Fintech News Hong Kong

How is China’s Smallest Province Hainan Attracting Fintech Giants Like Tencent

Since president Xi Jinping announced a plan to gradually turn Hainan into a pilot free trade zone by 2020 and

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Cyberport Chairman Reveals Secret Sauce to Growing 350 Fintechs in Just 3 Years

“Everything you do in a fintech startup, you’re likely breaking the law, one way or another,” said Cyberport’s chairman Dr.

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For Blockchain to Succeed It Needs to Be Invisible, Experts Agree

This is not new rhetoric: most of us only ever heard of blockchain when cryptocurrency hit critical mass, particularly during

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Korea Approves 9 Companies into its Fintech Sandbox

As part of its overarching grand plan to boost fintech in Korea, the Financial Services Commission of Korea announced the

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Futu Securities Bags Digital Brokerage of the Year Award

Futu Securities a Hong Kong based wealthtech firm recently bagged the “Digital Brokerage of the Year” award at The Asset

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Top 10 Hottest Fintech Startups in South Korea

Though relatively small when compared with the likes of China and Singapore, South Korea’s fintech industry has witnessed significant growth

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Meet Hong Kong’s 4 New Virtual Banks

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) recently announced the first three recipients of the virtual banking licenses. This is quickly followed

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Top 10 Fintech Startups in Taiwan to Keep an Eye on in 2019

Taiwan has been trying to gain a foothold for itself as a fintech hub, but despite their best response from

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Li Ka-Shing Backed WeLab is the First Homegrown Fintech Granted Virtual Banking License

WeLab has been granted a virtual banking license by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”), becoming the first homegrown Hong

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Burgopak Bags Award For its MCO Visa Card Design

London-based design company Burgopak has just been awarded for their excellence in industry challenging packaging design at the 2019 ICMA

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China’s Top 10 Fintech Startups and Companies

China continues to be the world’s undisputed fintech leader, with about 600 deals completed in 2018 and a fintech adoption

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China’s TechCrunch Equivalent Eyes US IPO

36Kr, a Chinese company operating a media platform covering startups and technology in China, is planning an initial public offering

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Even This Fintech Unicorn Thinks Hong Kong’s Virtual Banking License is Too Restrictive

The virtual banking race is on for different regions across the globe, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has

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3 Ways Crypto.com Is Trying To Make Cryptocurrency Mainstream

Despite its meteoric rise in popularity, cryptocurrency has yet to gain global mainstream adoption. Crypto.com, a Hong Kong-based startup, is

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HK$500K Fine or 5 Years Prison Time for Fradulent Crypto-Trading, Said HK Regulator

James Lau, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) in a letter to the President said that misleading cryptocurrency

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InvestHK Teases a Bigger and Better Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019

InvestHK recently dropped hints that we should be expecting a significant expansion of the annual Hong Kong Fintech Week. Anticipating

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Neat Snubs Virtual Banking License and Picks Up The Money Lender License Instead

The fintech startup Neat, a digital banking alternative, has been granted a Money Lender’s License in Hong Kong, which marks

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How Does Hong Kong’s Digital Lending Scene Compare to The Disaster in China

P2P lending and digital lending has been on the rise lately, with many countries moving to regulate the space. Conventional

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Hong Kong’s Securities Watchdog Says Its Illegal to Issue STO Without Approval

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong(SFC) issued a statement today on the Security Token Offerings (STO) regulations in

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The First 3 Recipients of HKMA’s Virtual Banking License Have Been Announced

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today that three companies have been granted virtual banking licences: Livi VB, SC Digital,

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Airwallex Joins Hong Kong’s Fintech Unicorn Club

Airwallex, a cross border payment company announced today that they have closed Series C fund raising at $US 100 million.

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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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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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