A word of caution to the folks who are coming to Hong Kong to open / run businesses. Do not belive what the Govt and Invest HK tell you about Hong Kong's banking system being one of the easiest to work with.

A recent visit to HSBC revealed that they will allow you to open a bank account as a business but will not allow you to desposit AND cash foreign currency checks for six months.

When we asked them for a printed copy of the policy document they told us "sorry this is bank policy and we do not give people any printed information on this policy".

Bah Humbug!