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FinovateAsia Returns to Hong Kong

FinovateAsia is returning to Hong Kong as the opening act of Fintech Week on October 29 and 30. The 2018 event will feature all the things that make Finovate events so unique. The combination of short-form demos of the latest

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2018: Fintech and Blockchain Courses Around the World

The financial services and banking industry has witnessed major transformations in recent years, fueled by advances in digital platforms and cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data and blockchain, and a changing regulatory landscape that’s opening up the

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Hotels You Can Stay At During These Must-Attend Fintech Events in China & HK This Year

China and Hong Kong await you. From now till the end of this year, we have some exciting fintech events lined up for you to feast on. Come along for a new experience, get to know someone new, or simply

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Bank & FinTech Collaboration Models – How Big Banks Plan Fight the Big Tech Challenge

Sometime around the tail-end of 2010 the banks started realising that something called a FinTech could be a threat to their business. This is a time when some senior executives in the bigger banks were asking the digital leaders if

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Asia Pacific Ahead of Europe in Customer Experience Tech Adoption

A deep focus on enhancing the customer experience has taken root in many emerging markets – most notably Asia Pacific, which is well ahead of its more developed market counterparts in Europe and North America in terms of adoption of

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Virtual Banks to Shake up Hong Kong Banking Landscape

Hong Kong is gearing up for the arrival of virtual banks, or financial institutions without physical branches. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is set to issue the first batch of virtual bank licenses as early as this year. The

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8 Startups Selected for Accenture’s 2018 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

Eight fintech companies have been selected for the fifth annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 12-week mentorship program created by Accenture in Hong Kong. The 2018 program received a record number of applications, from more than 160 companies, and comes at

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People, Process, Technology: The Winning Robotic Process Automation Formula

The business world is excited about automation. It’s creeping into every day life, slowly yet surely. There are vast amounts of content on what it can do for your business, how it will revolutionise the way we work. However, sometimes

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“Augmented Reality” Wins FinHack Hackathon in Hong Kong

Societe Generale and WHub successfully concluded their second FinTech hackathon ‘FinHACK 2018’ in Hong Kong on 8 July 2018. Over 150 university students, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, business analysts and startups from Hong Kong and other Asian countries registered to participate

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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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