Fintech News Hong Kong

QR Codes Are Out, Soon You’ll Only Need to Show Your Face to Pay in China

While Sweden is trialling inserting microchips into its citizens as a new way to pay, China is opting for a

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TNG Wallet Partners Visa For Prepaid Solutions in Southeast Asia

TNG Fintech Group has just teamed up with Visa to launch TNG Wallet-integrated solutions into six markets across Asia. The

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The First Startup in Taiwan’s Fintech Sandbox is Now in Bed With Visa

Just in January, EMQ was named the first fintech startup to be accepted into Taiwan’s Regulatory Sandbox to provide a

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5 Things South Korea’s Regulator is Doing to Advance Fintech

2019 promises to be an exciting year for fintech in South Korea as the country’s financial regulator pushes for fintech

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Neat Reveals One Key Problem With HKMA’s Virtual Banking License and Why They Won’t Bother

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)’s decision to set up the virtual license is often seen as a strategic move,

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7 Upcoming Fintech, Digital Finance, Blockchain Events in China- 2019

China continues to lead the fintech revolution, and unsurprisingly, be a preferred location for fintech and blockchain-focused events in the

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Chinese Fintech Unicorn Tiger Broker Seeks US$ 91 Million in IPO

Tiger Broker who recently joined the illustrious list of chinese fintech unicorns late 2018 has announced its plans to raise

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A Snapshot of Fintech Unicorns in Asia

In 2018, Asia made a run at the US as the top market for fintech deals with a surge in

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How China is Quietly Shaping Asia’s Fintech

When one considers China’s influence on the rest of Asia, it is often seen as a benchmark; how China’s dramatic

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DocDoc Secures Investment from Cyberport Macro Fund

DocDoc, a patient empowerment platform recently announced that it secured strategic investment from Cyberport Macro Fund . Following this investment

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4 Out of 5 of Customers Don’t Think Banks Know What They Need

According to a study conducted by JD Power, 54% of customers don’t fully trust their primary banks, which the study

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HSBC Unveils PayMe for Business App in Initial Beta Test

HSBC’s PayMe announced the launch of a beta test programme for PayMe for Business, a new person-to-merchant (P2M) payments app

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Japan’s Central Bank Explores a Central Bank Backed Digital Currency

Perhaps in response to the call by IMF Chief Christine Largarde for nations to look into central bank backed digital

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WeBank Lends Blockchain Expertise to Help Macao Transform into a Smart City

WeBank just signed a collaboration agreement with the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), established by the Macao government.

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Blockchain Hong Kong Ecosystem Map 2019

The Fintech Association of Hong Kong’s Blockchain Committee has launched its mapping of the city’s companies engaged in blockchain. The

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HKMA is Rumoured to be Granting Virtual Banking Licenses to China’s Fintech Giants

Since its announcement in early 2018, HKMA’s virtual banking license has attracted strong interest from the industry to seek regulatory

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Taiwan’s Fintech Sandbox Gets Its First Startup

Taiwan’s newly formed fintech regulatory sandbox has approved EMQ a cross border remittance startup as its first participant. As the

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Top 10 Fintechs in South Korea

South Korea’s fintech industry remains small compared to the likes of China or Singapore but the sector is expected to

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8 Trends Shaping the Future of Retail Banking in Asia

Retail banking, also known as consumer banking, is on the cusp of a new era of amazing growth and opportunities.

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Top Wealthtech Startups in East Asia

Fintech companies focused on wealth management continue to gain popularity over traditional advisors. Also referred to as wealthtechs, these companies

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Samsung and IBM Collaborate to Strengthen Blockchain Ecosystems

During IBM’s annual conference focused on technology and business, Samsung SDS announced it is continuing its collaboration with IBM in

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FinFabrik Concludes Seed Round Led by BitMEX Ventures

 FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup focused on issuance, market making, and trading of digital assets has raised an undisclosed

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Facebook Got Data Privacy Wrong, but Could it Get Blockhain and Fintech Right?

It is becoming more apparent that the financial services industry is being reshaped by bigtechs, or the big technology players

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Apple Pay Emerges as Preferred Mobile Wallet in Hong Kong: Study

Apple Pay have emerged as the most popular mobile wallet in Hong Kong with about 29% of residents saying it

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China’s Top Tech Companies Get Real About Artificial Intelligence

For a moment, when thinking about “Artificial Intelligence,” try to erase from your mind images of robots bent on the

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Local Fintech Startup to Fuel Global Ambition with US$1.6 Million from Vectr Ventures

gini, a Hong Kong-based smart spending-tracker announced that it has completed its seed round with a $1.6 million investment from

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Hong Kong Gets its First HKD Backed Stablecoin

Bitspark, a cryptocurrency money transfer platform, has launched Sparkdex.HKD. The company claims that is the world’s first market-ready cryptocurrency pegged

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Fintech Map Japan

Japan has the world’s third-largest economy and has always been associated with the high technological developments. As the country looks

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Top 12 Fintech Startups in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s long-established financial center, burgeoning startup scene and developed business center connecting Mainland China with global markets, have made

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Fintech in Hong Kong 2017 Startup and Ecosystem Report and Infographic

With over a hundred fintech ventures and more than 35 investors and accelerator programs, Hong Kong’s fintech ecosystem is growing

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Top 50 Digital Only Banks Ranking 2017

The Financial IT magazine unveiled the Digital Only Bank Ranking in their latest special magazine for Sibos & Money 20/20. They

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The Case for Robo-Advisory and Digital Wealth

An April 2017 Burnmark report rexplored the tie-up between digital wealth and robo-advisory within the FinTech industry. With retail investors

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The Peer To Peer Lending Industry In Hong Kong – High In Potential & Competition

Hong Kong is a well known financial centre in Asia which serves as a gateway to China. According to one

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10 Blockchain Books and Studies You Should Read

Blockchain has become a buzzword in the business world with firms from diverse and varied industries all looking to harness

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6 Hong Kong Crypto and Blockchain Platforms You Should Know

Over the past few years, the fintech industries of south and northeast Asian countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, and China

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Who-Is-Who Of Hong Kong InsurTech

Thrilled to share with you our latest Asia Insurance-Tech (InsurTech) Directory, covering Hong Kong ecosystem. With this directory we aim

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