Tag "Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)"

HKMA Unveils Industry Plan to Help Hong Kong’s Economy Overcome COVID-19 Outbreak

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) together with the major banks and HKMC Insurance Limited (HKMCI) met representatives from the commercial sector (including Members of the Legislative Council) today to exchange views on the effectiveness of banks’ measures to support

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Hong Kong and Thai Regulators Unveils Pilot Results on Central Bank Backed Digital Currency

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced the outcomes of and publish a report on a joint The two authorities initiated Project Inthanon-LionRock to study the application of CBDC to cross-border payments.  A THB-HKD

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Fintech is Hong Kong’s Strongest Innovation Sector, Study Concludes

KPMG and Alibaba Entrepreneurs Funds’ joint report has made it official—fintech is ranked as Hong Kong’s strongest innovation sector, beating out segments like smart city, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, big data, and many others. The conclusion was found when entrepreneurs and

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Hong Kong and Thailand May Be Working on a Joint Central Bank-Backed Crypto Project

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster collaboration between the two regulatory authorities in promoting financial innovation. Under the agreement, HKMA and BOT agreed to work together

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Ant Financial, Tencent, and Xiaomi Are Among HK’s New 4 Virtual Banking Licensees

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued virtual banking rights to 4 more companies: Ant SME Services (Hong Kong) , Infinium, Insight Fintech HK, and Ping An OneConnect. According to their business plans, these four newly licenced virtual banks intend

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Hong Kong Chooses 3 Startup as Part of the Global Fintech Sandbox Project

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), is one of 17 global regulators that are participating in the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) cross-border pilot tests—which has just shortlisted 8 fintechs. In total, 44 unique applications were submitted across the 17

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Cyberport Chairman Reveals Secret Sauce to Growing 350 Fintechs in Just 3 Years

“Everything you do in a fintech startup, you’re likely testing the law, one way or another,” said Cyberport’s chairman Dr. Lee George Lam about fintech in the technology hub he stewards. “If you want to move out of the box,

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Even This Fintech Unicorn Thinks Hong Kong’s Virtual Banking License is Too Restrictive

The virtual banking race is on for different regions across the globe, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has put its hat in that race with the virtual banking license, as part of a larger plan to turn Hong

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HKMA Holds High-level Fintech Roundtable with 30 Central Banks

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) held 9 January 2019 a high-level Fintech Roundtable (Roundtable), which was attended by about 45 senior representatives from six international organizations and around 30 central banks or regulatory authorities in 18 jurisdictions. The Roundtable

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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 reason. There are dire consequences to any developing tech going wrong (Facebook’s recent privacy scandal comes to mind), but straits

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