Fintech News Hong Kong

The InsureTech Connect Asia 2022 Is Back for Its 3-Day Physical Event

InsureTech Connect Asia (ITC Asia) will be hosting the first 3-day in-person event since the pandemic from 7 – 9

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Hong Kong Households Continue to Bear the Brunt of COVID-19 Economic Consequences

In Hong Kong, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on people’s financial health as family members from low-income

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Who Are Hong Kong’s Most Active Fintech & Blockchain Investors?

Hong Kong, a global financial hub, is home to a burgeoning fintech industry, a sector that’s risen on the back

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Using E-Signatures to Ensure Business Continuity in an Increasingly Digital World

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend towards digitisation. Suddenly, government agencies, organisations, and businesses of every industry have been

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WeBank Launches Its New Brand “WeBank Blockchain” to Focus On ESG

WeBank, a digital-only bank in China, launched its new brand “WeBank Blockchain” which will be focused on building trusted ESG

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HKMA Seeks Public Feedback for Its Retail Digital Currency Research

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued a discussion paper titled “e-HKD: A policy and design perspective”, inviting views

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Digital Insurer Blue Launches Group Medical Insurance Plan Designed for SMEs

Hong Kong’s digital insurer Blue announced the launch of its “WeMedi Group Medical Protector”, a group medical insurance plan designed

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StanChart Hong Kong Partners With The Sandbox to Explore the Metaverse

Standard Chartered (Hong Kong) announced a new partnership with The Sandbox, a decentralised gaming virtual world, to create innovative experiences

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Top 5 Most Well-Funded Fintech Companies in Hong Kong

Home to over 600 fintech companies, Hong Kong is an international fintech hub characterized by a diverse, resilient, and dynamic landscape that’s

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WeLab Bank Granted License to Offer Digital Wealth Advisory Services

Virtual bank WeLab has been granted a license from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) to offer digital

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Livi Bank Now Offers Instant Personal Loans up to HK$1 Million

Hong Kong’s virtual bank livi announced that it has launched its personal loan offering from HK$10,000 up to HK$1,000,000. The

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LINE Bank Taiwan Clocks More That 1 Million Users Within First Year of Launch

LINE Bank Taiwan announced that it has already exceeded 1.1 million customers in the first year of its operations. The

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Why Brands, Bigtechs, Fintechs and Banks Are All Taking Notice of Banking as a Service

The Asia Pacific region is leading the way in a revolution that is changing the way consumers interact with financial

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LINE Launches NFT Marketplace in Japan

LVC Corporation, the operator of LINE’s crypto asset and blockchain businesses, announced that it has launched a non-fungible token (NFT)

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OneDegree Partners With Munich Re to Launch a Digital Asset Insurance Product

Hong Kong insurer OneDegree announced that it has entered into a three-year strategic partnership with Munich Re to launch OneInfinity,

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ZA Tech Acquires a Stake in Indonesia’s Aladin Bank

ZA Tech, the technology venture founded by ZhongAn Online and backed by Softbank’s Vision Fund 1, has acquired a stake

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Hong Kong’s Former Financial Secretary John Tsang Joins StashAway as Its Advisor

Southeast Asian digital wealth manager StashAway announced that John Tsang Chun-wah, Hong Kong’s former Financial Secretary, has joined its advisory

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Airwallex Introduces Global Expenses Platform That Pairs With Its Multi-Currency Card

Global fintech platform Airwallex announced the launch of its global expenses platform that ties together with its virtual and physical

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Livi Bank Rolls Out Financing Products, Enables Account Opening for Mainland Visitors

Hong Kong’s virtual bank livi has unveiled new financing products that serve its customers’ financial needs both in their personal

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Why We Should Eliminate Passwords as Passwordless Authentication Is the Future

The computer password has been around for more than 6 decades. The first password can be traced back to 1961

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KPMG Releases China Top 100 Fintech Companies List of 2021

KPMG China has released its annual selection of the country’s top 100 fintech enterprises and emerging leaders. Like previous years,

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Here Are 11 Promising Hong Kong Startups Featured at the Asian Financial Forum

The 15th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) gathered around 100 startups from various tech and fintech sectors spanning from blockchain, wealthtech,

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Choco Up Partners Airwallex to Power E-Commerce Merchants’ Global Expansion

Choco Up, a revenue-based financing and growth platform, has partnered with global fintech platform Airwallex to support the growth of

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Artificial Intelligence as a Catalyst to Accelerate Financial Inclusion

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in financial services is all over the news, with some reports estimating it to

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HSBC Partners Animoca Brands’ The Sandbox to Make Its Metaverse Debut

HSBC has partnered with The Sandbox, a decentralised gaming virtual world and subsidiary of Animoca Brands, to connect with an

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Hex Trust Closes US$88 Million Series B Co-led by Animoca Brands, Liberty City Ventures

Hex Trust, a digital asset custodian which is fully licensed in Hong Kong and Singapore, announced that it has closed

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ConsenSys Raises US$450 Million Series D From Temasek, SoftBank and Microsoft

Global blockchain software company ConsenSys announced the close of a US$450 million Series D financing round, bringing its valuation to

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Asian Firms Are Quick to Embrace Zero Trust Security Framework, Okta Survey Says

Over the past year, organisations in Asia have embraced the zero trust security framework at a fast pace, recognising the

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Airwallex Supports Investment App Plum’s Cross-Border Payments and FX Needs

Global fintech platform Airwallex announced its partnership with London-based investing app Plum to support its cross-border payments and FX needs.

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Unlocking APAC’s Cross-Border Commerce Opportunity with Embedded Payments

In Asia Pacific (APAC), the rapid development of cross-border e-commerce has fueled demand for cross-border payment capabilities and embedded financial

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Fintech Top Articles

Meet Hong Kong’s 8 New Virtual Banks

UPDATE: Four of Hong Kong virtual banks have since launched, check out our latest article to find out the progress

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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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Crowdfunding Fails To Take Off In Hong Kong

In recent years, crowdfunding has emerged as a popular way for individuals, startups and businesses to raise funding from a

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Citi Launches Live Chat to Service Hong Kong’s 1 Million Millionaires

Citi Hong Kong has launched Citi Live Chat, which enables the bank’s relationship managers to interact with their Citigold Private

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Ant Financial to Share Full Suite of AI Capabilities with Asset Management Companies

At Financial announced that the Company will share a full suite of AI capabilities with asset management companies in China

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Local Fintech Startup to Fuel Global Ambition with US$1.6 Million from Vectr Ventures

gini, a Hong Kong-based smart spending-tracker announced that it has completed its seed round with a $1.6 million investment from

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Robo-Advisor AQUMON, a HKUST Incubatee Receives yet Another Round of Funding

Designed by Magnum Research, Aqumon is a robo advisory service aimed at making wealth management more accessible to the Hong

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Sofi Invest Enters HK With Its Commission Free-Trading Through Acquisition of 8 Securities

SoFi, the digital personal finance company, announced today an expansion into its first international market, with the introduction of SoFi

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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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Research Paper Examines the Impact of China’s New Regulatory Regime for P2P Lenders

China, the undisputed fintech leader, has seen its online lending market grow rapidly since the late 2000s, fueled by the high

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Deliveroo Launches Deliveroo Links –A First-Of-Its-Kind Surplus Food Donation Campaign In Hong Kong

Deliveroo,  a Hong Kong’s food delivery company, announces the launch of ‘Deliveroo Links’. This is a first-of-its-kind surplus food donation

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Chinese Personal Finance Fintech Sponsors NBA China

X Financial and NBA China announced today a multi-year marketing partnership that makes the company an official marketing partner of NBA China.

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Local Virtual Bank Neat, Scores US$3 M Funding Led by Linear Capital

Hong Kong-based challenger bank Neat, announced a US$3 million funding round led by China-based VC Linear Capital, an early stage

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Crushed By China’s P2P Crackdowns, Lufax’s Global Strategy Is Now Robo-Advisors

Just in March, Lufax had big aspirations towards launching an IPO that they hoped would raise its valuation to USD60

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A Look at Line and Nomura’s Zero-Commission Online Brokerage in Japan

Line Securities Corporation, a joint venture between Asian financial services group Nomura Holdings and Line Financial Corporation, the financial services

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Hong Kong Gets Its First Equity Crowdfunding Platform, Well Kinda

Earlier this week, South Morning China Post reported that Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has issued its first equity

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How WeChat Pay Determines If You Are Trustworthy With Their Credit Score

WeChat Pay, Tencent’s mobile payments system integrated into the WeChat super-app, has told its users that it will be giving

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South Korea’s Rapidly Growing P2P Lending Industry Faces Scrutiny

With a mushrooming delinquency rate and investment fraud allegations, South Korea’s rapidly growing peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry has come under

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