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The MPF information provided on this webpage is for reference only, which may be subject to adjustment or correction without notice. While we endeavor to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided, but we and any member of the HSBC Group are not responsible for any loss or damage arising from any inaccuracy or reliance upon such information.

The processing time of MPF services provided under Hang Seng MPF schemes (“Service Processing Time”) is to be achieved under normal circumstances only. It is subject to the receipt of valid forms/information/instructions and relevant payments (if any) by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (the ‘administrator’) and/or HSBC Provident Fund Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited (the ‘trustee’). There may, however, be occasions when the Service Processing Time cannot be met due to circumstances that are unanticipated or beyond control.

 

 Trustee
HSBC Provident Fund Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited
 Administrator The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
 MPF Scheme
Hang Seng Mandatory Provident Fund - SuperTrust Plus Hang Seng Mandatory Provident Fund - ValueChoice

 Enrolment

 Regular Employee

Provision of electronic application tools

Entry via website functions

X

X

Others

designated HR software
PDF fillable form on website

designated HR software
PDF fillable form on website

Means of submitting application form by employer

By website

X

X

By post / courier

By fax

X

X

At trustee's designated locations

Others

designated HR software

designated HR software

Required time to complete account setup (after the date of receipt of required documents)

Submitted by employer by website17

X

X

Submitted by employer by paper form18

within 5 working days

within 5 working days

Submitted by employer by others17

within 1 working day via designated HR software

within 1 working day via designated HR software

 Casual Employee

Provision of electronic application tools

Entry via website functions

X

X

Others

designated HR software
PDF fillable form on website

designated HR software
PDF fillable form on website

Means of submitting application form by employer

By website

X

X

By post / courier

By fax

X

X

At trustee's designated locations

Others

designated HR software

designated HR software

Required time to complete account setup (after the date of receipt of required documents)

Submitted by employer by website17

X

X

Submitted by employer by paper form18

within 5 working days

within 5 working days

Submitted by employer by others17

within 1 working day via designated HR software

within 1 working day via designated HR software

Self-Employed Person

Provision of electronic application tools

Entry via website functions

X

X

Others

X

X

Means of submitting application form

By website

X

X

By post / courier

By fax

X

X

At trustee's designated locations

Others

X

X

Required time to complete account setup (after the date of receipt of required documents)

By website17

X

X

By paper form18

within 5 working days

within 5 working days

By others17

X

X

Personal Account

Provision of electronic application tools

Entry via website functions

X

X

Others

X

X

Means of submitting application form

By website

X

X

By post / courier

By fax

X

X

At trustee's designated locations

Others

X

X

Required time to complete account setup (after the date of receipt of required documents)

By website17

X

X

By paper form18

within 5 working days

within 5 working days

By others17

X

X

Tax Deductible Voluntary Contribution Account

Provision of electronic application tools

Entry via website functions

X

X

Others

X

X

Means of submitting application form

By website

X

X

By post / courier

By fax

X

X

At trustee's designated locations

Others

X

X

Required time to complete account setup (after the date of receipt of required documents)

By website17

X

X

By paper form18

within 5 working days

within 5 working days

By others17

X

X

Contribution Allocation

Mandatory Contributions and Voluntary Contributions

Provision of electronic contribution tools

Prescribed spreadsheet6

Entry via website functions

HR software

Means of contribution data submission

Submission via website functions

Data file sent via website

Data file sent via email

By post / courier

By fax

X

X

At trustee's designated locations

Others

X

X

Contribution payment methods

By cheque

By e-cheque

By direct debit method (i.e. autopay)

By direct credit to trustee's bank account

Others

X

X

Required time to complete (after the date of receipt of required documents)

Employer pays by direct debit method (i.e. autopay)7

Within 8 working days

Within 8 working days

Employer pays by direct credit to trustee's bank account8

Within 6 working days

Within 6 working days

Employer pays by cheque9

Within 7 working days

Within 7 working days

Tax Deductible Voluntary Contributions

Contribution amount limit

Maximum limit (HKD)

X

X

Minimum limit (HKD)

Monthly: HKD300
Annually: X
Lump sum: HKD1,000

Monthly: HKD300
Annually: X
Lump sum: HKD1,000

Provision of electronic contribution tools

Entry via website functions

X

X

Others

X

X

Means of contribution data submission

Submission via website functions

X

X

By post / courier

By fax

X

X

At trustee's designated locations

Others

X

X

Contribution payment methods

By cheque

By e-cheque

By direct debit method (i.e. autopay)

By direct credit to trustee's bank account

X

X

Others

X

X

Required time to complete (after the date of receipt of required documents)

By direct debit method (i.e. autopay)19

Within 3 working days

Within 3 working days

By direct credit to trustee's bank account19

X

X

By cheque19

Within 4 working days

Within 4 working days

Others19

X

X

Change of Investment Allocation

Change of investment allocation of existing account balance

Method of the Change

Rebalancing



Fund switching



(Through website and by mail only)



(Through website and by mail only)

Through website

Number of free changes (per calendar year / per scheme year)

Unlimited

Unlimited

Cut-off time

4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Date of fund price for fund dealing1

Date of receipt of the completed instruction

Date of receipt of the completed instruction

Required time to complete (after the date of receipt of completed instruction)2

Within 2 working days

Within 2 working days

Through Interactive Voice Response System (“IVRS”)

Number of free changes (per calendar year / per scheme year)

Unlimited

Unlimited

Cut-off time

4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Date of fund price for fund dealing1

Date of receipt of the completed instruction

Date of receipt of the completed instruction

Required time to complete (after the date of receipt of completed instruction)2

Within 2 working days

Within 2 working days

By post / courier

Number of free changes (per calendar year / per scheme year)

Unlimited

Unlimited

Date of fund price for fund dealing1

Within 5 working days after the date of receipt of the completed instruction

Within 5 working days after the date of receipt of the completed instruction

Required time to complete (after the date of receipt of completed instruction)3

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

By fax

Number of free changes (per calendar year / per scheme year)

X

X

Cut-off time

X

X

Date of fund price for fund dealing1

X

X

Required time to complete (after the date of receipt of completed instruction)

X

X

Confirmation statement for change of investment allocation



Change of investment mandate of future contributions

Through website

Number of free changes (per calendar year / per scheme year)

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Cut-off time

4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Required time to complete4

Within 1 working day after the date of receipt of the completed instruction

Within 1 working day after the date of receipt of the completed instruction

Through IVRS

Number of free changes (per calendar year / per scheme year)

Unlimited

Unlimited

Cut-off time

4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Required time to complete4

Within 1 working day after the date of receipt of the completed instruction

Within 1 working day after the date of receipt of the completed instruction

By post /courier

Number of free changes (per calendar year / per scheme year)

Unlimited

Unlimited

Required time to complete5

Within 5 working days after the date of receipt of the completed instruction

Within 5 working days after the date of receipt of the completed instruction

By fax

Number of free changes (per calendar year / per scheme year)

X

X

Cut-off time

X

X

Required time to complete

X

X

Confirmation statement for change of investment mandate



Transfer of MPF Benefits

Transfer of MPF Benefits

Employee Choice Arrangement

As a new trustee, the processing time for serving a copy of election form on the original trustee (after the date of receipt of completed instruction)10

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

As an original trustee, the processing time for redeeming the fund units in member's account11

Within 6 working days

Within 6 working days

As an original trustee, the processing time for transferring MPF benefits out to new scheme after redemption of fund units12

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

As a new trustee, the processing time for transferring MPF benefits in from original scheme13

Within 2 working days

Within 2 working days

Transfer arrangement for self-employed person, personal account holder or employee ceasing employment

As a new trustee, the processing time for serving a copy of election form on the original trustee (after the date of receipt of completed instruction)10

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

As an original trustee, the processing time for redeeming the fund units in member's account11

Within 10 working days

Within 10 working days

As an original trustee, the processing time for transferring MPF benefits out to new scheme after redemption of fund units12

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

As a new trustee, the processing time for transferring MPF benefits in from original scheme13

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

Transfer arrangement for tax deductible voluntary contribution account holder

As a new trustee, the processing time for serving a copy of election form on the original trustee (after the date of receipt of completed instruction)10

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

As an original trustee, the processing time for redeeming the fund units in member's account11

Within 10 working days

Within 10 working days

As an original trustee, the processing time for transferring MPF benefits out to new scheme after redemption of fund units12

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

As a new trustee, the processing time for transferring MPF benefits in from original scheme13

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

Withdrawal of MPF benefits

Withdrawal of MPF benefits

In a lump sum

The processing time for redeeming the fund units in member's account(after the date of receipt of completed instruction)14

Within 10 working days

Within 10 working days

The processing time for paying the accrued benefits out by trustee after redemption of fund units15

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

By instalments (applicable to claims of benefits on the grounds of attaining the retirement age of 65 and early retirement only)

Number of free withdrawals by instalments offered (per account in a calendar year)

Unlimited

Unlimited

Fees charged for exceeding the number of free withdrawals by instalments offered (per withdrawal)

X

X

The processing time for redeeming the fund units in member's account (after the date of receipt of completed instruction)16

Within 10 working days

Within 10 working days

The processing time for paying the accrued benefits out by trustee after redemption of fund units15

Within 5 working days

Within 5 working days

 

 

1.
Date of fund price means the date on which the fund price is used for fund dealing after the trustee has received the instruction for rebalancing / fund switching. If the instruction is received by the trustee after the cut-off time on a working day or at any time on a non-working day, it will be deemed to have been received on the next working day.
2.
From the day following the day of receipt of member's valid instruction (before the cut-off time on that day) by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has completed changing the investment allocation of the existing account balance and allocating the relevant fund units into member's account (exclusive of the day of receipt of the instruction by the trustee). However, the relevant information may not be updated simultaneously to the trustee’s website, mobile apps and IVRS. You may contact the trustee for details. If the instruction is received by the trustee after the cut-off time on a working day or at any time on a non-working day, it will be deemed to have been received on the next working day.
3.
From the day following the day of receipt of member's duly completed form by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has completed changing the investment allocation of the existing account balance and allocating the relevant fund units into member's account (exclusive of the day of receipt of the form by the trustee). However, the relevant information may not be updated simultaneously to the trustee's website, mobile apps and IVRS. You may contact the trustee for details. If the form is submitted through other channels provided by the trustee (e.g. bank branch), it may take extra time to pass the form to the administration centre of the trustee.
4.
From the day following the day of receipt of member's valid instruction (before the cut-off time on that day) by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has completed updating the investment allocation of future contributions(exclusive of the day of receipt of the instruction by the trustee). However, the relevant information may not be updated simultaneously to the trustee’s website, mobile apps and IVRS. You may contact the trustee for details. If the instruction is received by the trustee after the cut-off time on a working day or at any time on a non-working day, it will be deemed to have been received on the next working day.
5.
From the day following the day of receipt of member's duly completed form by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has completed updating the investment allocation of future contributions (exclusive of the day of receipt of the form by the trustee). However, the relevant information may not be updated simultaneously to the trustee’s website, mobile apps and IVRS. You may contact the trustee for details. If the form is submitted through other channels provided by the trustee (e.g. bank branch), it may take extra time to pass the form to the administration centre of the trustee.
6.
Prescribed spreadsheets are developed by trustees with automatic calculation of contribution functions for employers to prepare contribution data.
7.
From the day following the day of receipt of employer's completed Remittance Statement by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has received the contributions from employer's designated bank account and then used the contributions to subscribe for units in the relevant constituent fund(s) (i.e. the date on which the fund price used for fund subscription is quoted) for the member (exclusive of the day of receipt of the Remittance Statement by the trustee). If the document is submitted through other channels provided by the trustee (e.g. bank branch), it may take extra time to pass the form to the administration centre of the trustee.
8.
From the day following the day of receipt of employer's completed Remittance Statement and the contributions by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has used the contributions to subscribe for units in the relevant constituent fund(s) (i.e. the date on which the fund price used for fund subscription is quoted) for the member (exclusive of the day of receipt of the Remittance Statement and the contributions by the trustee). If the document is submitted through other channels provided by the trustee (e.g. bank branch), it may take extra time to pass the form to the administration centre of the trustee.
9.
From the day following the day of receipt of employer's completed Remittance Statement and cheque by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has used the contributions to subscribe for units in the relevant constituent fund(s) (i.e. the date on which the fund price used for fund subscription is quoted) for the member (exclusive of the day of receipt of the Remittance Statement and cheque by the trustee). If the document is submitted through other channels provided by the trustee (e.g. bank branch), it may take extra time to pass the form to the administration centre of the trustee.
10.
From the day following the day of receipt of member's duly completed election form by the new trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the new trustee has served a copy of the election form on the original trustee (exclusive of the day of receipt of the form by the new trustee). If the form is submitted through other channels provided by the trustee(e.g. bank branch), it may take extra time to pass the form to the administration centre of the trustee.
11.
From the day following the day on which the original trustee receives a copy of the duly completed election form and all required supporting documents from the new trustee to the working day on which the original trustee has redeemed the fund units in the member's account (exclusive of the day of receipt of the copy of the form and the supporting documents by the original trustee).
12.
From the day following the day on which the original trustee has redeemed the fund units in the member's account to the working day on which the original trustee has transferred the accrued benefits out to the new trustee (exclusive of the day of redemption of fund units by the trustee).
13.
From the day following the day on which the new trustee receives the accrued benefits from the original trustee to the working day on which the new trustee has used the transferred-in benefits to subscribe for units in the relevant constituent fund(s) (i.e. the date on which the fund price used for fund subscription is quoted) for the member (exclusive of the day of receipt of the accrued benefits by the new trustee).
14.
From the day following the day of receipt of claimant's duly completed claim form and all required supporting documents by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has redeemed the fund units in the member's account (exclusive of the day of receipt of the form and the required supporting documents by the trustee). To facilitate members' comparison, the processing time provided in this field assumes that the claim for payment is made on the ground of attaining the retirement age of 65, early retirement, total incapacity, terminal illness, death, or small balance. The trustee may need more time to process claims under other circumstances. If the form is submitted through other channels provided by the trustee (e.g. bank branch), it may take extra time to pass the form to the administration centre of the trustee.
15.
From the day following the day on which the trustee has redeemed the fund units in the member's account to the working day on which the trustee has paid the accrued benefits to the claimant (exclusive of the day of redemption of fund units by the trustee).
16.
From the day following the day of receipt of claimant's duly completed claim form and all required supporting documents by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has redeemed the fund units in the member's account (exclusive of the day of receipt of the form and the required supporting documents by the trustee), unless otherwise agreed between the trustee and the claimant. If the form is submitted through other channels provided by the trustee (e.g. bank branch), it may take extra time to pass the form to the administration centre of the trustee.
17.
From the day following the day of receipt of applicant's duly completed form and all required supporting documents (before the cut-off time on that day) through the designated means by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has completed the member's account setup (exclusive of the day of receipt of the applicant's duly completed form and the supporting documents by the trustee). However, the relevant information may not be updated simultaneously to the trustee's website, mobile apps and IVRS. You may contact the trustee for details. If the instruction is received by the trustee after the cut-off time on a working day or at any time on a non-working day, it will be deemed to have been received on the next working day.
18.
From the day following the day of receipt of applicant's duly completed form and all required supporting documents by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has completed the member's account setup (exclusive of the day of receipt of the applicant's duly completed form and the supporting documents by the trustee). However, the relevant information may not be updated simultaneously to the trustee's website, mobile apps and IVRS. You may contact the trustee for details. If the form is submitted through other channels provided by the trustee (e.g. bank branch), it may take extra time to pass the form to the administration centre of the trustee.
19.
From the day following the day of receipt of the member's tax deductible voluntary contributions through the designated payment channel by the trustee's administration centre to the working day on which the trustee has used the contributions to subscribe for units in the relevant constituent fund(s) (i.e. the date on which the fund price used for fund subscription is quoted) for the member (exclusive of the day of receipt of the member's contributions by the trustee).
 
HSBC Provident Fund Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited is the trustee of the Hang Seng Mandatory Provident Fund schemes.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the administrator of the Hang Seng Mandatory Provident Fund schemes.
 
Last Modified Date: 30 April 2019

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