Fintech News Hong Kong

Rapyd Expands Payment Capabilities to South Korea

Rapyd, a Fintech-as-a-Service company, has expanded its all-in-one payment capabilities in South Korea, its sixth global market. The expansion of

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5 Reasons Why Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020 Is a Must-Attend Event of the Year

Working over the last eight months with FinTech leaders and experts, together with global software engineers, computer graphic designers, digital

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Block AdVenture: Cyberport Launches Blockchain Accelerator

Cyberport has launched a blockchain accelerator programme called Block AdVenture in partnership with R3 and fintech incubator FORMS HK. Blockchain

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Robo-Advisor AQUMON Bags US$30 Million in Fundraising Round

Robo-advisor AQUMON, developed by Magnum Research, announced that it has closed its Series Pre-B round of funding with a total

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Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020 to Humanise Fintech and Drive Growth

Invest Hong Kong today  revealed details about Hong Kong FinTech Week 2020, which will take place virtually from November 2

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WeLab Bank Goes Live With Temenos’ Multi-Cloud Solution

Temenos, the banking software company, announced that WeLab Bank, Hong Kong-based virtual bank, has publicly launched using cloud-native Temenos Transact

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Tencent’s WeBank App Now Accessible for Visually Impaired Users in China

Tencent’s WeBank, a digital-only bank in China, announced that has enabled accessibility features on its app to ensure visually impaired

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Cyberport’s Flagship VC Event Returns to Guide Investors and Entrepreneurs

Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF), Cyberport’s annual tech investment event, will return on 3-4 November and will be held in

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Open Banking Development Stalls in Hong Kong

More than two years after the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued the Open API Framework for the Hong Kong

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Breaking Down Marketplace Borders

Anders la Cour, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banking Circle explains how Banking Circle Marketplaces empowers global trade by

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Hong Kongers’ Want Personalised Wealth Management Says Quantifeed Report

Hong Kong investors show a growing preference for trusted and personalised wealth management solutions amid the pandemic, according to a

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Redefining Finance for Good: HK’s Chong Hing Bank Sees Digital Shift for Older Customers

Around the world, the COVID-19 crisis has forced banks and their customers to turn to digital tools and processes to

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Virtual Bank Airstar Names Ronald Iu as Its New Chief Executive

Airstar Bank, one of Hong Kong’s new virtual banks, announced the appointment of Ronald Iu as the new Chief Executive,

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American Express Launched its First Prepaid Card in Hong Kong with 33 Finance

Hong Kong-based 33 Finance, which provides international prepaid card issuance services, has partnered with American Express to launch the 33

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BMW Korea Launches Blockchain-Based Rewards Programme

BMW Korea announced that it will launch BMW Vantage, a blockchain-based rewards program before rolling it out for a global

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What Happened to Fintech Hong Kong’s Previous Pick of the Hottest Fintech Startups?

End of 2018 we named the 19 fintech startups we believed were the hottest fintechs in Hong Kong. Fast forward

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15 Fintech Startups From Hong Kong to Watch Out for in 2021

Hong Kong is currently home to more than 600 fintech companies with 76% of them focusing on the business-to-business (B2B)

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10 Fintech Startups Selected for Accenture’s 2020 Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

Ten fintech companies have been selected for the seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a mentorship program created by Accenture

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Hong Kong’s EMQ Increases Remittance Transaction Value in Japan

EMQ, Hong Kong-based financial settlement network, announced the launch of its high transaction value cross-border settlements in Japan. This launch

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Taiwan’s First Virtual Banks: The Progress So Far

In July 2019, the Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan (FSC) gave its approval for the establishment of three virtual banks,

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South Korean Kakao Launches Global Blockchain-as-a-Service for Enterprises

Ground X, the blockchain affiliate of South Korean mobile platform Kakao, has launched its global Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) to empower enterprises

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Hong Kong Crypto Exchange to Start Trading on Nasdaq

Diginex, a Hong Kong-based digital assets financial services company, announced that it has started listing and trading on Nasdaq. The

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Robo-Advisors Poised for Growth in China

Though robo-advisors are relatively new in China, they are rapidly rising in popularity, with now roughly 38% of adult Internet

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Connecting People With Finance: Empowering the Financial Industry in the Intelligent Mobile Era

In the intelligent mobile era, Huawei — with its vision, insights, solutions, ecosystems, and experts — is uniquely positioned to

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Ant Group Unveils Blockchain-Enabled Trading Platform for SMEs

Ant Group has unveiled Trusple, a blockchain based-platform powered by AntChain to help SMEs with cross-border trade. Trusple aims to

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Airwallex’s Closes US$ 200 Million Fundraising Round for Global Expansion

Airwallex, a cross border payment company, announced that the company has closed its extended Series D fundraising with an additional

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Ant Group Launches its Virtual Bank Ahead of Its IPO

Ant Bank, part of Ant Group, has officially launched to offer banking services to Hong Kong citizens. Ant Bank was

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ConsenSys Bags the Lead for the Second Phase of HKMA’s Digital Currency Study Project

US-headquartered blockchain firm ConsenSys has been granted the lead for the second phase of Project Inthanon-LionRock, a cross-border payment network

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Ant Group’s INCLUSION Fintech Conference Makes Its Debut in Shanghai

Ant Group, yesterday officially launched its much-talked about inaugural INCLUSION Fintech Conference both to a live audience and virtually. The

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Closing the Funding Gap for SMEs: Redefining Finance for Good in Asia

The wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought many of the world’s problems into sharp focus and increased the

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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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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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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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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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