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WeLab Bank Granted License to Offer Digital Wealth Advisory Services

Virtual bank WeLab has been granted a license from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) to offer digital wealth advisory services. Having obtained the Type 1 (dealing in securities) and Type 4 (advising on securities) licenses, WeLab had

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WeLab Plans to Launch Second Digital Bank With Acquisition of Bank Jasa Jakarta

Virtual bank WeLab announced the acquisition of PT Bank Jasa Jakarta (BJJ), a commercial bank in Indonesia, with plans to launch its second digital bank in the second half of 2022 following its successful launch in Hong Kong. Headquartered in

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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 into its platform. Apple Pay is a safe, secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their

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WeLab Raises US$75 Million in Funding Round Led by Allianz

Hong Kong-based virtual bank WeLab announced that it has completed the initial close of Series C-1 funding led by Allianz X for US$ 75 million. Allianz X is the digital investment unit of the Germany-based Allianz Group, one of the

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WeLab Bank Launches Numberless Debit Card with Mastercard

WeLab Bank, a homegrown virtual bank licensed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), will launch a numberless bank card that is powered by MasterCard While WeLab Bank services are designed to be 100% operated from the mobile phone, a

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Hong Kong’s Virtual Bank WeLab Named On the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

WeLab has been named #11 on the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, and was the only company included from Hong Kong and just one of five from Asia. This is WeLab’s first appearance on this list of private companies who are

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Virtual Bank WeLab’s HK$10,000 Interest-Free Loan Opens For Application Today

Virtual banking operator WeLab announced today that its’ #HKCashDrop is open for application today, on a first come first serve basis. The initiative aims to deliver the HK$10,000 government subsidy in to the people’s hand immediately ahead of the proposed

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5 Fastest Growing Fintechs in Hong Kong According to IDC

IDC Financial Insights today released the 2020 update of its FinTech Fast 101 research which details a list of fast-growing FinTechs in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) from 11 key markets. IDC’s FinTech Fast 101 research refers to fast-growing fintech players

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WeLab Raises US$ 156 Million — Gearing up To Launch WeLab Bank by 2020

WeLab, one of the 8 companies granted license from the HKMA to operate a virtual bank announced today that it has raised US$ 156 million ( HK$ 1.2 billion) of Series C strategic financing, which makes it one of the

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Livi VB’s New Trump Card is a CEO With Experience in China’s First Virtual Bank

Due to the worryingly slow development of digital banking in Hong Kong, regulator Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) granted virtual banking license it to a total of 8 virtual banks.  Since then, these companies have been locked in an intense battle for talent as they

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