Fintech News Hong Kong

18 Fintechs Make APAC’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Tech Startups Ranking

A ranking of Asia Pacific (APAC)’s top 100 fastest growing technology startups has named 18 fintech companies among the region’s

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ZA Bank Rolls Out Investment Fund Service

Hong Kong’s virtual bank ZA has officially launched its investment fund service where customers can build their fund portfolios based on

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InvestHK and HKMA Launches a CBDC-Focused Vertical at the Global Fast Track 2022

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) jointly announced the addition of the Central Bank Digital

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Rise of Super-Apps Puts Pressure on Incumbents

In Asia, bigtechs and new digital banking challengers are rapidly gaining ground, forcing incumbent banks to rethink their business strategy

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Temasek-Backed ShopBack Gears up for Hong Kong Launch

ShopBack, a Temasek-backed shopping and rewards platform, announced that it will be expanding its footprint to Hong Kong with a

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4 Ways Alternative Data Is Improving Fintech Companies in APAC

Various categories of fintech firms – Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), digital lending, payments and collections – are increasingly leveraging

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OSL’s Private STO Saw Participation from Animoca Brands

OSL Digital Securities Limited (OSL) announced it that it became the first Type 1 SFC-licensed digital asset broker to distribute

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Airwallex Online Payments App Launches on E-commerce Platform Shopify

Cross border payments firm Airwallex announced the launch of its Airwallex Online Payments App on e-commerce platform Shopify. The Airwallex

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Payment Managers Are Redefining Their Strategic Priorities for 2022

It is evident that digital acceleration is creating a new payments paradigm as corporate non-cash payments are forecasted to reach

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HKMA, Bloomberg Launch Greater Bay Fintech Talent Initiative Supported by Major Banks

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Bloomberg and the Hong Kong United Youth Association (HKUY) have partnered to launch the

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Cyberport’s Talent Development Programme FAST Is Now Open for Applications Again

Hong Kong digital tech park Cyberport announced that the Fintech Anti-epidemic Scheme for Talent Development programme (FAST) is now open

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Huobi Applies for Virtual Asset Trading Licenses from Hong Kong’s SFC

Investment holding company Huobi Technology has applied for trading licenses from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) through

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BaaS Needs to Double Down on Cross-Industry Partnerships to Fuel Growth

Banking as a Service (BaaS) is seen as one of the biggest opportunities in financial services and is experiencing rapid

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Animoca Brands Raises Over US$75 Million With US$5.9 Billion Valuation

Animoca Brands, the company driving digital property rights via NFTs and gaming to build the open metaverse, announced that it

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WeLab Officially Launches Its Digital Wealth Advisory Solution

Hong Kong’s virtual bank WeLab announced that it has launched its digital wealth advisory solution, GoWealth Digital Wealth Advisory (GoWealth).

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Astra and WeLab to Acquire Close to 50% Stake in Indonesian Digital Bank Jasa

Indonesian conglomerate PT Astra International through its subsidiary PT Sedaya Multi Investama (SMI), together with Welab Sky, a consortium led

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Endowus Appoints New Head of Hong Kong to Lead Its Expansion Plans

Digital wealth platform Endowus has appointed Steffanie Yuen as its Head of Hong Kong as the firm expands to its

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OneConnect Listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

OneConnect Financial Technology, a technology-as-a-service provider for financial institutions, announced that it has successfully listed, by way of introduction, its

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Airwallex Officially Launches in New Zealand

Cross border payments firm Airwallex is now a fully registered Financial Service Provider with the Financial Service Providers Register in

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APAC Financial Institutions Struggle to Make Use of Their Data in a Timely and Effective Manner

Despite realizing the opportunities brought about data and analytics, banks and financial institutions in Asia-Pacific (APAC) are still struggling to

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How Far Has Hong Kong Progressed in Its Green Finance Push?

The Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group (Steering Group) has made some progresses in advancing Hong Kong’s green and

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Currenxie Is Now a Part of Amazon’s Payment Service Provider Programme

Currenxie, a Hong Kong-headquartered cross-border payments company, announced that it will be participating in Amazon’s Payment Service Provider (PSP) programme.

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HKMA Takes Stock of Banks’ Fintech Adoption Rate to Push Digitisation Efforts

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the results of the Tech Baseline Assessment and its plans for further supporting

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Digital ID Verification, Remote Document Signing to Become the Norm in Finance Sector

The pandemic has accelerated the growth of non-face-to-face interactions, forcing banks, merchants and others to swiftly deploy digital tools to

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SleekFlow Secures US$8 Million in Series A Fundraise Led by Tiger Global

SleekFlow, an Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund-backed SaaS omnichannel social commerce platform, announced that it has raised a US$8 million Series A

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Alex Clavel Appointed as CEO of SoftBank Group International

Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank announced that Alex Clavel has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of SBGI effective June 30,

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HKMA, Bank of Israel, and BIS Hong Kong to Pilot Study on Retail CBDCs

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), together with the Bank of Israel (BOI) and the Bank for International Settlements Innovation

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Global Fast Track 2022 Eyeing Applications From Asia Pacific

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) has announced the launch of Global Fast Track 2022, a programme that helps fintech companies leverage

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Robo Advisor AQUMON Appoints Simon Lee as MD for Investment Solutions

Robo advisor AQUMON announced the appointment of Simon Lee as its Managing Director, Head of Investment Solutions effective Q2 of

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China Leads 2022 Ranking of Top Digital Banks in Asia-Pacific

China’s WeBank, MYBank and Suning Bank were named the top three leading digital-only banks in Asia-Pacific (APAC), recognized for their

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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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