USD time deposits 6 months at 2.65%. Probably better rates available. Haven't searched around.
You know things are getting weird when banks get into the Mark Six game with deposits.
HIBOR falls, deposit rates follow suit - The StandardBank of China (Hong Kong) (2388) offers special deposit rates to new funding if the customer's ID card number contains any characters of H, A, P, Y, 2,0,1,9. The rates for three, six, or 12 month certificate deposit for Hong Kong dollar are at 2 percent, 2.28 percent, and 2.65 percent. For US dollars, they are at 2.38 percent, 2.68 percent and 2.88 percent.
If I had time to deal with this, I'd email the Home Affairs Dept and ask them if there is an element of luck involved in this and if that broke any gambling/lucky draw rules.
No time, so I'll just continue posting here ....
New promo today...
Note-issuing bank Standard Chartered launches mileage rewards to attract time deposit clients. The Asia Miles to be received by a time deposit account-holder will depend on the amount and period of deposit.
For example, a new 12-month time deposit worth $200,000 will be rewarded with 47,600 Asia Miles, whereas that of $1 million will earn 238,000 Asia Miles.