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Hong Kong Fintech Week 2018 – Day 3 Highlights

Day 3 at Hong Kong Fintech Week at Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre was buzzed with energy as the three stages hosted speeches and lively panel sessions to full houses, while the numerous fintech company booths attracted delegates amid the

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Ping An’s New Project With HKMA is a Blockchain-Powered Trade Finance Platform

Ping An Insurance delivered Hong Kong’s first blockchain-based international trade finance platform, eTradeConnect. The platform was initiated by seven founding banks in Hong Kong and facilitated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Leveraging blockchain’s distributed ledger technology, financial institutions

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Open Banking Hong Kong — How Open is Open?

Following the rollout of Open Banking regulations in the UK and the launch this year of the EU’s Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), countries across the Asia-Pacific region are following suit to establish their own frameworks to enable banks to

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Now That The HKMA Faster Payment System is Live, What Does it Mean For Hong Kong?

In an effort to push Hong Kong towards a cashless society, the HKMA Faster Payment System was launched earlier this month To date 21 banks and 10 digital wallet have signed up for the system which includes well known names

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Is Hong Kong Ready to Go Cashless?

Seeing the popularity of WeChat Pay and Alipay in China, it is easy for some to assume that these mobile payment apps are equally popular in Hong Kong. Unlike China, Hong Kong is still largely a very cash dominant society.

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HKMA Launches Open API in Hong Kong, Leads by Opening Their Data

After a long deliberation and hearing from 41 different respondents, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has just published the Open Application Programming Interface (API) Framework for Hong Kong’s banks. The API is one out of the seven initiatives announced

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Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong Advance Fintech Cooperation

Abu Dhabi Global Market, the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority signed a co-operation agreement to jointly promote and enable financial services innovation, and accelerate cross-border FinTech business opportunities in Hong Kong and the

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority Appoints Colin Pou to Build the Fintech Ecosystem

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today recently that the Financial Secretary, on the advice of the Governance Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, has approved the appointment of Mr Colin Pou as Executive Director (Financial Infrastructure) with

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Hong Kong Fintech Week 2017 – Day 3 Highlights

The regulators took centre stage on Wednesday, Day 3 at Hong Kong Fintech Week organised by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), which kicked off with an announcement by Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Chief Executive Norman Chan of a ground-breaking cross-border Fintech Co-operation Agreement on

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Singapore And Hong Kong Bolster Fintech Ties With Cooperation Agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) signed an agreement to strengthen co-operation on FinTech between the two cities and foster FinTech development within the region. The Co-operation Agreement (“Agreement”) was exchanged on 25

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