Virtual Banking

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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Livi Bank Now Offers Instant Personal Loans up to HK$1 Million

Hong Kong’s virtual bank livi announced that it has launched its personal loan offering from HK$10,000 up to HK$1,000,000. The livi Flexi Loan is fully automated and available 24/7 where approvals reportedly takes about 2 minutes after which the funds

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LINE Bank Taiwan Clocks More That 1 Million Users Within First Year of Launch

LINE Bank Taiwan announced that it has already exceeded 1.1 million customers in the first year of its operations. The neobank was among the three entities to receive a virtual banking license from Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission in June 2019.

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ZA Tech Acquires a Stake in Indonesia’s Aladin Bank

ZA Tech, the technology venture founded by ZhongAn Online and backed by Softbank’s Vision Fund 1, has acquired a stake in Aladin Bank, an Indonesia-based Sharia digital bank. Further details of the agreement was not disclosed. The investment will strengthen

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Livi Bank Rolls Out Financing Products, Enables Account Opening for Mainland Visitors

Hong Kong’s virtual bank livi has unveiled new financing products that serve its customers’ financial needs both in their personal and business lives. The Franchise Financing Solutions offered by livi are tailored for individuals who enter into the SME sector in

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Livi Bank Secures License to Expand Business With Insurance Offerings

livi bank, one of Hong Kong’s eight virtual banks, has been granted an insurance agency license from the Hong Kong Insurance Authority. This paves the way for the bank to introduce a range of insurance products within the livi app.

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Mox Bank Makes Two New Additions to Its C-Suite

Hong Kong’s virtual bank Mox announced that it has made two senior appointments for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the newly-created Chief Data, Security, and Innovation Officer (CDSIO) positions. Christian Piccardi joins Mox as the CIO while David Walker

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ZA Bank Gets SFC License to Expand Footprint Into the Investment Business

Hong Kong’s virtual bank ZA Bank has received a license from the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) for Type 1 regulated activity which allows it to deal with securities. The bank claims to be the first local digital-only bank to

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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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Hong Kong’s Virtual Banks Set to Amass Over 44,000 SME Customers by 2025

By 2025, Hong Kong’s virtual banks are expected to amass 44,182 small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers, a client base that’s set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 163.6% between 2020 and 2025, estimates Quinlan and

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