Remittance

SWIFT Responds to Bitspark’s Accusations That It Is Slowing Innovation

In his recently published e-book, George Harrap co-founder of Hong Kong based blockchain remittance startup Bitspark, pointed fingers at SWIFT for slowing innovation within the money transfer space. SWIFT reached out to Fintech News Hong Kong to respond to several

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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. The round brings Airwallex’s total capital raised to over US$200 million.  With that Airwallex is now valued at over $US

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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 more convenient and lower cost remittance service for migrant workers sending money home to Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Now,

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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 first fintech startup to be accepted into the Taiwan’s Regulatory Sandbox, EMQ will within the Financial Supervisory Commission prescribed timeline,

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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 interviewed, only 21% of respondents were able to correctly identify the full cost of sending money abroad – which involves

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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 moved around the world annually, according to the World Bank. The two firms recently launched cross-border money transfer services to

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Tap & Go’s Partnership with Western Union to Enable Global Remittance

Western Union a household name for cross-border remittance along with HKT Payment Limited a Stored Value Facilities (SVF) license holder have signed an agreement to enable Tap & Go customers to user their mobile wallet to send money around the

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CurrencyFair Announces Asian Expansion and Buys Hong Kong Payment Company

CurrencyFair, an International Money Transfer service to consumers and businesses has announced a major expansion into Asia through the acquisition of Hong Kong based, Convoy Payments Limited. This announcement follows Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Financial Secretary Paul Chan’s

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TransferWise Launches in Hong Kong, Targets Businesses and Consumers

Following the completion of its three-month pilot scheme in Hong Kong, UK-based international fintech remittance firm, TransferWise will now fully launch their service for both business and personal use here. TransferWise’ Thrust into Hong Kong TransferWise’s scalable business model has

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AlipayHK and GCash Launch Cross-Border Remittance Service on Blockchain

AlipayHK and GCash  announced the launch of a cross-border remittance service through their e-wallet platforms, powered by  blockchain technology developed by Alipay, the online payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group. Alibpay claims that this is the first blockchain-based

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