Tagged: hong kong

African Fintech: Visa Links with Hong Kong VC/Incubator Nest to Launch Bootcamp

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Visa has partnered with the Hong Kong-based VC firm and incubator Nest to run a four-day fintech bootcamp in Nairobi for innovative startups in Africa, according to a release. Nest mentors will join executives from Visa’s teams in Kenya, South Africa, and the UAE to coach selected… Read More

UK FCA & Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Collaborate on Fintech Innovation

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The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed a new collaboration agreement. This time the FCA has formed a co-operation agreement with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).  The arrangement is for the two securities regulators to collaborate on promoting financial innovation and is similar… Read More

Brief: China P2P Lender Lufax Announces Hong Kong & Singapore Expansion

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Lufax, one of China’s largest peer to peer lending platforms, has announced plans to expand into both Hong Kong and Singapore. This news comes less than two months after the lender announced preparations for its Hong Kong Listing and IPO. Lufax Chairman and CEO, Gregory… Read More

Singapore Fintech Startup Toast Secures $1.5M During Pre-Series A Funding Round

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Toast, a Singapore fintech startup, has reportedly secured $1.5 million during a pre-Series A funding round, which was led by Aetius Capital with participation from 1776 and Pepper Group. Toast is described as a peer-to-peer money transform application that allows Filipino users in Hong Kong… Read More

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Announces 8 New Startups as Hong Kong Fintech Week Starts

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SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator 2.0 has kicked off Hong Kong Fintech Week with the announcement of 8 finalists for their program. For a second year in a row, SuperCharger, which aims to help the most promising Fintech start-ups and scale-ups grow in Asia, states it has surpassed… Read More

Brief: HSBC & ASTRI Launch RDI Laboratory in Hong Kong

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  Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company (ASTRI) have jointly launched the HSBC-ASTRI Research and Development Innovation Laboratory (RDI Lab). The Lab seeks to boost research and technology implementation within the financial industry as… Read More

InvestHK Creates Dedicated Team to Help Fintech Startups Come to Hong Kong

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2016 is the Year of Fintech in Hong Kong Hong Kong is on the growing list of countries that see Fintech as strategically important for their regional economy and global competitiveness. This past week, in a speech delivered in New York City, Hong Kong Financial… Read More

Baker & McKenzie Release Asian InsurTech Report: Orienteering a Regulations Labyrinth

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Insurance companies in Asia are facing a “labyrinth” of regulations as they increase investment in the insurtech space, particularly in areas such as telematics, biometrics and big data, according to The Insurtech Revolution: Regulatory Updates and Innovative Evolution in the Insurance Sector, a new guide… Read More

SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Renews Partnership with Hong Kong Exchange & Clearing

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Hong Kong-based SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator has renewed its partnership with Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing (HKEX). For a second consecutive year, HKEX has established its supporting organization status behind one of Asia’s leading Fintech accelerators. The partnership will also provide SuperCharger finalists with mentors from… Read More

LendIt forms Partnership with AMTD, Opens Joint Global Office in Hong Kong

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LendIt, a global conference and events organizer established by Jason Jones, Peter Renton and Bo Brustkern, has announced a strategic partnership with AMTD Group Limited (AMTD). LendIt released the news during its annual LendIt Europe conference taking place in London today. AMTD and LendIt had previously partnered… Read More

Baker & McKenzie Sponsors SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator

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Global law firm Baker & McKenzie will be supporting Hong Kong-based SuperCharger Fintech Accelerators 2.0. Baker & McKenzie is very active in China with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai. Baker & McKenzie was previously a supporter of SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 1.0 – the… Read More

Standard Chartered & SuperCharger Accelerator Invite Global Fintech Firms to Apply

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Standard Chartered Bank and Supercharger, a Hong Kong-based accelerator, have opened up applications for global Fintech firms to participate in the  “SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0”, a 12-week innovation programme aimed at helping promising FinTech companies grow their footprint in Asia. The very first round saw 160… Read More

Chinese Fintech Company WeLab Secures $25M Credit Facility from ING Bank to Help Fuel Hong Kong Growth

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WeLab, a Chinese-based fintech company, announced last week it has secured a credit facility of $25 million from ING Bank as part of its Hong Kong expansion and enable the company to meet rapidly growing demand for its loans in Hong Kong. Sharing details about the credit… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Announces Fintech Innovation Hub & Supervisory Sandbox

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Earlier this week, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Norman T.L. Chan, announced the organization is set to collaborate with the Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to set up its own Fintech Innovative Hub. Chan revealed that the Fintech Innovation Hub… Read More

HKMA Introduces New Initiatives: FinTech Innovation Hub and FinTech Supervisory Sandbox

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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has unveiled a series of policy initiatives for banks to embrace technology, and changed the city’s tax regime to attract corporate treasury departments, as it sharpens its edge to compete with Singapore and Tokyo as Asia’s financial centre, reported… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Opens Doors For Hong Kong & Singapore Project Creators

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On Tuesday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced Hong Kong and Singapore project creators may now launch campaigns on its funding portal. This news comes nearly one month after the Kickstarter team revealed their plans for the two countries. ? Creators in Singapore & Hong Kong can… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Revs Up for Late August Hong Kong Debut

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Fresh after announcing its foray into Singapore, Kickstarter is expanding to Hong Kong this month, reported the South China Morning Post, aiming to launch by the end of August. A banner greets future backers on Kickstarter’s new Hong Kong website. Two key rivals of Kickstarter already crowdfunding… Read More

LendIt & AMTD Group Partner on Hong Kong Investment Summit

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LendIt and AMTD Group, a diversified financial service firm based in Hong Kong, have announced they are joining together to host the “first” Global Fintech Investment Summit in Hong Kong later this month. LendIt stated that over 80 Asian investors and 35+ international fintech companies… Read More

Lendit China Rebrands as Lang Di Fintech. Adds PitchIt

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Lendit is expanding its portfolio of activities this year by launching Lang Di Fintech, their inaugural Chinese conference.  Lang Di means “enlighten” or “inspiration” thus representing the future of finance in the largest Fintech market in the world. Lang Di Fintech will take place in… Read More

Asia Pacific Research: Dramatic Growth in Alternative Finance is Fueled by Huge China Market

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The Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report has just been published and it highlights the largest region in the world for disruptive finance. Entitled, “Harnessing Potential”, this is the first report for the region and has been created by a partnership of researchers, including the Cambridge… Read More