plus®, a digital value proposition offering financial education and a novel banking experience to level-up digital natives through mobile banking. Citi Plus® clients can obtain personalized wealth management information and knowledge kits to accumulate their wealth and earn more through accomplishing fun tasks.

Having its pilot launch in early December 2020, Citi Plus® accumulated nearly 5,000 registrants, who are interested in the new service, in the first three weeks. “Citibank Hong Kong has shown strong determination in the development of digital banking in recent years. Citi Plus® is our latest initiative to bring digital natives a banking experience they admire,” said Mr Lawrence Lam, Consumer Business Manager of Citibank Hong Kong. “Millennials were invited to participate in research and the co-creation process, through which we could better address target clients’ pain points, and help them grow their wealth via the new service.”

Citi Plus® offers a range of investment products to clients including stocks, money market funds as well as an array of mutual funds primarily from Aberdeen Standard Investments, Allianz Global Investors and Franklin Templeton.

One of the key features of Citi Plus® is a series of financial wellness modules specially designed to educate clients and guide their thinking when it comes to making decisions about managing money, building wealth and achieving financial goals. These engaging modules enhance wealth inclusion, allow clients to build healthy financial habits and achieve targets responsibly.

  • Wealth Smart: A financial literacy guide covering a series of easy-to-follow courses and quizzes, with bite-sized content that helps clients level-up and approach investments with greater confidence. Clients can learn at their own pace, whilst keeping themselves abreast of the times and acquiring financial knowledge.
  • Wealth Digest[1]: A personalized series of news, articles and insights on wealth which are updated continually to help clients make informed investment decisions.
  • Money Goal[2]: A personal goal tracking tool that helps clients define financial objectives and track their progress towards these targets.

Alongside this step-by-step guidance providing clients with financial knowledge and resources, Citi Plus® also offers innovative features that engage clients and help them level-up along their financial journey.

  • Deposit: “Citi Interest Booster” enables clients to earn additional bonus interest (up to 1.8% p.a.[3]) on savings by completing simple missions. Beginning with a base interest rate of 0.3% p.a., clients can complete “missions” ­– such as maintaining balance, funding-in, spending with Citi Plus® cards, investment and currency exchange — to boost interest rates up to 1.8% p.a. [3]
  • Investment[4]: Citi Plus® offers a reliable investment platform that allows clients not only to trade stocks, but also to invest in mutual funds. With progressive self-learning resources and low investment thresholds, clients have the flexibility to choose their investment options.

o “Flexi Wealth” allows clients to start investing in money market funds with as little as HK$1, and to conduct transactions at their convenience, without any transaction charges or monthly service fees.

o Our suggested mutual fund portfolios based on clients’ financial goals and risk profiles will also be offered, featuring mutual funds primarily from Aberdeen Standard Investments, Allianz Global Investors and Franklin Templeton at a minimum of HK$100, thus giving clients a hassle-free investment experience.

  • Spending: Citi Plus® Debit Mastercard® and Citi Plus® Credit Card bring clients a world of privileged shopping rewards while spending with these cards also boosts their saving interest rate by 0.3% p.a [3].

o Spending with Citi Plus® Debit Mastercard® offers up to 1% cashback[5], and with Citibank Global Wallet, clients can exchange foreign currencies at preferred rates[6], and then spend with the debit card for online/ in-store shopping and withdraw cash overseas directly with foreign currency accounts. Citi does not charge any handling fees[7] for cash withdrawals made with the card at any overseas ATMs (including Citi and Mastercard® ATMs).

o Citi Plus® Credit Card is tailor-made for Citi Plus® clients and has no annual fee. Payments for online shopping and fitness memberships can earn up to 3X reward points, while clients can also instantly offset spending anytime with Citi Pay with Points and get free purchase protection insurance.

  • One App to do it all: Citi Mobile® App enables clients to transfer funds, invest, spend, and more at their fingertips. In-app messaging is also available 24/7 to offer customer support promptly.

From now until April 30, clients can team up with their families and friends to join Citi Plus® to unlock an additional bonus savings rate of up to 6% p.a. [8] via ‘Citi Interest Booster’. For more information, please visit https://www.citibank.com.hk/english/banking/citi-plus/.

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[1] “Wealth Digest” will be available soon, please visit citibank.hk/citiplus for updates.

[2] “Money Goal” will be available soon, please visit citibank.hk/citiplus for updates.

[3] Terms and Conditions for Citi Interest Booster: https://www.citibank.com.hk/english/banking/pdf/interest-booster-tnc.pdf

[4] Customer can enjoy the investment services by opening the investment accounts via the app separately.

[5] Enjoy up to 1% cash rebate for every point-of-sale purchase or online purchase for the first 6 months of card issuance, and up to 0.5% thereafter.

[6] Citibank Global Wallet supports 12 currencies: 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.

[7] For overseas withdrawals made with Global Wallet, the withdrawal amount, together with any surcharge levied by the overseas ATM operator, will be directly deducted from the relevant foreign currency account. For overseas withdrawals not made with Global Wallet, Citi does not charge any flat handling fee and charges a conversion spread up to 2.4% of the Hong Kong Dollar equivalent amount which includes the withdrawal amount and any surcharge levied by the overseas ATM operator. Please refer to the fees and charges for details.

[8] Terms and Conditions apply.

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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