Fintech News Hong Kong

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’s Fintech and Blockchain Moves

The financial services industry is being reshaped increasingly by bigtechs, or the big technology players such as Google, Apple, Facebook,

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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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11 Upcoming Fintech Events in Hong Kong and Shenzhen in 2019

Fintech continues its momentum in Asia. In the first half of 2018, fintech companies in the region raised US$16.8 billion

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Fintech Accelerators and Incubators in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea

In the past years, Asia Pacific has seen strong growth in its fintech ecosystem, rapidly catching up with the US

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Hong Kong: 79% Don’t Know True Cost of International Money Transfers

79% of Hong Kongers don’t understand the true cost of international money transfers, a recent survey has found. Of those

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Competition Heats up for Japan’s Mobile Payments Market

Mobile payments is rapidly becoming a dynamic market in Japan as the government pushes to increase cashless payments to 40%

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Multi-Currency Travel Cards for China Nationals

With the Chinese New Year (CNY) period fast approaching, outbound travel from China is expected to see strong growth in

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Hong Kong Now Part of Asia-Pacific Fintech Network for Cross-Country Collaboration

Fintech associations from across the Asia-Pacific region have announced the formation of the Asia-Pacific Fintech Network, which will facilitate greater

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Over 3000 Finance & Business Leaders Took Part in Asian Financial Forum

More than 3,300 financial policymakers, financial elites and business leaders attended the two-day 12th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), which concluded

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51% in Hong Kong Willing to Give 3rd Party Access to Their Financial Data

According to a study conducted by Accenture, 51% Hong Kong’s populace are willing to let third-parties access their financial data

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Fintech In Japan: How is The World’s 3rd Largest Economy Tackling Fintech?

A global technological leader, Japan has witnessed the emergence of a thriving fintech landscape in the past two years as

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A Snapshot of Hong Kong’s Emerging Mobile Payments Scene and The Players

70% of Hongkongers said they have never paid for something using their smartphone, revealed a survey conducted by the Hong

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Top 5 Fintech Startups to Watch in Korea in 2019

South Korea is well-known as one of the most wired countries in the world with good education and a top

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How China’s Fintech Giants are Tapping into a US$ 600 Billion Market

China’s tech giants Alibaba and Tencent are going after global remittances, a market that sees more than US$600 billion being

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Korea is Shaping up to Be A Blockchain Hub — Here’s Why

When talking to South Koreans, the word “blockchain” has become a household buzzword. Most people have heard of it via

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HKMA Holds High-level Fintech Roundtable with 30 Central Banks

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) held 9 January 2019 a high-level Fintech Roundtable (Roundtable), which was attended by about

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4 Infographics Outlining Hong Kong’s Fintech Industry

Hong Kong, an international finance hub and technologically advanced center for logistics and communications, has been hard at work to

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Where to Buy Cryptocurrencies in South Korea

While the global cryptocurrency fervor has abated throughout the course of 2018 following bitcoin’s parabolic rise in the year prior,

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Chinese UnionPay Cardholders Entitled to Amazon Giftcard When Paying Student Fees

Geoswift, UnionPay International and Western Union have recently offered a joint tuition payment promotion available to Chinese students studying at

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Their Business Faced Roadblocks, So Didi is Now Mirroring Alibaba’s Fintech Game Plan

The company that drove Uber out of China, Didi Chuxing, comes into the new year embroiled in controversy. About a

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China’s Cashless Economy Set to Overtake USA by 2021

According to the World Payments Report 2018 produced by Capgemini and BNP Paribas, global non-cash transaction volumes grew at 10.1%

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Hong Kong Insurance Authority Authorizes First Virtual Insurer Under Fast Track

The Insurance Authority (IA) announced that it has granted the first authorization of a new insurer owning and operating solely

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Fintech Top Articles

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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