Fintech News Hong Kong

UnionPay Bets on Wirecard to Support Global Expansion

UnionPay, the world largest card scheme formed a partnership with Wirecard a global player in the payments space. This agreement

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Legacy Trust Launches Digital Asset Pension Plan

Hong Kong-licensed Legacy Trust Company Limited is launching a digital asset pension plan; a voluntary pension plan available to employers

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Finfabrik and Lumiere Tokenised Co-Investment into Algerian Indie Film

Lumiere and FinFabrik have joined forces bringing their business and technical expertise together to tokenise a co-investment into a film

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A Look at Line and Nomura’s Zero-Commission Online Brokerage in Japan

Line Securities Corporation, a joint venture between Asian financial services group Nomura Holdings and Line Financial Corporation, the financial services

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Hong Kong’s Stock Exchange Collaborates with Ping An on Fintech and Analytics

Ping An Insurance and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) have entered into an agreement to develop cooperation and collaboration

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Crypto.com Appoints Eric Anziana as Chief Operating Officer

Crypto.com announced the promotion of Eric Anziani to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Eric joined Crypto.com in January 2018

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CoverGo Teams up with Jetco to Build Car Insurance Open API Platform

Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (“JETCO”) today announced its collaboration with  insurtech provider CoverGo to build car insurance API platforms

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Tencent’s WeChat Pushes for Mainstream Adoption of Facial Recognition Payment

China has been quick to embrace facial recognition, a technology that’s already being used for making payments at numerous shops,

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China Lays Out 6 Key Fintech Focus for the Next 3 Years

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, has released a three-year fintech development plan that aims to

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How Tencent is Trying to Fill China’s US$805 B Insurance Gap Using Social Media

Over the past years, China’s Internet giant Tencent has been expanding its strategic positioning in the insurance industry. The Chinese

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New IMF Paper Explores the Rise of Digital Money

As digital money grows in popularity, banks and credit card companies are facing increased competition from technology companies which are

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Alibaba and Tencent among The First To Receive China’s Cryptocurrency, Sources Say

Alibaba, Tencent, China Construction Bank, Bank of China, Industrial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and Union Pay is

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A Look Behind the Technology Gameplan of China’s Insurtech Giant, ZhongAn

ZhongAn Online one of the leading insurtech companies in China, announced today its first six months interim results as of

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Banks in China Are Increasingly Partnering with BigTechs

2019 has been undeniably the year of Chinese commercial banks/tech companies collaborations. Incumbents have been actively pursuing partnerships with tech

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China’s New Cryptocurrency to be Tested in Shenzhen

China’s State Council and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China have released a detailed plan for wide-ranging

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Best Brand Forward – How to Make Your Startup Appear More Professional

You never get a second chance at a first impression – this statement is applicable within all contexts in life,

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How China’s Virtual Banks Are Offering Loans to Micro-Businesses Within Minutes

In China, online lenders are filling the credit gap, leveraging cutting edge technology including artificial intelligence (AI) to make lending

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Where Does The Future Lie for Virtual Banks?

As Asia goes through our own virtual banking revolution, looking to our western counterparts may provide hints as to where

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LINE Pay Begins Integrating WeChat Pay

LINE Pay Corporation, operator of the LINE Pay mobile money transfer and payment service available on the LINE messaging app,

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One of China’s Largest Bank Is Now Using FICO’s Big Data Solution

China Construction Bank (CCB), one of the leading banks in China, announced that it has significantly lifted its approval rate

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Hong Kong’s Protest Driving Demand and Price for Bitcoin

As Hong Kong’s protest intensifies, market observers are noticing a surge in demand for bitcoin in Hong Kong. Bloomberg reported

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Sequioa-Backed QFPay Raises US$20 Million to Fuel Its Global Expansion

QFPay, a China based digital payment technology company has received a new round of USD20 million funding. This funding round

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Deutsche Bank Rolls Out Digital Signatures

Deutsche Bank announced that digital signatures are now being rolled out for clients in Asia Pacific. As cross-border document and

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China is Issuing its Own Cryptocurrency Answer to Facebook’s Libra

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is close to issuing its own cryptocurrency, Shanghai Security News reports. This is in

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How Will Driverless Cars of The Future Be Insured?

Self-driving cars have been touted that as the future of transportation by many, including the likes of Elon Musk who

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Shenzhen Has Issued 6 Million Blockchain Invoices in a Year

Shenzhen has demonstrated its willingness to experiment with innovative technology when it issued its first digital invoice on the blockchain

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Digital Insurance Grown 20 Times but Traditional Channels Still Dominant in China

The insurance industry is on the brink of a major transformation, driven by factors such as macroeconomic development, changing consumer

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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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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 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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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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8 Future Fintech Unicorn Startups in Hong Kong to Watch in 2018

Hong Kong had a great year 2017 filled with exciting new projects and initiatives, numerous local startups gaining international recognition and a

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Wesurance launches Hong Kong’s First Insurance App Featuring AI and eKYC

Wesurance, a Hong Kong-based InsurTech startup, takes the city’s insurance sector into a new era with the launch of the

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Robo Advisors in Hong Kong

Robo advisors are taking off in Asia, attracting younger generations with digital, low-cost wealth management solutions. In Asia Pacific (APAC),

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