Fintech News Hong Kong

Hong Kong Has Issued Regulations for Crypto-Assets — Here Are the Key Takeaways

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) has issued regulations for fund managers investing in virtual assets, setting

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10 Reasons To Attend The Hong Kong FinTech Week 2019

The wait is over! You may now check out the full programme of Hong Kong FinTech Week’s main conference on

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Hong Kong’s AMTD May Apply for Virtual Banking License in Singapore

AMTD is reportedly keen to apply for Singapore’s virtual banking license. In an interview with local Singaporean media, its CEO

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What to Expect From Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019 — Asia’s Global Fintech Event

One of Asia’s largest fintech events the Hong Kong Fintech Week is returning from November 4 to 8. This year’s

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Avo Becomes The First Virtual General Insurer in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority announced on Tuesday that it has granted the first authorization for virtual general insurance under Fast

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SWIFT and HSBC to Define Industry Standard for APIs in Hong Kong

SWIFT and HSBC announced today they are joining forces to define a common industry-standard JSON for APIs, re-using ISO 20022

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PayPal Becomes First Foreign Payments Firm to Enter China Through Acquisition of GoPay

American online money transfer firm PayPal recently secured approval from the People’s Bank of China to purchase a stake in

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HKMA: Hong Kong Could Expect Soft Launch of Virtual Banks in The Next Few Months

Speaking at the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers Conference yesterday, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of HKMA, Arthur Yuen said that

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Facebook’s Libra Will Not Include China’s Yuan

In a letter responding to German legislator, Fabio De Masi, Facebook has revealed the breakdown of its basket of global

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4 Reasons Why China’s Central Bank is Launching a Digital Currency

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have been all the rage these past years. Now even central banks are looking to launch their

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UnionPay Bets on Wirecard to Support Global Expansion

UnionPay, the world largest card scheme formed a partnership with Wirecard a global player in the payments space. This agreement

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Legacy Trust Launches Digital Asset Pension Plan

Hong Kong-licensed Legacy Trust Company Limited is launching a digital asset pension plan; a voluntary pension plan available to employers

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Finfabrik and Lumiere Tokenised Co-Investment into Algerian Indie Film

Lumiere and FinFabrik have joined forces bringing their business and technical expertise together to tokenise a co-investment into a film

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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’s Stock Exchange Collaborates with Ping An on Fintech and Analytics

Ping An Insurance and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) have entered into an agreement to develop cooperation and collaboration

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Crypto.com Appoints Eric Anziana as Chief Operating Officer

Crypto.com announced the promotion of Eric Anziani to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Eric joined Crypto.com in January 2018

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CoverGo Teams up with Jetco to Build Car Insurance Open API Platform

Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (“JETCO”) today announced its collaboration with  insurtech provider CoverGo to build car insurance API platforms

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Tencent’s WeChat Pushes for Mainstream Adoption of Facial Recognition Payment

China has been quick to embrace facial recognition, a technology that’s already being used for making payments at numerous shops,

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China Lays Out 6 Key Fintech Focus for the Next 3 Years

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, has released a three-year fintech development plan that aims to

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How Tencent is Trying to Fill China’s US$805 B Insurance Gap Using Social Media

Over the past years, China’s Internet giant Tencent has been expanding its strategic positioning in the insurance industry. The Chinese

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New IMF Paper Explores the Rise of Digital Money

As digital money grows in popularity, banks and credit card companies are facing increased competition from technology companies which are

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Lithuania – a Top Spot for Fintech Companies

Located in the centre of Europe, Lithuania is also becoming a centre of the financial technologies sector in the European

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Alibaba and Tencent among The First To Receive China’s Cryptocurrency, Sources Say

Alibaba, Tencent, China Construction Bank, Bank of China, Industrial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and Union Pay is

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A Look Behind the Technology Gameplan of China’s Insurtech Giant, ZhongAn

ZhongAn Online one of the leading insurtech companies in China, announced today its first six months interim results as of

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Banks in China Are Increasingly Partnering with BigTechs

2019 has been undeniably the year of Chinese commercial banks/tech companies collaborations. Incumbents have been actively pursuing partnerships with tech

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China’s New Cryptocurrency to be Tested in Shenzhen

China’s State Council and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China have released a detailed plan for wide-ranging

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Best Brand Forward – How to Make Your Startup Appear More Professional

You never get a second chance at a first impression – this statement is applicable within all contexts in life,

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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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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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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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The Case for Robo-Advisory and Digital Wealth

An April 2017 Burnmark report rexplored the tie-up between digital wealth and robo-advisory within the FinTech industry. With retail investors

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The Peer To Peer Lending Industry In Hong Kong – High In Potential & Competition

Hong Kong is a well known financial centre in Asia which serves as a gateway to China. According to one

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10 Blockchain Books and Studies You Should Read

Blockchain has become a buzzword in the business world with firms from diverse and varied industries all looking to harness

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Meet Hong Kong’s 8 New Virtual Banks

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has announced a grand total of eight virtual banking license recipients, in three separate announcements

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6 Hong Kong Crypto and Blockchain Platforms You Should Know

Over the past few years, the fintech industries of south and northeast Asian countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, and China

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Who-Is-Who Of Hong Kong InsurTech

Thrilled to share with you our latest Asia Insurance-Tech (InsurTech) Directory, covering Hong Kong ecosystem. With this directory we aim

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8 Future Fintech Unicorn Startups in Hong Kong to Watch in 2018

Hong Kong had a great year 2017 filled with exciting new projects and initiatives, numerous local startups gaining international recognition and a

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Wesurance launches Hong Kong’s First Insurance App Featuring AI and eKYC

Wesurance, a Hong Kong-based InsurTech startup, takes the city’s insurance sector into a new era with the launch of the

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