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29 Apply for Hong Kong Virtual Banking License, More to Follow with First Approvals as Soon as Years End

Multiple reports have indicated that 29 firms have made the cutoff for the first batch of virtual banking licenses in Hong Kong. Announced in September 2017, the push for digital banks in Hong Kong was designed to “bring Hong Kong into a New Era of… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The PBOC Sets Up a Financial Technology Company in Shenzhen On September 5th, the Digital Money Research Institute of People’s Bank of China established “Shenzhen Financial Technology Co., Ltd.” in Shenzhen. People familiar with the project said the company was involved in the development of… Read More

Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi Business and Monetary Authorities Cooperating on Fintech and Distributed Ledger Technology

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced June 26th that it has signed a Fintech agreement with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), “to enhance collaboration between the two authorities with a view to encouraging and enabling innovation in… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

International Tuition Payment Platform Easy Transfer Receives Tens of Million Yuan in Series A Financing This week, Easy Transfer announced that it has won tens of millions yuan in Series A financing, which was led by Zhen Fund and followed by IDG Capital. It is… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Signs MoU With Polish Financial Supervision Authority to Enhance Fintech Collaboration

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on Friday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU to enhance fintech collaboration between the two authorities, with a view to strengthening co-operation between… Read More

Dubai Financial Services Authority & Hong Kong Monetary Authority Sign Fintech Cooperation Agreement

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement today to boost collaboration between the two regulatory authorities, with a view to facilitating financial innovation in the two jurisdictions. The Co-operation Agreement was signed by… Read More

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority Has Launched a Fintech Chatroom

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has launched a “Fintech Supervisory Chatroom” designed to provide regulatory feedback to Fintech firms and authorized institutions. This is part of Hong Kong’s push to become the leading Fintech hub in Asia and part of their young Fintech Sandbox… Read More

Competing Fintech Hubs Singapore & Hong Kong Sign Cooperation Agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen Fintech ties between the two Asian financial centers. There was a signing ceremony organized by HKMA today in Hong Kong. As part of the Agreement,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tencent Received License to Sell Insurance on WeChat and QQ This week, China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) announced that it had grant an operation license to Shenzhen Wei Min Insurance Agency Co. Ltd. Tencent owns a majority stake (57.8%) of this new insurer. Fubon Property… Read More

Hong Kong Resurgence: Asian Financial Center Targets Fintech Dominance

A Discussion with Charles d’Haussy, Head of Fintech, InvestHK. Hong Kong has been a definitive leader in global finance and trade for many decades. Yet when it comes to Fintech, embracing financial innovation has been slower than some other centers of alternative finance. But recently Hong… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Looks to Boost Fintech Relationships with China

Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), visited the Office of Financial Development Service, the People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality (OFDS) last week to “keep abreast of the applications and latest developments of fintech in Shenzhen.” The meeting was also an… Read More

Hong Kong Eyeing to Overtake Singapore as Asia’s Premier Fintech Hub

According to several reports, fintech in Asia reached record numbers in 2016. Singapore, in particular, has seen huge growth the last few years and has long proclaimed itself as the premier fintech hub in Asia. Some of the reasons why Singapore has been able to establish itself… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Teams Up With ASTRI to Launch the Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) recently announced it has teamed up with the Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to launch the Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme (FCAS) to meet the growing needs of the fintech industry in Hong Kong. According to both of… Read More

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

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

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

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

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