Fintech News Hong Kong

ASTRI and the University of Hong Kong Join Hands to Nurture Fintech Talent

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) has partnered with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) to

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Hong Kong’s ZA Bank Selects Accuity’s Regtech Solution

Hong Kong based ZA Bank announced that it has selected Accuity, provider of financial crime screening, payments and counterparty know

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Virtual Livi Bank Selects Wolters Kluwer’s Solution for Regulatory Reporting

Livi bank has selected Wolters Kluwer, American Dutch information services company, for its Regulatory Reporting solution to manage the bank’s

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Cyberport’s Incubatees PortfoPlus and 10Life Aim to Simplify Insurance

Hong Kong’s insurance industry worth US$66 billion (HK$552 billion) in the past years has provided a fertile ground for the

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Huawei Developer Conference 2020 to Discuss HarmonyOS, HMS Core 5.0, EMUI 11, Fintech, and More

From September 10 to 12, 2020, Huawei will be hosting its annual developer conference, a multi-day event expected to bring

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Majority of Hong Kongers “Annoyed” with the Way Banking Transaction History Works

Recent research by gini, shows 66.7% of respondents feel their bank should be doing more to improve online services during

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Ant Group Revives Grand Plans for its INCLUSION Fintech Conference in Shanghai

Alibaba’s Ant Group announced that its inaugural INCLUSION Fintech Conference originally scheduled for April 2020, will now take place in

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EMQ Expands Real-Time International Payment Capabilities Across Vietnam

EMQ, a financial settlement network, announced that it has further expanded its real-time international payment capabilities across Vietnam, leveraging National

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Over 80% of Banks in Hong Kong Plans to Increase Investment in AI Within 5 Years

Banks in Hong Kong have been integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into various key functional areas in a bid to reduce

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What is the Game Plan for Hong Kong’s Virtual Banks?

In Hong Kong, virtual banking is bringing in new opportunities to serve the financially underserved, a segment new entrants including

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Banks Must Gear Up for Upcoming Data-Intensive Era, Experts Say

Changing customer expectations, the rise of big techs, and COVID-19 are accelerating banks’ digital transformation, forcing them to upgrade their

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HK Fintech Market Sentiment Remains Stable Despite COVID-19 and Social Unrest

Despite the protests and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hong Kong society has maintained a positive sentiment on the growth prospect

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SFC Issues Approval-In-Principle to OSL for Virtual Asset Trading Platform

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has issued an approval-in-principle for OSL, Asia’s digital asset platform and member of BC

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Digital Risks Of Mobile Apps Are On The Rise

Recently, a security firm looked into the apps available on Google Play Store and the App store stated that over

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Hong Kong Based Neat Raises US$4M in Series A Extension

Neat, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup, announced that it has raised a US$4 million extension to their US$11 million Series

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BC Group Acquires Blockchain Portfolio Management Platform From Enuma Technologies

BC Technology Group, a digital asset and fintech company as well as the parent company of OSL, announced that it

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Hong Kong’s Eight Virtual Banks: The Progress So Far

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) granted eight virtual banking licenses in the first half of 2019, and at the

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Crypto.com Appoints Steven Kalifowitz as new Chief Marketing Officer

Hong Kong based Crypto.com announced that it has named Steven Kalifowitz as its Chief Marketing Officer. Kalifowitz was most recently

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Wealthtech Firms Make Their Moves in Hong Kong

With shifting demographics, higher expectations and favorable regulations, wealthtech has become a rapidly growing industry around the world. In Hong

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Huawei Launches Digital Payment Cloud Solution

Huawei launched a new digital payment cloud solution designed to help digital payment service operators build super app centered payment

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The Top 10 Female Founders: 50% are APAC Based

A recent research by the Businessfinancing.co.uk, a business finance news publisher, discovered that female startup founders are more likely to

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Hong Kong Fintech Hub Cyberport Becomes Hotbed for Insurtech Innovation

Widely known for its massive fintech community of close to 400 companies, digital tech park Cyberport is now rapidly emerging

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Livi Bank Joins the Virtual Banking Race in Hong Kong

Livi Bank announced the launch of its virtual banking services, making it the fourth virtual bank open to public in

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WeLab Bank Amasses Over 10,000 Applications Less Than 10 Days After Their Launch

WeLab Bank, a homegrown virtual bank licensed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, has amassed a total of over 10,000

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InvestHK Unveils Fintech Global Fast Track Programme

InvestHK has unveiled the Global Fast Track Programme, a business-driven programme within Hong Kong Fintech Week, to help local and

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Banking Circle Examines Changes In Attitude Towards Digitisation

Just like in almost every other industry, financial institutions have been planning and implementing increased digitalisation for some years. However,

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HKMA and BIS Innovation Hub Launches Trade Finance Tech Challenge

The Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub (BISIH) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) launched the “TechChallenge – Digitising

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Huawei Aims to Help Banks Unlock Data-Driven Intelligent Finance at Its Virtual Summit

Huawei announced that it will be hosting its APAC Financial Industry Storage Summit 2020 on the 13th August 2020. The

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Nielsen: 82% of Customers Won’t Consider Loan Offerings from Virtual Banks

A study by Nielsen has found that consumers are quite wary of personal loan services despite being regarded as one

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Homegrown WeLab Bank Fully Launches with 8% Cash Back on Debit Card Spending

WeLab Bank a homegrown virtual bank licensed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) publicly launches their banking services to

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fintech Map Japan

Japan has the world’s third-largest economy and has always been associated with the high technological developments. As the country looks

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Neat Snubs Virtual Banking License and Picks Up The Money Lender License Instead

The fintech startup Neat, a digital banking alternative, has been granted a Money Lender’s License in Hong Kong, which marks

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Skype Co-Founder’s Lending Startup Raises US$105 Mil

Oriente, the Hong Kong-based financial services and technology company announced today that it had completed a US$ 105 million initial

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Top 12 Fintech Startups in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s long-established financial center, burgeoning startup scene and developed business center connecting Mainland China with global markets, have made

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Top 50 Digital Only Banks Ranking 2017

The Financial IT magazine unveiled the Digital Only Bank Ranking in their latest special magazine for Sibos & Money 20/20. They

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HKMA Explores Suptech, The Overlooked Missing Piece of The Smart Banking Picture

It is often said that fintech is one of the most regulated tech sectors in the world, and for good

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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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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

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WorldRemit Announces Global Remittance Partnership With Alipay

WorldRemit has announced a partnership with Alipay, enabling consumers to use the WorldRemit app or website for cross-border remittances to

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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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Regtech in Asia: an Overview

Regtech, or regulatory technology, is perceived as one of the hottest trends in the financial services industry for its potential

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