Tag "Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)"

How Will Hong Kong’s Digital Currency E-HKD Work?

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has released a technical whitepaper on a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC), proposing an architecture that would follow the key principles of safety, efficiency, and openness. The paper, titled e-HKD: A technical perspective,

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Hong Kong and China Link Up Their Sandboxes to Pilot Cross-Border Fintech Initiatives

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for their cooperation on fintech innovation and supervisory exchanges in the region. The two regulators have agreed to link up the

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Latest HKMA Regtech Guide Outlines Benefits of E-Governance, Risk & Compliance Platforms

Banks and financial institutions are faced with critical challenges in their current governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) approaches, which often times involve inefficient and cumbersome processes requiring an excessive amount of manual work with disconnected and varied results. This challenge

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HKMA Unveils List of 19 Eligible Banks for the Cross Border Investment Scheme

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has released the list of 19 eligible banks in the country which can launch the cross border Wealth Management Connect (WMC) services. These banks, together with their respective Mainland partner banks whose eligibility have

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Hong Kong Takes it First Step in Retail Central Bank Digital Currencies with e-HKD

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has released a technical whitepaper on retail central bank digital currency (CBDC), titled “e-HKD: A technical perspective”. Building on the experience in wholesale CBDCs, in June 2021, the HKMA has started a study on

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Thailand, HK CBDC Prototype Reveals Cross Border Payments Can Be Done in Seconds

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Bank of Thailand, BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Center (BISIH), People’s Bank of China and the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates have reveled findings from their joint Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

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China Kicks off Multibillion Dollar Investment Link With Hong Kong and Macau

China has officially launched the Wealth Management Connect (WMC) with Hong Kong and Macau to carry out cross-boundary investment in wealth management products distributed by banks in the area. The Wealth Management Connect trading scheme will initially handle a total fund

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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 which includes further testing of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). According to a statement by HKMA, the new fintech strategy

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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 through the Fintech Supervisory Sandbox administered by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). At this stage, the pilot trial aims

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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 framework. The next steps in the framework are account information for phase 3 and transactions for phase 4. Following the

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