Posts From Fintech News Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Leads The World in Mobile Payments / China Number 1 , Hong Kong Follows

Asia Pacific is leading the world in mobile payment with over half (53%) of connected consumers using their mobiles to pay for goods or services at point of sale via apps, in comparison to 33% in North America and 35%

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Top Fintech Incubation And Acceleration Programs In Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s leading international financial hub and proximity to China have driven the development of the city’s fintech sector, propelling Hong Kong to the rank of the world’s top fifth fintech hubs in the world, according to Deloitte. The government

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Banker and Tech Institute Partners in Hong Kong To Help Fight CyberCrime

CREST has announced that it is collaborating with the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to deliver its high-level cybersecurity accreditations and examinations across Hong Kong from December 2016.

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Adyen Adds WeChat Pay To Its Platform Globally

Adyen, the payments company powering global commerce for Uber, Facebook and Netflix amongst others, today announced that it has added WeChat Pay to its portfolio of local payments methods. It’s the first major payment service provider to integrate WeChat Pay

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InvestHK’s Inaugural Hong Kong Fintech Week Showcases City’s Infrastructure, Talent And Business-friendly Culture

The inaugural Hong Kong Fintech Week (November 7 to 11) attracted more than 2 500 participants and an array of international financial technologies (Fintech) companies and start-ups looking to grow their business, as well as accelerators, incubators and investors searching

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World Bank’s IFC To Invest US$25M In CompareAsiaGroup

CompareAsiaGroup, a leading financial comparison service in Southeast Asia, is about to raise US$25 million from the World Bank Group’s private equity arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The IFC said in the filing that the proposed investment in CompareAsiaGroup “aligns with

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Insurtech Heats Up In Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, the government has encouraged fintech and insurtech innovation, which it believes will be a key enabler in designing better and more efficient work processes and new business models that will deliver higher growth, cost savings and better

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US travel tech company KAYAK opens APAC Headquarters in Hong Kong

US travel tech company KAYAK Software Corporation announced that it has set up KAYAK Asia Pacific Limited in Hong Kong as the group’s local headquarters to strengthen its foothold in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region amid strong demand. KAYAK searches other

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WeLab Attracts High-income Young Professionals Through Partnerships With Financial Institutions

WeLab, one of China’s largest mobile lending and credit analytics platforms, is leveraging further into traditional financial institutions’ war chests to grow its capability to issue loans. They have entered a partnership with several financial institutions in China, including Guangdong

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The 8 Finalists for SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0

  As an indication of the rising FinTech trends in Asia, wealth management, regulatory technology (RegTech), artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and blockchain were the areas with the most compelling submissions for the 2017 SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0 programme, Hong Kong’s 12-week

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