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Eddie Yue Appointed as New HKMA CEO; Executive Director Resigns Citing Personal Reasons

Eddie Yue, who currently serves as the Deputy CEO of HKMA will succeed Norman Chan as the new CEO in October. The 54 year old incoming CEO Eddie Yue, started his career in civil service in 1986 and joined HKMA

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When It Comes to Payments, Its Risky to Use Your Face

In China, platforms and services like Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay have brought facial recognition payments to online and brick-and-mortar retail stores. But as biometrics and facial recognition technologies become mainstream, experts and regulators are concerned about the privacy

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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’s Central Bank is Now Working with France to Cultivate Fintech Innovation

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), France’s central bank, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 5 July 2019 to help each other grow their fintech. Under the MoU, the HKMA

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Cyberport’s 350 Startups to Gain Access to Ping An’s Fintech Open Platform

Cyberport signed a memorandum of understanding Ping An’s fintech arm One connect to o be among the first batch partners of the company’s open Fintech SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform, “Gamma O”. The arrangement allows Cyberport’s 350 startups to enjoy priority to

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A Snapshot of Fintech in Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong is expected to see a boost in fintech activity after a relatively disappointing year in 2018 as the region saw a sharp dip in the total value of investments. According to Accenture, this was due to new measures

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Tencent’s Fintech & Cloud Unit Generates US$ 3.1 Billion in Q1 of 2019

In their quarterly results announcement, Tencent revealed that its fintech and cloud services generated RMB21.8 billion (US$ 3.1 Billion) in the first quarter of 2019, a 44% year-on-year growth. This quarter marks the first time the Chinese internet giant is

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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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InvestHK Teases a Bigger and Better Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019

InvestHK recently dropped hints that we should be expecting a significant expansion of the annual Hong Kong Fintech Week. Anticipating to pull in a larger audience than last year’s 8,000 attendees, the agency stated they needed to host the event

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The First 3 Recipients of HKMA’s Virtual Banking License Have Been Announced

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today that three companies have been granted virtual banking licences: Livi VB, SC Digital, and ZhongAn Virtual Finance. As rumoured in our previous report, some of the companies granted licenses are joint ventures that include

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