HSBC Expat Explorer Survery - Utter Rubbish
Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:58 PM
There figures are laughable. 4,127 expats in over 100 countries were surveyed... Annual income in excess of US$200,000. That figure is such a tiny cross section of expats it makes it's worthless, but as a marketing gimmick to attract the most lucrative customers (that's all it is) it really works, for very little investment from their advertising budget. They also uploaded the following video to youtube...
Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:37 PM
If you aren't qualified for the accounts, then you aren't part of its idea of "expat", therefore not in its database.
Posted 15 November 2010 - 02:11 AM
It's pretty simple.
Though once you hold a premier account in one country you can open premier accounts in other countries without meeting the balance requirements of that country, you need to do it and maintain it just once.
As for the Survey, as Mandi says, it's nothing more than a brand awareness and free advertising in the world media.
Posted 15 November 2010 - 12:05 PM
And she's surprised that expats are chanelling some of their money back home to feather their home nests. What planet does this sheila live on? It's not the same one I do.
Posted 15 November 2010 - 12:16 PM
Indeed, if I was in Canada, I would sure find it very useful and would want to go to Thailand.
Nobody wants to be number 2
Posted 15 November 2010 - 12:35 PM
Posted 15 November 2010 - 11:25 PM
Is this a showcase of how Americans perceive to view to world? Or how HSBC perceives upper class Americans on how they see the world?
Posted 16 November 2010 - 02:43 PM
Yes when I had a place on Phuket I was aware of many gated communities containing luxury villas where, I believe, a management company would be responsible for ensuring there was water, electricity, internet, good security, etc. I can imagine people living there would report a good quality of life.
However those of us living on real Phuket had to endure no running water at least two days a week, zero bandwidth broadband, power cuts, major security issues, snakes everywhere and so on...
Posted 16 November 2010 - 02:49 PM
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:36 PM
But then again, we are probably next to meaningless to HSBC's bottom line.
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