Fintech News Hong Kong

Mox Card Now Allows Users to Flip Between Debit and Credit Spending

Hong Kong virtual bank Mox and Mastercard announced a smart new feature called “Flip” on the all-in-one numberless Mox Card

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InvestHK’s Global Fast Track 2021 Programme Is Now Open for Applications

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced that the Global Fast Track 2021 programme is now open for applications from fintech scale-ups

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Mox Appoints Former StanChart Exec as Chief Product Officer

One of Hong Kong’s eight virtual banks Mox announced the appointment of Jayant Bhatia as its new Chief Product Officer

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Top 10 Upcoming Fintech Webinars in Hong Kong

The COVID-19 health crisis temporarily halted in-person industry events and conferences, and gave the virtual events industry a hefty boost.

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Livi Bank First in Hong Kong to Roll Out Mastercard’s Tokenised Payments

Hong Kong virtual bank livi announced an expansion of its collaboration with Mastercard as it became the first bank in

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Cyberport Granted HK$6.1 Million for Fintech Scheme, Now Open for New Applications

Hong Kong digital tech park Cyberport has announced that the application stage for the first phase of its Fintech Proof-of-Concept

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WeLab Bank Now Supports Apple Pay for Safe and Secure Transactions

WeLab Bank, a homegrown virtual bank authorised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, has integrated the use of Apple Pay

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Hong Kong Banking Giant Hang Seng Bank Ramps Up Innovation Push With Cyberport Alliance

Local banking giant Hang Seng Bank is ramping up its innovation push, teaming up with digital tech park Cyberport to

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Singapore’s GIC Invests US$ 70 Million in Digital Asset Firm BC Group

BC Technology Group, a digital asset and fintech company as well as the parent company of OSL, secured an investment of

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ZA’s New Wealthtech Offering Democratises Retail Access to IPOs

ZA International has announced the launch of a new integrated financial brand ZA One which offers the IPOGo service, enabling

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Here Are the 5 Strategies Outlined in HKMA’s Fintech 2025 Plan

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has unveiled “Fintech 2025”, its new strategy for driving fintech development in Hong Kong

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WeBank Ties up With Singaporean University to Nurture Blockchain Innovation

WeBank, a digital-only bank in China, announced its summer enrichment programme on FISCO BCOS Blockchain Experience at the Singapore Management

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HK’s BC Group Partners StanChart to Launch Crypto Platform for Institutional Clients

SC Ventures, the innovation and ventures unit of Standard Chartered, announced a partnership with BC Technology Group, the parent company of

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Banking Consumers Want Financial Empowerment, Not Just Apps

Consumers don’t just want shiny apps and digital banking, they want to feel that their bank is a partner who

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Hong Kong Releases Consultation Conclusions for Virtual Asset Exchange Licensing Regime

Hong Kong’s Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) has released a paper outlining the conclusions to its consultation on

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Here’s How COVID-19 Affected Hong Kong Consumers’ Financial Health

The global pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on Hong Kong households’ financial situation with many still concerned over

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UP Fintech, Huobi Technology, Sea, Razer Added in MSCI Global Indexes

Fintech firms UP Fintech, Sea, Huobi Technology and Razer were among the companies that were added to MSCI global indexes

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Insurer YF Life Rolls Out Google Cloud-Powered Cantonese Chatbot

Hong Kong insurer YF Life and HKBN Enterprise Solutions (HKBNES) have teamed up to launch a Google Cloud-powered Cantonese voice

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Airstar Bank Pilots Corporate Banking Services for SMEs Through HKMA Sandbox

Airstar Bank, one of Hong Kong’s eight virtual banks, has launched a pilot trial of corporate banking services for SMEs

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Digital Insurer Blue Rolls Out Post-Vaccination Protection Campaign

Digital life insurer Blue has launched the #WeSupport campaign to provide its customers with free post-vaccination protection from 8 April

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Accenture and Cyberport’s Fintech Innovation Lab Returns With More Opportunities for Startups

The Fintech Innovation Lab Asia Pacific program is returning for its eighth edition this year with more opportunities for young

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Airwallex Launches Online Card Payment Acceptance Solution in Hong Kong

Airwallex, a cross border payment company, announced the launch of its online card payment acceptance solution in Hong Kong, allowing

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ZA and Mox Leading Hong Kong’s Virtual Banking Race, Capturing 70% of All Deposits

ZA Bank and Mox are leading Hong Kong’s virtual bank race, making up 70% of all virtual banking customer deposits

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Hong Kong Enters a New Phase of Open Banking

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the implementation plan for the third and fourth phases of its Open API

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Ping An Completes Initial Close of US$200 Million Fintech & Healthtech Venture Fund

Ping An Insurance announced the initial close of Ping An Voyager Partners, LP, a growth stage venture fund, having secured

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Airwallex Granted E-Money License to Expand Footprint to the Netherlands

Airwallex announced that it has secured its Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) on 30

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HKUST Inks Deal With Tencent Finance Academy to Nurture Fintech Talent

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tencent Finance Academy

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Livi Bank Hops on the BNPL Bandwagon With the Launch of Livi PayLater

livi bank, one of Hong Kong’s eight virtual banks, has introduced a new Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solution with

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Robo Advisor AQUMON Unveils Bitcoin Investment Solution

Robo-advisor AQUMON has introduced SmartGlobalX, a smart bitcoin ETF investment portfolio that integrating its flagship SmartGlobal algorithms with a Bitcoin

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ZA Bank Kicks off Its Insurtech Offering With New Pure Life Insurance Product

Hong Kong’s virtual bank ZA Bank has joined hands with ZA Insure, a fully digital insurer under the ZA brand,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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